Results tagged “Starbucks” from kwc blog

iPhone updates

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  • The Starbucks + iTunes Music Store integration just launched around here. As Susanne warned me, it's kinda broken: sure, you can browse the iTunes Music Store for free, but it effectively disables your EDGE connection by requiring you to join the T-Mobile hotspot. You can't check your e-mail, browse the Web, or do anything else unless you're a subscriber.
  • The mobile version of Google Reader is new and improved. You can now browse your list of feeds individually, which is a big plus for me. I wish you could set it so that it only showed you updated feeds, given my 100+ subscriptions, but I'm certainly an edge case.
  • It's surprising to me how many bugs there still are in the iPhone. One I encountered seems pretty boneheaded: if you're fast-forwarding a song and a call comes in, the song will be stuck in fast-forward when the call ends. I've had other out-of-control fast forward behavior as well.

More free songs

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Join the Ticketmaster group on Facebook and get five free iTunes songs.

Also, buy a $5 Starbucks+2 card and get 2 free iTunes downloads.

Extra song of the day cards

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In case anyone is looking for them, I have extra Starbucks Song of the Day cards (free iTunes download of a particular song) for:

  • Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds
  • Rogue Wave
  • John Fogerty
  • Angie Stone
  • Sony Kitchell
  • Ceu
  • Brandi Carlile
  • Alice Russell
  • Band of Horses
  • Herbie Hancock
  • Spanish Harlem Orchestra
  • Bitter:Sweet
  • Annie Lennox
  • Alice Smith
  • Gloria Estefan
  • Rissi Palmer
  • Patti Scialfa
  • Mavis Staples
  • John Legend
  • Joni Mitchell
  • Keith Urban
  • Sia
  • John Mayer
  • Joss Stone
  • Federico Aubele
  • Sara Bareilles
  • Paul McCartney

Speaking of which, if anyone has an extra Midon code...

Starbucks Roasting Company

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Dana Street-1

First we almost lost Keplers, now downtown Mountain View is being taken over by the evil empire!

This entry sponsored by Google Romance: live happily, and contextually, ever after.

Quick post from Japan

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Japan goes well and I've found some US Internet here on a military base nearby. My mom is off buying pizza for my aunt and Popeye's Chicken for me, so I have a bit of time.

I'm having a great time with my family. My aunts have been teaching me more proper green tea preparation as well as curry-cooking technique. In between has been several visits to 100 yen shops as well as a bus tour of Nagasaki.

The layout of Sasebo is reminiscent of a European town with twisty, tiny roads in the center, though most of the buildings here are less than 50 years old. The outer perimeter of the city appears to be a fortress conglomerate of giant pachinko parlors. The inside of those parlors sound like a waterfall, but substitute little metal balls for water and add a bunch of Vegas blinging noises. Five minutes was enough to make my ears ring.

The culture here has plenty of American influence -- the city's most famous food export is the Sasebo Burger and they've added a Starbucks and Seattle's Best Coffee since I last visited. I'm still not used to seeing teenagers dressed like rappers and grunge rockers.

I just purchased some t-shirts that I wanted to share with you:

Solution
Fraud Tradition
Mount Sedge the Cobalt Blue Beard
Explicate
disunion verbal

Usally Stomack as crunches are as appealing to you as pop quizzes
But not anymore.
This year you would-be couch potatoes are posed to become
very buff spuds.

As wonderful as these t-shirts are, I think the strangest thing is seeing how popular marijuana leaf (hemp) air fresheners are. It was a bit weird seeing them for sale in a kids store next to Minnie Mouse, but even weirder was seeing a Buddhist monk driving around with a marijuana leaf logo hanging from his rearview mirror.

That's all for now.