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transprocalc – free translation project management tools *MUCHO TODO*

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I’ve decided I need to drag out the transprocalc code and get hacking again.

TransProCalc is a little program I sarted building back in late 2007/early 2008, when I was outsourcing a lot of translation work, and found that the time I was spending managing the projects didn’t justify the meager profits I was making from outsourcing. I determined that I really needed to find a way to automate parts of the process, and I couldn’t find any existing free/open source software projects that would meet my needs. I was “scratching an itch”, as they say in the hacker community. I had a need; I started hacking.

TransProCalc IS handy, too. It helps me keep track of all the documents and assignments for a project, and crunch of the financial numbers, and spits out handy little reports. It needs work, though. I want to get it playing with a database to manage information on clients and providers, get it hooked up with a real calendar/reminder system, to remind me when invoices are due (to providers, or from clients), keep track of which clients have online invoicing systems and help me automate the process of dealing with those, etc….much trabajo.
I have good ideas on how to get a lot of that accomplished, but I need to set aside some time to get to work on it.
Additionally, I would not mind other devs jumping on board with the transprocalc project.
I added transprocalc on google code this morning, which may assist in finding other hands to get into that code, perhaps, and provide tools to manage the project.
Of course, it is already on sourceforge, too.
At the moment, I have some academic articles from Brazil to translate that are keeping me pretty busy.

Furthermore, I have a lot of really good friends in Santiago, Chile, where there was an 8.8 earthquake early this morning.
So, today, I am spending a lot of time, today, worrying about them and trying to track them down and make sure everyone is okay, and obsessively checking the news, etc… ¡VIVA CHILE, MIERDA! (a todos los chilenos, les quiero mucho, mando abrazos, cuidense)

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Written by tonybaldwin

February 27, 2010 at 11:21 am

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  1. Although i haven't tried using transprocalc but i think this programs will be a lot of help in managing your documents and projects. Thanks for sharing

    Manual Translation

    October 31, 2010 at 3:06 pm

  2. Oh my gosh, this is terrible. This earthquake make big bad cost in Chile. I hope they will be okay.

    Just like to share with you a quote about hope…

    "Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all. " — Dale Carnegie

    You can get more hope quotes at http://quotelandia.com/category/hope

    Boracay

    January 2, 2011 at 9:40 pm


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