Weblogs in Translation


The Navigator Fresh Record: "President M. was short-leg friendly and called him prezikom."

Thunder Will Not Burst Out, Peasant Will Not Cross: But now -- the session of auto-ashes-head-sprinkling.

It Was Here 4: "When I brought cap home, dog greatly was revived. It for some reason immediately solved, that this this thing is special for it, like the toy bears, which we to it sometimes bring so that she them would tear to pieces and would take out white synthetic cotton in them of the belly. I attempted even to preserve this cotton and to fill her back into the bears so that to the dog there would be anew the same happiness, but it then to me tired, because dog with the same happiness into the minutes tore up the accurately zashtopannogo bear and threw about cotton throughout entire house. Therefore bears now live in our of empty sandpapers. It can be, the type of cap reminded the dog of empty bear."

Plastic Peace Will Never Conquer, Orphan from the Planet of Perdida: "Nemnogo after thinking, I purchased sausage for thirteen shekels and crumbled to its cat to asfal't. Kotik it were annealed by hot sausage it hurried somewhat more rapidly than doyest'ya it sat next on the border, concentratedly it looked at the sneakers."

We Burn! Accurately We Burn!: "In the course of the first working month me they had time to frighten by horse, fixed by cap and gradient into entire screen. Now me cannot be frightened it seems by anything. Only sometimes first the bridges across the river I compose at night, then examination tickets in the auto-school."

Siymon69: "It did not see not one old-time, which would not force novices 'to dry crocodiles,' to trample down parade-ground to to useru, to run around the barracks, 'to start musical deer,' 'to show soul to the inspection' and other army khuynyu."

Diaries of Skazochnika
: "The 'song of opera hats.'"

Thoreau’s Weblog


"I am struck with the difference between my feet and my hands. My feet are much nearer to foreign or inanimate matter or nature than my hands; they are more brute, they are more clod-like and lumpish, and I scarcely animate them."

-- The Blog of Henry David Thoreau


The Index of Political Blogs. Christopher Ian Applegate’s qwghlm.co.uk. Xogij.blogs.com. Alternative Hippopotamus. Spy Blog: “This United Kingdom based blog attempts to draw public attention to, and comments on, some of the current trends in ever cheaper and more widespread surveillance technology being deployed to satisfy the rapacious demand by state and corporate bureaucracies and criminals for your private details, and the technological ignorance of our politicians and civil servants who frame our legal systems.” Newspaper corrections examined at Regret the Error. The Observer Blog. Wind Rose Hotel: Mostly in Italian, with links to other Italian weblogs. Halfway Down the Danube: posts from Bucharest. We Make Money Not Art. Silt3. A collection of Microsoft Excel weblogs: Andrew’s Excel Tips, Automate Excel, Colo’s Excel Junk Room, Dick’s Daily Dose of Excel, Excel Pragma, J-Walk, The Planning Deskbook, van Gelder. R. Robot, the self-writing weblog. Bighappyfunhouse: excellent found photos.


Help on growing ornamentals that are native to your (US) region. A weblog that is occasionally about gardening in Minnesota. Digitized rare botanical books from the Missouri Botanical Garden Library. Botanical illustrations from the University of Delaware Special Collections. Botanical illustrations by seventeenth- and eighteenth-century women. The National Agricultural Library’s collection of images from The Botanical Magazine, 1801-1807. The beginnings of the Smithsonian Catalog of Botanical Illustrations. Links and bibliography about botanical illustration at Western Washington University.

Weblogging Soldiers

Weblogging US soldiers -- and their surprising freedom (for now) to do so -- as covered by the Wall Street Journal via Yahoo (3/25/03):

It's not hard to run this kind of Web site from the front. The armed services don't have centralized rules governing troops' Internet use, beyond restricting such obvious things as pornography and disclosure of military operational details. Each branch of the military has its own set of general guidelines, but typically delegates decisions about e-mail and Internet access to commanders in the field. There, soldiers can use the military's nonofficial network, the Nonsecure Internet Protocol Network, or Nippernet. Enlisted troops often have access to makeshift Internet cafes in the larger camps.

Maj. C.J. Wallington, team leader for the Army's secure intranet system, Army Knowledge Online, says because of the volume, the Army "can't spend a lot of time" checking soldiers' e-mail. "We put a lot of faith in soldiers to do the right thing," and apply the same discretion to their Internet communications that they'd use in personal conversations, he says.

The Army is considering incorporating blogging into its secure network where troops communicate with each other and their families. If such a system were put into place, the general public would no longer have access to such blogs.