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  • 03/14/11--22:30: MantisBT bug-tracking system
  • MantisBT bug-tracking system

    Elangco has been using the Mantis bug-tracking system to monitor activity status for some time now. We are pleased with the system since it provides clarity and structure. The entire work-flow, from modification proposal or problem reporting, to testing and … Continue reading

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  • 04/16/11--15:59: Powwow
  • Powwow

    Today I followed the footsteps of Vincent van Gogh together with 60 other translators. The occasion was a so-called "powwow", a meeting for translators registered with Proz.com. We visited the Vincentre, we got a tour of the town and we … Continue reading

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  • 07/24/11--06:01: How to wipe your harddisk
  • How to wipe your harddisk

    In the past few weeks my new Windows 7 PC started to produce more and more warnings about disk errors. A dialog box would pop up, asking me to make a back-up NOW and replace the disk. The first time … Continue reading

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    Disable monitor detection for Windows 7

    Many people know the problem you get when you use multiple monitors in combination with one or more KVM-switches on a Windows 7 system: As is so often the case with Microsoft stuff, Windows tries to be “smart” and it … Continue reading

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  • 09/22/11--08:42: ATutor 2.0.3 released
  • ATutor 2.0.3 released

    ATutor 2.0.3 has been released. In this release two add-on modules have been integrated, several security enhancements have been added, and lots or little bug fixes and refinements have been made. Existing users should upgrade as soon as possible to … Continue reading

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  • 10/04/11--05:55: Elangco’s Birthday
  • Elangco’s Birthday

    Today is Elangco’s official birthday. October 4th 2010 is the day Elangco was registered at the Chamber of Commerce. Time to look back. And time to look ahead. Of course I wrote a business plan before I started the company. … Continue reading

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    Multi-language WordPress… Other ways

    The ink of my posting on WPML had hardly dried, when the makers decided it was time to turn their plugin commercial. This not only invalidated a lot of what I said then, but also made WPML a lot less … Continue reading

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    Language research with Google Ngram

    A language blogger discussing technology is of course very interesting for Elangco. Today I found such an entry, discussing tools for analysing n-gram frequencies in a large database of text. (An n-gram, in language, is a sequence of n words … Continue reading

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    Machine translation from Wordfast

    I linked my own macro based machine translation into my Wordfast Classic translation workflow. I know many translators frown upon machine translation, but I think it can be very useful. I also think we will see more and more machine translation … Continue reading

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    Language training Dutch and English

    Elangco also provides language training in Dutch and English. We started that last year and it is a great success. Most of my students are ex-pats, people who have been sent to the Netherlands by their company to work here … Continue reading

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  • 08/08/13--10:55: Learning Dutch
  • Learning Dutch

    In addition to taking Dutch language classes, it is essential to use your target language in the real world. But all of the students I teach Dutch to have the same problem: Dutch people speak English to them! This is … Continue reading

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  • 12/23/13--11:49: Merry X-mas and a happy 2014
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  • 04/16/11--15:59: Powwow
  • Powwow

    Today I followed the footsteps of Vincent van Gogh together with 60 other translators. The occasion was a so-called "powwow", a meeting for translators registered with Proz.com. We visited the Vincentre, we got a tour of the town and we … Continue reading

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    WordPress filter repairs WPML

    For a while it wasn’t possible to switch from the English to the Dutch version of my website. The Dutch version was available if you accessed it directly, and it was working fine, but WPML’s language switch didn’t work. If … Continue reading

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    Localization of formulas in Excel

    The name of an Excel file In an Excel sheet I needed the name of my Excel file as a value in a cell. For a problem like this, Google is your friend, so I did a search for “get … Continue reading

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