Monday, 23 April 2012

Monday, 23 April 2012

CS6 - Great New Product? Same Customer Service.

Traditionally St Georges Day is a celebration of all that is English, including someone who wasn't from England defeating an evil dragon...

It's therefore intriguing that Adobe chose today to announce CS6, a product which will once more cost nearly twice as much in the UK/Europe as it will in the USA... not quite sure of the point they're trying to make here but it's very kind of them to think of us.

It'll be interesting to see what the suite now includes (typically it's difficult to hear anything over the din of hype surrounding Photoshop) it sounds like there are a couple of useful new features for those that are increasingly involved in app development, however it's good to see that whatever the product is like, the legendary Adobe customer service is unchanged. Earlier I had the temerity to ask a couple of questions via their online chat, I found the conversation quite amusing so I thought you might like to see it:


Welcome to Adobe! You are now chatting with 'Arnold'
Arnold: Hi, How are you doing today?
you: Good thanks.
you: Looking at the creative cloud stuff. Is there an easy way for me to order multiple licences at once?
you: Also, do you have a release date?
Arnold: No.
Arnold: You can pre-order now.

{Long Pause}

you: Is that it?
Arnold: Yes.


Wow... I feel valued... just another reason why we are slowly transitioning to Apple.

Thursday, 19 April 2012

Thursday, 19 April 2012

Ginetta Comp - If At First You Don't Succeed

Got some bad news yesterday, Ginetta have already announced the finalists for the first round of the Grid Girl comp and sadly I didn't make the cut.

I think it's fair to say that I have some fairly stiff competition here so - learning as one does from my competition - this morning I decided to have some more professional shots done which more closely resemble the standards required. I shall resubmit these to Ginetta in the hope that it'll make the difference and I can achieve my dream.

I've also uploaded the shots to a facebook gallery, since the main competition is a "like" comp I'd really appreciate it if you could "like" my photos so that Ginetta realise the kind of support I have.

Thanks for being so amazing and supporting me to fulfil my dream. If this is the first you've heard of this then you can find out more in these other posts.

P.S. well done to Chelsea Davies who won the public vote for Thruxton.

Wednesday, 11 April 2012

Wednesday, 11 April 2012

Please Support My Ginetta Application

Those of you that know me well know that I have a few keen interests that verge on obsession: the Internet (naturally), The Wildhearts and Ginetta, specifically the G40R.

You can imagine my excitement therefore when Ginetta announced their competition to represent them on the grid at one of the rounds of the BTCC, get my face seen by millions on ITV4 and mix with the great and the good of the UK motorsport industry in the process.

Needless to say I applied with haste (my application follows) and hope to be one of the lucky few that are chosen for this high-profile opportunity, but in the hope that you'll want to support me in achieving my dream here are a few ways you can help:
  1. Supportive tweets with the hashtag #CKempt4Ginetta and sent @ginettacars.
  2. Post a supportive comment on their facebook page.
  3. Link to this blog post on your own blog.
  4. Anything else you can think of: supportive rallies, flash mobs you could even build me an advergame! Just please don't hassle Ginetta directly.
Thanks in advance for your support, FYI, my application follows:

My Ginetta Application

Four photos of yourself (two face / two body):
Body Shot (My Elbow)
Face Shot (My Face)
Face Shot (Profile)
Body Shot (Have Own Suit)

  • Full name: Chris Kempt
  • Age: 36 3/4
  • Dress size: Err... 16? About a 44A I reckon.
  • Shoe size: 10 1/2
  • Height: 5' 11"
  • Email: think you lot probably know this...
  • Mobile No: as above
  • Current Location: Canterbury, Kent
  • Why would you make a good Grid Girl? I'm reliable, good humoured and accommodating, I'll do more or less anything that is reasonably required of me but would only do nudity if it's artistically necessary.
  • Which date / circuit are you free to attend? Pretty much any I think.

Please support my application and help me to make my dream a reality.

Wednesday, 4 April 2012

Wednesday, 4 April 2012

Hello World!

Hi All,

Well after years and years of good intentions being ruined by ridiculous workloads I'm finally getting with the programme and have my own blog!

I'm planning to post some of my personal stuff here as well as some of my opinions on the games/advertising industry that don't necessarily relate directly to Kempt's business. The old Kempt blog will continue and will be where we announce new projects and such.

Hope you enjoy reading my ramblings!


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