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    Wishing you a happy birthday, Greg! And safe...

    Wishing you a happy birthday, Greg! And safe skies!
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    Awwww, geez, Keith..... There are plenty of...

    Awwww, geez, Keith..... There are plenty of shadows in this hobby already!!!
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    Thanks. After looking at most of the predefined...

    Thanks. After looking at most of the predefined models, I more-or-less surmised that the channel block would work.

    It would be nice to be able to define a set of properties without applying them...
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    I provided donation envelopes to visitors last...

    I provided donation envelopes to visitors last year, preaddressed to the recipient. Many of them blew away but some were used and some were apparently taken by visitors, perhaps to send in a check. I...
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    Yikes. There are parts on that PCB?

    Yikes. There are parts on that PCB?
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    This is true... in both cases... but... HOW ABOUT...

    This is true... in both cases... but... HOW ABOUT YOU?!?!?

    :kiwi-fruit: :apple: :moon: :icon_lol: :abnormal: :onthego: :eagerness: :barbershop_quartet_ :watermelon:
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    HOLY COW! CRUNCHTIME WILL BE HERE IN ONLY A...

    HOLY COW!

    CRUNCHTIME WILL BE HERE IN ONLY A MATTER OF WEEKS!

    LET'S GET MAKING STUFF!

    LET'S TAKE PICTURES OF WHAT WE'RE DOING AND SHARE THEM!

    C'MON FOLKS -- LET'S GET GOING!!!
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    Thanks, Tom. I more-or-less have determined that...

    Thanks, Tom. I more-or-less have determined that converting the files may be a dog that won't hunt. I can always convert them to FSEQ files and use the XLights player though to play them as-is.

    I...
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    I've come to that conclusion too, Randy.... and I...

    I've come to that conclusion too, Randy.... and I haven't decided to go forward with it, yet. I know the AC lights features were added to XLights to make sequencing easier (more of a simulation of...
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    So if a person had 1000 channels' worth of props,...

    So if a person had 1000 channels' worth of props, you'd have to create 1000 of these darned things and setting the color of each? Sheesh....

    Or do you create one model and then use the individual...
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    Hmmmm.... with the poly line, how does one relate...

    Hmmmm.... with the poly line, how does one relate that to four different channels where each channel illuminates the whole prop in a single color?

    Would using the window frame "box" and defining...
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    What's the best way to make this model?

    It's about time for me to start using some newer sequencers and before I get started, I'm looking for "shortcuts" to creating the proper models for my props.

    All of my props use AC-powered LED...
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    Hey hey hey! Look who's havin' a birthday!!...

    Hey hey hey! Look who's havin' a birthday!!
    Wishing you all the best, my friend!
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    Here's how a made 3 of my electro-cards... One...

    Here's how a made 3 of my electro-cards...

    One was a series of diodes that I soldered together and hot-glued onto the card for my signature. It also had instructions for attaching +V and Ground to...
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    I've made several "electro-cards" over the years...

    I've made several "electro-cards" over the years that I sent out to fellow DIY'ers in our Christmas Card Swap program. They were fun to make. Some of the circuitry used in them was created using...
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    Great, Ray. My brother had prostate surgery last...

    Great, Ray. My brother had prostate surgery last year and his tests are so low they're immeasurable. Hoping the same for you!
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    That's great, Ray! I'm so happy for you on the...

    That's great, Ray! I'm so happy for you on the good result!
  18. Do I want Pixels or Standard Strings of lights?

    I've seen this question a lot -- often phrased differently, but in effect, the newbie is asking for guidance on whether to start with standard strings of either incandescent or LED lights or start...
  19. You have no idea.....

    You have no idea.....
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    Wow, that's one big honkin' gear!

    Wow, that's one big honkin' gear!
  21. Uhhhhh....no...... nothing can do that.... well,...

    Uhhhhh....no...... nothing can do that.... well, maybe if you drank some battery acid.....
  22. Dirk's World-Class Hot Breat-n-Butter Pickles

    I'm at it again. I harvested about 15 cukes from the garden and didn't want to leave them on the counter, so I made some hot bread-n-butters today.... A little Jalepeno and some hot red peppers in...
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    This may work, Al. Pretty cheap, too. No idea...

    This may work, Al. Pretty cheap, too. No idea about its weight-bearing ability.... Probably not enough for the weight of that many strings.
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    So painfully true, Al. There's a gun violence...

    So painfully true, Al. There's a gun violence non-profit in Washington DC that defines a mass shooting as one where at least four people were shot. So far, though August 4, 2019, there have been 292...
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    I'm thinking the best way might be to rent a boom...

    I'm thinking the best way might be to rent a boom lift from Home Depot or some other local equipment rental place. These are towable and can extend up to 35 or more feet, and you might simply attach...
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