Recent content by Van

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    If you're a teacher.......

    They are already thin. Many districts in Oregon aren't requiring even a Bachelors in Ed. anymore they are so desperate for teachers. And Devos funneling more money to For profit and religious schools isn't helping
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    If you're a teacher.......

    My Wife is a SpEd teachers in a "Behaviors" classroom. When schools re-open she will return and her chances for infection are much higher than most. I'ts impossible to socially distance when a kids it trying to beat you up or harm his classmates and you are forced to restrain them...
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    Stage Doors & Truck Docks. . .

    Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you Boise HS, Boise ID. Yes, that is the only loading dock. Now imagine needing to get a 45' tall lift in there so you can replace all the loft blocks.
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    For what it's worth; Years ago I discovered these guys that have a Halloween animatronics website. They have GREAT Prices on Manifolds, solenoids, Cylinders controllers. Worth looking at. I used them for all sorts of on stage projects. Combining Their products with DMX...
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    So... who still has a job?

    Stagecraft Industries is still open and doing business. there have been a lot of impacts to our operations and schedules but we're maintaining. All of us Project Managers have transitioned to working from home. We are not flying installers anywhere, but we have elected to keep our installers...
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    Altman sues former General Manager over grow light

    Marijuana has NO place in the Lighting industry! :naughty::angryoldman::naughty: :p:cool:
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    Some good from all this

    My commute to work is down to the Early 1990's times. The healing of the environment is going to take a long time but it is amazing how quickly just a little bit of effort can contribute huge amounts of help. Imagine if we took the environment as seriously as we do a pandemic.
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    DMX terminator issues?

    Fascinating. I had a job in a HS last year it had S4 PARs with Source4WRD engines. Every time we terminated the lights went disco freak out. When we removed the terminators things returned to mostly normal but a couple of fixtures quit responding all together. We traced this particular problem...
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    Genie Lift seating?

    I was going to 'Guess' the same thing. Make sure if it can fit through the sides of the basket that it has a tether secured to the fall protection point.
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    Well... there it is.

    Well.... shoot.
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    COVID-19 Event Cancellations

    The Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland, Oregon has cancelled shows for the next 4 weeks.
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    corporate event large 3D letters

    Depends on whether or not they are going to be reused or be a one off. Me? I'd probably do foam and laminate and use laminate or vinyl for the edge banding. Use 30NF or some other foam safe contact adhesive.
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    COVID-19 Event Cancellations

    Right, The NBA suspended the rest of the season. So far the NCAA has only cancelled all fans for the March Madness games.
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    COVID-19 Event Cancellations

    Governor of Oregon Shut down all gatherings of more than 250 people for the foreseeable future. Mayor of Portland just declared a citywide emergency. I heard Barkley on CNN this morning advocating for shutting down March Madness all together, not just eliminating audiences.
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    Who's exhibiting or running a session at USITT 2020?

    and I know it's not USITT but they announced that the NCAA March Madness games will be played without fans... That's a lot of Brothers and Sisters out of work.