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Anina, Slides and Technuendo

January 31, 2006
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Corporates being assholes again ?

I have a habit of occasionally writing about things I’m not fully aware of. Such as this one. Heard from Sonia Belle‘s blog that a technologicaly knowledgeable model named Anina has been given an ultimatum:

either quit doing the technology stuff, or leave the agency. they say that fashion and technology do not go together.

. I think this sucks. And I know I don’t agree with Microsoft all the time, but Microsoft’s technical evangelist has the same opinion:

Anyway, I just saw that Anina, the geek model, has been told to stop blogging. That sucks. But leaves a bunch of future opportunities. She’s smart and that’ll take her a lot further than her looks.

I agree with Robert‘s statement that it’ll leave her with a bunch of future opportunities, possibly with a more forward thinking agency. But I don’t think she she should be forced to leave her agency just because she might endager the image that models are stupid. might make poor decisions, some of them are made to appear more stupid than they really are. A lot of them, like Anina are highly intelligent, probably more so than a geek like me.

Anina told her agency that she was going to be doing all this geeky stuff before she signed up with them. Only now that she’s been doing it are they starting to whinge. I’m not a lawyer or anything, but isn’t that breaking some sort of contract law as the contract was signed under the agreement that would be doing all of that then they change their minds ?

New Technuendo.

This situation between Anina and her agency, who I’m not agreeing with so much that i’m not even going to bother giving them a rel="tag" or a rel="vote-against" link. What they have deserved is this: a technuendo dedicated to themselves. And apple. (must balance out mentioning microsoft somehow).

1) Something that’ll bring a great product to a wider audience.
2) Straight women discovering the joys of another woman.
3) Something that is good for the industry that you can’t stop from happening no matter how much you don’t like it. Yes, you know who I mean.

Yet again, this isn’t spellchecked cos I’m using the latest stable release of Firefox.

Windows Migration pt13/ Apple Migration pt1/House Migration pt1

December 2, 2005
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My dealings with Novatech are now complete.

The refund has been received. I won’t be shopping with them again.

Information from sources.

My sources tell me 3 Novatech laptops went up for sale recently on eBay. They said that the laptops possibly were (the previous 2 fault ones, plus the final one i sent back) mine, and that they’ll be looking into it. I don’t think there’s anything dodgy going on, it’s just an interesting thing to find. Apparently not many people want to keep their Novatech laptops once they’re done with them, but Novatech will try to take yours off you before you are.

Apple Migration: I am now using an Apple iBook for the first time.

A friend of mine sourced me an iBook. Tweaked to the core. This baby will last a full days’ study on a single charge, and a whole day if I do bugger all. Stick that in your pipe and smoke it Novatech, laptop batteries do last more than two hours on a single charge when they’re used for things as simple as recording audio and word processing.

I’ll be keeping it till I get a new one next term.

I’ll be moving into my own place.

So I’ll be moving into my own place soon. Yay for me. I sign for the keys on Monday, assuming the guy from the Uni did what I asked him and he emailed the people.

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