iTunes Music Service Countdown
If you own a Mac and use iTunes, you probably know that Apple is giving away 50 "special" 20GB iPod to those who download each of the 100,000th songs between the 95th million and 100th million downloaded songs. The one who downloads number 100 million will receive a 17-inch PowerBook, a 10,000-song iTMS gift certificate, and a 40GB iPod.
If you use Konfabulator and have checked out the Widgets Gallery since Friday (2 July), you probably know that Jedda Wignall wrote a nifty Widget named "The iTunes Story." Jedda's Widget basically displays the number of songs which have been downloaded from the iTunes Music Service (as available on Apple's home page ).
I like Jedda's Widget, but I really couldn't parse the 8-digit number to figure out when to download a chance for an iPod. So, I added a switch to the code, changed the variable assignments, and did some tweaking to the graphics. The result is my "The iTunes 100K Countdown Widget" .
UPDATE: Scott Collins offered a bit of code which made use of the modulo operator, thereby replacing a huge nested if statement. Many thanks to him. The updated widget has been uploaded to the Widget Gallery, but until it appears there, you can get it by clicking here .
P. S. If you get lucky while using my Widget, I'd love to get an email from you. If you get really lucky, maybe consider me for Bjö;rk's Gling-Gló ?