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Deconstructing Ice Ice Baby for the Custom Installer

Posted on September 5, 2014 at 10:20 AM Comments comments (1)

Riding in to work today I heard a classic on the radio: Vanilla Ice's "Ice Ice Baby." I remember the first time I heard this song I was in Berlin and I thought, "Wait a minute! This isn't David Bowie and Queen!!! What is going on here?!?" I thought it was just another case of those crazy German's taking things one step too far.


Of course, this isn't the first time that Vanilla's masterpiece has inspired a blog from me. I

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Four Products That Know How to KISS

Posted on September 5, 2014 at 12:55 AM Comments comments (0)

You’ve likely heard the acronym KISS before, as in “Keep It Simple, Stupid.” It means, when faced with a problem or when coming up with a plan look for the simplest solution instead of trying to exacerbate it with an overly complicated solution.


Consider this urban legend: Back in the ’60s during the space race, NASA wanted a way for the astronauts to be able to write in the zero-G environment of space. They needed...

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My list of top #CEDIA14 Do NOTs

Posted on September 5, 2014 at 12:40 AM Comments comments (0)

There are plenty of people that will gladly share all of their ideas on what you should DO while you are at CEDIA Expo. But I’m going to help you cull the list by telling you the 10 things you should NOT do at the Expo.


See, this will be my 16th Expo and I’ve managed to learn a few things over the years. So whether you’re a total Expo Noob or a grizzled veteran, there are probably a couple of things you can learn from th...

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