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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.


Posted by Will at 3:37 PM | Comments ()

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!

Let's have a Translation Party!

Posted by Will at 12:35 AM | Comments ()

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.

We made it to the front pages of Digg, Reddit, Tech Crunch, Meta Filter, Neatorama, and many others.

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!

Posted by Will at 6:03 PM | Comments (2)

August 5, 2009

Translation Party Live!

Check it!

Translation Party!

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.)

(direct link)

Posted by Will at 6:27 PM | Comments ()

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:

August 2009 NY Tech Meetup

If you can't make it, the site will be live for your internet perusal some time soon thereafter.

Posted by Will at 4:05 PM | Comments (2)