Something hilarious happened to me last week – well, hilarious to me. I was watching the news early in the morning, and as I flipped through the various new sources it was literally "the stock market" this, and "the blue chips" that, and "Main street took another hit today." Oh – and JP Morgan irked [...]Read More
I just found out in a round-about way that digital lighting and display company Barco let some more High End Systems employees go last week. And JUST in time for the holidays, too! How fantastic. You know, I am no MBA holder, nor would I know how to conduct a multi-million dollar business, so I [...]Read More BARCO, economy, High End Systems, holiday stupidity, layoffs, merger
When I was in grad school, I took this class called "Digital and Physical Light," which was a grad seminar class between the lighting designers in the School of Theatre and the grads in the ACCAD (the Advanced Center for Computing and Design). The ACCAD kids were the future of animation and digital lighting – [...]Read More ACCAD, animation, Digital Light, EA, EA Games, Maya, Pandemic Studios
(image from UnFair Park, the Dallas Observer blog) Ah, I love being back in Dallas, Texas. There are so many things going on in Dallas right now, from new construction, to art installations, to new construction with art installations implanted. As a lighting designer in the DFW Metro, I am extremely excited to see the [...]Read More art, Dallas, jobs, Leni Schwendinger, light artists, Main Street Garden, Texas House Bill 2649, Thomas Balsley, Unfair Park, work
What? Have you ever had a volunteer come to your door with a free compact fluorescent lamp? When my wife and I lived in Oklahoma City, a community program volunteer brought a free compact fluorescent lamp to our house for us to have and use in order to save energy. How nice, right? We thought [...]Read More compact fluorescent, Edison Electric, FirstEnergy, FREE, legal, Ohio Public Utilities COmmission, What?
Okay, I love these interviews. I did one back in mid 2009 with iSquint, and now he's got an interview posted with our favorite sassy programmer/LD, Cat West. Don't waste a second, check it out! Cat's actually a ninja – and she WILL kick your butt with her throwing stars made of complex algorithms. Yeah. [...]Read More Cat West, industry, Interviews, iSquint, major players
So, sometimes there are things that get marketed to people with lots and lots and lots of money. There are also times when companies develop things that are only achievable by people of a very high income bracket. This specific time might be both of those times together. To be fair, there isn't a price [...]Read More bath, bathroom, bathroom lighting, bathtubs, luxury, Nirvana LED Bath, rich people stuff, What?
Stories of Panasonic's new EverLED lamp are making their way around the intarwebs in the last week – in October (the 21st to be specific), Japan will see the release of Panasonic's new line of household LED incandescent replacement lamps. Panasonic is selling this new LED source as one that will last 19 years if [...]Read More consumer, E17, E26, efficacy, EverLED, incandescent lamp, Japan, LED lamp, long life, Panasonic, replacement
The giant lighting and projector company Barco has been doing really, really well – they bought High End Systems, they're always getting contracts and selling lots of their gear. Check out some stock info – I took some captures of my stock tracker. Year to Date: Last Three Months: Barco's stock is sitting at $33.56 [...]Read More BARCO, High End Systems, stock market, stocks
I've been following healthcare reform in the United States for the last few months, and no matter what happens, it affects those of us in the lighting industry just like everyone else. There are pros and cons both ways – many of my friends and colleagues in the industries that work freelance have self-insurance, which [...]Read More JimOnLight.com, mini-Jim, Polls, readers opinion