Quote of the day – by Brian Kernighan

“Everyone knows that debugging is twice as hard as writing a program in the first place. So if you’re as clever as you can be when you write it, how will you ever debug it?”
Brian Kernighan

Fixing Internet Problems!
Fixing Internet Problems!

Also, I like this.

“First make it run, then make it run fast.”

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Who’s Brian Kernighan?

Larry Battle

I love to program, and discover new tech. Check out my stackoverflow and github accounts.

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Google Translate a Life Saver

Google Translate Mobile App
Google Translate Mobile App

Four days after a powerful earthquake-triggered tsunami hit the Japan’s east coast, I found a this on Google, Google Translate for Android Phones.

A few years back, I studied aboard in Japan. In the beginning, it wasn’t easy living there, since I only knew the very basics of the language. The part that made it even harder was that even though I studied for countless hours, I still had a hard time understanding what they said. But eventually, with time, the words and phrases started to come together and make more sense.

During my time aboard, I’ve lived in Taiwan and Japan and Google’s Mobile App Google Translate would have a been a life saver. There’s even a mobile app called Google Goggles for the Android Phone that allows you to translate text capture by your camera into your choice of language.
I’m astonished by the technological advancement made in natural language processing and voice recognition. Those two applications would have helped me open up more and get a better grip on what’s going on around me.

I recommend these two application for anyone adventuring to a foreign county.

My Pictures from Japan and Taiwan


Yamagata University in Japan
Yamagata University in Japan

Taiwanese Temple
Taiwanese Temple

Flickr Study Aboard Taiwan's Mountain View
Flickr Study Aboard Taiwan's Mountain View

Driving in Taiwan
Driving in Taiwan

Funny Videos using Google Translate


Learn Japanese with Minna no Nihongo. Link below.

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Larry Battle

I love to program, and discover new tech. Check out my stackoverflow and github accounts.

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