It is Carnival time on the Island
This means that all government, banks, post offices and anything remotely related to bureaucracy closed for Wednesday to Sunday. A forced holiday. Also there is an influx of locals from all the other islands. This includes some undesirables. Quite a few in fact. So to pre-empt any theft from my car, I made the rear-view mirrors more difficult to steal.
I bought some cap screws and drilled a hole in the middle and then press fitted a hardened steel pin into it.
This can only be removed with a allen key in which I have drilled a corresponding hole into.
Ha! Try remove that, sucker….
I have been into music since I was a youngster. First I had a collection of 45’s. Then I had a large collection of LP’s . That morphed into a large collection of four tracks……Then CD’s came along, and eventually I replaced my entire record collection with CD’s. Fair deal, I was not the only one in the world suffering from the advance of technology.
Then MP3’s came along. So I made my entire collection into the MP3 format and I bought a tetra drive and now I only play my music through a computer. The computer can feed into a 500 watt Samson powered speaker system, so when Anne is not around I can listen to some serious sounds. Or, for that matter into my normal home system when she is around—whatever.
Now I want to buy new music. ITunes. I can’t buy from them because I don’t have “ US sourced funds” My credit card or Pay Pal ain’t good enough. So I buy iTunes gift cards on E Bay, and then I can redeem them on fracking I tunes. At 30% more. Then when I have bought the tune, and it is mine, I have fracking Steve Jobs DRM (digital rights management) to contend with. So I strip the tune and then I can play it on a normal computer, not a iFrack device only.
Amazon—I buy about $4000 of things from Amazon a year. Cameras, Kindle, Kindle books, Hardware, Software all kinds of shit. Music, I get told that : This is not available in your region” Fuck you Amazon and iTunes.
But I want to PAY for my music. I don’t care for Steve Jobs fracking paranoia. I don’t care for some idiot New York lawyer who screams COPYRIGHT!!!! you can’t buy this.
I just want to pay for a tune I like, buy it and listen to it. Or I go to Pirate Bay –Easy. I can get them for free there.
It’s the old saying: MAKE YOUR SHOP EASY TO FIND--
So sue me…..It is no wonder music gets downloaded illegally. The corporate dicks make it so.