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.

Story Telling Within the Web – The Onion and Post Grad

I love the Onion, it’s fantastic satirical news. After downloading X-Ray Goggles, I found an article on their website regarding graduation.

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The article was already fantastic. I decided to change it up a bit to describe something that I’ve been struggling with this whole semester as a senior: post grad plans.

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It’s the dreaded question, at least for me. It’s exciting at first, but after a while, you get tired of explaining over and over again what your plans are. So, in onion style, I decided to dramatize this subject.

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Here is where I discovered the problem with the x-ray goggles. You cannot overwrite hyperlinks. This was unfortunate, because it meant that a majority of the text could not be altered, such as the side bar with other popular articles on their website. It also didn’t allow you to overwrite your own images (at least I couldn’t figure it out). While I enjoyed this assignment, it really does limit the individual to heavily text based websites, such as Amazon. I still think the x-ray goggles are awesome, and I’m glad I was introduced to them!

Daily Create Week 13

For the daily creates this week we were tasked to link our tweets into a single story. I attempted this by creating a poem (and I tried to make it rhyme!)

He has tried to navigate the maze to her heart.

He even attempted to create some art

But nothing helped him in his stint

 

Week 12 Summary

I had trouble accessing UMW domains, I’m not sure what went wrong, but here is my weekly summary. Below are my mashup assignments I did this week. I’m really happy about this because it allowed me to incorporate a lot of design work. I’m more into that than I am into video production.

  1. Holiday Mashup (3 1/2 stars)
  2. This Doesn’t Belong Here (4 1/2 stars)
  3. Mashing Friends and Emojis (4 stars)

The daily create with the topic of Van Gogh was really cool! I did an image of DC and transformed it into the starry night scenery using the website many other students used. It was super neat and turned out better than I thought.

Mashup Assignments – Mashing Friends And Emojis

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Above is a picture of my sister on a family vacation and right below that are the two emojis that fit her expression. I found the emojis online (google image search) and edited them into an image together using freephototool.com. What do you guys think of the real life/emoji mashup/comparison?

Mashup Assignment – This Doesn’t Belong Here

iconic combo

I guess I wasn’t super subtle, but I couldn’t help myself! The two iconic images I chose to mash together were the flare scene from Jurassic Park and the kiss from Romeo and Juliet.

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I first removed the character from the Jurassic Park scene by cloning the rain around him. Then I added the romeo and Juliet scene as a layer where I removed as much of the background as I could. I merged the resulting image with the Jurassic Park image where I then attempted to clone more of the rain scene onto the image. It’s not as smooth as I would like, but hey, I get an image of the T-Rex looking at his next snack.

Mashup Assignment – Holiday Mashup

three in one

I chose my three favorite holidays (Christmas, Thanksgiving and St. Patricks day (not really a holiday but still fun)) and stitched them together in an image using the online photo shop tool freephototool. I used cartoon images simply for the reason that despite the fact that they have different artists, they still can fit together. The only problem I had was attempting to resize the leprechaun hat to fit the turkey. I wasn’t able to do it so it appears a bit wonky, but you get the idea.