Category Archives: Japanese


Percona Live MySQL Conference And Expo 2013

The Percona Live MySQL Conference was held once again at the Santa Clara Convention Center. Percona did a great job of organizing the show, with a good program, full exhibits area, and a few thousand attendees. Oracle even sent speakers … Continue reading

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IMUG: Computer Vision and Behavior Driven Visual Automation in L10n and i18n QA

George Betak from Yahoo! gave an excellent talk on “Computer Vision and Behavior Driven Visual Automation in L10n and i18n QA” at IMUG tonite. This is the future of QA automation. George is an interesting fellow. Besides writing cutting edge … Continue reading

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What Happened to Japan’s Electronic Giants?

BBC has an excellent analysis of Japan’s decline in consumer electronics title, “What happened to Japan’s electronic giants?” According to Tokyo-based economist Gerhard Fasol, “the Japanese giants were overtaken by the digital revolution. The Japanese giants actually built their empires … Continue reading

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What’s New in Honolulu

I spent a week in Honolulu seeing what’s new since I was last there two years ago. What’s New in Waikiki – Continental Surf Hotel is being renovated (lobby is a construction zone) from 2011 to 2012 – now 2 … Continue reading

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IMUG: Translation Performance Metrics

Tonite at IMUG, Rebecca Ray from Common Sense Advisory talked about “Translation Performance Metrics.” Translation cost is minuscule compared to the revenue it enables: less than 1% for most companies. Centralized groups have fastest turnaround-time at 24 days, vs. average … Continue reading

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