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Stephen Blue

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  • Birthday 09/23/1984

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    Deltaville, VA
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    Local Government IT

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  1. Yea, there is a scroll bar, and the log will last forever if it's just reporting on songs. But it reports on interactive trigger activations too, which I'm getting hundreds of an hour at points. During peak time tonight, it only lasted for 15 minutes before clearing.
  2. I know I'm one of the few still using 2.9.4, but is there a way to extend the status log? It only saves a small number of activities... I would love to be able to see how many times my interactive tree is triggered in a night, but the log is not anywhere near long enough to handle 15 minutes of activity, let alone a night. And, if you can't do it in 2.9.4, is it longer in more current versions of LOR?
  3. or, for a little different style: http://www.christmaslightshow.com/mini-strobe-light.html Many, many options out there.
  4. I had an unusual one this year too. One of my channels turns on for about 2 minutes like a blown triac, then turns back off ofr about 2 minutes (show running or not, doesn't matter.) Used to blown triacs (had 3 of my ~200 go bad this year, that seems about average), never seen one act like this before. Not really an answer, but apparently, it happens.
  5. You're describing issues I had in my display which was a bad network port on a CTB16PC controller last year. Whenever a certain controller was plugged into the network, everything would slowly degrade - channels running on the wrong box, channels flickering quickly, channels missing commands entirely. I burned up a DIO8RLY channel when it went into a flicker while troubleshooting. Once the offending controller was removed, everything operated normally. Start eliminating controllers from the end of your daisy chain. Process of elimination, if you're having the same issues I was, you'll find t
  6. 20' Tall, walk-in, controllable tree. At one point it logged 135 triggers in a 25 minute period. Kids are LOVING pushing the buttons and making the tree change color, spin, and strobe. Plus, they're INSIDE a 20' mega tree. By far the biggest hit of the year. Works using an LOR InputPup and a pair of 16-channel controllers.
  7. Well, see, back 30-some years ago, my parents had to come up with something...
  8. Nice! Are those the 50W LOR floods, or another type of RGB flood? I've been thinking about adding floods to my effects, but havn't bit the bullet yet. You're right in the middle of some of the prominent west end displays it looks like, I'll definitely be stopping by at some point to check them out.
  9. Eh, don't worry about it. I have to ask - do you meet the 40k requirement? Just looking at your FB page pics of this year, the "lack of density" makes it look like less... Maybe that's what they see? It's still very pretty, and I can't even tell what the sequencing looks like because they're just stills. I'm sure that adds a lot of "WOW!" to it. In any case, don't worry about it, people will still see it and enjoy it. Keep growing! -Signed, someone just too far outside of Richmond to be on the tour.
  10. ...They sell tangled lights? Haha, this is great.
  11. A lot of people use SPT1 and vampire plugs, but with the layout of my tree, the 6' WalMart extension cords work perfect for my use.
  12. Also, the "big box" store LED lights are generally what are called "half wave" - they are generally thought of as not well suited for using with LOR. "Full wave" lights from vendors found on this and other sites are considered far superior, while admittedly a bit more expensive. From my experience, the full waves from the vendors here tend to be a bit better in quality than big box store lights as well - though that being said, I have thousands of warm white half waves from Sams Club that I'm very happy with in my static areas, and I make significant use of Big Lots LED C6's I've gotten on sal
  13. No, you're not crazy at all. I run a "hybrid" display, both in terms of only part of my display being animated with LOR and the rest being static, and also in that roughly half of my lights are LED, while the remainder are incandescent. I personally LOVE the look of incan lights. The warm glow feel they have, and their relatively inexpensive acquisition cost, are wonderful. They are a power capacity drain for certain - one of my first conversions was virtually every clear incan strand I had was converted to warm white LED because you really can't tell the difference between them. My animate
  14. http://www1.lightorama.com/christmas-contest-2015-entry-form/ Yea.... That's kind of what I was thinking.... about that....
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