Miscellaneous - Engrish

Description: This widget displays the Engrish of the Day. Engrish if you don't know already is a website that shows pictures of the Japanese culture trying to speak and write English.

It's hard to explain, but the website is very funny and now you can be updated daily with this widget!


*Clicking on the pic takes you to engrish.com in Safari
*Can be viewed half size or full size
*Downloads the pic the first time you open Dashboard, not every single time.
*Shows the captions along with a border

In the Next Version:

*Manual Resizing!
*Smaller default.png
*Remebers what size you had previously
*Some type of browsing Engrish gallery...

Please post comments and write what you would like to see in Engrish!
Author: andrethegiant
Version: 1.1
New in v1.1: *Captions
*Slightly modified backside
*A few tweaks here and there
Uploaded on: July 8th 2005 at 12:04 AM
Rating: (3.07 stars)   [Show Detailed Ratings]
Downloads: 1583 (all versions), 1209 (this version)
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can't wait to get my daily dose of Engrish.

would be better if when you clicked onthe widget it would change image - or even if there was an option to change the image every time you opened Dashboard. smiley

Posted by: mugget on Jun 07, 05 (10:08 AM) for version 1.0 (previous version)   View Detailed Rating

Needs Auto Refresh Very Badly!

Otherwise its a good widget, could use a border, maybe a resizable window instead of just two sizes.

Posted by: tali713 on Jun 07, 05 (10:03 PM) for version 1.0 (previous version)   View Detailed Rating

Oh yeah, and maybe a couple of buttons at the bottom, for looking back and forth in the archive, don't even know if this is possable.

Posted by: tali713 on Jun 07, 05 (10:04 PM) for version 1.0 (previous version)  

I can live with the uninspired design, and update.
However, the ad on the back is simply tactless.

dont get me wrong, I love engrish, but that just turned me off.

Posted by: polonius on Jun 08, 05 (3:32 AM) for version 1.0 (previous version)   View Detailed Rating

Mugget: Good idea
Tali713: I don't think so, because engrish.com only updates once a day, sometimes not even that much. Maybe I'll add a refresh button, but its not too high on the priority list.
Polonius: You're right, I'm sorry, it's gone.

EVERYONE! Sometimes there will be no caption. That means that engrish.com hasn't posted a caption. It is not broken!

Posted by: andrethegiant (developer) on Jun 08, 05 (4:37 PM) for version 1.1 (current version)  

Can't this be made to update itself everyday?

Posted by: fivelittlefish on Jun 13, 05 (7:34 AM) for version 1.1 (current version)  

If I refresh it manually (command-R), it goes back to full size. I don't see any other way to update it, since it doesn't work automatically. That makes it a real pain to use. Otherwise it's a fun idea for a widget.

Posted by: robotspacer on Jun 19, 05 (3:53 AM) for version 1.1 (current version)   View Detailed Rating

Great, I am hoping. I just downloaded it, and yes, it could be resizable (as you seem to be working towards), but I like how it is very minimalistic otherwise...no fancy borders, etc.

I'm both Japanese and American, so this widget is quite welcome...(even funnier). But, as of 7/4, 7:04 PM, (JST), the image of "American Pork" was not very funny because it presented no linguistic mishap.... Just a pig/US flag design. But that's a complaint toward the site, not your widget. Resizing and some sort of refresh (manual ok by me) would make it complete. <("<smiley

Posted by: BagOfHammers on Jul 04, 05 (11:05 AM) for version 1.1 (current version)   View Detailed Rating

Uh this stopped working for me. anyone else?

Posted by: mickeymoose on Aug 14, 06 (6:57 PM) for version 1.1 (current version)  

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