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Introducing – Tools for Cinema Quality Assurance


Cinema Test Tools for the non-Technical Manager – Post Installation Quality Assurance Has Begun

Cinema Test Tools is a free resource for the cinema industry, tuned most particularly for the non-technical manager. The tools include several DCPs, all with interesting means of testing the sound and picture quality for the interested by lightly trained staff. The lessons on sound and light are written to provide a foundation to communicate with the technician who must respond quickly and well to the information that they discover.

The key is a free Managers Walk Through Checklist that correlates with the many DCPs. It helps bring an understanding of the many nuances of the auditorium's situation in a straightforward way. 

It is a big world out there.

Fun Musician/Artist Site

The Turn - Fredo Viola

A little fun work to get to the music...or maybe it will be different for you.

Photography -- Fun

OK; So, he is my nephew. OK; So it is not digital cinema. Still...for fun...



Silver Halide C-Print

Limited Edition of 450 + 10 Artist Proofs

This is the first 4-to-1 ratio image to my Limited Edition Collection.  I wanted to make an image that had this long compositional shape, and found the perfect foundation in this film.  Captured with a Linhof Technorama, a specialized panoramic camera, the film is 6x17cm and allows for excellent image quality to the largest of sizes.

This shape piece can work well in problematic wall spots in your home that require long and skinny compositions, or in those most popular spots above sofas, beds, fireplace mantles, dining room walls and even hallways.  

The image draws you in to explore closer.  The eye wants to explore the scene, the falling water and misty rocks and moss.  The piece can work as a tool for meditation, or simply an element of design - introducing a peaceful water element to a space.  The colors aren't so bold as to conflict with surrounding colors, but strong enough to be visually stunning.

Now, for the Sizing and Pricing:

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Stuxnet Solved

Stuxnet Invasoin RoutineIn an updated version of its Stuxnet dossierPDF, Symantec writes that ten initial infections via five consecutive attacks were the starting points for the propagation of the Stuxnet worm. According to the paper, the creators of the worm targeted five specific companies in order to disseminate Stuxnet. Many indicators appear to point towards the conclusion that experts in the US and in Israel jointly developed Stuxnet over a two-year period.

The attacked companies were apparently service providers or other contractors connected with the Natanz uranium enrichment facility. While Symantec didn't provide any further details such as the names or nationalities of the attacked companies, all of the targets reportedly maintain a presence in Iran.

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Understand IPv6 Addresses

Last week we dug into the whys and wherefores of using IPv6. Today we're going to learn all about how to understand IPv6 addressing by breaking it down into nice understandable chunks, and we'll cover some shortcuts for writing IPv6 addresses. You'll be able to look at an IPv6 address and understand exactly what it does. In the olden days, it was possible to skate over understanding the binary math behind IPv4 addresses by memorizing the various classes and their address ranges. That won't work for IPv6. Get yourself an IP address calculator and learn how work out the conversions and calculations, or IPv6 will forever remain a mystery. ipv6calc is an excellent one that runs on Linux/Unix. A bit of Googling will uncover an abundance of Web-based IP calculators and converters.

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Where and what we are. ('s the internet right? Everything...we're a group effort.)

Gotta know the words to understand the concepts.

There is so much data...

Since we became our own secretaries, it seems that we have to know nearly everything these days.