Web Assignments – Google Translate Fail


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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.


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.


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


Throw in some candles and fun lanterns


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