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    A Little Something for the New Mexico Folks

    As most of you likely know, I write software documentation for a living. I often have to include screen shots from our products. However, we have a policy that disallows me from publishing sensitive information about things like our network, so any screen shots I get from my computer at work have to be "doctored" to remove any identifiable computer or domain names. I thought you all might get a kick out of one I did yesterday while working on a French version of one of our products:

    Attachment 6856

    In the past I've use things like guitar names, Star Wars names, or similar things. I figured NM place names would fit the bill, too.

    Here's another one with another sequence of recognizable names :

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    So Vaughn, do you parlez vou or do you fake it like most of us?

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    I just left KAFB about 30 min. ago...
    "I am enclosing two tickets to the first night of my new play; bring a
    friend...if you have one."
    --George Bernard Shaw to Winston Churchill

    "Cannot possibly attend first night, will attend second..if there is
    one."
    --Winston Churchill, in response




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    French creates a very deep low pressure area.

    IOW, it sucks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cecil Arnold View Post
    So Vaughn, do you parlez vou or do you fake it like most of us?
    Nah, I'm barely capable of handling English. Actually, I can understand written French better than spoken, but I'm a long way from being fluent. I do know just enough Spanish to get into a fight.

    In the case of our products, I write the English stuff (for the on-screen text and the user documentation like manuals and help files), then we get it translated by a company that specialized is software translations. When we get the text back from the translators, I reassemble the user docs in the new languages, and someone else assembles the on-screen text.

    I'm currently working on docs in German, French, Italian, Spanish, Japanese, and Traditional and Simplified Chinese. And it's all Greek to me.
    When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. - Hunter S. Thompson
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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt Dunlap View Post
    Nice...but always the South part of NM gets ignored once again.
    Hey, I used Hatch for the "H" name...that's about as far south as Hobbs. I wanted to use the really recognizable places, like Fairview, Datil and Logan, and they're all north of you.
    When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. - Hunter S. Thompson
    When the weird get going, they start their own forum. - Vaughn McMillan

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    But how could you forget Pie Town???

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    Pie Town!

    I sometimes go through Pie Town on my way home!

    Neato.

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