Monthly Archives: September 2008

Books from India for the Win!

I haven’t ordered this yet, but www.biblio.com has some tempting deals:

Google Translate is not always so useful

Emboldened by my previous success, I decided to translate the subject of some Chinese-language spam: 卓越的指引管理让战斗力数倍提升

Apparently this means: “Excellent management guidelines several times to enhance the combat effectiveness”

I don’t know if the translation is inaccurate or the subject is poorly written.

It reminds me of the apocryphal story about the translation software which when used from [...]

Google Translate to the Rescue!

I finally got around to ordering a new keyboard for my MacBook Pro, to replace the one which lost a few keys on our last Fedex Day.

I was a little nonplussed by this response via Paypal:

“The seller has provided the following Order Status information for your review: Order Status: 已发货”

So much for taking the supremacy of [...]