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Chris Porter
Works at Video Solutions
Attended University of South Carolina
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Kudos to the guys at FontAwesome for including the Pied Piper logo (both versions) in their list of social networking icons.

If you're not already familiar with FontAwesome, it's an icon-based font that is very easy to implement and ensures your icons look fantastic at any size or screen resolution. A fantastic resource for web developers!

Check it out at: http://fontawesome.io/

#webdev   #font   #piedpiper  
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What if people are not familiar with Silicon Valley's Pied Piper? :)
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Today's Installation
I spent the better part of a week prewiring this 4-story home for audio, video, networking, and security cameras. I've finally gotten all the wires nearly labeled and organized, just the way I like it. 
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So true +Mike Schreimann. He will probably only end up using a fraction of these wires, but because there is no attic or crawl space in this house he preferred being safe rather than sorry.
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A little competition can help produce some pretty incredible results...
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Virtuoso playing is totally unexpected while "hamming it up in this way".
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There is absolutely no doubt in my mind that autonomous vehicles will make better drivers than human beings. They couldn't possibly be worse.
 
Fully autonomous driving has always been the goal of our project, because we think this could improve road safety and help lots of people who can't drive. 

We're now developing prototypes of vehicles that have been designed from the ground up to drive themselves—just push a button and they'll take you where you want to go! We'll use these vehicles to test our software and learn what it will really take to bring this technology into the world. 

Learn more: http://goo.gl/qDUtgq
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Thanks for the links +Clement Biger. Good reads.
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What are your thoughts on the rumored AT&T/DirecTV merger? Is this a net gain or loss for consumers? How does this affect the telecom industry in light of the looming Comcast/TWC merger?

Image via: http://uproxx.com/technology/2014/05/att-may-be-getting-ready-to-eat-directv/
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+Shawn Collier investigative journalism is dead. One of the last greats just retired. Think about it. Bush basically stomped on the constitution and dragged us into 2 wars. Obama ran on stoping the spying programs and the wars..... expanded both..... If we had the press from Nixon era now. Bush wouldn't have been re elected and obama would be impeached. 
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Samsung 28" 4K Display for $599.99
Amazon has been going a little crazy with their A/V deals lately. Yesterday a Roku for $36.99 (http://goo.gl/Prq7Tj) and today a Samsung 28" 4K Display for just $599.99. That's $100 off the already low price!

Amazon Link: goo.gl/vS89rc

Edit: Price has been increased back to $689.99.
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Definitely still early, but prices dropping even sooner than I expected. Looking forward to seeing what the future holds...
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Sonos Playbar Installation - Outdoor Living Room
A recent installation of a Sonos Playbar in an outdoor environment. This client already had in-ceiling speakers outdoors for music (installed by another integrator), but wanted a way to get better audio from the TV than the speakers that were mounted 12-feet above his head (and slightly behind his listening position). When we told him about all the great streaming benefits that Sonos offered, he fell in love with the idea.

The Playbar is probably my favorite sound bar for any TV with an optical audio output, providing excellent three-channel audio (with or without the optional subwoofer) for all television sources, as well as all the fantastic streaming audio benefits that Sonos offers (http://www.sonos.com/system). 

Pair a Playbar with two Play:1 or Play:3 speakers, a Sonos Sub, and a Sonos Bridge for a fantastic surround sound experience with a minimal amount of wiring and setup required. It really simplifies the home theater experience in a way that few other systems currently can.

Product Links:
Sonos Playbar - http://goo.gl/UzPZsd 
Sonos Sub - http://goo.gl/EpeMnY
Sonos Play:1 - http://goo.gl/3fqaco
Sonos Play:3 - http://goo.gl/TvqphR
Sonos Bridge - http://goo.gl/LrOozW
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Watching the Apple WWDC coverage. Am I just getting old, or do all those kids in the first few rows look like they're 14?
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The Original Instagram
Found this little Polaroid gem while cleaning out some things at my great aunt's house. I'm not sure its ever even be used.
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Yes, +Cormac Long , you can. I found some here: https://shop.the-impossible-project.com/shop/film/sx70

$23.49 for 8 exposures. Hard to tell if mine still works or not because the battery is in the film. Considering buying a roll just for fun.
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Sonos Giving Away 6 Free Months of Google Play All-Access
As if there weren't already enough reasons to purchase a Sonos system, they're now offering 6 free months of Google Play All-Access ($59.94 value) whenever you install a new Sonos system  (now through July 5th, 2014).

If you live in Columbia, SC or nearby areas, contact me before purchasing and I may be able to sweeten the pot a little more.

Details here: http://www.sonos.com/promo/googleplay6month
Sonos Store on Amazon (free shipping for Prime members): http://goo.gl/QUN40w
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I've used both. Prefer sonos app to control the system and doesn't crash. Also neater to use Sonos's universal search to return hits that might be missing from Google Play. The Google app is better to navigate and create Playlist though but crashes more. The interface is better. Either way it's great to listen to music 
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Onkyo TX-NR535 Unboxing & Installation
Yesterday I installed one of Onkyo's newest A/V receivers, the TX-NR535. Although the UI is minimal and leaves a lot to be desired, this sub-$400 A/V receiver comes packed with features such as 90W/ch, 6 HDMI inputs, wireless connectivity (both WiFi and Bluetooth), and an auto-setup microphone.

Overall, I prefer its bigger brother (TX-NR636) for its more robust performance (115w/ch) and feature set (front HDMI input, improved UI, true Zone 2 support), but the TX-NR535 is a great option for a second room or those who are on a tight budget.

TX-NR535 on Amazon: http://goo.gl/8estWF  
TX-NR636 on Amazon: http://goo.gl/TdsHtz

#onkyo   #hometheater  
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Thanks +Jason Cleanthes. The dog was definitely a cutie. His name is Bear and he's a very playful 6-month old puppy. I couldn't help giving him a little love.
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Roku LT Just $36.99 Today!
I don't need another streaming box, but Amazon's Deal of the Day is the Roku LT. This is pretty tempting at just $36.99!

Amazon Link: http://goo.gl/HhC4Lc

Edit: Price has been increased back to $49.50.
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Home Integrator, Graphic Designer, Web Developer, Tech Junkie
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HTML, CSS, PHP, JavaScript, jQuery, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver, etc.
Employment
  • Video Solutions
    Co-Owner, Director of Operations, 2005 - present
    Integrated A/V equipment, setup live streams for IP cameras, repaired wireless networks, created custom programming and interfaces for wand and touch-screen remotes, and provided hands-on training (to clients and employees) for residential and commercial setups up to $50,000. // Designed, produced, and implemented all marketing efforts for the organization, including logos, websites, flyers, brochures, postcards, business cards, and newspaper ads. // Scheduled and managed teams (3-4 people) and inventory to ensure ongoing projects were prioritized and completed on time and efficiently. // Drafted sales proposals for clients based on in-home consultations and evaluations of the clients' needs and budget before the sale, and provided troubleshooting and support via phone and in-home service calls after the installation. // Attended dealer training events and vigorously researched the always-changing array of consumer electronics devices to stay on top of current trends. // Generated invoices and collected payments from clients for services rendered.
  • Big Fish Marketing
    Lead Designer/Developer, 2004 - 2005
    Developed, coded, hosted, deployed, and maintained websites and HTML-based email marketing campaigns. // Created designs, layouts, graphics, and drawings for marketing materials including brochures, postcards, flyers, business cards, web pages, and additional print or web-based advertising solutions. // Managed creative direction of many projects and clients simultaneously under tight deadlines in a fast-paced, production-focused environment. // Enhanced rapport with clients through consistent communication and accurate evaluation of current and future needs and desires.
  • WinVisible Marketing
    Web/Graphic Designer, 2003 - 2004
    Constructed and implemented websites and email marketing campaigns for the multi-family industry.
  • Satellite Connection
    Marketing Director, 2002 - 2004
    Prepared and produced all marketing materials, and coordinated distribution of advertisements throughout the Southeast.
  • University of South Carolina
    Web Designer/Developer, 1999 - 2003
    Designed and produced graphics and logos for websites within The University of South Carolina (e.g. www.sc.edu, vip.sc.edu, csd.sc.edu). // Worked closely with University Webmaster to code, publish, and maintain common look-and-feel across divisions, colleges, and departments, while adhering to accessibility standards across all browsers and platforms.
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Columbia, SC
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Colorado Springs, CO
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Technology Integrator, Educator and Experimenter
Introduction
Gadget-addict.  Apple, Google, and TWiT fan.  Passionate about technology and utilizing it to improve the way we interact with people and our world.
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Left-handed, Forward-thinking, Backward-compatible
Education
  • University of South Carolina
    Advertising, 1997 - 2001
  • South Carolina Honors College
    1997 - 2001
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Path - Apps on Android Market
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