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Paying money for things

Sometimes it’s hard to make money from software. How do you make money from something that can be copied infinitely? Right now there are 3 software tools that I pay for. Each one is supplied by a small company, and … Continue reading

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How Tracker is tested in 2019

I became interested in the Tracker project in 2011. I was looking at media file scanning and was happy to discover an active project that was focused on the same thing. I wanted to contribute, but I found it very … Continue reading

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Writing well

We rely on written language to develop software. I used to joke that I worked as a professional email writer rather than a computer programmer (and it wasn’t really a joke). So if you want to be a better engineer, … Continue reading

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GUADEC 2018 Videos: All Done

All the editing & uploading for the GUADEC videos is now finished. The videos were all uploaded to YouTube some time ago, and they are all now available on http://videos.guadec.org/2018 as well. Thanks to everyone who helped with the editing: … Continue reading

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Natural Language Processing

This month I have been thinking about good English sentence and paragraph structure. Non-native English speakers who are learning write in English will often think of what they want to say in their first language and then translate it. This … Continue reading

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GUADEC 2018 Videos: Help Wanted

At this year’s GUADEC in Almería we had a team of volunteers recording the talks in the second room. This was organized very last minute as initially the University were going to do this, but thanks to various efforts (thanks … Continue reading

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Tagcloud

The way we organize content on computers hasn’t really evolved since the arrival of navigational file managers in late 1980s. We have been organizing files into directories for decades. Perhaps the biggest change anyone has managed since then is that … Continue reading

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