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k6ccc    500
3 hours ago, George Simmons said:

I tried that with my 12-year old grandson.  Turns out I helped poison the well when I got him his first tablet when he was four or five.  Today, he doesn't have a clue how an ordinary PC works.

Personally I love having my android, but can't even conceive of sequencing on a tablet.  No where near enough screen space.  Heck I really don't like sequencing on my laptop because it's only a single screen.  The desktop I do most of my sequencing on currently has two 24 inch monitors, and one of these days it will get a third one (need to re-arrange things to make desk space).

 

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tomsusie    23

I will turn 69 in November and will have been using LOR 4 years in November.  Still doing my own roof work.

 

 

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I'll throw my hat in to the ring with the young guys. I'm 20. Started last year and am wondering why I didn't start earlier! I personally can't stand the obsession with mobile devices. Don't get me wrong, I love the capability of them and I do own a smartphone and a tablet, but I don't like to spend a lot of time on things that don't give me an end product. That's what I love about sequencing. When you're done you have something to show for it. 

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roverdish    23

So happy to see some fresh blood and  a younger soul on here sequencing. Gives me hope for the future. 

You're absolutely true about the visual rewards of light sequencing.

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TBS99    4

I am 55 this year. I started in 2015 buying controllers and lights and learning how to sequence. I thank everyone on this forum for a wealth of information but you have to take the time to look for it which I did. My first show was in 2016 that was completed without a single problem I  did not already know how to fix.

I am not the oldest but my hat is off to the folks that are.

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radioguy1007    15

I turned 63 this year.  Been doing this with LOR since 2004 after seeing the Carson Williams video.  I had an animated display since the mid-80's that used 8 bit microprocessor controllers custom built to flash lights in patterns.  This year I am mentoring a neighborhood boy to sequence a song for my Halloween and Christmas shows.  So when I'm ready to hang it up.....   Naw!

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Mr. P    302

I think about hanging it up every year because the wife keeps nagging to add more and more. Every year the #1 spot on the honey-to-do list is Christmas decorations and every year I cross it off just to find it back at the #1 spot, no wonder the list doesn't get any smaller.  :huh:

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dibblejr    377
20 hours ago, roverdish said:

So happy to see some fresh blood and  a younger soul on here sequencing. Gives me hope for the future. 

You're absolutely true about the visual rewards of light sequencing.

I have often said "sequencing is physically keeping me alive". At 52 I am still one of the young bucks here. As the PC garbage gets more fierce every year I believe that Christmas will someday be just a blur in some of our children's memory. Its a shame (not the words I wanted to use).

JR

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Mr. P    302
1 hour ago, dibblejr said:

I have often said "sequencing is physically keeping me alive". At 52 I am still one of the young bucks here. As the PC garbage gets more fierce every year I believe that Christmas will someday be just a blur in some of our children's memory. Its a shame (not the words I wanted to use).

JR

I don't think Christmas will ever be a blur as the retailers won't let it as it's their biggest season of the year. I think the meaning and Spirit behind it will change as you can already see that happening.

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k6ccc    500
1 hour ago, dibblejr said:

As the PC garbage gets more fierce every year I believe that Christmas will someday be just a blur in some of our children's memory.

Certainly the true meaning of Christmas.  It's nothing but presents to most of the younger people.

 

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caniac    215

Christmas is what you make of it, if you get caught up in the commercialization then that is on you.  I tend to ignore it and plug along doing things for the little ones.  I want to be "that house" that the little kids will tell there kids and their grandkids about.  If I make only one child smile and say "wow" then it has been a successful season in my book.  Growing up we knew where the "wow" houses were and going there never got old even as we got older.

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dibblejr    377
5 hours ago, caniac said:

Christmas is what you make of it, if you get caught up in the commercialization then that is on you.  I tend to ignore it and plug along doing things for the little ones.  I want to be "that house" that the little kids will tell there kids and their grandkids about.  If I make only one child smile and say "wow" then it has been a successful season in my book.  Growing up we knew where the "wow" houses were and going there never got old even as we got older.

Chet- actually IMO Christmas is what the government is pushing on us taking away a lot of our rights to cave to other religions. Don't want to get into all the politics but the true meaning is slowly going away. Too much hate.

listen to the song Bill Anderson "Still believing in Christmas" this is the true meaning/ spirit combined with what's happening in our world.

But yes, I also do it for the children. 

JR

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dibblejr    377
5 hours ago, Mr. P said:

I don't think Christmas will ever be a blur as the retailers won't let it as it's their biggest season of the year. I think the meaning and Spirit behind it will change as you can already see that happening.

I meant the "true meaning" exactly retailers will always have this cash cow. You never hear the old Christmas songs playing in the stores anymore. I have seen grown women fighting during Christmas sales in Belks over a pair of shoes. I am talking fists and rolling on the floor. People have gotten shot in the mall over parking spaces. I know it's not limited to Birmingham, just making a statement.

its sad.

JR

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caniac    215

Sorry you feel that way, I don't buy into it.  Life is what you make it, it is all about choices we make.  I choose to be happy.

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dibblejr    377
8 minutes ago, caniac said:

Sorry you feel that way, I don't buy into it.  Life is what you make it, it is all about choices we make.  I choose to be happy.

Yes, I am with you. Just a whole lot of other people are not. I am not sad. You, I and a bunch of others here may feel that way but more and more people are not sharing our old beliefs. If they did we would be in a better world. It's a fact of life. 

You met me, I am as happy go lucks as anyone. I did come unraveled at the hotel but that was after a 11 hour trip and not having a room when we arrived and then throw the mixup by the front desk in there, I believe I had the right.

Other than that I wake up every day thankful for yet another day, big smile on my face as I wake up my boys.

Bill Andersons song wraps it all up.

 

JR

 

 

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caniac    215
17 minutes ago, dibblejr said:

Yes, I am with you. Just a whole lot of other people are not. I am not sad. You, I and a bunch of others here may feel that way but more and more people are not sharing our old beliefs. If they did we would be in a better world. It's a fact of life. 

You met me, I am as happy go lucks as anyone. I did come unraveled at the hotel but that was after a 11 hour trip and not having a room when we arrived and then throw the mixup by the front desk in there, I believe I had the right.

Other than that I wake up every day thankful for yet another day, big smile on my face as I wake up my boys.

Bill Andersons song wraps it all up.

 

JR

 

 

Happy go lucks?  I would say not wrapped to tight!! :)   and they will never forget Caesar!!!  What happens in OKC stays in OKC!

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