Thursday, May 28, 2009
Woman to fight $420 fine for not holding subway handrail :
"MONTREAL - The Montreal woman who was handcuffed and fined $420 for not holding a subway station escalator handrail is planning to fight the tickets, saying she was treated like a "criminal" for trying to avoid germs."und you vill hold ze handrails !!
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
"To conserve fuel and battery life, the fleet of nearly 1,200 Ford Crown Victorias is being equipped with 5-watt solar panels"
""If you look at all the buildings and if you make the roofs white and if you make the pavement more of a concrete type of colour rather than a black type of colour and if you do that uniformally, that would be the equivalent of... reducing the carbon emissions due to all the cars in the world by 11 years – just taking them off the road for 11 years," he said."
Monday, May 25, 2009
From Roads to the Future :
"The "Zipper Machine" is rather impressive; it's a huge truck-like device that lifts the movable concrete median barrier about 6 inches off of the roadway, shifts it over, and then places it back down onto the roadway." "Jersey-type median barriers weigh 500 pounds per linear foot or more, so it takes a large powerful machine to perform this task, and it moves at 3 to 4 miles per hour."
Sunday, May 24, 2009
In order to escape the sounds coming from Crew Stadium last night, I went to the Rumba Cafe, which was celebrating Bob Dylan's birthday...
"A saxophone someplace far off played-Bob Dylan - Simple Twist Of Fate
As she was walkin by the arcade.
As the light bust through a beat-up shade where he was wakin up,
She dropped a coin into the cup of a blind man at the gate
And forgot about a simple twist of fate."
Saturday, May 23, 2009
Speaking of Crew Stadium, from their FAQ page :
"Q: What items are prohibited at Crew Stadium?"
"Please review Crew Stadium's Contra Band Control Policy under Stadium Policies to identify items prohibited at the stadium. Security parameters are subject to change at any time."
Wikipedia : "The English word contraband, reported in English since 1529, from Medieval French contrebande "a smuggling," derived via Italian contrabbando from Latin contra"against" + Middle Latin bannum (from Frankish root ban "a command", as in Italian bando 'law'; also the root of 'banishment'), denotes any item which, relating to its nature, is illegal to be possessed, sold et cetera.
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
We will be providing production for : "National recording artist, Robert Randolph and the Family Band, will perform at the 2009 Memorial charity benefit concert. Having toured as a supporting act for Eric Clapton and the Dave Matthews Band, Robert Randolph carries a crowd pleasing soul and funk sound. The concert has raised over $120,000 in just two years." Nationwide Children's Hospital
Sunday, May 17, 2009
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Saturday, May 9, 2009
Manufacturer donates alarms releasing wasabi spray to warn the hearing impaired
"The developer of a fire alarm that can wake people with hearing difficulties by releasing the smell of wasabi horseradishes in addition to the usual noise has donated nine of the devices to a school" ....more from The Mainichi Daily News
- We brought in a semi's worth of production to the Schottenstein Center for the Ohio Education Association.
- We set up 2 systems (one outside, and one indoors, in case of rain) for the Ohio Wesleyan University (165th) graduation ceremony.
- Set up PA (in the rain) for "
- and Monday we will be setting up a show for "Directions for youth and families"
Thursday, May 7, 2009
" The unity point on your digital console will vary by manufacturer. However, on almost all of the newer Yamaha digital consoles, the unity point is found at -20dBFS. The only exceptions are the DM2000, and 02R. On these units, the unity point is found at -14dBFS.
The unity point we are talking here is the internal signal level of consoles when the consoles output +4dBu (0VU). This is the reference level of most equipment we use. Which means, when you see -20dBFS on your output meter of your M7CL, the console outputs signal of +4dBu."