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Know What You DON’T Have But Need? THE NEW JIMONLIGHT APP!!!

Ok, David has been in his new garage with some cream cheese, Robin Williams when he was Mork, and a blowtorch making the latest and greatest thing to be free as hell in not only the iTunes Store AND the Android Store — the new JimOnLight.com App!

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jimonlight-google-playOk, this thing drives like a Porsche.

Jim it’s too soon for the joke Jim it’s too soon for the joke JIM IT’S TOO SOON FOR THE JOKE

When you fire this bad puppy up from whatever device you have — iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android tablet, whatever — you’ll get the top page story right up front (yeah, yeah, my battery always runs that low, shut up):

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The menu here gives you access to anything you really ever need to do in life, including eat or pay your internet bill which I keep forgetting to do:

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The Popular Articles tab gives you high traffic stories that you know you need to read:

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You know, that bastard David would OF COURSE make me work for the number one spot on that list.  What a jackass.  I WRITE THE QUESTIONS!

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Right in the dark while you’re lying there reading this if you’re an insomniac like me, maybe it’s a Thursday and it’s 2pm or something for you you can jump right to the JimOnLight Flickr Group:

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Videos.  Of course, videos!  What kind of self-serving aptly named website would be worth a damn without some videos?!!1

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YOU TOO can submit to JimOnLight.  Use the app!  If you’re out there in the field and you see the most amazing thing you’ve ever seen or just anything you might be looking at, this is how!

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Second to last but least not at all to me, the most awesome Flickr group, Today’s Sun.  Fox’s Flickr group is way cooler than mine even though mine tries really hard and never quite could afford to go to college but definitely never stripped its way through Dental School:

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Twitter Feed.  Because really now, does anyone actually ever actually physically GO to Twitter anymore?!

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David, you’re a bad ass.  Everybody else, GO GET YOU SOME JIMONLIGHT.COM APP!

 

 

 

Aww man.  I had such a crush on Pam Dawber.  But I was six or seven, it never would have worked out.

LDI 2010: InLight Gobos iPod Giveaway, and $2500 for Breast Survival

More LDI 2010 shots – Adriana and Rick Hutton from InLight Gobos’ booth in the TMB Village this year.  InLight Gobos gave away a 32GB iPod Touch to the lucky miss Megan from Hoghes Theatrical.  I drew the name and InLight Gobos rocked the prize!

ALSO, in a glorious moment of success for breasts worldwide, InLight Gobos had a great thing running for Breast Cancer Awareness Month – they offered a $5 donation for every gobo purchased, and matched each donation.  InLight Gobos just donated $2500 to the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure!  You go, guys!  I personally thank you for your donation for my friend Kory Jackson, who passed away a few years ago from breast cancer – she would have been thrilled for your support!

Pictures from the weekend:

Awesome!  Thanks to all who participated!

Solar iPods? QUE?!

There is news out right now that Apple has filed for a patent on adding photovoltaic cells to their iPods.  That’s right.

I almost put this in the What? category, but I am staying strong that maybe it’s a possibility.  Can you imagine?  I mean, I have replaced the battery in every iPod that I have ever owned.  It’s not hard to do, and it’s certainly cheaper than buying a whole new iPod – who does that anyway?  Doesn’t the Apple Store gouge you for changing the battery, or do they just replace it?  That hardly seems resource efficient.

I wonder how long it’s gonna take to charge this little puppy – I can see myself forgetting my charger right before I have to do some programming or something where I need to really focus “because I figured I would just charge it in the sun.”

Interesting.  I say GO APPLE! on this one.

Check out the schematics, from CleanTechnica:

The skinny on the street is that this patent will cover basically all of their mobile devices, from Shuffles to iPhones.  Crazy.

Wybron’s CXI-IT Color Calculator for the iPhone

CXI-IT by Wybron Color fader users, attention:  Wybron has an iPhone program that is made to correctly calculate the percentages for their CXI-IT color fader – you know, the one with two CMY rolls that mixes 432 “distinct” colors.  It’s also the fader that has the photometric sensor to detect if the lamp’s on, heat sensors, and all the bells and whistles that come with Wybron’s InfoTrace system – the remote device management system Wybron wrote.

Ok, enough of that – this post is about their CXI calculator for the iPhone and iPod.  Wybron’s CXI Calculator gives you the ability to mix the two CMY strongs together and find the specific colors you want to create.  From Wybron’s website:

Mix the perfect color for your CXI IT dual-gelstring color changer with Wybron’s CXI Color Calculator for the iPhone and iPod touch.

Using the Color Calculator’s simple interface, scroll through two overlapping gelstrings of cyan, magenta, and yellow to find the perfect color out of nearly 500 different shades. Then plug its numerical values – either decimals or percentages – into your control console to create the color on stage.

Or find the values necessary to replicate popular GAM, Lee, and Rosco gels.

The Color Calculator replaces the plastic color wheel lighting pros have carried since the CXI came into existence in 1998. But now, with all that information on your iPhone or iPod, you can fit a wealth of knowledge in your pocket.

And the devices’ illuminated screens let you mix and match colors even in the darkest theater.

The Color Calculator runs on any iPhone and iPod touch and can be purchased through Apple’s App Store. Just click on the App Store icon from the main screen of each device, or access the App Store through iTunes.

You can get this program either from the iTunes Store or by clicking the direct link here.

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Gel Swatch Library for iPhone/iPod

Wybron, Inc (the scroller people) has released the Gel Swatch Library for the iPhone/iPod generation of lighting folk – a program that has the Lee, Rosco, and GAM catalogues, complete with spectral curves and other pertinent information.  From the Wybron product website:

The Gel Swatch Library gives you multiple ways to find the perfect color for your production. Scroll through lists of gels made by each manufacturer, or search for a specific gel name.

Spectral Energy Distribution curves and CMY/RGB percentages listed for each color provide the vital data you need to create breathtaking scenes on stage.

Examine similar shades with the Gel Swatch Library’s side-by-side comparison window, where you can also compare complementary colors to find different shades that go together perfectly.

The library’s easy-to-use interface condenses the swatch books that lighting pros have used for years – putting a wealth of knowledge onto a device that fits in your pocket.

The Gel Swatch Library runs on any iPhone and iPod touch and can be purchased through Apple’s App Store. Just click on the App Store icon from the main screen of each device, or access the App Store through iTunes.

Get a copy of the Gel Swatch Library from Wybron in the iTunes store, or by clicking here.