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George Simmons

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    Clearwater, MN
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    Helping people sequence better.
  • How I learned about Light-O-Rama -
    In 2007, someone tried to stave off my post-Holiday SAD by linking me to the LOR video page. The rest is addiction.
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  1. George Simmons

    strobe light strings?

    I think there's something abnormal going on with your setup/controller. Having 50+ strings of these, and then seeing this in my LOR feed I almost pooped my pants. Then I did some testing. I tested on two different versions of older CTB16PC controllers and also on an old CTB08D and on all three the strobes worked just fine at full on. Whew!
  2. George Simmons

    strobe light strings?

    Got mine from my white wire vendor today. No email or anything - they just showed up. Of all the nerve... Within an hour, I got a phone message from my green wire vendor telling me those will ship next week. The timing made me laugh. They all must have been on the same boat. The strobes look totally awesome. Anyone who thinks they're not bright enough, I'll buy them from you.
  3. George Simmons

    Back up and running~2018 Will be a Christmas Display

    Thanks for the warning. Gives me time to sharpen up my insults and snide remarks.
  4. George Simmons

    Round power cable

    From the been there, done that department: Just about everything you buy from either a vendor or fellow decorator has whatever connectors THEY used. It gets real awkward real fast to have a bunch of different size/style connectors laying around. Choose your connectors and then stay with those EXCLUSIVELY. Replace everything else you might have and get rid of everything else. In my case, I settled on the 4-pin pigtails and extension cables from DIY LED Express. I use them on every RGB controller (whether pixels or dumb RGB) and every RGB/pixel prop in my inventory. It took me about a week to bring everything into compliance, but now I'm no longer held hostage having to use certain props only on certain controllers.
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    Round power cable

  6. George Simmons

    Moving to a NEW Computer

    I had that exact same experience with a Windows 10 laptop. I went to FILE > OPTIONS > Tab 6 and way at the bottom, I UNchecked the Advanced Rendering Engine option and everything all of a sudden worked just fine.
  7. George Simmons

    Round power cable

    From the been there, done that department: If you enjoy problem-free soldering, avoid copper-clad aluminum (CCA) wire, and spend a few cents extra for oxygen-free copper strand wires.
  8. George Simmons

    Sequencing CCR's in SE with Channels 151-157

    Create the random pattern manually and save it as a named clipboard. When you want to use it, paste it to background.
  9. George Simmons

    Round power cable

    I've been using 18GA round 4-conductor extension cords (and pigtails) from DIY LED Express for years. I wouldn't even think of buying them elsewhere. They're the same size as what LOR uses for 10w RGB floods.
  10. George Simmons

    Sequencing CCR's in SE with Channels 151-157

    Double post.
  11. George Simmons

    Sequencing CCR's in SE with Channels 151-157

    I'm not sure what Dennis was answering either. But if it was anything to do with deleting the macro channels, I've done that with every CCR/P/B I have and each device still works just fine without them.
  12. George Simmons

    Bullet pixels in candy canes

    Actually I didn't have any return wire to deal with. I only ran one candy cane per RGB channel on a CMB24D. Had I been doing smart pixels though, and given the difficulty of getting the bullet pixels through in the first place, I probably would have run the wire on the outside. Another reason why folding over a ribbon might be a far superior way to go.
  13. George Simmons

    Google Really Does See All

    Time to maybe count your blessings - I'm 6'3" and wish I only weighed 240.
  14. George Simmons

    Bullet pixels in candy canes

    I didn't use pixels - I used dumb RGB bullet nodes. (Where I used them it would have been a waste to do it with pixels.) They were a bear to pull through but the results were worth it. I think they look great. I tried strips but didn't like the dark side look. I never thought of folding them. Now I've got another project... I haven't seen a white candy cane at Walmart for the past three years. Not even online. I'm glad I stocked up, but my spare inventory is almost depleted. The good news is that putting RGB inside the discolored old canes will prolong their useful lifespan. The RGB color blasts right through the discoloration.
  15. George Simmons

    AutoFlip clipboard tool for S5

    We shouldn't even be having this conversation in 2018. More than one person a dozen people who've gone through my Sequence U classes the past few years have mentioned Clipboard Flipper as one of the most useful tools they learned about. It's a shame that LOR seems to pay so little attention to the things that so many of their most avid and active sequencers have to say and suggest.