The Final Heist – Part 4: Read All About It! – Web Assignment

Want to learn what happened to our outlaw, Rose Oakley, and her plan? You can check it out from your local news source.

I started with another news article before using the xray goggles to create my own story of Rose’s heist. It’s difficult writing like a news journalist. I’m not very good at it, and it starts to sound more like a writing project that an objective recreation of the event that occured. At least that’s not a profession I know I want to get into!

Previously: Part 3: The Gang

Next: Part 5: Goodbye

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Web Assignments – Google Translate Fail

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根據72分局消息稱,6日上午7時50分,一名年僅15歲的女子在乘坐地鐵R車時被一名亞裔變態男性侵,根據受害人口供表示,案發時R車正行駛至4大道交36街,突然坐在女子身邊的一名年約20歲的亞裔男子開始偷摸受害人大腿和後背。受害人驚慌之下在Dekalb大道站逃出地鐵,但是該變態男竟仍不放棄,尾隨該女子一同走出地鐵,並繼續揉搓受害者後背,直至女子逃出地鐵站,男子便慌忙之下逃離現場。

For this assignment, I simply looked up a Chinese news article and took a section out of it to be plugged into google translate. The resulting translation did not make much sense to say the least.

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According to news that the branch 72 , at 7:50 on the 6th , a 15 year old woman in the subway car R is an Asian male metamorphosis invasion , according to victim testimony indicates , the incident when the car is traveling R 4 Avenue to cross 36th Street , suddenly sitting beside a woman about 20 years old Asian man began to steal the victim touch the thighs and back . Under victims panic in Dekalb Avenue subway station to escape , but the metamorphosis of man actually not give up , followed the woman out of the subway together , and continue to rub the back of the victim until the woman escaped from the subway station , the man then fled the scene hurriedly under

It’s kind of unfortunate that one of the most spoken languages in the world cannot be correctly formatted and translated for everyone else. Come on google.

Web Assignments – Privacy on the Web

I found this assignment extremely interesting. The first part of the assignment asked us to think about open source tools:

Count the number of open source programs you are using on your computer today. How many commercial software programs could be replaced with free and open source alternatives. I counted 4 commercial products on my system. If you need to, use a browser to get a list of open source programs which are available in place of commercial software.

Open source technology and information is incredibly important. It allows individuals the opportunity to learn and share data on equal levels (at least in terms of the applications they are using).

Regarding my time at UMW, I’m thankful for my professors who spend the time to find open source information for their students. It shows that they understand the financial burden text books and software applications may place upon students. If open source platforms are adopted for educational resources, it allows a standardization of information. One of my favorite professors at UMW (Dr. Greenlaw) will be hosting a conference this summer in Fredericksburg on this topic. He hopes to share that open source textbooks are just as good as the ones publishers sell. The main benefit to them? EVERYONE can access them.

In terms of software and technology, another web tool that I find incredible is Office Libre. Microsoft Suite tools are necessary for every student and working professional. These tools cost a hella lot though. Software such as libre allow for individuals who may not have the financial means to access microsoft tools a chance to create documents and information of the same level.

I realize this post came off as a rant. I’m thankful though that this assignment allowed me to think about my opinions regarding web tools and hopefully share those ideas with you.

Web Assignments – Create Your Own Room

I’m gonna admit, I used a friends pinterest account to gain access to their website. This is because I’m tired of creating all these darn accounts and trying to keep up with them. I’m a simple person, and I guess this can be conveyed into my dream room. I screen shot each image I found on pinterest as well as embeded the link to the website with the photo.

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Of course I’d want a hammock bed in my room. Those things are soooo comfortable.

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Throw in some candles and fun lanterns

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And some wide open windows. That’s all I need.