The Podcast, Episode 3!


FINALLY – another episode of The Podcast!  It’s only been, what – like 6 months?

This episode covers LDI 2009 – I had a nice chat with Justin from about the conference (as we were glued to the hip most of the conference), and we had a rambling conversation about different products, the LDI 2009 vibe, and other stuff related to the show.

Grab a cup of coffee, get comfy, and check out the podcast, episode 3!

The 2010 and FAT-OFF


For about 3/4 a decade now, I have done a lot of living.  I’ve toured shows, I’ve designed some of my best work to date, I married my amazing wife, and I started to share any of the knowledge of light that I have with anyone who wants to learn.  It’s been a good decade.

Not everything is great in my life though, and it’s all my fault.  I’m a big guy – and not big in a Notre Dame linebacker kind of way, more like a McDonalds Cheeseburger Connoisseur kind of way.  I never used to be a big guy – I was a relatively fit dude up until I graduated from undergraduate school.  I am really tired of being a fat guy, and I am as of today making a change in my life that I hope will affect my future, my wife, and my existence.

In all of this decision making, I realized that I had a partner in all of this overweightedness.  All the while Justin Lang and I from have been competing for your attention online, we have become good friends.  We also both realized that we don’t want to be fat guys anymore, so we’ve decided to use our sense of competition to force ourselves to drop some weight.  So, without further adieu, this day officially starts the 2010 and FAT-OFF!

Today, I weigh in at 238.6 pounds, and Justin weighs in at 244 pounds.  My goal weight is 175 pounds.  I haven’t been 175 since high school.  Justin’s goal weight is 170 pounds.  Our contest deadline is July 1, but I assume it might take another month or two to hit my goal.

Justin and I will be competing for the largest percentage of weight loss between now and July 1, 2010.  As far as prizes and all of that goes, I have my own idea for prizes between the two of us:  no more blood pressure meds, no more being out of breath when I tie my shoes, and spending maybe another decade or two with my wife instead of dying from too many cheeseburgers and bacon, regardless of how delicious they both are.  Also, not to be overestimated, bragging rights.

Justin and I will be tracking our competition with the free iPhone app, Lose-It!.  Let me say the most important part of that again – FREE.  More information will follow this post in coming days and weeks.

If you are feeling froggy and want to jump into this competition to join our rebellion against our bellies with your own weight loss challenge entry, I’m listed on Lose-IT! as, and Justin is listed as  I’m tracking everything from exercise to food intake, just to make it even harder for me to cheat.

It’s time to change my life so I can keep lighting the world.  What’s your goal?



I hope that everyone is having as interesting of a day as I am – taking a 1975 Mercury Comet to an oil change place is a TRIP!

Due to some circumstances that arose, and I have to change the day of the TweetUp to Saturday night, November 21, 2009 at 8pm.  Same fun, same bat channel, all that – something just came up for Friday night that I have been asked to do.  We are really hoping that everyone will still arrive and have a great time!  We have things to hand out, we have a big announcement to give, and other stuff that will rock!

Sorry for the day change, I hope this doesn’t blow out anyone’s candle!  Remember, if you’re tweeting about the and TweetUp, use hashtag #ldi09tweetup!

Have a great day!

REMINDER! The iSquint and JimOnLight Light Plot Deconstructed Contest!


You didn’t forget, did you?  We have so many entries – the contest ends at midnight tonight for a signed copy of Greg Hillmar’s book, Light Plot Deconstructed, about light plots and all of the wonderful things that are involved.

As in all contests on JimOnLight, this one is just as easy — to be entered into the completely random drawing for the last signed copy of Greg’s book, all you have to do is leave a comment on THE ORIGINAL CONTEST POST, here. Leave your name, email address (which will of course not be published or shared with anyone), and if you’re feeling generous, leave me a note!  I LOVE your notes!

I will be running this section of the contest from right now until October 30, 2009 at midnight central time.  Once the contest is closed, I’ll just stop allowing comments on the original post.  Good luck, and thank you so much for reading JimOnLight and iSquint!

More LDI Tweetup News: JimOnLight and iSquint #ldi2009 #ldi09tweetup


Remember when and asked you to save the date for an LDI TWEETUP?


When: Friday, November 20th
The Peabody Hotel Lobby Bar
Anyone and Everyone
:       Do we really need to ask this? and have teamed up to bring you a massive tweetup at LDI this year.  Not only will it give everyone a chance to meet and put a face to the twitter name, but also a chance to network and get to know your fellow professionals and other lovers of the lumens. and iSquint also have some other things in store for everyone that attends the tweetup – while the tweetup begins at 8pm, the real fun and announcements start at 9pm. If you are going to LDI this year, be sure to stop by the tweetup, you’ll be happy you did!

Look for an invite to show up on @jimonlight and @isquint before the week is out.