Big companies perhaps, Apple and Amazon. But not world wide.
If you buy a gift card from either of those companies, beware. Make sure you go to the webstore of the country of that company in which the recipient lives and/or wants to spend that gift card, or things are screwy.
I had this with a gift card I bought for my girlfriend. From apple. For apple TV.
Note that I know little to nothing about the apple way of life and things. Just that everyone tells me how easy it is. So I got her the gift card. And it only works for AMERICA. And she has a Dutch Apple ID thing. Isn’t that grand? So now she has an amount on her apple id for apple things but she can’t use it for apple things because it’s from the wrong country.
This is why I don’t believe apple, and also amazon who have the same crippled way of dealing with gift cards, are world wide companies. They are big, for sure, but they are still tied to regions and stuff, and if you make a mistake, like I did, because you don’t know how they work, you’re royally screwed.
I’m sure there are more examples of companies with that same kind of rigid ‘world wide’ attitude.
Okay, let’s face it: the chances of me becoming one are probably as large as anything coming from Mars, but I’ll keep trying.
Kip Rosser told me that it’s a good practice to try following random tones and play those on the theremin. I tried several ways but with only two arms and one theremin, that’s tricky. So I got creative:
It doesn’t get more random than using a tone generator app and a happy finger. Try the video, it’s not long and might even be educational.
Using this nifty tool I had a powerful ally to go for random tones and pitches. Here’s how it looks. And sounds.
If you dare, hit play and suffer this ‘performance’ of little over a minute. There’s no music, just beeping and my attempts to catch the tone generator beep on the theremin. It’s a lot harder than you might think.
Does that sound like progress to you?
No worries, I’ll beep the bad words out of any reply.