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Lost In Translation

I've been translating poker articles today. Or rather, trying to get through the first one. 8000 characters was a lot more than I thought it would be, but I'll get through it. I've been looking around online for occasional help and I managed to stumble upon the worst online translator ever. See this. First, the English test I typed in:

He walked under the lamp, only the sound of butterflies to remind him that he was still sane.

And then in Swedish :

Han promenerat under lampan , bara fristen av fjäril till påminna honom så pass han var stilla tillräknelig.

Some of the words don't even exist and the grammatical structure is completely messed up. You'll need to know Swedish to understand this, but the way they should have translated it would be:

Han promenerade under lyktan, enbart ljudet av fjärillar påminde kunde honom om att han fortfarande var sinnesfrisk.

Or something like that. The example below is taken from a different translator, which is obviously much much better than the first.

Week 12

Welcome to yet another edition of my weekly blog-posts! I have a lot to tell you today, but not very much time. In about half an hour a movie I wish to see begins, and I'm already missing a series I usually follow and still have a a chance of seeing. So I'll be brief. Startlingly this week was shit, the computers been taking 3-10 hours to start everyday and I've been both impatient and depressed. I've realized how important the computer is to me and how much my life depends on it, literally, all my work is on it. I've started on a few new sites as well, which just made me busier, and didn't make the downtime easier to get though. Was originally planning to wait with these websites until I had less other projects on my hands, but I thought WTH, why wait with something when I can do it now? So I did, and I've been happier, but I managed to get the site running, post a few blogs in advance, and see to it that it stays up. Worked quite a bit on the layout, and I'm mighty proud of it. I've been promoting it a little as well by adding it to various blogging directories around the net.

Cashyoulater.com is the site that will bring an end to your money-seeking struggles! Online! Working from home! We got all the tips you need, you'll be able to live a life like me without needing to do shit and just watching the checks fly in through your mailbox (not really, but I hope that's how it will be going after a few years of hard base-working, and it could turn out that way for you too). If you forget about this site, no worries, I'll be spamming my blog-posts plenty telling you about it, telling you to go there, and telling you to donate me a little $$$ to keep the place running... among other things.

So that's that, the great site I launched, go check it out. :) Other than that I've been walking a lot, working on my computer, desperately trying to get my files organized in case my computer suddenly decides to crash on me, etcetc. I've also completed a few forum posting jobs and received my first payment for it, $8 for about one and a half hours work. It feels good, even though it's not much. At Tradera, the site I try to sell stuff at, I've sold stuff at as well. A buyer phoned me and wanted to buy 60 DVDs from me, so I'll be sending them away in a big box tomorrow. Before that I'm meeting up with my buddy Bear to collect the three movies he borrowed from me a while back that I'm selling as well. I also received my first two freelance jobs today, the translation of 24 articles from Swedish to English. I'm a bit concerned about how that's going to go now that my computer is dying on me, since I need to get the translations done within 3 days or I've failed my employer. We're also having guests over tomorrow. My cousin David + family for about eight hours. Then the day after that we'll be taking a long walk around Stockholm City, and the day after that we're going bowling. All those plans and I still have to translate the documents, hand out newspapers and send packages to clients. I want to get a little blog-promoting and posting done as well. I'm also participating in a contest where I can win $15. So eh, that's all for this very brief blog-post that turned out pretty long regardless. Time to stress away for this arriving weeks future days! Wish me lucky.

Oh, and my dad and I will be doing a desperate attempt at fixing the computer ourselves tomorrow, lets see how that goes... I just hope it doesn't blow up or something. Think about all the files that would be lost... anyhow, goodnight now. I'm off to watch Bionic Women and then some good unknown action movie and it's sequel. Then...

Oh (2 ), I realized the gallery isn't working, I have to change the links for that too, and there's a games update coming up soon, as well as script update and layout update. If I have time enough to fix that, look forward to it! In a way it's good news that NG is down or I'd be spending all my time there, and I can't afford that now. I look forward to it's return though, asta la vista, again.

Trouble

You might have noticed my lack of time online, or rather the lack of time I've been spending here at NG lately, so here's the reason. The ISP I use ( TSIC ) were recently involved in somekind of peer dispute with their international broadband associate, Cogent. On March 13, I think, Cogent seized their connections with TSIC and now all websites that aren't connected to more international carriers than Cogent can't be accessed by any people using TSIC. NewGrounds being one of those. I'm writing this from the public library, who appearently seem to be using a different ISP, which is good news, but I won't be going here often.

Recently the PC I use at home fucked up as well, it's just not starting, and I have to get that fixed too. Which is going to cost me money, and I don't have any money at the moment. So you won't be seeing me here for a while now. :P Hopefuly my ISP will settle the fight soon and my PC will get back from recovery whenever I get the cash to send it in, so I'll be seeing you all then then! Farwell!

Also, on a semi-unrelated congratulatory note - Happy Easter!

UPD: Ported from NG

Week 11

Been doings lots o things this week. Posting posts at specified forums for minimum pay, writing blogs like there was no tomorrow (who knows, maybe there isn't), handing out commercial magazines to 290 different households for small cash, driving my dads expensive SAAB 95 Combi constantly fearing that my premature knowledges on driving it will somehow cause me to unexpectedly swerve off the road, among other things. We've been out twice, and the second time it went much better. No neck-breaking slowdowns, no hacky startups, no stress. I feel like I'm getting the hang of this. :) Next step will be the bigger roads then, interacting with "real" traffic. I have my next professional driving lesson on Wednesday.

Moving on. This week went great, excluding a one-days burst of total lack of motivation, on which I managed to work for about two hours in the morning and then just play WWP and watch porn the rest of the day... and movies... and play a little Advanced Wars. I felt like shit too. Why? Well it might have had something to do with the extreme exercise I went through the day before, running around with 290 magazines, up and down stairs, in and out of buildings, back and fourth across random roads looking to find the right path. After that I had a driving lesson, and then I went for a long walk with my mom. To finish the day I sat by my loyal PC for four hours scribbling like a maniac. It's probably one of the most effective days I've had in a long time, the only downside to it being the day after, with sore muscles, creativational lack and burning eyes. The highly efficient day was Wednesday so the day I felt like shit was Thursday, obviously. On Tuesday I managed to get a whole lot of computer related work done and on Monday/Friday I was out in town handing out brochures with my sister, for her company, also doing some intense running up and down random stairwells, but it was fun. We talked, we walked, we ate good food.

I wrote this post up until right NOW on Friday night, so forgive me if the writing style slightly changes according to my mood. This weekend nothing much happened though, so the mood-change won't affect such a big percentage of this weekly blog-post. I was out driving with my dad again, I worked a little at my computer, I read a book, I watched a few movies, I rested a lot, restoring power for the coming week. :) And now I finished this post, so there, EN :D

Oh btw, play low yo.

Knifes

So, I've been buying a few knifes lately, additions to my previously tiny collection consisting of a crappy wallsword and a pocketknife (excluded below). Here they are, all nicely lined up, with crappy image quality due to lack of unartificial light. :) I'm looking forward to an additional Machete, a Malaysian sword and a few smaller knifes dropping into my mailbox the coming few days, but now I'm off for a short one week vacation to Östersund, where I shall be spending some time with my brother having various forms of fun. While I'm GONE (though of course I'll be here to collect my EXP, etc), here's the picture for you to view.

Knifes

Week 10

Another week gone by! Oh how time flies. The sky is covered by clouds, but the ground has been green and dry. And the sun it shone for about five days, the wind blue warmly the trees they swayed. All the snow has melted away, and left a clear view of the trash they all threw. During winter, my hands are from thorny bushes filled with splinters. I've lingered, outside for hours a day throwing my time away, getting suntanned, it's been months since I was banned. Last. The new era is arriving and passing by fast.

Anyhow, it's been a great week. On Monday I was yet again in Stockholm's central locations handing out brochures for my sisters company. They never end, and I'll be returning there tomorrow for more. On Thursday I had my first professional driving lesson, and on Friday I had my second. They both went great and I'm learning the process of shifting gears quicker and driving without causing bystanders or other cars any harm (not that I've ever done that before). So far I'm only at an average speed of about 40 km/h, but that's just under the speed limit for local areas anyway, so I'm starting to feel like a 'real' driver. Hopefully I'll be taking one or two test tours with my dad before the next lesson as well. I need practice, lots of it. Been reading a little driving theory too.

Over at newgrounds.com I've been posting guessing games like a maniac, completing yet another 100 rounds + . Also reached 10k posts and protection points, and I've been doing a bit of reviewing. I got a job this week, too, a real one, handing out newspapers. It doesn't pay much, but at least it's something. From now on I'll be spending a few hours one day a week riding around the neighborhood spamming fellow peoples mailboxes, how fun. :P I got another job, too, an Internet-based one on which I'll be posting at specific forums at clients requests, for a small sum of $.2 per post. Really though, that's an hourly wage of at least $15 per hour, so it's not that bad at all. I hope I'll be getting some real job soon too. I'm being a bit lazy with the job-searching, asking only for jobs that interest me even though I should be trying to get anything I can get my hands on, but who knows, maybe I just might get a job I like soon.

Other than the above I've been writing poems, working on websites and browsing the Internets this week. Been out for long long walks as well, just a few days ago I took a 7 kilometer tour from Kungsängen to Bro, twas refreshing. Nothing revolutionary happening, just normal progress. I've been staying up late though, so today I rely on a ten hour sleep I'll see you next week!

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