The success of the Pirate Translator has taken me by surprise. With roughly 80,000 downloads of the translator and only two major versions, there are probably 40,000 to 50,000 people out there using it. There are an average 15,000 translations a day since version 1.2 came out and a record 18,497 translations on 10/3.
Clearly, there is a great need for piratey speaking and I would hate for the translator to not be available during a pirate translation emergency, as happened with this weekend's outage. It's time to step it up a notch. I will set up 24 hour monitoring so I'll be paged if it stops working.