Want to connect outside of IT service and your work or business?

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This is about a different kind of connectivity…  I really enjoy talking on the phone, emailing, texting, and communicating on social media with you every day about work and IT related issues, and I love it when we can help you or your business resolve a computer or server problem and get you back to work. But what I would like …

Record your Xbox or PS3 video game play to your PC, in HD with the Hauppauge HD PVR Gaming Edition

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Record your Xbox or PS3 video game play to your PC, in HD! HD PVR is the world’s first High Definition video recorder for making real-time H.264 compressed recordings from your Xbox or PS3 game play. HD PVR records Component Video (YCrCb) is recorded at resolutions up to 1080i, while audio is recorded using optical audio with Dolby AC3 or two channel stereo …

Tablet computers such as Apple iPad being used to control live audio for band performances

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A common scene at any live music event is to see the band on a stage, and somewhere in the middle of the listening area a table setup with a mixing console eating up precious landscape. In a concert setting, you would hardly notice the loss of space, but in a more intimate setting like a club, bar or restaurant, …

Greenville / Upstate musicians wanted for fun & funky band!

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Okay, this has nothing to do with Homeland Secure IT, but it has everything to do with fun! Most of you who follow this blog also know I am a musician and you may or may not know that I am “between bands”. I’ve decided that starting a new, fun and funky band is what I really want to do. …

Buy Adobe Creative Suite 6 Today!

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Okay, so the headline is misleading…   Kind of… Purchase Adobe Creative Suite 5.5 volume licensing through May 6th, 2012, and receive CS6 at no additional cost. If your institution has been waiting to make the move, this offer is for you. You can leverage CS5.5 right now to enrich the teaching and learning experience while helping ensure your students …

No work today… I’ll be attending TEDx Greenville again this year #TEDxGVL #Greenville

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I was rather concerned that today would come and I would have work piled up to my ears and unable to attend the TEDx event I’ve been waiting paitently for since last year. Up until 3:30 yesterday, I was reasonbly sure that I wouldn’t make it. I had even spoken with a couple people who needed tickets (this is a …

Technology used by performing bands for audio, video & lighting (and more)

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Our band, The Dockside Band, has been making the most of technology since we have been performing out, and apparently, some people have been taking note. We have been asked dozens of questions by our friends, club and venue owners and other musicians, they span many topics: How are you controlling those LED lights? Are you playing back to a …

Stream video & audio from your Windows notebook / computer to your big screen TV or projector wirelessly

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The question of the day was from a client who asked, “How can I display what I see on my notebook to my big screen TV, without physically connecting it?”. Obviously, connecting the notebook to your LCD TV is probably the easiest thing in the world, using an HDMI, DVI or even VGA cable, however, it is inconvenient, especially if …

Dinner at Saskatoon & Metomorphoses at Warehouse Theatre made for a great evening! @WarehouseGVL @THE_Saskatoon

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Wow, what a busy weekend!  We managed to pack so much into 48 hours this past weekend and had a great time doing so.  Our daughter that is a freshman at Converse College called this past Wednesday to ask if we could go see the production of Metamorphoses at the Warehouse Theatre.  We were fortunate to attend all of last …

“Something More Than a Game” at the Warehouse Theatre in #Greenville @WarehouseGVL

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Thankfully, John, Megan and I were able to fit a night into our busy schedule this month to see “Something More Than a Game” at Greenville’s Warehouse Theatre last Saturday night… and I’m so glad we did!  I am also pleased that we arrived early enough prior to the performance to hear the playwright, Jayce Tromsness, speak to hte audience …