Wednesday, September 30, 2009
He has also made some shorter videos, adverts mainly, which I have uploaded below:
Sorry for any slight un-PC-ness
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
How about a "w" in Hamilton?
Hamilton's Graeme "Laird McGillicuddy" Cairns wants to add a letter and, potentially, controversy by calling Waikato's only city Whamilton.
Inspired by the Wanganui/Whanganui furore, Mr Cairns has a plan to rebrand the city.
Hamilton was named after British naval officer Captain John Fane Charles Hamilton, but rather than stick with its "embarrassing colonial past", Mr Cairns suggests the city take jetboat inventor William Hamilton's name.
"Let's look to the future and name our city after a zooming, high-tech modern industrialist," Mr Cairns said.
The full name would be a bit of a mouthful, he said, but reduced to its essence is Whamilton.
The beauty of saying so long to the Tron was that the new name can be pronounced four different ways. "With a silent 'h', a silent 'w', an 'f' sound or the aspirated 'w' sound "as in the word `which' when it is pronounced correctly."
Whamilton had "real impact and was a punchy kind of a name" that reflected the city's status as a premier boxing and V8 racing venue.
By flipping the "i" upside down another option was WHAM!lton. "It's got plenty of biff, bam and wallop that way."
The "team-effort" brain wave has been sent to Hamilton City Council's marketing department.HAHAHAHAHA
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Sunday, September 13, 2009
Thursday, September 10, 2009
• The Guarantee means that when someone sells you something they automatically agree to the following terms and conditions:
• Manufacturers have to make sure that goods do what they are made to do, and that they have replacement parts available. The manufacturer also has to honour any warranties that people give them.
• Retailers will make sure that their goods match the display model and the description given in the advertisements. Also, the product must belong to the consumer once paid for, and it must be sold for a reasonable price.
• Providers of a service guarantee that their service will be performed with reasonable care and skill, will fit for the particular purpose they were supplied for and will be completed within a reasonable time for a reasonable price.
Ministry of Consumer Affairs
• You are covered if you are buying everyday products such as clothes, washing machines, cars, etc… or services of a type that people ordinarily have carried out for a personal or household purpose, such as car repairs, haircuts, dry cleaning, painting or work done by a lawyer. From 8 July 2003, the Consumer Guarantees Act applies to electricity, gas, water and computer software. From this date, the Consumer Guarantees Act also applies to services relating to the supply of electricity, telecommunications, gas, water, and the removal of wastewater.
• You are not covered by the Act if you buy the product from a private seller or from an auction/tender. It also doesn’t cover commercial goods, e.g. goods or services of a type that are ordinarily bought for use in offices, factories or farms (although these may be covered by the Sale of Goods Act).
• There are remedies that traders must provide if a guarantee is broken. There is a range of remedies dependent on such issues as which guarantee was broken, how serious the problem is and whether you want a remedy for faulty goods against the manufacturer or retailer.
Advertising Standards Authority
• The ASA sets the rules and guidelines for what you can and can’t put in a advertisement directed at children, food (well not at food but about food, you get my point), etc…
• The purpose of the Advertising Standards Authority is to “self-regulate advertising in New Zealand”.
This term we are learning about entrepreneurs, innovators, and inventors. We have to design and create a product to sell at a trade fair between our classes in week 10. Sprint Gas Racing and I have been developing a set of tutorials that we are going to sell to people who need ICT assistance.
Now for some definitions. Dictionary.com says:
|1.||a person who organizes and manages any enterprise, esp. a business, usually with considerable initiative and risk.|
|2.||an employer of productive labor; contractor.|
|3.||to deal with or initiate as an entrepreneur.|
|4.||to act as an entrepreneur.|
|1.||to introduce something new; make changes in anything established.|
|2.||to introduce (something new) for or as if for the first time: to innovate a computer operating system.|
|3.||Archaic. to alter.|
|a person who invents, esp. one who devises some new process, appliance, machine, or article; one who makes inventions.|