Cheesy

Taking a sick day, I was bored enough to start cleaning up my hard drive at home. Man, I’ve got a lot of cheesy music – like: Beatles – Let It BrieBeyoncé/Sean Paul – BabyBelBlack Moon – What Gouda do?Bruce Springsteen – Edam raised a Cain; You Can Look (But You Cheddar Not Touch)Li’l Kim…

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Bästa veckan hittills

Förra veckan var bra, av två skäl – Jag har fått en ny kollegaJajamän, damer och herrar, nu är vi två svenskar som arbetar med att lokalisera Windows. Torulf har inte arbetat som lokaliserare tidigare, men han har verkligen imponerat på mig allaredan. Han har känsla för språket, så hans översättningar är både korrekta och…

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Upgrade

After my whining last week, I ended up ordering an Athlon XP Mobile, a Gigabyte board and 512 MB of Kingston goodness. That’s for substance; for style I got a sharp-looking Cooler Master case. The case has a ventilation hole on top just above the CPU, so I picked an AeroCool fan with LEDs to…

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Event log messages – what a bother!

A localizer such as myself, working on a large project such as Windows, is bound to come across strings used for a kinds of purposes. One of the keys to delivering a good quality localized product is to figure out how the various strings are actually used at run time. This is very much a…

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Vad heter “discovery” på svenska?

“Discovery” är ytterligare ett ord som bara inte kan översättas. Under Windows XP SP2, när stödet för Bluetooth utökades, drabbades jag av den här termen igen. Termen finns i flera sammanhang i Windows alla redan, t.ex. när det har att göra med att identifiera UPnP-enheter på nätverket, vägar över nätverket eller webbtjänster som är publicerade…

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Quick note on the MSDN glossaries

Just a few notes about the MSDN Glossaries, 1) There are some problems with the Hindi glossaries. Namely, the glossaries are in Ansi but Hindi is a Unicode-only language. Thus, the CSVs are rather useless right now. I’ve notified the right people, so this should be corrected soonly. 2) There are some problems with a…

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Upgrade? Downgrade?

It’s time to retire my old 450 MHz pIII. On it, I have built countless civilizations; I have conquered and lost the world time and again; I have fought my way through the Black Mesa complex and the Kingdom of Ehb. Still, I need to trade up. End of an era? What do I care?…

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Announced: Windows XP Starter Edition in Hindi

The fifth Starter Edition language was announced the other day – Hindi. Details are at http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/press/2004/sep04/09-29WinXPStarterIndiaPR.asp. It’s a logical choice – the Starter Edition concept fills a void, and there’s already a freely downloadable Hindi LIP so much of the work towards building a Hindi Starter Edition has already been done. Yeay. Windows to the world! This…

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Like Macs? Wanna be a localizer?

I just noticed that the Mac team in Dublin, Ireland is looking for a localizer who’s a native speaker of either French, German, Swedish, Spanish or Italian. Details about the job, requirements and how to apply are at http://www.microsoft.com/careers/international/default.asp?lang=EN&loc=ire&job=90179505&jobslist. I worked at Microsoft in Ireland for just over five years. It was definitely an amazing…

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