Websites with WordPress

Workshop: How to Create a Professional Website with WordPress

I recently presented this workshop on website creation with WordPress, which was organized by the Northern California Translators Association. Summary: Themes, posts, pages, widgets, plug-ins, SQL databases, SSL, … oh my! In this workshop, you will not only learn what these terms mean, you will learn how to build a professional, responsive website from scratch…

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SSL Installation on WordPress in Preparation for the GDPR

Recently, the Internet has been ablaze with information about the impending compliance deadline with the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The GDPR is already in effect, however, the grace period for compliance ends on May 25, 2018. This means that all businesses processing data on EU citizens must comply with the GDPR by that…

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artificial brain

An Introduction to Neural Networks

For the readers who have been wondering whether I have made any progress with my neural machine translation project, indeed, I have. I have successfully installed and run OpenNMT with the default settings as in the tutorial, though the resulting translations were fairly terrible. This was to be expected, since a whole lot of fine-tuning…

Read More — online version of the journal of the Northern California Translators Association

Sorry for the long silence on the blog, but I have been working on resurrecting, the online version of the Translorial, the journal of the Northern California Translators Association (NCTA). There are some very interesting articles, going all the way back to 1978. So head on over to and check it out!

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