Here's the message from Matt McCabe, one of the people behind tuxtiles.
"We're happy to be offering this promotion to support the K5 community and help celebrate its 10,000th confirmed user. All K5ers can send me email <email@example.com> and recieve a promotion code for 15% off the cost of a tuxtile -- the one and only linux blanket. The 10,000th confirmed user (shadoi) will recieve a FREE (as in beer) blanket from us.
"If you want to know more about the blankets, see our website or ask Inoshiro, he has a bunch of them. We will also donate $1 (roughly 3.5%) from each blanket purchased with the K5 promo codes back to K5. Hurry and get one! Right now we only have 161 blankets available, with some reserve stock. Get 'em while they're hot -- and keep yourself warm."
I bought 10 blankets myself. They certainly do make my chilly basement suite more bearable, and are not itchy (despite looking it) :) If you can paypal your payment to the tuxtiles people and order by 3pm tomorrow, you can probably get some blankets in time for Christmas. It's made my Christmas shopping easier.
Editor's note:Some of you have poo-pooed the commercial tone. That's OK. The tuxtiles people just wanted to give us K5ers a break on their swag + a free blanket for the confirmed 10k user. It's their way of thanking the K5 community. I wasn't sure how to "spin" the rest of the wrapper, so I wrote about the blanket I have (it's neat, and I like it -- I wish I had bought more, and probably will buy more) :) K5 has been growing at a rate where we double our population every ~3 months. We reached a landmark, so let's celebrate!