Archive for the ‘General’ Category

Hidden default config settings in Firefox

May 1, 2008

You can change various default settings within firefox through the config page by typing the following URL into the Location field:

about:config

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Translator bots

December 19, 2007

Google has just announced that you can add some (hopefully) useful translation bots to your gtalk contacts. The format is “[from language]2[to language]@bot.talk.google.com”, and the supported language pairs are: ar2en, bg2en, de2en, de2fr, el2en, en2ar, en2de, en2el, en2es, en2fr, en2it, en2ja, en2ko, en2nl, en2ru, en2zh, es2en, fi2en, fr2de, fr2en, hi2en, hr2en, it2en, ja2en, ko2en, nl2en, ru2en, uk2en, ur2en, zh2en. So, for French to German translation, talk to fr2de@bot.talk.google.com.Western languages are working quite well, but according to Panxueni an expert of Chinese Languages at the University College of London the Chinese translation kind of… sucks 🙂 Well, it’s still an excuse to have a laugh with your Chinese friends 🙂 

About this blog

November 28, 2007

This blog is about the little information you always have to look up several times, and you will never remember it. For example, how do I parse a text file in C++ again? What’s the Python routine to plot histograms? Why doesn’t Latex put the picture where I want it to be? All these things, you always forget and then you need to look them up again. This is quite annoying and a waste of your time. That’s why we want to write this information down and label it properly, so it’s easy to find for us and maybe also for you.