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Switching my main computer from PC to Mac

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Switching my main computer from PC to Mac

Image courtesy of All Systems Go Computer Consulting Last month I realised that my 3-year old desktop computer needed a serious upgrade; although it had 4 GB of RAM multitasking was becoming gradually slower and the processor was not quite up to scratch. Not only that, my PC was enormous, taking up about one third [&hellip

Contingency planning for your freelance business

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Contingency planning for your freelance business

Céline over at Naked Translations wrote a post yesterday about back-up systems for freelancers, and invited others to share how they guard their businesses against data loss. Céline, if you’re reading, this post is my answer! I actually have what some might call a fairly paranoid approach to how I back-up my work, and have [&hellip

Presentation on social media for translators

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Presentation on social media for translators

You may remember that in May this year, Sarah Dillon and I gave a presentation on web 2.0 and social media for translators at the ITI conference in London, Sarah presenting remotely from Brisbane, Australia, and me in person at the venue in London. This made for some interesting technical challenges, and allowed us to [&hellip

ITI Sustainability in Translation Conference – my experience: day 2

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ITI Sustainability in Translation Conference – my experience: day 2

After a delightful evening meal at the library of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (the main conference venue), we reconvened early the next morning for another day of presentations, chat and lots of coffee. I felt that there was a perceptible shift on the second day towards the more practical, day-to-day aspects of translation and [&hellip

ITI Sustainability in Translation conference – my experience: day 1

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ITI Sustainability in Translation conference – my experience: day 1

Having now recovered from last weekend’s ITI Conference ‘Sustainability in Translation’, at which I co-presented with Sarah Dillon, I’d like to share some of the key points I took away from it. At the conference I attended last November, I decided to ‘live tweet’ from the event. But this time somehow the mood just didn’t [&hellip

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