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Orville last won the day on September 18 2016

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About Orville

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  • Birthday 11/18/1956

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  • Location
    Orlando, FL
  • Occupation
    Retired/Disabled

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  • Interests
    Photography, Garden Railroading, Gardening
  • How I learned about Light-O-Rama -
    2009 watching holiday displays with lights set to music.
  • Favorite Decorating Holiday?
    Halloween, has to be HALLOWEEN! LOL But do Christmas too!

LOR Software

  • LOR Software Version
    3.8.2
  • License Level
    Advanced

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  1. The "EXACT" video I saw that initially got me into all this too! Hi JR!
  2. Sad news indeed. I used quite a few of their songs in my displays, both Halloween and Christmas. Paul and his talent will be missed. Prayers and condolences to his immediate family and his "extended family", TSO.
  3. Sorry for your pet dog "Cody" loss. I, too know how that feels, having to put down my favorite cat after 18-1/2 years due to the incompetency of another vet that caused us to seek out another vet and by then, it was too late to save him, so we had to put him down in March 2013. I still miss him {Timone Snowstar} a lot too, I have his ashes in a special photo and paw print urn on a shelf in our bedroom. I have a lot of other cars since his passing, sometimes I think a wee bit too many LOL. But we love them all as much as we loved him before we had to put him to sleep, and then send him off to Rainbow Bridge with other many of our other pets that have gone before him, and those that will follow him there in years to come. Those that don't have, or have never had a pet, just can't relate to how close our pets truly are to us as family members. And we mourn them just as much as any of our human family members or even friends that we lose along the way too.
  4. Considering that I "edit" many of my songs, removing some of the foul language or sexual innuendos that have no place in a family light display for public consumption, especially where children are or would be present, that can create a big issue for sharing sequences and getting the "MP3" music to fit said sequence, even if you did buy the same exact song, if the sequence creator has edited it in any way, someone else, in all likelihood "is not" going to edit in the exact spots or at exactly the same length to make it fit the downloaded sequence{s}. So that really makes it difficult for the downloader to have the music fit the sequence they just acquired. I've been trying to keep a better record {by embedding the info inside the MP3} of Artist, Album, etc. of the songs/music I use, but then I, again, custom edit just about every song I use, so someone, even having the correct info on, where to buy, and for the song I used, can get it, but it won't fit the sequence unless it's edited to match the original sequencers creation, and in most cases, it would need to be edited in the exact spot{s} to match up properly and with the timings of the sequence. Just my nickels worth.
  5. I've been using L.E.D. strands from all the Big Box Retail Stores, Wal-Mart, Target, Lowes, Home Depot, Garden Ridge{now renamed to something else in my region}, Walgreen's, Ace Hardware, Dollar General, Family Dollar and even Big Lots Discount/Outlet and some I've found on occasion at Dollar Tree stores, all my L.E.D. strands shimmer and twinkle just fine, no issues with any of them at all. And funny thing is, I originally programmed those shimmers and twinkles using incandescent strands at the time, now that I swapped out to L.E.D.'s later on in those sections the blended right in. Now some sequences I did do a little tweaking to, others, I just left them alone and they still worked out fine for me with all those L.E.D. strands I'm using from the retail stores.
  6. Yep, silver screw {or white screw as some may call it} on an electrical outlet is the wide blade side and is the neutral, same for the ridged side or marked line {sometimes red band/broken stripes, sometimes solid white line, sometimes white band/broken stripes, but can even be blue or yellow band/broken stripes at times} along a wire is usually most always the neutral side, which is in most cases. always the white wire{silver/white screw} in electrical ~120VAC~ wiring, but not always, depends on wiring/outlet manufacturer, at times some do, and have gotten it incorrect, but it's not common. The dark screw{usually a dark copper color}, or solid black wire is the small blade and the Hot side. The green screw or wire color is always the ground wire, that is, if a ground is used, but usually there is no ground, since it is not necessary for 99% of the Holiday lights we use. On one occasion I did get a brand new blow mold with a grounded plug on it, but that is usually a very rare occurrence, at least it has been with all the blow molds I've purchased over the years. Oh, as per spacing, nothing set in stone on that, make them the length you need, just don't run them parallel or directly alongside your cat5 connections, unless you've got some really good shielded cat5 cables, the ~AC~ line cords can sometimes disrupt the signal in the cat5 going to each controller. I try to keep my cat5 and ~AC~ power cords at least 6" at a minimum away from each other, as well as try not to allow them to cross if at all possible over each other for the same reason.
  7. Cool vids. Wizards wasn't too flashy for me, I just love those epileptic light displays. Really liked the Phantom of the Opera too, very cool!
  8. Looks pretty dang good to me too!
  9. Third that here too. Would like to know AND SEE more on what this "bouncing tree" is as well.
  10. Like Don says, I delete my files all the time when I use an extremely short show file. You can delete it inside the scheduler, but it's not worth the effort to try and track that microscopic thin line down to click on it, but it can be done. Just delete the external files and recreate your show. Now of course this may take a little more time doing that than just deleting a line in the schedule editor, but then again, those invisible lines take more time to track down, locate and delete than the time it takes to redo the recreation of the show{s}!
  11. Don't recall what it's name was or if it is still around, but there was a program that someone created that would let you somewhat do that using LOR controllers. I had the software, it's a bit tricky to make it work, but it works so-so. Better off synching the lights via the LOR software suite, it is, and will always be the best option{inmho} for doing that type of music to light synchronization.
  12. If you still have my cell #, feel free to call. I'm about to get off here and go take my Spanish class in about 15 minutes. So got to run for now.
  13. Would you believe those orange ones are the "female" of the species and the pretty red and black polka dotted ones are the male of the species?
  14. Occasionally. Very busy with Church activities and other things. Unfortunately still working on the power issue, as in getting it back on. Hopefully soon if things go well.
  15. I hear nothing, nothing I tell you. Not even a hint of any song I ever sequenced. I only hear that one lone marble rolling around inside my head after the holidays. {I *KNOW* I'm gonna regret that last statement. ROFL}