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Finding Wilson Boulevard

(5/21/2017)

About 18 years ago, my family took advantage of Labor Day weekend to make our first day trip to Chicago, to finally see the bustling Vietnamese community whose clearance we had happily bought for years.

The ’90s called

(8/05/2013)

It’s always bothered me that, for a website that bills itself as “more obscure than an IP address”, the domain name “1ec5.org” is empirically simpler than an IP address.

Tittles and flourishes

(2/22/2012)

(Oh, typographers and their silly terminology.) Introducing a Unicode font for the original Vietnamese alphabet of 1651.

AVIM not just for Firefox

(12/09/2008)

AVIM, my Firefox extension, is now compatible with Thunderbird as well. Plus: Help wanted.

Mười lũy thừa một trăm

(9/29/2008)

Back in May, I noted that the major Web translation services, Babel Fish or Google Translate, hadn’t gotten around to supporting Vietnamese. Today, Google has, and my first thought was to try and break it.

AVIM for Firefox

(7/05/2008)

Back in November, I released a keyboard layout for Vietnamese, to improve the Vietnamese typing situation on the Mac. Now I’m showing non-Mac users some input method love too.

Vietnamese Dictionary 1.0 for Firefox

(6/05/2008)

Updated: Introducing an extension for Firefox and its companion e-mail program, Thunderbird, that checks your Vietnamese spelling as you type.

Pills with bank accounts

(5/16/2008)

In high school, the Spanish teachers would always warn about the perils of using the Babel Fish service to quickly translate to and from English and Spanish. It gets better (read: more entertaining) with non-cognate languages.

Vietnamese VIQR Keyboard Layout 1.0 for Mac OS X

(11/19/2007)

Updated: A keyboard layout for typing fully-accented Vietnamese into any Mac application: you strike multiple keys, one letter comes out. Not the best way to avoid Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, but you just try talking to someone without any vowels. Isn’t happening. Plus: Where’s the tofu?

Musical instructions

(11/02/2006)

Here’s something I haven’t offered for awhile: a quote of the day.