August 27, 2009
My cell phone is worth $32,000
It has come to my attention that my cell phone, the Nokia 1100, released in 2003, with its tiny monochrome screen and inability to access the internet may very well be worth $32,000. So laugh all you want, iPhone users, with your piddly sub-ten-grand phones. You might wonder how this came to be. Well, according to wikipedia:
The phone can be programmed to receive messages directed to a different phone number, thus receiving sensitive bank or other data.
Now, this can only be done with a batch made in a factory in Bochum, Germany, and I have no idea whether that's where mine came from, so I'll cut you a deal. I'll start the bidding at $31,000.
August 13, 2009
Own your own Translation Party!
This is the last thing I'm going to say about Translation Party, I promise.
Now you can buy a t-shirt with whatever party you make! And we make a very small amount of money with each t-shirt you buy, which will make us feel better about the half hour we spent making the site. So get to it!
August 8, 2009
The parties continue
Thanks to everybody for helping Translation Party blow up the internet. As of right now, people have put in 679,658 phrases and that number keeps going up.
Also, the most interesting use of Translation Party I've seen so far is Isaac Butler's contest to try to recognize Shakespeare quotes after they've been fed through it. I've done enough translation partying so that I can recognize a few, but there are some tough ones in there.
Anyway, again, thanks everybody!
August 5, 2009
Translation Party Live!
Here's a video of me presenting it to 700 people at NY Tech! (You might want to skip the first two minutes to avoid a technical difficulty plagued screening of the rap sensation that is sort of sweeping the nation, LOL.)
August 3, 2009
Translation Party at NY Tech
I will be unveiling my new web project, Translation Party tomorrow night, Tuesday August 4th, at NY Tech. All the info is here:
If you can't make it, the site will be live for your internet perusal some time soon thereafter.