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  • The original Rudolph did not have a red nose. In that day and age, red noses were seen as an indicator of chronic alcoholism and Montgomery Ward didn’t want him to look like a drunkard. To complete the original picture, he was almost named Reginald or Rollo.
  • The Christmas wreath was originally hung as a symbol of Jesus. The holly represents his crown of thorns and the red berries the blood he shed.
  • The three traditional colors of most Christmas decorations are red, green and gold. Red symbolizes the blood of Christ, green symbolized life and rebirth, and gold represents light, royalty and wealth.
  • Tinsel was invented in 1610 in Germany and was once made of real silver.
  • The oldest artificial Christmas trees date back to the late 1800s and were made of green raffia (think grass hula skirts) or dyed goose feathers. Next the Addis Brush Company used their machinery that wove toilet brushes to create pine-like branches for artificial Christmas trees that were less flammable and could hold heavier decorations.
  • ‘Jingle Bells’ – the popular Christmas song was composed by James Pierpont in Massachusetts, America. It was, however, written for thanksgiving and not Christmas.
  • Coca-Cola was the first company that used Santa Claus during the winter season for promotion.
  • Hallmark introduced their first Christmas cards in 1915.
  • The first recorded date of Christmas being celebrated on December 25th was in 336, during the time of the Roman Emperor Constantine. A few years later, Pope Julius I officially declared that the birth of Jesus would be celebrated on that day.
  • Santa Claus's sleigh is led by eight reindeer: Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Dunder (variously spelled Donder and Donner), and Blixem (variously spelled Blixen and Blitzen), with Rudolph being a 20th-century inclusion.
  • Outdoor Christmas lights on homes evolved from decorating the traditional Christmas tree and house with candles during the Christmas season. Lighting the tree with small candles dates back to the 17th century and originated in Germany before spreading to Eastern Europe.
  • That big, jolly man in the red suit with a white beard didn’t always look that way. Prior to 1931, Santa was depicted as everything from a tall gaunt man to a spooky-looking elf. He has donned a bishop's robe and a Norse huntsman's animal skin. When Civil War cartoonist Thomas Nast drew Santa Claus for Harper's Weekly in 1862, Santa was a small elflike figure who supported the Union. Nast continued to draw Santa for 30 years, changing the color of his coat from tan to the red he’s known for today.
  • Christmas 2018 countdown has already begun. Will you be ready???
  • Why do we love Christmas? It's all about the traditions. In this chaotic world we can miss the "good old days." Christmas reminds us of that time.

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    www.averyeddyxmas.com
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    Christmas Light Displays, Computers, spending time with my family
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    Electrical Strategist
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  1. You only need to post once as it will be seen by everyone, there is no need to create duplicate post on other boards
  2. The way that most pay is through paypal. We send ray a list of what we want, he sends back a pro-forma and we pay into his paypal acount, none of the crap your talking about.
  3. with a $400 bill you are obviously still using energy wasting incandescents. But if you can use waste vegitable oil then at least that helps offset the cost of running these.
  4. There are no rules here, you do what you think makes you and your family happy. Dont get to hung up on what others may think because firstly do the lights for yourself and your family and the enjoyment that it will bring to the wider community is a just a bonus
  5. This is the reason many are now selling off thier mains AC voltage controllers as there is no real easy way to control a low voltage DC strip on an AC controller. Its not impossible but requires a bit of work and expense which in the end it would be better to buy a DC controller board.
  6. As far as the network is concerned each universe starts at channel 1 and finishes at channel 512, each universe will have its seperate iniverse number. The way you configure in LSP is that each channel is individual, so i may have an element that starts at channel 2000 in LSP but then that start channel of 2000 and the channel range is then allocated (mapped) to a universe in the LSP E1.31 Application, each universe is still channel 1 to 512 but channel 2000 in LSP is mapped to the universe This video in this thread will help you understand http://auschristmaslighting.com/forums/index.php/topic,2404.0.html
  7. ɟɐsʇǝppʎ

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    Some how this thread looks to be spam as the comment is very generic and general and doesnt mention anything about lights. And his signiture is a link to a site that sells scales. Spammers are getting more smarter and using more cryptic ways to get their spam across and this definetly looks like the case here. Also looking at his previous post which all occured around the same time really dont add anything and again is another tactic of spammers. Ive seen this a few time before over at the ACL forums. Some will just post once a month and add nothing but it continues to get their spam link viewed. Another give away is the english which it seems like chinglish (chinese english) and this guy does not sound like he is in Canada. So guys beware of smart spamming tactics.
  8. Changes to the ISP have been made to ensure the website and forum can perform for the future as the previous LSP server was well below par and was suffering from attacks, but unfortunatly with such a big change then this brings in unexpected issues. The current issue is not created by the move itself as most of the issues had almost been worked through. The current issue is with the server itself and was totaly unexpected and this is currently being worked on and resolved
  9. There has been an issue created by the new server that was created on the server side and was beyond the control of the LSP administrators. I believe this issue is being worked on and should hopefully be resolved soon.
  10. If your an LSP user or planning on LSP or just interested in what it has to offer then the academy will be the place to be as Ill be showing how to use LSP and how to get the most from it. I have already spent some time working on a presentation for this event So book in your place now
  11. If you use LSP then thats all you will need, you wont have a need at all for LOR LSP has LOR export but this can be hit and miss on how it turns out LSP will run LOR gear natively with the LOR protocol if you want But be warned LSP is very different to LOR and has a much deeper level of features to be creative with but all these options and abilaties can come at a cost and that is additional complexity compared to LOR Forget everything you have learned with LOR if you want to get the best from LSP would be my advice.
  12. I havent done anything specific to how the 2D mapping works but this video on creating easy chases using LSP shows how easy it is to make chases based on using the 2D mapping, layers and the macros http://auschristmaslighting.com/forums/index.php/topic,2404.msg20995.html#msg20995 I am currently working on some training material that will be at least another month away from completion
  13. The CCR is supported as ive used them with LSP for 3 years now, you can use them as LOR devices or DMX devices as LSP has the ability to run many different devices and protocols. As far as S3 support then it will import in an S3 sequences but it doesnt do a good job on the RGB elements from LOR as it then seperates the RGB channels into individual channels when imported in. One of the features that most people are not aware of is the ability to map the location on your visualizer of you display and then group these items as individual items, grouped items and whole display to then apply effects without having to manually set the controllers in a logical way to create these effects and chases. Its 2D mapping of your display and its very very powerful and is what really sets LSP apart from the rest.
  14. The LSP web site is now back up and running on the new server, there are still some minor issues which are being worked through
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