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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.
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  • 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.
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  1. woolfman wrote:

    I am starting to run short on time and need to know if I can run these 2 -16 channel units on 2 seperate circuits rather than 4 circuits. Simple question and hope I can. Your help is as always appreciated.


    Yes, thats what the jumpers are for. But you need to make sure that each board will not draw more then each circuit can supply.

  2. I have 3 CTB16KD boards that will draw a total of 28 amps. I want to run 2 dedicated 20 amp circuits. Can I have one of the circuitspower both sides of board 1 and the left side of board 2 and can I have the other circuit run the right side of board 2 and both sides of board 3? I don't see any reason why I couldn't but I wanted to check first.

  3. Daniel wrote:


    So What is exactly the purpose of the new firmware? Chuck has said "No led flicker when fading". Anything else you can tell us? Just like logan said, 'Do we even NEED to upgrade the firmware?"


    --Daniel L

    I'm thinking the same thing. Is there any reason for me to upgrade my boards if I am not using LED's?

  4. calle wrote:

    ok so how does one go about hooking up two monitors

    thank calle

    Two ways it can be done.

    Add a second video card to your system and then attach another monitor to the second video card.


    Add a video card with dual outputs and hook up each monitor toeach of the outputs.

    Then if you are using XP go to the control panel and go to the display property. Then click the settings tab and you should see two monitors labeled 1 and 2. Click on number 2 and then check the "exten my windows desktop onto this monitor". Click ok and exit out all the windwows and you are done. Here is a link with more info


    Good Luck

  5. RichardH wrote:

    There are ways to run applications as a service. You can google "run application as service" and find all kinds of links. The link below applies to runnig an application on windows 2000 server as a service, you may want to look around for windows 2003 server.


    I'd be interested in seeing if this works. Could you please post your results if you try it. Thanks

  6. mountainwxman wrote:

    jpcrew109 wrote:

    I bought them on ebay. http://stores.ebay.com/Toomanyamps-Surplus-Electrical_Enclosures_W0QQcolZ4QQdirZ1QQfsubZ11QQftidZ2QQtZkm. Just go to their store and you'll see them. Only click on the one where you can submit a best offer. The offer I've been submitting is 15.00. Have three so far and five more to purchase.

    Hopefull this helps and anyone can use this idea as much as you like. My way of saying "Merry Christmas" in August!

    A couple more pictures will follow....

    EDIT: added website

    What type/size of connector clamps did you use?

  7. I found my problem. When I put a meter on the output leads I get a reading of something around 54 volts. When I put the meter on the leads with a string of lights connected I get a reading of 120 volts. But now my # 10 channel seams to be stuck on!

  8. I just completed my first LOR 16 Channel Kit. When I put a multi meter on the output leads on any chanel and use the Hardware util to put any channel on I only get 50-60 volts. Fading, shimmering and so on works but I never get more then 60 volts. I checked the input and I am getting 124. Any ideas????

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