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Richard Hamilton

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Richard Hamilton last won the day on August 30 2017

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    Now in Sparks Nevada, previously in San Ramon, CA
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    Retired Engineering Exec / Former Pro Musician

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  • How I learned about Light-O-Rama -
    Been doing animated lights since 1990 (before LOR)
  • Favorite Decorating Holiday?
    Christmas of course

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  1. Beta 5.018 still in demo with 4.7 license

    Good info Mike. Yea, DLL Hell I remember that from third party DLL suppliers that didn't do a good job of managing their DLLs. And that included Microsoft from time to time. I guess I have been lucky to not have much of that as I have kept use of 3rd party DLLs to a minimum. And whenever I created my own DLLs or OCXs, I would create a different name for different versions of my program so things wouldn't get confused in Sys32. While on the subject, I hope people realize that tho they may be having trouble with trying to run 2 versions of the same program at one time (something I also don't do with LOR and also would not recommend), the software is VERY stable in my opinion for something as complicated as it is. Folks should cut some slack about this. It's great stuff.
  2. Time Scale not Moving

    Uh, there are 4 green arrows on the tool bar. I assume you are clicking the one on the far left and NOT the one on the far right? If you click the one on the right, then it will play only the viewable grid and not scroll.
  3. S5 question with importing channel config

    Good question. Wondering the same thing. Actually, I have been searching to see what are the new features or differences in S5, but I can't seem to find anything. Nothing comes up in the search window that I see.
  4. Morphing from On to Off

    Brian, you area a programming God. I've hire a lot of programmers in my day, but few match your skills. I used a few of your SS sequences for Xmas and they were really the hit of the whole display.
  5. Using Insteon with the LOR program

    Uh, good idea, but if he does that, then he needs to be sure and get an OLDER Insteon device that supports X10. When insteon came on the market, they supported X10 as an upgrade path. That was over 12 years ago and many new Insteon devices no longer support X10. Need to check. In my experience, X10 is not reliable at all.
  6. Zara Radio temperature announcement

    Hi k6. I am not playing the show through Teamviewer. I agree that would delay the audio. I am simply usingTeamviewer to connect to the show computer in the garage and download any changes or updates from my development laptop to the show computer. And sometimes I connect to the show computer to start or stop the show if I need to. I don't need speakers on the show computer because all of my testing is on my development laptop. I simply connect the FM transmitter to the audio out of the show computer. And if I want to hear the music playing on the show computer, I hear it on my laptop via Teamviewer. Yea it is slightly delayed, but I don't care since I just want to know if it is working without getting up and turning on the radio. Hope that clears up the confusion.
  7. Half of CCB string is out during show only

    There are likely several possible causes, but the only time I have run into an issue like this in past years was when I had a "channel conflict" in my setup. Did you run the verifier software to rule that out?
  8. hdpe

    JR, all good points. I don't disagree. Just saying that several people are quoted very low shipping and then charged a lot more. It isn't just a typo in the email as they claim. I know a lot of companies that have been in business a long time, but they still get in trouble with bad business practices.
  9. 2018 Network Set-up Advice

    Unless I am misunderstanding, I would not use any ELLs with CCB or Pixie controllers. In my experience, the speed of 115K just isn't fast enough to keep up with complex patterns and sequences.
  10. hdpe

    I'll cut them a little slack in saying they are a shady business. They emailed me to say they would compensate some shipping cost. Thus, I had the exact same experience as you. They quoted $9 and then charged 10 times that amount. I'm thinking that this might be the way they do business. It is just too much of a coincidence that at least 3 people here in just this one forum have mentioned they were quoted low shipping cost and then charged a lot more. I'm not buying the constant excuse of "It was a typo in the quote"
  11. hdpe

    In my opinion, this McMaster place is a shady business. They also quoted me $9, and then charged me $90. They said it was a typo. I say that is unacceptable. Their shopping cart is one of the dumbest on the planet. It won't tell you the shipping cost until you PLACE the order and even then it does not tell you the cost. They send you a receipt only a DAY AFTER they already ship the product. I say to buy your tubing somewhere else and stay away from these scam artists.
  12. Newbie. Which package to start off?

    JT, really NICE candy canes. Looks like something custom that you made with RGH strips inside ?
  13. |Traffic Shuts Down 2016 GCL Fight Contestant

    Interesting. One reason why we don't advertise our lights outside of our neighborhood. Even people find out about it as is ;-)
  14. Zara Radio and WIndows 10

    yea, I had that issue before, but not specific to any particular version of Windows. It happened to me on Win 7 and 10 when first setting up. Have weatherwatcher put the weather log file in a document folder OUTSIDE of the programs folder where there is no issue of it being locked or access prevented. I put mine under user\documents\Myname\ZaraRadio. Then set Zara to look for it there in the program options. By the way, the file should have the extension of .TXT even though it has some html looking stuff in it.