If you think autumn sucks then let me explain to you why you are wrong: -Sweaters and light coats -Gorgeous leaves and trees -The cool refreshing air -The style -Pumpkins -The rich, luxurious colours -Halloween -HALLOWEEN OK. -Candy -Your school supplies and clothes are still fresh and new -How eery and mysterious it is at night -Classic halloween movies -Autumn scented candles like caramel apples and cinnamon
Sigh. Well I got my computron back from repairs; needed a new hard drive so needed a new version of Windows, 8.1 now. Believe it or not I was still using Vista! I bought a VERY good computer back in 2008, and it’s still very good (replaced the video card a couple of times though) - and I’ve spent hours re-installing programs onto the new drive and OS, and everything seemed to work well….UNTIL I installed my favorite photo editing software, which I can’t get to operate due to apparent compatibility problems - and I’ve changed the settings to every old iteration of Windows offered, still nothing. It’s really depressing because that program was so familiar to me, and it had so many options which I really loved. I feel like a friend has died. Now I have to switch to a different program, and learn that. Goddammit. Thanks again, Jeebus.
Welcome to (un?)lucky season 13 of Project Runway. After meeting our initial set of 18 designers, I was pretty psyched to see the diversity and cultural breadth featured – but after a few swift cuts and some even more baffling decisions by the judges, I’m already feeling disappointed by this season. Hopefully, the premiere episode is more of a fluke than an indicator of what’s…
So the latest thing to go wrong is my desktop computron took a dump today - it boots up to the main screen, but I can’t open any programs or even the task bar. Took it in for repair, and after explaining it to the geek, he gave me a few estimates of what it might be and what the repair might entail - basically either new head drive or reinstall Windows, either one means reinstalling all my programs from scratch. After searching I think I’ve found all the disks for all of them, EXCEPT I was in full panic mode because I couldn’t find my Photoshop originals anywhere! After hours of searching, finally found them - of course they were the only ones that had slipped down somehow to the back of a random storage shelf! Now I wait for the bad news from geek repair to see what needs to be done, and how expensive. Thanks again, Jeebus.
UPDATE; $350 for new hard drive, new Windows, and all installation fees. Thanks again, Jeebus.
UPDATE 2; while digging through my old programs, I found a copy of ‘Windows Office for Teachers and Students 2003’!!! It includes the old Word program, which does not come with the new Windows that is being installed in my computron. I wonder what the odds are that it will work, or be at all useful.
Here is my opinion on why I disliked Sandhya’s dress so much; first of all, the entire ‘look’, with the torn shoulders, frayed and ragged hems, soiled look of the material, and the model’s eye makeup gave me the immediate impression that she had been attacked. To me there were only two ways to interpret the look; first, that it was glorification of sexual violence, or second that it was a ‘shock statement’ to speak out against violence towards women. Either way, it WAS TOTALLY INAPPROPRIATE for the stated challenge, which was a simple ‘design a Spring look’ (look fashionable for Spring in our ‘just raped’ collection!). It was NOT an ‘avant garde’ challenge, which is the only forum the dress would have been acceptable. There is no way it could be actually worn or be a part of a Spring collection - and Sandhya basically ignored not only the theme, but also what her ‘client’ directed her to produce, which is not how a designer operates in business.
Ignoring a PR theme normally is a huge problem with the judges, and has gotten designers ‘aufed’ before. The judges completely blew off this aspect of the show and made their previous objections to other designers works an obvious farce.