Thursday, September 30, 2010

Google Translate now supports Latin

The Official Google Blog is reporting Google Translate now supports Latin.

The choice of Latin doesn't seem to appear on the main translation page (selecting 'Language Tools' from yet but can be seen here.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Jewelry and furniture

Tine de Ruysser makes banknote jewelry.
When I make jewellery from valid banknotes, it is like making gold jewellery: everyone can see that the jewellery is worth money. The jewellery is pretty, and comes in a variety of shapes, sizes and colours. The price changes accordingly.

All banknotes are valid currency at the time the jewellery is made. The banknotes are only folded and not damaged in any way: no cutting is used, nor is any glue applied. Each note can be unfolded and used as currency....

I do not think I could pull off this look! Note that ‘jewellery’ is a British spelling; not a typo.

If the jewelry does not appeal how about some of Johhny Swing's furniture (from 2008).

Highly descriptive title for a numismatic article

In the category “Most descriptive title for a numismatic exhibit review” I nominate VietNamNet Bridge's story (no byline) 1000 turtles, 1000 ancient coins, 1000 farming utensils to be exhibited.