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As I had mentioned here, I dared to switch computers a few weeks ago. My by now 4-year-old desktop had begun to show certain signs of a slow, yet imminent  death, and since I had already had a hard drive crash the beginning of last year and needed to get a new notebook anyway, I decided to bite the bullet and kill two birds with one stone, so to …

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How to write a blog post about a conference? That’s the question I’m asking myself right now. Not an easy task, methinks, since although short, it was packed: Two and a half days filled with interesting lectures, lively panel discussions and instructive workshops, with meeting colleagues and friends, some again, others for the first time (yes, that would be you, my dear Twitteros), with drinking coffee and water (and …

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Since I’m on a mini-vacation again this week, here’s an excerpt from an excellent post from the myGengo blog on how to judge the quality of a translation: Before submitting Prior to submitting your text to be translated, make sure you give the translator proper context. In addition to giving a brief summary detailing what the intentions for the translation are, also be sure to guide the translator on …

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For all those wanting to travel the world on a small budget, here’s an idea: Thrifty travellers can trade English lessons for lodging  Organization signs up 5,000 families By Farah Master, Reuters SHANGHAI, China — Visitors seeking to see China on a budget would do well to brush up their English language skills to take advantage of a scheme that offers free lodging in Chinese homes in exchange for …

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