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Bob Ketcham
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Attended Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
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Ain't It All Right, first recorded by NRBQ, 1972, Lead guitarist, Big Al Anderson.  Wow!
http://www.allmusic.com/song/aint-it-all-right-mt0028348652
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30 years ago today, many lives ended and many lives changed.  Mine changed.  I was already working on safety control systems for industrial power plants (at the Institute Plant featured in this video).  I went on to work (for a major part of the rest of my career) on new generations of safety control systems, methods of assessing the levels of safety protection required and provided by control system designs and safer design of control rooms and alarm systems.  In short, I became a true believer in many of the needs described in this video.

When you hear your legislators decrying safety and environmental(1) regulation as unneeded, think for a minute about this video.  Never accept an industrial accident as simply "an act of God".  The vast majority happen because either adequate safety protection was not provided or shortcuts were taken that removed protections.  With proper design and operation, the vast majority of accidents, injuries and death are preventable.

(1) In the United States the EPA, not OSHA, has the legal "teeth" to actually enforce process safety management regulations.

The CSB is a government investigative agency tasked with finding the causes of chemical industry accidents - much like the NTSB investigates transportation related accidents.  They have no enforcement power.
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I use Chromemote (a Chrome browser app) on my Mac notebook as one of my primary remote controls for my Google TVs.  I spend a fair amount of time on the Mac, so having it always open in a Chrome browser tab is pretty handy.

The new 64 bit version of Chrome (beta version 38 or later) breaks Chromemote.  For a while, I switched back to the stable version 37 release, but eventually automatic updating got me.  The good news is that I've worked through the (previously undocumented?) steps needed to fix it.  

When Chromemote breaks, it will either 1) stop communicating with the Google TV or 2) simply do nothing.  So, if Chromemote breaks, do the following...

1) Upgrade to Chromemote 2 if you are not already using it.  Upgrade to the latest version if you are already using it.  Install it from the Chromemote.com web site.  A search for it in the Chrome App Store returns no matches.  It is in the store.  You can confirm that using a link from Chromemote.com.  I just can’t find it using the Chrome App Store’s search.
2) Use the App Store on your Google TV to install the AnyMote app on your Google TV.  Explanation: Since Google (in Chrome) has deprecated a plug-in that Chromemote 1 relied on, the NPAPI plug-in, Chromemote 2 has added an additional method of communications, AnyMote. 
3) Change the Chromemote 2 settings to use AnyMote instead of NPAPI.  Go to settings.  a) Enter the IP address of the Google TV that has AnyMote installed.  You might want to set your router or the Google TV to use a fixed IP address.  b) Uncheck the selection to use NPAPI.
4) If you’re using and relying on Chromemote, go make a donation to say thanks for the work necessary to keep it working.

I did all of these steps, but not necessarily in the order above.  If the steps don’t work for you, you may may have to repeat one or more.

I encountered a couple of bugs after making the changes.  1) the number keys stopped working.  2) attempts to download the GTV app list or channel list to Chromemote crash the Anymote app on the GTV.

http://chromemote.com/
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So, both Tablo and Simple.TV have Plex Channels for their streaming DVRs.  That would seemingly make them available for use on Google TV.

Anyone have any experience out there?  I've installed both (without the DVR).  The Simple.TV channel seems to show up in all Plex clients, including the Google TV client.  The Tablo channel seems to show up in none.

On the surface, I think I would prefer the Tablo 4-Tuner device, but I sure would love to hear from someone with some experience, especially experience in using them on a Google TV.

#GoogleTV   #Plex   #SimpleTV   #Tablo   #TV  
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+Luke Huffman Thanks.  Both your comments and the forum were helpful, interesting reading.  WRT the future 10ft interface trickling down to Google TV.  One thing Google TV has done is soured me on buying promises of future capabilities.  I'm playing with the trailing edge / actual capabilities these days.  The price of discontinued models that actually deliver capabilities is also nice.
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Looking forward to tomorrow... I'll be spending the day at Johnson Space Center to learn more about the Orion Manned Spacecraft as NASA readies to launch #Orion on its first test flight, Exploration Test Flight - 1, early Thursday morning. #NASASocial
For the first time ever, all 10 NASA field centers will participate in a multi-center NASA Social event Dec. 3, previewing the Dec. 4 first flight of the Orion Spacecraft on Exploration Flight Test-1. We are inviting social media users to apply for a credential to attend an event in-person at one of eight locations through the country.
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So, both Tablo and Simple.TV have Plex Channels for their streaming DVRs.  That would seemingly make them available for use on Google TV.

Anyone have any experience out there?  I've installed both Plex channels (without the DVR).  The Simple.TV channel seems to show up in all Plex clients, including the Google TV client.  The Tablo channel seems to show up in none.

On the surface, I think I would prefer the Tablo 4-Tuner device, but I sure would love to hear from someone with some experience, especially experience in using them on a Google TV.

#GoogleTV   #Plex   #SimpleTV   #Tablo   #TV  
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This is my first exposure to YouTube's post processing to stabilize a shaky video. In the last 48 hours, they have substantially enhanced the video I originally posted.
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Retired Control Systems Engineer, repairman at the new home place.
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  • Retired from Union Carbide (Dow Chemical) and PAS
    Control Systems Engineer, present
  • Union Carbide
  • Dow Chemical Company
  • PAS
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Nassau Bay, TX
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Nassau Bay, TX - Chesapeake, VA - Blacksburg, VA - Charleston, WV - League City, TX
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Retired and trying to make it stick...
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Robert Ketcham, Bobby Ketcham
  • I was raised in Chesapeake, VA.  
  • I graduated from Deep Creek High School in 1971.  
  • I received a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Virginia Tech in 1975. 
  • At the VT campus radio station, WUVT, I met Jan Fontanier.  
  • We were married two weeks after graduation. 
  • Jan and I both worked with Union Carbide in Charleston, WV.
  • We attended St. John's Episcopal Church in Charleston.
  • We have two great kids.  Kate lives in Los Angeles, CA. Dylan in New York, NY.
  • We transferred to League City, TX in 1992.
  • We retired from Union Carbide after the merger with Dow Chemical.
  • We attend St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Nassau Bay.
  • We plan to retire near Oriental, NC
  • We moved "around the lake" to Nassau Bay, TX in 2010.
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  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
    Electrical Engineering, 1971 - 1975
  • Deep Creek High School
    1967 - 1971
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1 star means "Hated it". I have rented cars over 200 times. This location gave the worst customer service I've ever experienced. Problems with rental from Saturday 9-14-2013 to Sunday 9-22-2013 1) Car rental took over an hour at mid day on Saturday. 2) When I reached the head of the waiting line, three counter personnel went on break rather than calling for the next person in line. 3) Counter person tried to up-sell on insurance and gas. Kept pushing these after being told no. 4) Rapid Rental Express Check-In completed before rental did nothing to speed the process. 5) Contract price did not match quoted price. This was caused by Dollar charging users $1.50/day to receive airline points. This was not made clear when giving the airline number or in the quote. It was only included in fine print of terms. 6) Correcting contract price to match quote price required totally redoing the contract. 7) Personnel told my wife waiting at the curb to "move your bags out of the way" after she had been waiting 30-45 minutes for the rental. 8) First car delivered did not have working 12V (cigarette lighter) outlets needed for cell phone chargers. 9) Second car delivered had dirty windshield inside. Cleaned it myself later in the week. 10) Car diagnostics kept telling me it was time to have the car serviced. 11) On Sunday, return line was outside of 40 car check in area by at least 20 cars. Check-in took about 30 minutes. Glad I arrived three hours before flight. 12) After I had unloaded my bags to the curb and waited 20-30 minutes to check-in, the check-in personnel expected me to move the car from the back of the check-in area to the front, leaving my bags. Apparently, Dollar employees think their customers should do their work. Don't let a low price lead you to rent from this Dollar location.
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