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Lost the dongle October 29, 2008

Posted by Jill (@bonnjill) in Fun stuff.

Caveat emptor: My apologies if any of you are easily offended by nudity (although let’s face it, most translators have lived in other countries and don’t get offended by nudity and technically this isn’t nudity… 🙂 )

I am cleaning some files off my computer and discovered this little gem that someone sent me in 2005. Anyone who used to work with Trados back when it required the use of a dongle will really appreciate this. For those of you who don’t know what a dongle is/was, it was a small device that plugged into the serial port or parallel port of a computer in order for it to use protected software. When the dongle was not present (missing, not plugged in all the way, defective, etc.), the software would only run in a restricted mode or refuse to run at all. Ah, good times…



1. Michael - October 30, 2008

Believe it or not, I still use a dongle for Trados even though I have a soft key for my laptop. It sits right there in a stack with two other dongles where my printer cables (one from the computer and one from the printer) meet. Never had a problem with it. See you Thursday.

2. James - May 4, 2010

When this Magazine article came out i was in the 7th grade. I was a huge computer geek, that and being in 7th grade this was epic. Thanks for posting, I haven’t seen this in many years.

3. allenknutson - September 10, 2021

Haven’t seen this in a long time but really needed it after watching

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