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Stock images and photographs of sky and clouds at a 16:9 radio (960px by 540px) that can be downloaded and used for non-commercial purposes (Creative Commons).
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Can a picture tell a thousand words? Assembling IKEA furniture (Grumblings of an irritable translator) :: http://en.wasaweb.net/articles/translation-2014-06-21-IKEA.html
Assembling pieces of IKEA furniture involves deciphering pictorial instructions. That way IKEA must be saving a lot on translation costs, but sometimes a few words might help?
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I've added a few photographs taken in Wimbledon Common on 14 May 2014 to the site, for example, at http://en.wasaweb.net/photographs/Wimbledon-Common-2014-05-14-2.html.
A photograph taken in Wimbledon Common during a walk on 14 May 2014.
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In a recent article on this site, I have argued that bilingual or multilingual sites ought to have languages kept separately, but I am decidedly undecided when it comes to social media presences, such as Facebook or Google+. I have separate Facebook and Google+ pages for different languages, but it becomes difficult with regard to personal profiles. Speaking, reading, writing, listening, and thinking in two languages, Japanese (my mother tongue) and English, that is part of who I am. If a profile on social media platforms were to represent fairly the whole person, then I would or perhaps should be posting in both languages.

http://en.wasaweb.net/articles/internet-2014-06-02-one-profile-one-language.html
Should bilingual or multilingual people post in only one language on their profiles on social media? Perhaps the answer depends on the reason for using social media: is it to interact as a person, or in order to project a persona and a brand?
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Stock images: 512x512 | Flowers: 217~220
http://en.wasaweb.net/512sq/flowers-217-220.html
Four square images (512px by 512px) of flowers. Distributed as stock images under Creative Commons licence.
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It's a rather muggy Sunday, and I've decided to edit a few photographs from last year to see whether I can fashion them as stock images. This is an example of a 2048x2048 large square image.

http://en.wasaweb.net/2048sq/flowers-25.html
A large square image (2048px by 2048px) of flowers, suitable as wallpaper for iPad and other mobile devices. Distributed under Creative Commons licence.
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Stock images: 960x540 | London - 88 :: Admiralty Arch
http://en.wasaweb.net/gp-cover/London-88.html

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Stock images: 960x540 | London: thumbnails
http://en.wasaweb.net/gp-cover/London-index.html
Stock images and photographs of London at a 16:9 radio (960px by 540px) that can be downloaded and used for non-commercial purposes (Creative Commons).
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What should a web page have, other than its main content? Many sites have various things on their pages, such as advertisements, social media buttons, related contents widget, and comments form. There are two extreme positions: simplify as much as possible on the one hand, and cram as much as possible on the other. I have oscillated between the two positions, as sometimes I have deleted everything except the essentials (and advertisements), and sometimes I have added so many buttons and widgets. Thus far, and unfortunately, I have not been able to find the perfect balance between the two that must exist: simple yet full of useful functions for visitors and the website alike.

http://en.wasaweb.net/articles/internet-2014-06-04-simplicity-utility-buttons-widgets.html
I have oscillated between attempting to make the pages on this site as simple as possible on the one hand, and to cram lots of things on the screen on the other hand. Unfortunately, I am yet to find the perfect balance, and this time, I have removed the various social media buttons and the related content widget.
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In my opinion, it is best to avoid mixing different languages on the same page: from the perspective of visitor experience, and with regard to search engines.
It is best to avoid mixing languages on the same page, since such is likely to represent a less-than-perfect visitor experience, and it might confuse the search engines.
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I still have a large number of images to edit from April! I think I will have to add them in small batches, otherwise I feel overwhelmed.
Photograph taken in the Isabella Plantation, Richmond Park, south-west London, on a sunny, spring Sunday afternoon.
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Recently the weather in London has been very good.
Stock images and photographs of sky and clouds at a 16:9 radio (960px by 540px) that can be downloaded and used for non-commercial purposes (Creative Commons).
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Welcome!

This is a Google+ page for the English version of wasaweb.net, and mainly distributes site updates by linking to the newly created pages on the site. I am hoping this Google+ page will serve as a place of communication, albeit subsidiary to the site.

The site is a personal collage, or an eclectic mixture of contents, varying from articles on news and current affairs to photographs and snapshots. There are also stock images (cover photos, wallpapers) for non-commercial use.

As clear from the above, there is no real constant theme as such: for more about the site, please read About wasaweb.net.