Be wise. Be brave. Be tricky. (slithytove) wrote,
Be wise. Be brave. Be tricky.
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Want to read websites at work that your workplace blocks? Like LJ? You need a proxy.

Did you know that Google can be a proxy? Just use Google's Language Tools, and translate from English to English. (Or whatever language you want.) Instant proxy. Yes, your workplace could filter it out, but Google is such a useful tool most employers aren't going to prevent you from using it.

I've tried this, and it works. BTW, 'English to English' isn't an option in Language Tools, for obvious reasons, but you can make Google do it by selecting SomethingElse to English, and just editing the resulting SomethingElse to 'en' in the resulting URL.

I feel so evil doing this.

And speaking of Google: is everyone on IE using the new, improved Google toolbar yet? The one that blocks popups? Sweet. 24 *&^%$#@ popups blocked in the past day. I keep Dictionary.com open a lot, and it always generates a popup when you ask for a definition, so there was always an extra IE instance littering my desktop toolbar. No more. God, I love Google. When are they doing their IPO? Please do an IPO, Google. Please.



KOU
sourou
meaning: weather, sign, ask, polite suffix, serve
気候 == kikou == climate
天候 == tenkou == weather


Origin obscure. Left radical is 'person' (人). Henshall suggests associating the right radical with 'arrow' (矢), taking the vertical stroke as a 'point'-er, and as a mnemonic:  'Person points to weather signs with arrow.'

Stroke order from Josh's Chinese Lookup Thingy (animated)
Stroke order from Taka Kanji Database
Other info from Taka Kanji Database

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