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My Avis rental car (a Ford Taurus) continued to give me trouble throughout the trip to Wiscon and Illinois (it wouldn't start reliably - I usually had to try several times using techniques such as waiting a few seconds to turn the key the final bit, putting on the parking brake, wiggling the shift lever, or dancing on the car hood naked and howling at the moon), but I guess I must have signed up for some special when I made the reservation because I now have codes for 20 songs on iTunes. I've never bought more than 2 or 3 songs on iTunes at a time so I feel like I'm rolling in riches and bits of dead goat.

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sistercoyote
May. 31st, 2007 04:48 pm (UTC)
Off-topic, but I just remembered. I'm working on Warp and Weft again; would you like to be put on the filter where I'm posting snippets?

Yay for tons of codes, though.
firecat
May. 31st, 2007 05:05 pm (UTC)
Please put me on the filter if you found any of my previous comments on the story useful.
sistercoyote
May. 31st, 2007 05:28 pm (UTC)
Your comments were very useful; I haven't gotten to the point of directly adapting them yet but I will. You should see my most recent post.
firecat
Jun. 1st, 2007 04:33 am (UTC)
Thanks, I see the post!
bastette_joyce
Jun. 1st, 2007 01:14 am (UTC)
Weaving? Did someone mention weaving?
Warp and Weft? Is it a weaving publication or LJ community, or just a friends filter for people who receive your posts about weaving? If it is about weaving, I'm interested, too. I guess I'd have to "friend" you - or vice versa? Feel free to add me if you want.

(If it's not about weaving, then "Never Mind" :))
sistercoyote
Jun. 1st, 2007 01:17 am (UTC)
Short Version
It's a fantasy novel I'm writing which uses weaving as a metaphor for How Magic Works. :) I, tragically, know nothing of weaving or spinning but what I have read in books.
bastette_joyce
Jun. 1st, 2007 04:17 am (UTC)
Re: Short Version
Oh, well. I thought that might be the case, because I didn't think that firecat was talking about weaving... but you never know.

And the name of your journal is a serious earworm! :)
epi_lj
May. 31st, 2007 06:08 pm (UTC)
Hey, awesome! I suppose the codes are only good for the DRMed versions, eh? (They now let you get them un-DRMed for 30 cents more, I gather, although I hear it's only on some songs).
firecat
May. 31st, 2007 08:50 pm (UTC)
Yes, it's only good for the DRMed versions. If I encountered any un-DRM songs I would buy them instead to support the idea, but so far I haven't encountered any.
epi_lj
May. 31st, 2007 11:23 pm (UTC)
You can apparently upgrade your songs later for the 30 cent difference, also, so if you buy these and later they come out with un-DRMed versions, you could still get them for that instead of having to re-buy the whole thing. :)
firecat
Jun. 1st, 2007 04:29 am (UTC)
Ah! Good to know.
bastette_joyce
Jun. 1st, 2007 01:17 am (UTC)
Isn't there de-DRM-ifying freeware? Actually, I think I might even have downloaded some, but it was several months ago and I haven't used it. (I own only a single DRM'ed song that I got from iTunes - "Soul Meets Body" by Death Cab For Cutie. After that, I've been reluctant to buy from iTunes again.)

Congrats on the 20 freebies, though!
firecat
Jun. 1st, 2007 04:31 am (UTC)
So far Apple's DRM hasn't inconvenienced me personally, but if it does I will look for the de-DRM software. I'm opposed to DRM on principle and want to support whatever makes it go away, which is why I would pay a premium to get non-DRM songs from iTunes if they had any for songs I want, which they seem not to ATM.
mjlayman
May. 31st, 2007 10:57 pm (UTC)
Where'd you get the goat?
firecat
Jun. 1st, 2007 04:32 am (UTC)
Have you ever found out what happens when you dance naked on the hood of your car and howl at the moon?
mjlayman
Jun. 1st, 2007 07:03 pm (UTC)
Erm, no. And considering the slant of my hood, I probably never will.
porcinea
Jun. 2nd, 2007 08:57 pm (UTC)
I missed the naked hood-dancing and moon howling!? Awwwwww, man!
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