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  • Light Minds at ETC Workshop 2008

    Every year about this time we hold a workshop for our dealers and reps in the US. It is always a fun event and we try to keep things active and upbeat. Attendees get in depth product training and we have a lot of fun outside activities as well. The event...
    Posted to Light Minds Think Alike by dlincecum on 07-19-2008
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  • An Opera follow up

    In a few posts I have pondered what is happening to the arts in "this day and age." I do wonder about these things - but I don't lose much sleep over them. When I posted about the NYC opera deciding to take a year off and then do a season of all modern...
    Posted to Light Minds Think Alike by dlincecum on 07-15-2008
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  • Wireless airspace management

    Talking a while back to my buddy Victor he was updating me on the RFR being used for a NY production. Turns out it was working great until the audio guys showed up, installed their own personal wireless network and absorbed some of the last few free channels...
    Posted to Light Minds Think Alike by dnorth on 07-11-2008
  • Have a good time.

    So, I've been a little preoccupied. Lincecum and I talked quite a while ago about adding my two cents to the ETC blog pool and I was all jazzed about it. I mean, what a great opportunity to actually get to write something interesting! No offense to those...
    Posted to Light Minds Think Alike by chiefjoseph on 07-10-2008
  • An Evening with Rush – spoiled??

    I’ve been a fan of Rush since before I was allowed to go to their concerts. Whether its 2112 taking notes from Ayn Rand’s “Anthem,” a mathematical cacophony of syncopation and time signature changes, or social and political lyrics by the non-singing drummer...
    Posted to Light Minds Think Alike by dnorth on 07-10-2008
  • Twin Cities theatre closing

    I noticed this while on vacation (so sweet!) That a longtime Minneapolis theatre had closed its doors dues to debt. This is a very sad situation, especially considering the strong stature of the theatre. They won a tony award three years ago for outstanding...
    Posted to Light Minds Think Alike by dlincecum on 07-07-2008
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  • Lesson on launching new features

    There's quite a bit of chatter online the last few weeks regarding Netflix's decision to first kill, then revive, a little-used, cumbersome feature of it's service called "Profiles". I'm not a Netflix subscriber (I actually use Blockbuster's mail service...
    Posted to Light Minds Think Alike by john.kuehl on 07-02-2008
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  • Mike’s Three and a Half Years in Europe

    After three and a half years of living and working in Europe I have only come to grasp one thing with absolute certainty: Europe is not the U.S.A. and the European Union is not a single market place. Granted, it is very nice to have a single currency...
    Posted to Light Minds Think Alike by mmeskill on 07-01-2008
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  • Weighing Progress in Pounds

    Figured it was worth explaining what Isaac (and some of the rest of the summer help) was REALLY doing with those big stacks of paper in a previously-posted photo. There's a group of interns helping ETC to scan an estimated three million pages of systems...
    Posted to Light Minds Think Alike by john.kuehl on 06-26-2008
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  • Mike to Write Blog Posts

    I spent just over four years in the United States NAVY as a Fire Control Technician. (Like missile firing not the hot red flames and smoke type of fire). It did not take me long to learn that the word NAVY was actually an acronym for Never Again Volunteer...
    Posted to Light Minds Think Alike by mmeskill on 06-23-2008
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  • Summer Help Arrives at ETC

    Summer has arrived, and with it, waves of interns and LTEs and other part-timers have descended on the ETC campus in Middleton. They're helping out in all kinds of ways, across all areas of the company. And, universally, they all seem like they're here...
    Posted to Light Minds Think Alike by john.kuehl on 06-20-2008
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  • 2 Scene or not 2 Scene

    I've been hesitating to blog on this - but I think it is time. There are a couple of threads on this in the ETC forums. In the near future ETC will have to cease making the Express consoles. These desks have been a mainstay of our console sales for over...
    Posted to Light Minds Think Alike by dlincecum on 06-16-2008
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  • The Opera risk

    Terry Teachout wrote a piece in the Wall Street Journal about the New York City Opera taking the big risk - a year off with practically no performances while their home - the State Theatre is renovated. Not only are they taking this year off - but the...
    Posted to Light Minds Think Alike by dlincecum on 06-13-2008
  • High School Theatre moves on

    I've been to the dentists a lot lately. As my colleagues at ETC know - I've been having tooth pain - Glad to say it is now gone - along with much of the tooth. Anyway, the point is I have been browsing through magazines and saw this article in Time magazine...
    Posted to Light Minds Think Alike by dlincecum on 06-11-2008
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  • A little Lagniappe anyone?

    I guess everyone is looking for "a little something extra." That is how I first learned the definition of Lagniappe when I moved to New Orleans. As a product manager we always talk about trying to find that "little something extra that thrills the potential...
    Posted to Light Minds Think Alike by dlincecum on 06-09-2008
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