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Post 46 made on Thursday June 12, 2008 at 20:43
FreddyFreeloader
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Always broke, 31 years old and still live with my mom and dad.....JUST KIDDING.

I play the tuba and hold a music education degree from Indiana University School of Music. Ten years ago I decided not to be a band director in public schools. Instead, I started installing small home theater systems, dishes and antennas for myself and a full time employer in St. Louis.
Post 47 made on Friday June 13, 2008 at 15:44
avcsite
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My name is Jeremy. In my spare time I play lots of beach volleyball, soccer (give it up for the 2008 North American Sand Soccer champs in the adult coed shell division) snowboarding, and flounder gigging.

i been in the electronics biz about 15 years... Started out doing pickup and delivery for a friends TV repair shop. Things got slow there so they decided it was best to tech me how to repair the damn things... Started out fixing RCA ctc177 chassis. Now I can trouble shoot down to the component level on just about anything electronic, with a diagram. Did some college and decided it was not for me. did some car installs here and there.

Got my first job with a custom firm as a part timer. I was there a week and was asked to come full time. They are a great company but man did they work you to death. I was there about 2 years. I got a job offer at a major telecommunications company that i could not pass up. 6 months of working for them i got a call from a builder i know and asked if i could meet with his customer and do some things for him... from there my best friend and i started our company about 2.5 years ago and we are doing ok for not actively going out and trying to get business. We are getting to that point where we need to make a decision to go all in or not.

since i found this site you guys have been tons of help only wish i could contribute more!!
Post 48 made on Saturday June 14, 2008 at 02:06
simoneales
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I'm Simon,
I've been in this industry for the last 20 years now. I started as a salesman in a Hi-Fi store and started doing installs on the side for people who came into the store and bought equipment. I'm entirely self taught and don't have formal qualifications or degrees. I ran my own gig for a while but that wasn't really for me as i like the challenges doing the work but not all the other stuff that goes along with running a business. I've been with my current employer for just over ten years now and in that time we have grown from a couple of guys and a van to one of the biggest and best known CI firms in the country. I spend most of my time these days behind racks and finding solutions to make the seemingly impossible, possible. Where necessary designing and hand building gizmo's for one-off applications. I enjoy programming and doing the stuff that forces me to think about a problem, the rest of it is more or less just getting it done.
I guarantee I'll tell you the truth and I guarantee I'll tell you what you need to know but I can't guarantee that I'll be telling you anything you want to hear.
Post 49 made on Monday June 16, 2008 at 14:53
BNC-RCA-RG59
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I'm Brian. I have been in the low voltage type business for over 16 years now. I started in the alarm business working for an ex FBI agent that opened his own small alarm co along with 3 guys, 1 salesman. I mainly was the guy shoved in the attic and scawlspaces for the first 5 years so even though I been there done that, do not ask me to get the damm attic or crawlspace. I have been involved in all aspects of design, installation, and programming most alarm brands, access, phone, cctv, and any type of security systems up till about 5-6 years ago when I came accross a house that was having a Crestron system installed. At that time I only have had a limited amount of time installing only a few plasma tv and really small rack systems with mostly RPTV's. I was installing an alarm (96zones) and all the other systems going in this house (access on side door, panasonic phone sys, and running motorzied Somfy shades) I was asked to start helping out on the home automation side after a few weeks. This house ended up having 23 touch screens and 15 displays all around along with 30 some zones of audio all Crestron along with a 350k theater. I gotta say, I was hooked from there and jumped ship and went to work for the Automation Co. and left the alarms behind and never looked back. Ever since I have been invloved in many Professional Football Players homes as well as wealthly people worth over 500M bucks. It is a real difference from doing the basic alarm in the bad part of town with bugs crawling up the walls. Lately the Co. I have been working for has been slow for the past 2 months leaving me to fend for myself. So I have been calling up all my old clients, got back into alarm monitoring and I am not taking over as many alarms as I can just so I can get myself back into their homes to do A/V and control. I found this site when I first started to program the ProntoPro remote. Since Phillips did not offer any service for their remote products, I was somehow told about this site by doing a search on the remote. Thanks for all the help in the past and oh yeah, I do help and return the favors as I do read and reply as often as I can.
Right now I am basically working as a sub for myself. I try to schedule the other Co's work in advance and then shcedule my own stuff in between and it had been working so far no complaints.
BNC
DON'T BE FRUSTRATED, GET INTEGRATED! (From a custom installer)
Post 50 made on Tuesday June 17, 2008 at 12:35
KingNAMS
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Hi, I'm Kyle. I live in Alabama and I'm in the process of starting my own CI company - King Network and Media Services. I'm very new to this stuff but have a passion for technology and am eager to learn. KingNAMS is still a side thing right now. For my paying job I work as a Network Specialist for a manufacturing company.
Post 51 made on Thursday June 19, 2008 at 18:31
juliejacobson
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I'm with CE Pro magazine.

Yawn.

Here are some things you might not know about me:

- Can bend my second toe all the way back to my foot
- Main TV is a 1997 Mitsubishi 50-inch rear pro that is 2 feet thick
- World champion Ultimate Frisbee player
- Won the bonus round on Wheel of Fortune
- Never met a french fry I didn't like
- Don't understand 90% of the stuff I write about
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Post 52 made on Thursday June 19, 2008 at 18:32
juliejacobson
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On June 11, 2008 at 17:18, reclipse said...
Name is Joe
Work in San Antonio, TX. Started selling dvd's and chrome
vinyl (LDs) in 98 as a smart arse teen. After 9 years
with the same company I'm programming Elan and RTI. I've
been here longer then most the salesmen :(

Joe, I'm from San Antonio. Never know who to recommend down there when friends/family request integration. Are you good?
"CEPro: your website sucks!" - Fins
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Post 53 made on Monday June 23, 2008 at 17:37
Fred Harding
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Julie is being modest, as usual.
On the West Coast of Wisconsin
Post 54 made on Monday June 23, 2008 at 21:32
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Last edited by Mr. Stanley on June 24, 2008 12:53.
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Post 55 made on Tuesday June 24, 2008 at 15:44
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The Met Office: more useless than a dead octopus - as now confirmed by the BBC.
Post 56 made on Wednesday June 25, 2008 at 12:21
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On June 24, 2008 at 15:44, djy said...

Weird.. that didn't show up in the text of your message. I thought you were just trying to boost your post count!

CJ

PS- what did you second?
I'm not a pro
Post 57 made on Wednesday June 25, 2008 at 16:05
smokinghot
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On June 25, 2008 at 12:21, cjoneill said...
Weird.. that didn't show up in the text of your message.
I thought you were just trying to boost your post count!

CJ

PS- what did you second?

You must be a SEINFIELD virgin CJ. It was done purposely, and I suspect he was seconding Stanley's blank post.....kinda, that is.
....Light travels faster than sound. That's why some people appear bright until you hear them speak.
Post 58 made on Wednesday June 25, 2008 at 17:24
djy
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Yup! And how many, I wonder, will trouble themselves to go back to see if there are any hidden messages lying around.


(Oh, and that's another post to my count).
The Met Office: more useless than a dead octopus - as now confirmed by the BBC.
Post 59 made on Wednesday June 25, 2008 at 19:07
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Font hex colors are cool!
Post 60 made on Wednesday June 25, 2008 at 21:00
Moe's original BBQ
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This may come as a suprise, but my name ain't Moe. I do however respond to that name. Much to my dismay, I also do not run a BBQ shop.

Only those unlucky enough to sit through my long diatribes at CEDIA expo dinners and IP party's know the reason it replaced my handle here and elsewhere 3 or 4 years ago from a previous and undisclosed screen name.

I own a CI company in a well known Ski area location in the Colorado Rockies.

I know it's not much of an introduction, but you know, baby steps. :-)

Paramount Audio Video
California/Colorado
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