Christchurch Boys’ High School Maadi Cup Squad

Christchurch Boys’ High School Maadi Cup Squad comes to visit Hot Shots To Go the photographers in Duke Street, Cambridge this afternoon Tuesday the 31st of March 2009. Hot Shots To Go owner Dianna Spitalny (centre) has adopted the school for Maadi week 2009. edited 4/3/2015

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Vote For Your Fav Adopt A School poster

Cambridge Chamber of Commerce initiative Adopt A School for Maadi week has been a very welcome marketing success for our town. I am not quite sure of the numbers but many if not most of the schools competing at Karapiro this week are featured in an excellent abundance of window displays and instalations around and about. Cambridge CDB has quite a festive air about it. Great.

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James Hargest High U17/U18 quad crew

James Hargest College U17/U18 quad crew (I trust I got this right guys) outside Hot Shots To Go in Duke Street Cambridge this morning. Of interest our poster featuring among others Nathan Cohen on the podium at Karapiro with Rob Waddell and Mahé Drysdale at the 2008 NZ Rowing Championships February last year. I guess then that one of these guys is Hayden Cohen.

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Burning Embers

No BDO for this enterprising young band, from Wellington, Burning Embers. They are in town today hawking their CD to shoppers and shops alike. Good for them. On first listen heavy rock in the tradition of lower North Island bands. Some of it reminding me of music I heard in the early ’70s. Oh yes, I did see Blerta live in The Square in Palmerston North at the time – if anyone is interested. There are even some photos about here – somewhere.

Visiting today, Friday the 16h of January 2009, Timoti Rangi with his band Burning Embers CD Rising From The Ashes.

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Magnetic Resonance Imaging

I love the BMW mini – it is so cute and cuddly. I’ve seen this one, or it’s cuz, about lately. Pity the bold and wonderful branding doesn’t communicate well on first impact. I’ve been seeing Risk Management – the function of my brain making RISK out of MSK – coupled with the small m and g of imaging – you know the thing your brain does when presented with a jumbled letter order in a word still making sense. I had been thinking it was something to do with the world financial crisis. Seems they may have spent all their dosh on pimping their ride as they don’t appear to have a website – not that I could find. A cool and beautifully rendered concept pity about the message.

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Film and imaging

Disposable camera filmstrip
Duke Street Cambridge: Discarded throwaway camera filmstrip 18/11/2008

I began my transition to digital imaging when introduced to Pedro Meyer‘s work. A decade later I began the change from film. I bought my first digital camera in 2001. Slow and steady. I stopped using film altogether in the first half of 2005. Photography for me has always been about making images – pressing the shutter. I feel no differently about pressing the shutter in 2008 than I did in 1964. For me digital imaging is no different from film based photography. The skill set is the same. The craft – that’s a different matter.

Pedro Meyer ZoneZero

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Broadband speedtests

Download Speed: 3539 kbps (442.4 KB/sec transfer rate)
Upload Speed: 507 kbps (63.4 KB/sec transfer rate)
Speedtest run at: 07:19 am, 17 Nov 2008 (Kinect | greater Leamington)

Download Speed: 942 kbps (117.8 KB/sec transfer rate)
Upload Speed: 864 kbps (108 KB/sec transfer rate)
Speedtest run at: 07:39 am, 17 Nov 2008 (Skynet | greater Leamington)

Download Speed: 3258 kbps (407.3 KB/sec transfer rate)
Upload Speed: 88 kbps (11 KB/sec transfer rate)
Speedtest run at: 10:15 am, 17 Nov 2008 (Vodaphone | Cambridge CBD)

Download Speed: 2377 kbps (297.1 KB/sec transfer rate)
Upload Speed: 83 kbps (10.4 KB/sec transfer rate)
Speedtest run at: 10:30 am, 17 Nov 2008 (Telecom | Tikorangi, Taranaki)

Run your own test. Also here. Commerce Commission.

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Progress. Much needed. The result of an unexpected trip last night to Dukes for Men in response to a call from the security alarm call centre in Christchurch. The shop has been completely transformed in the space of a day.

Published: 16/12/2008

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Dukes for Men

This Labour weekend sees Hot Shots To Go Victoria Street and Dukes for Men Duke Street, in the Cambridge CBD, changing places.

Raconteur, man about town, retailer, horse racing fan and all round enthusiast Malcolm McLachlan at the counter of Dukes for Men, this afternoon, Thursday the 23rd of October 2008.