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iPhone updates

  • 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


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


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


Dana Street-1

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

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Quick post from Japan


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:

Fraud Tradition
Mount Sedge the Cobalt Blue Beard
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.