Using Gmail? – you NEED this

If you are using gMail and ever wondered what your usage is really like, check out gMail Meter. What does this do? Well, it may help you change your email habits by showing your patterns. The link from LifeHacker is here You create a new spreadsheet in Google Docs, name it Gmail Meter and then run a script from the Script Gallery. Then let the script run. It can take a while to run but you can just let it go, it will send you an email when it’s done with all of the stats. What kind of stats? Here’s …

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But should you use Google Translate for Your Software?

Doug wrote recently on using Google Translate to localize applications, giving step by step instructions on how to get translations automated from their online API. Rick Strahl had also posted about this earlier in November with ways to do this without needing the API. So we know it’s possible – the question is : should you use it? Automated translations have come a long way from years ago when you had to use either specialized CDs or babel fish. Still, the big challenge with localizing internally is ensuring your translations are accurate for its audience. Like Doug, I live in Canada …

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The End of the Web? Not Even Close.

Everyone’s got their tin-foil hat on today, it seems. Scoble posted this morning on twitter – http://twitter.com/Scobleizer/statuses/814823578 That if Microsoft buys Facebook and Yahoo search – the end of the web is coming. There will be a lot shaking out from that but I wanted to reply specifically to this post on Herd Watching – Special Microsoft / Facebook Edition – The End of the Web? where the statement is made “first off, Microsoft is just evil”. Really? I started to comment directly there but then figured it would be best as a separate post. First off, MS buying Facebook/Yahoo …

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