Spend a day without Internet connection after upgrading to Snow Leopard (Mac OS X 10.6). My MacBook Pro would get an IP address from the router, browser and mail software couldn’t connect to the Internet, Skype could. The solution: added DNS servers in Network preferences (thanks to the Alice Tech Support).
In my present job I am heavily involved with language description: reading through loads of texts, identifying interesting linguistic features, storing them in a custom-build database. That’s good for some phenomena that you can not easily identify with other means; sometimes you just have to use the computer and scan a large amount of texts […]