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May 27, 2011

Hey Google, fuck you, you indian giver.

Apologies to my Native American readers.

Google has announced that they are deprecating their translation api:

Due to the substantial economic burden caused by extensive abuse, the number of requests you may make per day will be limited and the API will be shut off completely on December 1, 2011.

What that means is that come December, Translation Party will be no more because that translation api was doing all the work behind the scenes translating things back and forth. Are they talking about us when they mention extensive abuse? Maybe. But whatever, I'm mad now.

Posted by Will at 4:26 PM | Comments ()

May 15, 2011

I wrote another article for slate

Here it is:

The five stages of Star Wars fandom grief

I just now came up with a better title: How I learned to stop worrying and not care about Star Wars.

Posted by Will at 11:04 PM | Comments ()

May 7, 2011

People who like Sonic the Hedgehog like Fox News.

Don't ask me why I was looking at Sonic the Hedgehog comics on amazon, but check this out. If you look at the page for Sonic The Hedgehog Select Volume 1 and scroll down a bit, you'll see this:

That's weird. There are a couple other Sonic things on amazon that recommend Beck, Palin, and Rove too.

Sadly, I could find no evidence that people who like Mario comics like MSNBC.

Posted by Will at 3:24 PM | Comments ()