Archive for August, 2013

20a Dimmer Pack

My friend have been running a small lighting company for a few years. Most of his clients runs there shows out of churches, small rooms, a typical building with a 9′ 6″ high ceiling (kinda difficult to light). Usually the building has only a few available circuits to pull power from.  He place the 20a dimmer pack at the foot of the boom stands and daisy chain them with XLR cable.  Eliminates most of the cable you would need, you don’t need to do any tie in’s,  and it’s all Edison based.  Very quick setup, minimal lightweight, small equipment.


Gibraltar Bass Drum Pedals

I use the Gibralter Intruder. For me it’s about the best pedal out there.  Very well designed and strong like zee bool.  Engineering and design wise it is virtually equal to the Tama Iron Cobra which may even be slightly cooler. (And probably have a better attitude than Gibralter when it comes to repairs).  I do not recommend the Avenger or Prowler or any lesser pedals of ANY brand that do not have the baseplates (this rule really only applies to double pedals and you need the plates on BOTH pedals… if you try pedals with “wires” and those with plates you’ll  see what I mean). You can get exceptional gibraltar double drum pedals at guitar center.

Iolo Software Products

iolo software products have earned multiple Editor’s Choice awards and top reviews, including recognition from PC World, Laptop Magazine, PC Magazine, ZDNet, and CNet. iolo’s products are available for purchase through leading retailers across the United States, Canada, and the UK, including Amazon US and UK, Best Buy, BJ’s, CompUSA, US, Costco Canada, QVC UK, Fry’s Electronics, Future Shop, London Drugs, Micro Center, Office Depot US and Canada, OfficeMax, and Wal-Mart. They are also available worldwide via Internet ESD at, mail order, resellers, VARs, and other global outlets.


Elder Care Portland

I just thought I would post some information for people who have older parents to care for. I think the elderly people need more of our company. They have contributed all their life to ourselves and the society, they should be well cared! My mom has set a good example for me, she takes good care of my grandparents. My cousins too are a good example. When their parents asked them if they can get home care for them and for their grandmother, right away, they searched online for the best home care in Portland.

My cousins were able to find Elder Care Portland company for their parents and grandmother in greater Portland area. They said that they are happy with their service. At Your Home Care, LLC has been caring for clients for over thirteen years in their homes. They have been using At Your Home Care, LLC for about 2 years, 24/7. It was quite pricey but a godsend since my cousins are 1000 miles away from their parents and grandmother, and they needed the care longterm.  They also help the elders on how to use the internet, and how to email photos to family members. Many elders are barely computer literate, but know they’re not using them efficiently or correctly. The elderly also tend to dislike nursing homes. My great-grandmother lived till 84 or so, unable to walk or do daily activities, without ever being in a home and preferred her caretaker over a nursing home.

The older people are not only a treasury of experience, custom, living culture of this world, but also a glue to connect family member/the next generation. Imagine that once your grandparents passed away, the home-away members who are residing in another places would rarely come home to visit you and your parents. We have to be filial! Everyone can be old, so try your best to take care of the elderly people! Spend your weekend with them, listen to them, chat your life story with them…If you are not by their side, call them as often as you can, also don’t forget to go home and visit them!



SKB ATA Style Cases VS SKB Roto-Mold Style Cases

The roto cases have a removable back “door” rather than a clamshell cover. Not as water and dust resistant as the ATA style. Also, the door affords less room to access back connectors. The early roto cases had molded in handles rather than inset ones, not sure about the currrent ones. IMO, SKB cases are only worthy for basic car transport, or racking stuff that doesn’t get moved a lot. They don’t truck pack well, the hardware gets tweaked easily, and the mounting rails are sketchy for
heavy power amps and the like. I got my 7 exciting skb at musicians friend, and they’ve served me pretty well. I’d hate to see what happens if I ever drop one though.