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Portland, Oregon Snow Driving

I took this video outside of Shepherd Interactive, my work. View in HD to see the sparks fly 🙂 See also the footage of my commute home which ended up being a journey half on foot from my work to downtown: part 1 and part 2. What follows are screengrabs from Google Maps of the […]

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Google Text-To-Speech (TTS)

This demo no longer works due to changes with the Google Translate TTS API (which was not public to begin with, so this was bound to happen). The post remains here for archival purposes.

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Browser Detection Fail

Being prompted on the Google home page to “Install Google Chrome” for “A faster way to browse the web” while I am already using Google Chrome for Mac: epic browser detection fail. Anyway, Chrome definitely is a faster way to browse the Web. It’s amazing!

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Accepted into UW Computational Linguistics Master’s Program

A couple years ago I learned of the University of Washington’s Computational Linguistics Master’s program and I was really interested. But since I had moved to Portland, it wasn’t feasible for me to attend classes—this is especially true now since I am employed here and got married a year ago. For my birthday this year, […]

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Multiple Borders via CSS box-shadow

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Detecting Support for data: URIs

Updates: Added note at end to respond to V1’s comment, and fixed the “awkward CSS syntax” which was actually a big typo (thanks Harmen). The data: URI scheme is now supported by the most current version of every major browser, including Internet Explorer. Because of this I wanted to use CSS background images encoded with […]

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Open Scriptures Presentation at BibleTech:2009

As previously announced, I had the privilege of presenting the Open Scriptures project at BibleTech:2009. Multimedia of the talk is available:

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Newly Designed Open Scriptures Website with Blog

I haven’t formally announced this here yet, but there is a newly designed Open Scriptures website with blog. Future posts regarding Open Scriptures will be posted there. There are two new posts, the first regarding the recently-unveiled exciting Tagged Tanakh project, and the second about redeeming the ill-fated Re:Greek Open Source Initiative with a call […]

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“Old” Mainly Linguistics Stuff from College Days

This morning I got inspired to go over some relatively old stuff that I worked on in college. There are several linguistics projects that I think are pretty interesting (the first three especially): Phonological Analysis of a Second Language Arabic Phonemes Represented by the Spanish Letter “J” Indo-European Cognates in Psalm 23 and the Beatitudes […]

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Open Scriptures at BibleTech

(This post has been cross-posted on the Open Scriptures blog.) For the past several years, I’ve been dreaming about an open source community-driven Web application for Scripture. In the past few months, things have really been kicking into high gear. At BibleTech:2009 I’m presenting the project in the talk Open Scriptures: Picking Up the Mantle […]