Category Archives: Google

Google Translation (even better)

This time, using Google’s [ Translate this page ], we get a much better translation.

The initial matches:

The Domain by Google

Then the translated page:

The Domain Google translated

The imaginary extension still needs more work. 🙂

However, you may fix all this by becoming a translator yourself (Contribute a better translation). Just think of the kudos !


Google Translation (not bad)

Just browsing over the centre of Sydney (Australia) with Google Maps and came across this German description of The Domain, a large public grassed area for family walks. Many years ago it was used as a “soapbox” corner where you could speak out to the crowds on any topic.

The Domain, Sydney

I then Googled for the first few words of the description: “The Domain ist eine große Freifläche in der Nähe des Hyde Parks.” The second entry pointed me to a page on the site (see the last line of the pop-up description on the map). Google also offered to [ Translate this page ] so I tried that.

Here is the result:

The Domain is a large open space in the vicinity of Hyde Park. It forms in about an imaginary extension of the Royal Botanic Garden, and is mainly used for large outdoor events. Is not necessarily the perfect lawn, because it’s just a little large and uncomfortable, but to play football, Frisbee toss or throw boomerang practice is enough room. And you are quite close to Kings Cross, the backpacker and entertainment hotbed of Sydney.

Not sure about the “boomerang practice”, but the “backpacker” reference is correct. Love the “hotbed”.

Windows – Internet Sharing

After some hardware shuffling, my LAN computers could not access the internet. The main XP computer with the ADSL2+ modem connected fine.

Google to the rescue – that takes me to a Knowledge Base article by Microsoft.

On the client computer
To connect to the Internet by using the shared connection, you must confirm the LAN adapter IP configuration, and then configure the client computer. To confirm the LAN adapter IP configuration, follow these steps:

  1. Log on to the client computer as Administrator or as Owner.
  2. Click Start, and then click Control Panel.
  3. Click Network and Internet Connections.
  4. Click Network Connections.
  5. Right-click Local Area Connection, and then click Properties.
  6. Click the General tab, click Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) in the This connection uses the following items list, and then click Properties.
  7. In the Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) Properties dialog box, click Obtain an IP address automatically (if it is not already selected), and then click OK. Note You can also assign a unique static IP address in the range of to For example, you can assign the following static IP address, subnet mask, and default gateway:

    IP Address
    Subnet mask
    Default gateway

  8. In the Local Area Connection Properties dialog box, click OK.
  9. Quit Control Panel.

Unfortunately, they don’t say anything about setting the DNS server address, which makes all the difference:

TCP properties
TCP properties