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jstorms last won the day on May 28 2016

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About jstorms

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  • Birthday 01/01/1916

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    Austin'ish, TX
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    Christmas Lights.
  • How I learned about Light-O-Rama -
    Came to me in a dream, or maybe it was a vision, after watching Christmas Vacation so many times that my dog was quoting the movie in her sleep where she too had a vision of a Christmas display so magnificent that it would simultaneously bring joy to the world while summoning neighbors to my doorstep with torches and pitchforks suggesting that I seek a doctor's prescription for treatment of what they perceived to be an OCD disorder. Dismissing the locals with reassurances of neighborly harmony, good will and peace I'm unable to resist the urge to call all the area TV stations, newspapers, and radio stations and proclaim from the most visited websites to invite the world to my doorstep to visit in the flesh a marvel of lights like no other. To my doorstep also arrives the police department, HOA board and occasionally nerds who are impressed to jealousy for what other force would compel mortal eyes to extinguish the lights that so mystify the soul that one cannot look away.
  • Favorite Decorating Holiday?
    Christmas (the only decorating holiday)

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  1. So I'm doing my mom's house this year and need a standalone solution. So I bought the Light-O-Rama Gen3 mini director (UMP3g3). This one does not have an internal clock. How to upgrade firmware on LOR Gen3 Mini Director (uMP3g3)
  2. This was happening on all sequence files, on a local drive. Files were loading, albeit, very, very slowly. A short sequence (with basically no sequencing) took a few minutes. A normal sequence without pixels or RGB, well I gave up after waiting 2 hours. I rebooted Windows a couple of times, reinstalled the LOR software, upgraded to the latest LOR software and no luck. LOR software was using very little CPU and not much memory. So I went and reset Windows 10. Reinstalled everything and now it seems to be okay. Honestly, I think my problem was/is that my computer upgraded to Win10 and it didn't come with it already installed. I hate my Lenovo W540, oh so very much, for oh so many reasons. New Dell laptop is on the way.
  3. So after a month or two I opened up the Sequence Editor on my very beefy Lenovo Win10 laptop. The sequence editor loads up fine, but when I go to load a file it just sits there (Not Responding). I tried opening a LMS file with about 40 channels and after an hour gave up on it. I downloaded the newest version of the LOR software installed it, rebooted my computer, but still get the same results. Any ideas before I set my computer back to defaults?
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    Pixel Packers and the Universes

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    Pixel Packers and the Universes

    Yes, the new San Devices firmware is out as Beta. It does do the split universe thing just fine.
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    Drawing windows frames in visualizer

    If you're going for exact placement of pixels using the LOR visualizer I would draw some long lines to make sure you get all your pixels then edit the fixture to put the pixels right where you want them. I did something similar for a more complex shape below:
  7. I bought a bunch of these from Holiday Coro. Basically it is heat shrink with solder built in saving a step when soldering on pigtails, connecting strings, etc. They appear to work pretty good. I still plan to put another layer of Waytek heat shrink on the outside (just like Alan taught me to do). Link: HC Solder Shrink Sleeves, Link: Waytek heat shrink tubing
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    Question on 50W Floods

    I believe the 50W floods are IP67. Here is how to interpret what that means. IP67 means it is dust tight and can handle being submerged for a little over a minute. I'll let someone else test that out on their floods though
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    Mad Grab Deliveriy

    My mad grab haul arrived today.
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    Where to start......

    Sorry, I didn't know that [Foul Language Used] off was a swear. I already put a dollar in the jar.
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    Where to start......

    You take the blue pill, the story ends. You wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe. You take the red pill, you stay in Light-O-Rama-land, and if all goes well you will [Foul Language Used] off your HOA."
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    CMB24D DMX for Dumb RGB Flood Setup Problem

    If you can run from the HW utility, but not from the sequence editor: Make sure the LOR control pannel is running (light bulb in the task tray) Make sure that you are NOT running the HW Utility at the same time.
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    Mad Grab - What Did You Get?!

    Picked up a pair of the 50w RGB floods to put under my trees. I did get the are you a robot question. I noticed that things sold out a lot slower this year. In fact they still have pxcon16's. I'm tempted to get one to play with.
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    RFE Batch Configuration Import

    Ah, that could be it. I don't have .lms associated with the sequence editor. I'll fix that and see what happens.
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    RFE Batch Configuration Import

    Verified that I have MS .NET installed. Downloaded the new version of Bob's tool, Thanks again. On startup I still get the unhandled exception from Microsoft .NET, ignoring that and attempting to convert files I still get the "Object reference not set to an instance of an object". It gives me one of those errors for each file. See the end of this message for details on invoking just-in-time (JIT) debugging instead of this dialog box. ************** Exception Text ************** System.NullReferenceException: Object reference not set to an instance of an object. at ImportOmation.main.main_Load(Object sender, EventArgs e) at System.EventHandler.Invoke(Object sender, EventArgs e) at System.Windows.Forms.Form.OnLoad(EventArgs e) at System.Windows.Forms.Form.OnCreateControl() at System.Windows.Forms.Control.CreateControl(Boolean fIgnoreVisible) at System.Windows.Forms.Control.CreateControl() at System.Windows.Forms.Control.WmShowWindow(Message& m) at System.Windows.Forms.Control.WndProc(Message& m) at System.Windows.Forms.ScrollableControl.WndProc(Message& m) at System.Windows.Forms.ContainerControl.WndProc(Message& m) at System.Windows.Forms.Form.WmShowWindow(Message& m) at System.Windows.Forms.Form.WndProc(Message& m) at System.Windows.Forms.Control.ControlNativeWindow.OnMessage(Message& m) at System.Windows.Forms.Control.ControlNativeWindow.WndProc(Message& m) at System.Windows.Forms.NativeWindow.Callback(IntPtr hWnd, Int32 msg, IntPtr wparam, IntPtr lparam) ************** Loaded Assemblies ************** mscorlib Assembly Version: Win32 Version: 4.0.30319.34209 built by: FX452RTMGDR CodeBase: file:///C:/Windows/Microsoft.NET/Framework/v4.0.30319/mscorlib.dll ---------------------------------------- ImportOmation Assembly Version: Win32 Version: CodeBase: file:///C:/Users/John/Downloads/ImportOmation121.exe ---------------------------------------- Microsoft.VisualBasic Assembly Version: Win32 Version: 12.0.20806.33440 built by: FX45W81RTMREL CodeBase: file:///C:/windows/Microsoft.Net/assembly/GAC_MSIL/Microsoft.VisualBasic/v4.0_10.0.0.0__b03f5f7f11d50a3a/Microsoft.VisualBasic.dll ---------------------------------------- System Assembly Version: Win32 Version: 4.0.30319.34239 built by: FX452RTMGDR CodeBase: file:///C:/windows/Microsoft.Net/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System/v4.0_4.0.0.0__b77a5c561934e089/System.dll ---------------------------------------- System.Core Assembly Version: Win32 Version: 4.0.30319.34209 built by: FX452RTMGDR CodeBase: file:///C:/windows/Microsoft.Net/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System.Core/v4.0_4.0.0.0__b77a5c561934e089/System.Core.dll ---------------------------------------- System.Windows.Forms Assembly Version: Win32 Version: 4.0.30319.34250 built by: FX452RTMGDR CodeBase: file:///C:/windows/Microsoft.Net/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System.Windows.Forms/v4.0_4.0.0.0__b77a5c561934e089/System.Windows.Forms.dll ---------------------------------------- System.Drawing Assembly Version: Win32 Version: 4.0.30319.36337 built by: FX452RTMLDR CodeBase: file:///C:/windows/Microsoft.Net/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System.Drawing/v4.0_4.0.0.0__b03f5f7f11d50a3a/System.Drawing.dll ---------------------------------------- System.Runtime.Remoting Assembly Version: Win32 Version: 4.0.30319.34243 built by: FX452RTMGDR CodeBase: file:///C:/windows/Microsoft.Net/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System.Runtime.Remoting/v4.0_4.0.0.0__b77a5c561934e089/System.Runtime.Remoting.dll ---------------------------------------- System.Configuration Assembly Version: Win32 Version: 4.0.30319.34209 built by: FX452RTMGDR CodeBase: file:///C:/windows/Microsoft.Net/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System.Configuration/v4.0_4.0.0.0__b03f5f7f11d50a3a/System.Configuration.dll ---------------------------------------- System.Xml Assembly Version: Win32 Version: 4.0.30319.34281 built by: FX452RTMGDR CodeBase: file:///C:/windows/Microsoft.Net/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System.Xml/v4.0_4.0.0.0__b77a5c561934e089/System.Xml.dll ---------------------------------------- ************** JIT Debugging ************** To enable just-in-time (JIT) debugging, the .config file for this application or computer (machine.config) must have the jitDebugging value set in the system.windows.forms section. The application must also be compiled with debugging enabled. For example: <configuration> <system.windows.forms jitDebugging="true" /> </configuration> When JIT debugging is enabled, any unhandled exception will be sent to the JIT debugger registered on the computer rather than be handled by this dialog box.