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  2. I love my Bose L1 Series 2 speakers. I have two setups with two Bass modules per speaker and am completly happy with my purchase. However, I'm note a big fan of bringing them outdoors. I have and the music is great but having my speakers exposed to the elements (dust, floating pollen balls, mist, humidity, sun baking, etc) makes me nervous. So I am looking for alternatives for outside wedding ceremonies and I believe I am going to settle for the JBL EON series speakers. They two are powered. For the Ceremony I will utilize just one JBL EON510 10" 280w Powered speaker or the JBL EON515 450w powered speaker. No deep bass from a 10" sub but the ability to play all music and prior to ceremony I could just throw a cover over the speaker to keep out the dust. Also an advantage of using the JBL is a speaker stand with adjustable legs to offset differences in levelness in the ground. With the Bose its very difficult on uneven surface. For price I am looking at $600 for the EON510 or $800 for the EON515 with $70 speaker cover for the EON515 $150 Ultimate TS-100 Air-Powered Speaker Stand $1100 TOTAL (max with tax) Then make your speaker wireless by adding the Phonic WM-SYS4 which includes 1- Phonic WM70 Stereo Transmitter (two XLR input connectors) 2 - Phonic WM400 Receivers (one for left and one for right) This runs around $350 and provides around 200ft of wireless connectivity to an active (powered) speaker. So all that is required at the remote location would be two 110 plugs (1 for active speaker, 1 for wireless receiver). So I have run into the issue that most mixers only have one MAIN out for left and one MAIN out for right and 99% of the time these are Male XLR connectors. My system I have the Bose L1 Series II which takes 1/4" Balanced input for the Left and 1/4" Balanced input for the Right. Also I have a nice JBL EON15 which I use for an extended speaker and eventually I will have another one of these. So I have 3-4 speakers but only two outputs, how do I accomplish this. I am thinking of using a Y-Splitter for the left and a Y-Splitter for the right which will take the output and split them to two male XLR outputs per left and two Male output connectors for the right. For the Bose I utilize a Female XLR to 1/4" Balanced and the JBL For the JBL I utilize the longest "quality" XLR cable I can find which is 50' and is provided by Monster.
  3. Music Source?

    iTunes would kill you if you relied on that for all your music. I use iTunes only when I need something I don't have and someone is requesting. It doesn't happen often but it does happen. There are a lot of different music source vendors out there which I will list in a later post. I use to use a company by the name of Promo Only for my music and music videos. Now I use them strictly for my music videos and my music is now delivered through TM Jones... Prime Cuts. Why did I switch? I love getting a CD of music every week and that CD containing the top hits for each genre versus Promo Only has one CD per month of one genre. If you want more genre's, that means more CD's and you still only get one per month. Quality is the same but the CD's are prettier from Promo Only but they are both functional and work great for importing as I run everything electronically.
  4. Music Source?

    Where do you get all your music to keep up to date? It would cost a small fortune and a big guessing game on what is hot and what's not as I navigate through iTunes.
  5. Cocktail Music

    This is an overlooked playlist by many and I find it is a very important piece of any event. This playlist sets the mood that will either start people in the direction of dancing or sleeping. I usually find it best to start with jazz instrumental and maybe some blues then introduce some music from the 20's - 40's like Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Mel Torme' and Bing Crosby.
  6. Here is some song suggestions when announcing/introducing the wedding party at the wedding reception SONGNAME Artist or Group Ain't Going Down Garth Brooks Ain't No Stopping Us Now McFadden & Whitehead All Night Long Lionel Richie Another One Bites The Dust Queen Arthurs Fanfare First Knight Soundtrack Celebration Kool & The Gang ESPN Jock Jam Various Artists Get Ready For This 2 Unlimited Going To The Chapel Dixie Cups Green Onions Booker T &* The MG's Hail To The Victors U Of M Fight Song Hells Bells AC/DC Hot Hot Hot Buster Poindexter Imperial March Star Wars Soundtrack It's The End Of The World . R.E.M. Kalifornia Fat Boy Slim Let's Go Crazy Prince Men In Black Will Smith Mission Impossible Theme Adam Clayton Moments In Love Art Of Noise One More Time Daft Punk Put Your Hands Up Black & White Brothers Rock N Roll Part II Gary Glitter Sandstorm Darude Soul Bossa Nova Austin Power's Theme Southside Moby Take It To Da House Trick Daddy The Final Countdown Europe Twilight Zone 2 Unlimited We Go Together Grease Zombie Nation Kernkraft 400
  7. Some songs that have been used by Bride & Grooms as there first dance song. SONGNAME Artist or Group A Little More Time On You N Sync A Long and Lasting Love Crystal Gayle A Million Ways The Nylons A Moment Like This Kelly Clarkson A Whole New World Peabo Bryson / Regina Belle After All Cher & Peter Cetera After The Lovin' Englebert Humperdinck All I Ask Of You Phantom of The Opera All I Ever Wanted Margaret Becker All I Long For Michael English & Susan Ashton All I Need to Know Kenny Chesney All My Life KCI & JoJo All The Time Johnny Mathis All The Way Celine Dion All This Time Reba McEntire Always Atlantic Star Always Erasure Always and Forever Heatwave Always On My Mind Willie Nelson Amazed Lonestar Angel Eyes Jeff Healy Band Annie's Song John Denver Anniversary Waltz Eddy Howard Around The World Jane Morgan As Time Goes By Jimmy Durante At Last Etta James Baby I'm-A Want You Bread Band of Gold Don Cherry Beautiful In My Eyes Jasuah Kadison Because The Dave Clark Five Because of You Tony Bennet Because You Loved Me Celine Dion Beginnings Chicago Best Of Times Styx Bless the Broken Road Rascal Flatts Butterfly Kisses Bob Carlisle Can You Feel The Love Tonight Elton John Can't Fight This Feeling REO Speedwagon Can't Help Falling in Love Elvis Presley Can't Help Falling In Love Elvis Presly / UB40 Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You Frankie Valli Caught up in The Rapture Anita Baker Chances Are Johnny Mathis Cheek To Cheek (Heaven, I'm in Heaven) Fred Astaire Cherish Kool & the Gang Cherish The Association Close To You Carpenters Color My World Chicago Color Of My Love (The) Celene Dion Come Rain, Come Shine Bette Midler Completely Michael Bolton Could I Have This Dance Anne Murray Count On Me Jefferson Starship Crazy For You Madonna Crazy Love Van Morrison Dance of Love Dan Hill Don't Know Much L. Ronstadt & A. Neville Don't Know Much Aaron Nevile and Linda Ronstadt Don't Want to Miss a Thing Aerosmith Dream A Little Dream Of Me Mamas & The Papas Dream A Little Dream Of Me (Jazz) Ella Fitzgerald Dreaming of You Selena Ebb Tide Righteous Brothers Elsewhere Sarah McLaughlin Endless Love Diana Ross/Lionel Richie Eternal Flame The Bangles Every Time I Close My Eyes Baby Face Every Woman in The World Air Supply Everybody Loves Somebody Dean Martin Everything I Do (I Do It For You) Bryan Adams Everytime I Close My Eyes Babyface Faithfully Journey Falling Into You Celene Dion Fascination Nat King Cole Feels So Right Alabama Fields of Gold Sting For Me And My Gal Judy Garland For Once in My Life The Four Tops For the First Time Kenny Loggins For You Kenny Lattimore For You I Will Monica Forever Kenny Loggins Forever and Always Shania Twain Forever and Ever, Amen Randy Travis Friends Elton John Friends Michael W. Smith Friends For Life Debbie Boone From A Distance Bette Midler From Here to Eternity Michael Petersen From This Moment On Shania Twain Give Me Forever (I Do) James Ingram & John Tesh Giving You The Rest of My Life Bob Carlisle Glory of Love Peter Cetera Go There With You Steven Curtis Chapman God Causes All Things to Grow Steve Green Groovy Kind of Love Phil Collins Grow Old Along With Me Mary Chapin Carpenter Have I Told You Lately Rod Stewart / Van Morrison Have You Ever Really Loved A Women Bryan Adams Head Over Feet Alanis Morisette Heaven Bryan Adams Here and Now Luther Vandross Here We Are Gloria Estefan Hero Mariah Carey Hold Me W. Houston & T. Pendergrass Honestly Stryper How Deep Is The Ocean Vic Damone How Do I Live Trisha Yearwood How Do I Live Without You LeAnne Rimes How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You James Taylor I Believe (In You & Me) The Four Tops I Believe in Miracles Englebert Humperdink I Can't Give You Anything But Love Judy Garland I Can't Stop Loving You Hank Williams Sr I Could Not Ask For More Edwin McCain I Cross My Heart George Strait I Do Paul Bryant I Do (Cherish You) Mark Wills I Do (Cherish You) 98 Degrees I Don't Want to Live Without You Foreigner I Don't Want to Miss a Thing Aerosmith I Finally Found Someone Bryan Adams & Barbra Streisand I Finally Found Someone Adams/Streisand I Got You Babe Sonny and Cher I Just Can't Stop Loving You Michael Jackson I knew I Loved You (Before I met You) Savage Garden I Love the Way You Love Me Faith Hill I Love The Way You Love Me John M. Montgomery I Love You Sarah McLachlan I Love You Climax Blues Band I Love You Because Al Martino I Love You Just The Way You Are Billy Joel I Love You More And More Everyday Al Martino I Loved You Before I Met You Savage Garden I Never Knew Love Doug Stone I Only Have Eyes for You Art Garfunkel I Only Have Eyes For You The Flamingo's I Swear John Michael Montgomery / All 4 One I Want to Know What Love Is Foreigner I Want To Marry You The Dell-Vikings I Want To Spend My Lifetime Loving You Tina Arena & Marc Anthony I Was Made to Love Her Stevie Wonder I Will Christopher Cross I Will Always Love You Whitney Houston I Will Be Here Steven Curtis Chapman I'd Fall In Love Tonight Anne Murray I'll Always Be Loving You George Strait I'll Always Be Right There Bryan Adams I'll Always Love You Taylor Dayne I'll Be Edwin McCain I'll Be There Mariah Carey I'll Be There For You Kenny Rogers I'll Make Love To You Boyz II Men I'll Make Love To You Boyz To Men I'll Stand by You The Pretenders I'll Still Be Loving You Restless Heart I'm Glad You're Mine Al Green I'm In The Mood For Love Julie London Ice Cream Sarah MacLaughlan If Bread If I Change The World Eric Clapton If Tomorrow Never Comes Garth Brooks If You Say My Eyes Are Beautiful J Jackson In My Life The Beatles In My Life Beatles In This Life Collin Raye In Your Eyes Peter Gabriel Into The Mystic Van Morrison It Had to Be You Harry Connick, Jr. It Had To Be You F. Sinatra/H. Connick Jr It's Your Love Faith Hill and Tim McGraw It's Your Love Tim McGraw/Faith Hill / SheMoves Just The Way You Are Billy Joel Just You and I Eddie Rabbit & Crystal Gayle Keeper of the Stars Tracy Byrd Killing Me Softly With His Song Roberta Flack Kindness David Wilcox Kiss From A Rose Seal Lady Kenny Rogers Lady In Red Chris DeBurgh Let It Be Me Everly Brothers Let Me Call You Sweetheart Lawrence Welk Let The Bells Keep Ringing Paul Anka Let's Get Married Al Green Let's Stay Together Al Green Let's Talk About Love Celene Dion Long As I Live John Michael Montgomery Look at Us Vince Gill Look Heart, No Hands Randy Travis Looking Through the Eyes of Love Melissa Manchester Lost in Love New Edition Love John Lennon Love and Marriage Frank Sinatra Love Is Forever Billy Ocean Love Is Here to Stay Frank Sinatra Love Me For Life Stevie B. Love Me Tomorrow Chicago Love of a Lifetime Firehouse Love of My Life Sammy Kershaw Love Remains Colin Raye Love Song Tesla Love Song The Cure Love The World Away Kenny Rogers Love Theme From The Godfather Bobby Vinton Love Will Keep Us Alive Eagles Lovin' You Minnie Riperton Loving You The Mavericks Made For Loving You Doug Stone Make Someone Happy Jimmy Durante Making Love Roberta Flack Man in Love With You George Strait Many a Mile Colin Raye Masterpiece Atlantic Star Me and You Kenny Chesney Meant To Be Squirrel Nut Zippers Memories Are Made of This Dean Martin Memory Andrew Lloyd Webber (Cats) More Andy Williams More Than Words Extreme More Today Than Yesterday Pat Upton Most Beautiful Girl In The World Prince My Funny Valentine Ella Fitzgerald My Girl The Temptations My Heart Will Go On Celine Dion My One And Only Love Nancy Wilson My Prayer The Platters My Valentine Martina McBride Need I Say More George Strait Never Gonna Give You Up Rick Astley Never Gonna Let You Go Blackstreet Never My Love The Association Never Thought (That I Could Love) Dan Hill Night And Day Frank Sinatra Nobody Does It Better Carly Simon Nobody Loves Me Like You Do Whitney Houston Nothing's Gonna Change My Love For You Glenn Medeiros Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now Starship Now The Carpenters Now and Forever Richard Marx On Bended Knee Boys II Men On The Side Of Angels Leanne Rimes On The Wings Of Love Jeffrey Osborne One Boy One Girl Colin Raye One Hand, One Heart West Side Story One in a Million You Larry Graham One Moment in Time Whitney Houston Only Wanna Be With You Hootie & The Blowfish Only You The Platters Open Arms Journey Orange Colored Sky Nat King Cole Ordinary Love Sade Our Love Is Here To Stay Nat King Cole Over and Over Annie Herring People Barbara Streisand Pledging My Love Emmylou Harris Power of Love Laura Brannigan Power of Love Celine Dion or Jennifer Rusk Promise Me You'll Remember Harry Connick, Jr. Real Love Bob Seger & Silver Bullet Band Ribbon in The Sky Stevie Wonder Rose, (The) Bette Midler Same Ole Love Anita Baker Save The Best For Last Vanessa Williams Saving All My Love For You Whitney Houston Sea of Love Honeydrippers Search Is Over Survivor Secret Love Doris Day Shameless Garth Brooks She Talks To Angels Black Crowes She's Got a Way Billy Joel Shining Star Manhattans Shower Me With Your Love Surface Signed Sealed Delivered Stevie Wonder Since I Fell For You Michael Bolton Slave To Love Brian Ferry Smoke Gets in Your Eyes The Platters So in Love KD Lang Somebody Depeche Mode Someone To Hold Trey Lorenz Something The Beatles Something About The Way You Look Tonight Elton John Sometimes When We Touch Dan Hill Somewhere Barbara Streisand Stand By Me Ben E. King Still The One Shania Twain Storybook Love Mark Knopfler (The Princess Bride) Suddenly Billy Ocean Summer Wind Frank Sinatra Sunrise Sunset Tommy Dorsey Sweet Love Anita Baker Sweet Thing Van Morrison Take It On Faith Joshua Kadison Take My Breath Away Berlin Taking You Home Don Henly Tell Him Celene Dion & Barbara Streisand Tenderly Rosemary Clooney Thank You Led Zeppelin That's All Kathy Lee Gifford That's Amoré Dean Martin That's How Strong My Love Is Otis Redding That's What Friends Are For D. Warwick The Dance Garth Brooks The Gift Jim Brickman The Gift Collin Raye The Most Beautiful Girl In The World Roy Clark The One Elton John The Only One Lionel Richie The Power of Love Celene Dion The Rose Bette Midler The Sweetheart Tree Johnny Mathis The Twelfth of Never Johnny Mathis The Vow The Flamingos The Vows Go Unbroken Kenny Rogers The Way You Look Tonight Frank Sinatra The Wedding The Solitaires Their Hearts Are Dancing The Forester Sisters There's No Love Like Our Love Crystal Gayle & Gary Morris These Are Days 10,000 Maniacs These Are The Days Van Morrison These Arms Of Mine Otis Redding They Can't Take That Away From Me Frank Sinatra They Say That Falling in Love is Wonderful Michael Poss (Annie, Get Your Gun) This I Promised You N'Sync This Is The Time Billy Joel Three Times a Lady Commodores Through The Eyes of Love Melissa Manchester Through The Fire Chaka Khan Through The Years Kenny Rogers Til There Was You Kim Weston & Marvin Gaye Time After Time Frank Sinatra Time In A Bottle Jim Croce To Be with You Mr. Big To Keep Love Alive Out of The Grey To Make You Feel My Love Garth Brooks To The Aisle The Five Satins Together Forever Rick Astley Tonight I Celebrate My Love Peabo Bryson & Roberta Flack Tonight We Love Tony Martin Too Marvelous for Words Frank Sinatra True Spandau Ballet True Companion Marc Cohn True Love Bing Crosby Truly Lionel Richie Truly Madly Deeply Savage Garden Two Less Lonely People in the World Air Supply Two Sparrows In A Hurricane Tanya Tucker Unchained Melody The Rightous Brothers Unforgetable Nat King Cole Up Where We Belong Joe Cocker/Jenn Warnes Valentine Jim Brickman & Martina McBride Valentine Martina McBride Vision of Love Mariah Carey Waiting for a Girl like You Foreigner We're in this Love Together Al Jarreau We've Got Tonight Bob Seger We've Only Just Begun Carpenters Wedding Song Kenny G What a Wonderful World Louis Armstrong What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life Frank Sinatra When A Man Loves A Woman Percy Sledge When I Am With You Sheriff When I Fall In Love Celine Dion and Peblo Bryson When I Look Into Your Eyes Firehouse When I Need You Leo Sayer When I See You Smile Bad English When I'm Sixty Four The Beatles When I'm With You Sheriff When Love Finds You Vince Gill When We Get Married The Dreamlovers When You Love a Woman Journey When You Love Someone Bryan Adams When You Say Nothing At All Allison Krauss Will You Still Love Me? Chicago Wind Beneath My Wings Bette Midler Wings Of Love Jeffrey Osborne With Every Beat Of My Heart Backstreet Boys Woman John Lennon Wonder of You Elvis Presley Wonderful Tonight Eric Clapton You Jesse Powell You & Me Against the World Helen Reddy You and Me Lifehouse You Are My Lady Freddie Jackson You Are My Special Angel Bobby Helms You Are So Beautiful Joe Cocker You are the Sunshine Of My Life Stevie Wonder You Are The Sunshine of My Life S. Wonder You Decorated My Life Kenny Rogers You Give Good Love Whitney Houston You Light Up My Life Debbie Boone You Make Me Feel So Young Frank Sinatra You Mean More to Me Lionel Richie You Mean The World To Me Toni Braxton You Must Love Me Madonna (Evita) You Needed Me Anne Murray You Sang To Me Marc Anthony You Send Me Sam Cooke You're All I Need to Get by Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell You're in My Heart, You're In My Soul Rod Stewart You're Love Amazes Me John Berry You're My Best Friend Queen You're My First, My Last, My Everything Barry White You're My Home Billy Joel You're My Inspiration Chicago You're Still The One Shania Twain You're The Best Thing That Ever Happened Gladys Knight You're The Inspiration Chicago You've Got A Friend James Taylor Your Love Amazes Me John Berry Your Own Special Way Genesis Your Song Elton John
  8. Wedding Parent Dances

    The Father and Daughter Dance and Mother Son Dance can be difficult to find a song. Here are some that have been used at other weddings. SONGNAME Artist or Group A Song For Mama Boyz II Men A Whole New World P. Bryson/R. Belle Because You Loved Me Celine Dion Bridge Over Troubled Water Simon & Garfunkel Butterfly Kisses Bob Carlisle Can You Feel The Love Tonight Elton John Could I Have This Dance Anne Murray Daddy's Hands Holly Dunn Daddys Lil' Girl Kippi Brannon Daddy's Little Girl Al Martino Daughter Of Mine John McDermott Father's Love Bob Carlisle Have I Told You Lately Rod Stewart/Van Morrison Hero Mariah Carey I Hope You Dance Leanne Womack In My Life The Beatles In Your Eyes Jeffrey Gaines It's Your Song Garth Brooks Moonshadow Cat Stevens Most Beautiful Girl In The World Prince My Best Friend Queen My Girl Temptations Oh Very Young Cat Stevens Song For My Son Mikke Viereck Stand By You The Pretenders Sunrise Sunset Original Cast Sunshine Of My Life Stevie Wonder Thank You For Loving Me Bon Jovi The Dance Garth Brooks The Perfect Fan Backstreet Boys The Way You Look Tonight Frank Sinatra/Tony Bennett There You'll Be Faith Hill Through the Years Kenny Rogers Unforgettable Coles Way You Look Tonight Steve Tyrell What A Wonderful World Louis Armstrong Wind Beneath My Wings Bette Midler You've Got A Friend James Taylor
  9. Songs that have been used in the past for the Bouquet and Garter portion of the reception SONGNAME Artist or Group Amsterdam Van Halen Baby's On Fire Sammy Hagar Bad To The Bone George Thorogood Come To Poppa Bob Segar Do You Think I'm Sexy Rod Stewart Elevate My Mind Stereo MC's Erotic City Prince Freaky Girl Shaggy Girls The Beastie Boys Girls Got Rhythm AC/DC Girls Just Wanna Have Fun Cyndi Lauper Head Like a Hole Nine Inch Nails Hi Dee Ho K7 Hot 4 Teacher Van Halen I Wanna Be Sedated The Ramones I'm too Sexy Right Said Fred Independent Woman Destiny's Child Jumpin' Jumpin' Destiny's Child Jungle Boogie Kool & The Gang Just a Gigolo David Lee Roth Keep Your Hands To Yourself Georgia Satellites Ladies Night Kool & The Gang Legs ZZ Top Like A Virgin Madonna Men In Black Will Smith Mission Impossible Theme Adam Clayton Mustang Sally Commitments No Scrubs TLC Oh Yeah Yello Sex On Wheelz Thrill Kill Kult Sexy and 17 Stray Catx Sharp Dressed Man ZZ Top She Rides Danzig Stripper David Rose Who Let The Dogs Out The Baha Men Wild Child Iggy Pop You Can Leave Your Hat On Joe Cocker
  10. Indie Music Thoughts

    Here are some suggestions for Indie style music (adding as I run across some I like) Tame Impala The Vines
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  14. Shopkeep

    Adult tickets if you click the Adult Tickets option more than once (IF the item has modifiers) you'll see a ticket per line instead of increasing quantities Modifiers for the Adult Tickets for things like Discounts / Coupons
  15. Shopkeep

    Really my favorite point of sale system yet. Now its not perfect but its pretty darn close. So let's discuss some pros and some cons of the Shopkeep system. PROS Very configurable Let's you use coupons/discounts Supports multiple locations easily Great reporting Supports External Credit CONS Expensive per terminal at $69/month + once time setup fee per show or store Easy setup by logging into the back end system and adding items (looks like this) Just organize your buttons via tabs and buttons Department / Category setup
  16. Chevy Colorado Review

    Occasionally I have to rent a vehicle and when you go to the Kansas City Airport and rent from National you get a pretty nice selection. This week I chose a new 2017 Chevy Colorado. My sister has one and she likes it. Video coming soon
  17. What a POS

    So for a year or two I have been looking for a Point of Sale system that accomodates all my needs which isn't alot but most POS's are focused on the restaurant business or retail and thats pretty much it. We end up having to try and make one or the other work for events. I'll start off with the requirements then work give a review of each POS I've tried so far. Requirements Let's first start with my least liked POS but it didn't start that way... Mobi POS At the beginning this was a great little POS with some custom options but its really focused around a restaurant which I'm not but made it work. A few years back they introduced the cloud version which I loved the idea of.. build everything in the cloud and push your changes down to your Terminals. MOBI is not good at this at all. Originally (and they still have) a peer network where you have one iPad acting as the server and another iPad can be a terminal but that extra terminal is very limited on what it can do. Pricing was okay but still pricey for what you get. I found for the same price you can get into a nicer POS but MOBI was very easy to get up and going quickly if you have on one register. They do offer a 14 day risk free trial at the time of this writing so give them a look, maybe they'll work for what you need. Unfortunately MOBI isn't strong enough with features to do what we need a POS to do so they are now no longer a part of our infrastructure. AirPOS This POS felt like a step up from MOBI but more so in the cloud aspect. Getting multiple terminals up is easy as well as configuring your products but it felt still like the feature set was lacking. For example there is no discount or coupon area to add pre-populated information or an ability to run reports on discounts. When you log in via an assigned PIN there was a huge lag between each press of the number to where you would continue to enter the wrong number because the lag is so bad. Pricing I never got into but they are currently very generous with there trial period of 30days which I was blown away with. Thank You! Support wasn't horrible but needs improvement but that could be because airpos is headquartered in Northern Ireland. I'm sure the time difference has something to do with it. Again, like MOBI if you have a simple setup then airpos may be fine for your needs but when you run into complicated environments like ours then it just won't do. talech My next attempt was talech which was found off a google search for a Point of Sale system that would work on an iPad. I have much frustration with talech for mainly they have promise but I should of known I was in trouble right from the start. Salesman did a nice demo of the system and showed what I could do. My staff and I brought up questions to the salesman which was answered no problem, talech can do that. SOLD! Paid for the product but it took a days to get the login information and to process the purchase. Once I received the information I learned that you don't get all the features as demonstrated without purchasing the upgraded premium package. Also an odd thing but you cant apply discount coupon to one item. It says you can but if you have 5 of the same product and you only want to discount 2 of them you can't, the system applies the discount to all 5 of the same item. Weird. Also trying to edit items on the backend in the browser the system would just spin. Also I can not run the reports on discount/coupons used. It took awhile but I learned that talech, yet more feature reach than the other two, wasn't going to be our Point of Sale system. iConnect With the 7 day free trial of iConnect POS I thought I may of found a winner. It is very feature rich and pretty easy to use. In fact it had the most features of any POS I tested. Also impressed with the support for iOS, Android and Web based. So it sounds great right? Nope, just a dress on a pig. You will get different features based on what operating system you use so since you have three possible ways to connect to iConnect you also get three different environments. For example the Android and Web interface supports drop down discounts but the iPad does not. The iPad will support USB Printer where the Android Tablets do not... just to name a few differences. Something I definitely did not like is if you apply a discount to an item it spreads the discount all over every items (like a percentage off). It looks ugly and not sure who would want that. Finally a feature that I feel is a serious bug. If you process a refund on a sale it doesn't mark it in the system that you refunded an item off that ticket so that customer can go back as many times as they want and get a refund on the same ticket. That was the final straw that broke the iConnect POS back. I can easily see this happening in our environment. I did love the ability to place an order on HOLD and pull it back up. I could see the ladies in the office doing sales during the week enter all these sales in a HOLD pattern and finalize it on the weekend when they customer comes to the gate. ShopKeep Thank goodness for shopkeep. I have tried all these and lost alot of money in the process. The staff is very friendly and helpful. After introduction from Nick which handed me off to a specialist named Tim which showed me what I needed to see. I was up and running in less than an hour. Now no one is perfect and I didn't see the ability to get a free trial of the system to play around. I had to pay $138 for two terminals/month which is the most expensive of all that I tried but it works. iConnect does have more features than shopkeep but Shopkeep just does what I need it to do. Sometimes more isn't always better. Unlike Revel we can shut down the terminals when not in use and I don't get billed the $69 for each terminal a month but if you want access to your reports still and keep all your products entered then you may a small price of $10/month. When your season starts back up you pay the $69/terminal and it downloads what you need. For me its a no brainer and I'm still on my first day with the product but what I learned from using all the other POS systems, this product is really great.
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  20. I'm just like most people and want to find ways to save money. For our family we don't watch that much TV and television now adays seem to be mostly commercials. Got introduced to Netflix many years ago and still have a running membership today. Now that Netflix has there own shows and movies with no commercials is pretty awesome. They also have last season shows all included with no commercials so if you can wait a year, its great watching a show with no commercials. I find commercials distract me from the show enough that when it comes back it refreshes my memory on what I was even watching. There is more than Netflix such as Hulu which I didn't like at all. There is Amazon, which we have access to since we are Amazon Prime Members.It's not very much per year and as much as we order from Amazon that free shipping is nice as well as all the other goodies that come with it. Unfortunately Prime isn't nearly as strong on TV Shows and Movies as Netflix but its still an option. We also use an Apple TV since our house is mostly Apple products. When you have a house full of Apple, the Apple TV is a great addon to your home since Apple works very very well with Apple. If you don't have Apple I have and also like the Amazon Fire Stick. Main reason is it supports an application I like to use called Kodi which Roku doesn't support neither does Apple TV. Alright so summary... Streaming Apps that I use Netflix Kodi DirectTV Now ($35/month) - gives a few channels, not sure its worth it. Hardware I suggest Amazon Firestick Now what you loose mainly is your local channels. I didn't think this would be a big deal since we really don't watch much TV but when you want to watch local news, weather, etc. then it would come in handy. Obviously getting hooked back up with a dish or cable provider just for local channels is silly to me so I found another solution. It's a one time cost of $350 but its a strong antenna that connects outside your home which pulls in around 30-40 local channels. It's the same thing the cable company does. Outside of a cable facility you will see a very large antenna outside to pull in those local channels and then they send to all of you via the coax connected to your home. So once you pay the $350 to have someone install a strong Winnegard HD TV Antenna on your home they connect to your existing Coax and hopefully your TV is new enough to be able to Tune HD TV. I'm now a happy cord cutter with the solution I need. I kept our local cable provider for internet only service. They have only one speed so the lowest cost for internet was fine.($50/month) I purchased an Amazon Firestick for every TV in our home ($35/each one time cost) I pay monthly for Netflix ($10/month) I purchased Winnegard HD TV antenna and had it installed on my home ($350 one time cost)
  21. Infoblox

    Infoblox Photos and Videos
  22. Infoblox and AWS

    Is it worth it? Adding Infoblox to AWS IBandAWSdemo.mp4
  23. What cloud for storage

    So I'll preface that I'm primarily a Mac user but that doesn't mean I am automatically onboard with putting all my documents on iCloud Drive. I have used Dropbox first, then Google Drive and iCloud Drive. I have no interest in using Microsoft OneDrive solution since Microsoft has a hard enough time keeping there Azure network up, there Live and Hotmail accounts not hacked, they have just proven time and time again how unreliable Microsoft has been in the cloud environment so far. My documents are important to me so we are going to automatically say no (for now) to OneDrive. Dropbox I liked dropbox and don't really have a whole lot of negative besides its blocked by just about any Enterprise. The plus is its not favored with Apple which has iCloud and not favored with Google Chromebooks which has Google Drive and not favored by Microsoft which has OneDrive. So Dropbox is the universal drive that works on everything and is available on just about any app that has saving to a cloud drive. Google Drive So the negative is it favors using its own Google Docs format. I learned recently that the excel spreadsheet I uploaded got converted when I used a Google Editor on my iPad. I didn't realize it was Google Editing my document that was stored on Google Drive since it didn't display anything. But as you edit your excel document it now becomes a google doc. When I tried to launch that saved file back on my mac using Excel it didn't recognize it since it was now a Google Doc. So I had to go into Google Doc and export as Excel and I had access to it again but now some of my formulas were all jacked. The positive is if you use Gmail (like I do) for your primary email client it obviously integrates with Google Drive very well. So instead of sending the entire large attachment via email (especially since email attachments are limited to size) you can instead choose a link to the file on your google drive and give permissions. It's pretty cool and very helpful but if you don't use Gmail, then probably not a big deal. Another pro is if you utilize Google Photos, Gmail, Google Drive, etc.. it all shares the same storage bucket and its not very pricey for all the data you can get from Google. iCloud Drive Obviously if you have Apple products (or an Apple ID) you automatically get 5GB of iCloud Drive for simple things like store your music, photos, Documents, Desktop, Safari Bookmarks, Saved Passwords, etc.. Which makes it nice when you log into any of your Apple devices with your Apple ID you now have access to those items. So the negative is not everyone supports iCloud Drive as a saved destination like Dropbox, then Google Drive. Also no ability to share files with anyone. The website icloud.com is slow. If you wanted to create or edit files on the website you need to your documents to be in Apple Docs format (pages, keynote, numbers, etc). Conclusion I use both iCloud Drive for syncing all my day to day stuff with all my Apple products. Its great when you get a new phone or laptop because either it got damaged, stolen or lost and you get all your important stuff back like it was never missing. I have Google Drive for big files and anything I want to share with someone else. No one else seems to do that better and integrate so well with your mail.
  24. New Macbook Pro

    Its kinda funny, as I saw in the tracking they were going to deliver my new Macbook Pro today I made sure I worked from home (didn't want to miss the delivery) and I was pacing all morning like a kid the day before Christmas. When I saw the UPS driver begin backing down our long driveway I instantly grew a huge smile and threw my shoes on and ran out into the freezing cold to meet the driver halfway. I scribbled my signature and ran into the house to unbox my new laptop. Now I have to vent some disappointments I noticed right away I miss the fact the apple logo doesn't light up. Come on, that was a huge cool factor that set Apple apart from everyone else. Now its gone.. no longer an option Another cool factor that I liked was the power cord had a light that was either amber while charging or green when fully charged... no longer is there a light. We all have been saved by the magnetic break away power cord. You trip over it and it pulls away from your laptop not taking your laptop to the floor. No longer, now a tight fitting USB-C charges your laptop (thank goodness I paid for apple care)
  25. New Macbook Pro

    I ran into some fan issues on my 2012 Macbook Pro and I'm sure its because its been in some pretty dirty places. Had the fan replaced at Apple for $100 but thought it may be time to upgrade. Also it allowed me to give my wife a very nice laptop that is still working in great order. She loves working with photos and thought she would enjoy using a laptop that doesn't limp along. So this very second my new Macbook Pro (2017) just arrived via UPS so I'm going to save and close this entry so I can open it up and get going.
  26. Wireshark Tutorial

    This is more like notes on how to use Wireshark so probably won't find a very in depth discussion but hopefully enough to get you going. You should have wireshark already installed. Capturing Packets On the menu, click Capture - Options Click the name of an interface under Interface List to start capturing packets on that interface. For example, if you want to capture traffic on the wireless network, click your wireless interface. As soon as you click Start, you’ll see the packets start to appear in real time. Wireshark captures each packet sent to or from your system. If you’re capturing on a wireless interface and have promiscuous mode enabled in your capture options, you’ll also see other the other packets on the network.
  27. BaRF 2017 Season

    2017 Season consists of the following days Week1: Sat:Feb.18 Sun:Feb.19 Week2: Sat:Feb.25 Sun:Feb.26 Week3: Sat:Mar.04 Sun:Mar.05 Week4: Sat:Mar.11 Sun:Mar.12 Week5: Sat:Mar.18 Sun:Mar.19 Week6: Sat:Mar.25 Sun:Mar.26 Week7: Friday:Mar.31 Sat:Apr.01 Sun:Apr.02 Job Application form If selected to work at the Bay Area Renaissance Festival the following two forms will need to be filled out W-4 Form I-9 Employment Eligibility
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