Leave Your Propeller Hat At Home

Leave Your Propeller Hat At Home

It is absolutely possible to have too much of a good thing. In the various AV and CE channels, you’ll find that at least a trickle of nerdiness runs through …

20 Square Feet of Raw Power!

20 Square Feet of Raw Power!

Working for a manufacturer in commercial AV, it can seem like the whole year revolves around two trade shows, ISE and InfoComm.  Considering the scale of …

TEA’s SATE 2017

TEA’s SATE 2017

For anyone that follows my @avphenom handle on Twitter, you most likely saw a plethora of posts last Friday about the Themed Entertainment Association‘s …

On Scott Sharer

On Scott Sharer

Like many of you, I’ve known Scott Sharer for many years. He developed the first videoconferencing classes more than 20 years ago and taught them for 15 …

Choosing the Right Piano Mic

Choosing the Right Piano Mic

Over the years of designing AVL systems, I have had the pleasure of walking into many churches of all denominations, shapes and sizes.  It is always a treat …

AV on the Big Screen

AV on the Big Screen

Fifteen years ago when I took my first job in the AV world (as a tech manager at a college) I remember people asking me things like, “So does this mean …

Curve Jumping

Curve Jumping

It’s funny how ideas work. Two years ago, I started a draft of this blog about curve jumping. I wrote an opening paragraph and then stopped. It sat in …

Is Your Daughter OK? Check Again.

Is Your Daughter OK? Check Again.

Editor’s Note: The following is a difficult post to read. It is not about technology; it is about suicide. I am posting it here because it’s …

Prevent a Projector Nightmare

Prevent a Projector Nightmare

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Everyone is familiar with this quote by Benjamin Franklin. But how does it apply to your digital projector? …

The Importance Of Being Apologetic

The Importance Of Being Apologetic

There are some things that you just don’t see very often any more. Wooly mammoths or dodo birds are good examples. There’s something else you don’t see …

Crestron Exiting CEDIA Was GENIUS

Crestron Exiting CEDIA Was GENIUS

It appears that Crestron can, in fact, predict the future. The 2017 CEDIA Expo is shaping up to be a very good show. We have a team of five people out in …

Strange ReTales: White Van Speakers

Strange ReTales: White Van Speakers

Last week I stumbled upon a fun essay at Audiophile Review in which the author used the notorious White Van Speakers as a jumping off point to rail at his …

#Just Send It

#Just Send It

Just send it! It means, “Just Do It,” say yes to something, don’t think about it, have confidence and just Send It! I finished reading a book by …

Marketing AV

Marketing AV

Just about every week I do a Selling AV podcast, (shameless plug) but I thought I’d turn my attention to Marketing AV for a moment. It’s no secret …

Lord Of The Dance

Lord Of The Dance

Apophenia is the tendency to see patterns of meaning in things. When unchecked it can be a disorder, but in and of itself, it’s a handy mental tool for …

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