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Friday, December 12th, 2003
10:48 pm
Sunday, December 28th, 2003
11:17 pm
God bless us, every one!
Just in case anyone was wondering about the last clue, which was never redeemed:

To be out once or twice (6, 3, 6)

The correct answer is "caught and bowled" and is a reference to cricket, which possibly explains why a largely North American audience didn't solve it.

However, as there are no more invite codes, it's not really important.

Happy New Year, everyone.
Thursday, December 18th, 2003
2:37 pm
Trading in your codes
If you have invite codes in your account and haven't read the latest entry in news, you should probably do so now. You can redeem them for a coupon which you can then use to purchase services such as paid time or extra userpics.
Friday, December 12th, 2003
12:26 pm
Good Bye Everybody!
This was really fun, a great idea at the time, and I'll miss coming here once a month to give away codes and meet people.

Thursday, December 11th, 2003
11:24 am
Sunday, December 7th, 2003
8:36 pm
The 25 codes of Christmas, Codes 6-12
Edit: All seven codes offered with this post have been claimed! Watch for another post from me next week.

To make things easier on the moderator, and also on myself, I'm going to continue to give out codes in bunches... so expect me to post once each week between now and Christmas. I will give out at least 20 more codes this month, a few at a time.

Please read through this entire post carefully if you want a code. Seven codes will be given out with this post. To get a code from me:

  • Comment on this entry. Include an email address with the comment so I can reach you.

  • Use standard English to the best of your ability when you write to me.

  • Be patient. I don't sit in front of my computer all day. It may take me several hours to see your comment. I will reply as soon as I can.

  • Do what I ask for, below. It should only take a few minutes of your time... and if a code isn't worth a few minutes of your time, you don't want one badly enough.

What I want:

Since we're on this holiday carol thing (well, I was, anyway) it got me thinking about that most parodied of Holiday songs, The Twelve Days of Christmas.

To get a code, send me a link (one is enough) to any web page with parody lyrics to The Twelve Days of Christmas. You know, like the Doug and Bob McKenzie version: "And a beer... i-in a tree..."

Edit: Don't send me anymore links to http://www.dwarfnet.com/christmas/parodies/. I can't stand the horrible pop-ups on that site.

Alternately, you can type up the lyrics to a parody version you know and post them in your comment. (Since I don't want to get anyone in trouble with an LJ TOS violation, if the parody lyrics are, shall we say, not entirely clean, say so in your comment, give me your email address, and I'll contact you and tell you how to send the lyrics to me.) Start with day 12 and go through to Day 1, so you only have to type each line once.

Two codes will go to the first person who writes me an original parody of The Twelve Days of Christmas using an LJ theme. (It could start, "Oh, my first post in LJ, it.." Or it could start differently than that.)

Okay? Go!
Friday, December 5th, 2003
8:58 am
The 25 codes of Christmas, Day... 2 (late)
Okay, I didn't realize (although I should have) that this community is moderated, and that it may take a little time for a post to appear. Thanks to the community moderator for putting this community together and keeping it on track.

As of when I am writing this, it is Friday, December 5th... and since I am serious about giving away 25 codes in December, I am now behind by four codes. So I will be giving away four codes with this post.

Edit as of Saturday, 12 am PST: No more codes on this one! One is on hold for someone to follow through the rest of the way on my holiday song request. If that person doesn't come through I'll add that code to the next giveaway. Thanks to all who sent me the great holiday song links!

Today, I would like something else to keep me in the hoiliday spirit. I love Christmas carols, especially unusual ones that aren't in English. So I would love to have links to sites with Christmas songs I haven't heard before.

I don't want to go to a site where I would download the actual song files; what I want is links to sites where the lyrics are displayed, especially if there is also an option to listen to the song in Qucktime or RealPlayer format (some kind of streaming version). If there is also an English translation (assuming the song wasn't in English to begin with) that's even better.

Same rules as last time: no 1337-speak or weird mixed case, include your email address so I can get back to you, anonymous replies from people who don't already have journals are welcome.

The Code Dog will be out for most of the day, so please be patient; I will respond as soon as I see replies. Thanks.
Monday, December 1st, 2003
3:20 pm
The 25 codes of Christmas, Day 1
In honor of my being new here, and also in honor of the holiday season, I have decided to give away ONE LJ code EACH DAY from now through Christmas.

EDIT: This code has been claimed. I'll post about a new one soon!

Today, what I'd like in return for a code is a Rowlf the Dog Christmas icon-- preferably Rowlf with a Santa hat. (Please don't send me a photo of the Rowlf Christmas ornament where he's wearing a wreath.)

Other rules:
  • Please use grammatically correct English in your comment. I'll forgive you for mistakes if English is not your native language, but I don't want to plow through any 1337-speak, weird mixed case, or all lower-case stuff.

  • Please include an email address, and I'll arrange the code and icon exchange with you. If posting your address bothers you, delete the comment after you post it and I'll should still get a copy.

  • Please be patient. I am often away from my desk for several hours at a time. I will get to respondents as soon as I see their comments.

IF I SAY THAT TODAY'S CODE IS GONE, please don't keep asking me for one; wait until I post again tomorrow. I will begin afresh each day, so I won't be saving requests from previous days.

Thank you,
Rowlf the (Code) Dog
12:06 am
New for December
Usual rules apply:
No mixed case, no 1337-speak, no addresses from hotmail, yahoo, lycos, aol or xtra.

This month, I'm looking for two words.
All the vowels (a, e, i, o, u) must appear in the first word in the correct order and in the second word in reverse order.

Are you the first person with these two words? Then an invite code is coming your way!

If not, you'll need to find two more words that qualify.
4:08 pm
I'm giving away 10 codes.

I love made-up words, so all I'm looking for is one made-up word for a code (1 per person, please.)

But I want original made-up words, not commonly heard ones! And smashing your keyboard (i.e. "shdfaiena") doesn't count! You have to use your word in an example sentence, too, just to show that you're capable of proper grammar/spelling.

24 hrs. If they aren't all gone after that, I might make an exception (but it has to be a really good word!)

DONE! Thanks for all the great words!
Sunday, November 30th, 2003
10:19 am
One code available for you creative types.
I need an icon for a parenting community called big_kids. The theme of this community is that all the parents have children over five, so baby pictures/pictures of pregnant ladies are not appropriate. I'm thinking kids playing, recess, etc. Whatever would convey elementary school aged kids. I am pretty open here, but I am not a big fan of blinkies. Other than that, anything that makes it nice is good. Your commission = one invite code. Also, I will credit you in the userpic keywords if that is important to you.
Monday, November 24th, 2003
1:44 am
One Code ...
Hey kiddies i have one code to give away ...
... to the first person who sends me TEN GREAT FONTS for a PC (that can be used for print - the real kind, with the plates. we're talking CMYK printing process here.)
good luck!

Current Mood: generous
Monday, November 17th, 2003
9:19 pm
I'm giving out three codes this month - to SF Bay Area folk only.

To prove you're Bay Area - Three questions with highly subjective answers. Leave answers in comments along with a good email address.

1) Most obnoxious thing you can call it?

b)San Fran
c)Sucker Free City
d)The City

2) What channel was once called KOFY, and what made it special?

3) Which evening newscast do you watch? Who is your favorite anchor team?

Bonus Tie Breaking Question: If you live in SF, who are you voting for in the run-off?
Friday, November 14th, 2003
8:58 pm
it's ba-ack.
Yup, it's that time again... that time where I give away codes to people with good timing.
try out the current code!Collapse ) Don't forget that the LJ entry editing feature is a useful tool, so what was behind that link five minutes ago might not be the same thing that's there now!
The only rule of this contest is that if anyone leaves a comment telling me about the current code being used, their dwindling patience, their lack of luck in code-nabbing, etc., this contest will be over. And unless I've clearly stated otherwise, this giveaway is still going! So behave and don't ruin the codefest for everyone! (And if you don't believe I'm really such a hardass as to end it because of just one person behaving like a jerk, look here.)
Best of luck to the code-seekers!

Current Mood: flu-like
Saturday, October 25th, 2003
8:31 pm
Cryptic crossword clues

I have a number of LJ invite codes to offer, and will supply them to the first person who is able to post correct solutions to TWO or more of the cryptic crossword clues below. This means that I will be offering a maximum of six codes. You will also need to provide an email address for me to send the code to. Applications from addresses at hotmail.com, yahoo.com, aol.com or similar will not have a code sent to them: real addresses only please.
Begging letters for further codes will be ignored. If you can solve the clues, you're in. If you can't solve the clues, you're out.
Edit: Just one clue left, and a code for the first correct answer. Reminder: No begging letters.


Shingle spoken by many foreigners (6, 7) <-- solved

It gives light, a wicked thing (6) <-- solved

To be out once or twice (6, 3, 6)
For the benefit of those unfamiliar with crossword clues, the (6, 3, 6) means that the answer is in the form of three words, of six letters, three letters and six letters. This means that if your answer isn't like this, it is definitely WRONG.

She refuses to eat more quickly (6) <-- solved

DEFGHIJKLMNO (5, 5) <-- solved

Asleep east of Eden (2, 3, 4, 2, 3) <-- solved

How many are half-feminine? (4) <-- solved

A perversion to listen intently (5, 2, 4, 4) <-- solved

Road sign in the place of a halo (10, 5) <-- solved

*** /// (5, 3, 7) <-- solved

French key, French key, French key (6, 4) <-- solved

HIJKLMNO (5) <-- solved
Thursday, October 16th, 2003
11:38 am

(Cross-posted to codesharing)

angelsk wants to fill her inbox :). She's waiting for 1000 comments on this entry.

The first person to comment on this entry after that entry got 1000 comments (and who leaves an email address!) gets an invite code. Edit: the code is now gone.

Have a nice commentversation there, or join the train-of-thought game or this other one. Spread the word :)

(You can check the number of comments that entry currently has at http://angelsk.livejournal.com/2003/10/13/

Current Mood: happy

Friday, October 10th, 2003
11:39 pm
Contest thing
Okay...here's what's up.
I want layouts.
Here's the reward(s)
I will give 1 LJ (name of your choice)
1DJ (drummer4life)
1 NP (name of your choice)
1 UJ code (name of your choice)
maybe 1 UJ(wreckme_rapemeX)
maybe this LJ (youknowhow_i_do)
maybe 1 other DJ (not yet determined..hold your horses)
and I'm not sure but I might soon have some Scene Journal codes..
The Catch
You have to make me a layout that I WANT, without any strict guidelines.
I'll give you some hints...
text right, punk artist pics(blurty~wrappednplastic for ideas), journal like blurty~mestfcker.
So basically, there's 4 things to give for sure...the name of your choice may be just a straight code, depending on how much i like the layout, blinkies and banners are pluses too..
so with those said, my email is sammiblinkchic182@yahoo.com...hopefully this contest is fun or something, thanks.
Tuesday, October 7th, 2003
9:07 pm
Icon making contest - win a code!!
Thursday, October 2nd, 2003
12:31 pm
Community Spirit
I have two codes left to give for the month.

Thanks those those who made me laugh the past two months, this time I'm going do something different.

The two codes will go to people who want to start communities. Tell me your idea for a community, and if I think it seems reasonable, interesting, different, or helpful, then I'd like to help you out with a code. Please comment within 24 hours of the time stamp on this post!

Update streetphoto should be up soon, as well as an alumni community of sorts ("the kn0t'). I will be back next month with a couple more codes to give away.

Current Mood: hopeful
Wednesday, October 1st, 2003
10:05 pm
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