What if my Only Cam is Inside my Mobile?
By seapegasus on Feb 08, 2007
How can you shoot a movie of your mobile with your mobile? Mirrors? And then win whatever it is they are giving away in this contest. Ah. PlayStation. Hmmm. Any good playstation games out there that are worth resuming my half finished mobile game and shooting a movie of it? Splinter Cell sounds good. (BTW does anybody have a copy of thief the dark project he want to sell for a buck? Write me. I need it for... research purposes.) But probably you can only win prizes for video taping something useful anyway. Bah. Useful applications are way overrated.
In the good old days, at the MacHack (oh sorry, I mean "ADHOC"), I remember, useful was the worst rating you could get at the contest. People submitted entries to the hack contest such as a plugin that uses the web cam to look at colored plates you hold up, and if the plate's green, it scrolls your text editor page up, and if the plate is red, it scrolls down or so. My favorite hack was this JPG network sniffer game (I forgot the name), did I mention it before? It goes like that: A group of persons hangs out in the same LAN in talking distance. Then the one whose turn it is googles for a search term in the image search. While his machine is downloading the images, the other participants use the tool to scan the network traffic for images and look at them: They get a more or less random assortment of image search results (possibly from other LAN users too) -- and to win they must guess what the search term was, based on what they see! Hilarious. :)
OK, that exactly is probably not a suitable game for the contest, I'm just saying, if it's fun for the users, do it, even if it's objectively useless. (I'm an employee and not allowed to take part. Bah.) :-(