I had planned a nice, long post-Infocomm wrap up for this space, but (as per usual) life intervened. So, that blog will be forthcoming (I hope). In the mean time, I am still hard at work on some Infocomm coursework I started last month and looking ahead to resuming my MBA classes this fall. I … Read more
It is with the greatest sadness that I report the death of a member of our A/V community. Mike Murphy of Musicorp passed away in the early morning hours yesterday, after a courageous 15-month battle with cancer. He was 30 years old.
Where did July and August Go? And what’s with the worker shortage?
So, I’m sitting at my desk this morning about to pull the top page off of my handy-dandy desk calendar when I actually stopped a second and LOOKED at the thing. August 31. The LAST DAY in August. And it hit me… Where on Earth did July and August go?? I mean, five minutes ago, I was on the shuttle bus in Orlando on the way to the Convention Center for Infocomm and – WHABANG! – It’s August 31! Eesh.
Now, I know the newscasters and mass media and, well, the whole darn world are all up in arms about the massive unemployment rate and the devastation of the (capital-R) Recession, however our little company has been busier than scratching dog at a flea circus! We’ve had back-to-back large projects since before Infocomm and even the company founder has been out in the field pulling cable and crimping ends to try to make deadlines. It’s been insane.
Too much content! GAH!
So, it’s been a million years since I posted last… or at least, it seems that way. In truth, things have been crazy-busy in the life of AVDawn since last we met. Despite the recession, things are hopping at Advanced Video Systems. Every day for the past two weeks, I’ve either been on a site visit, working on proposals or starting the purchasing process for new projects we’ve won. And since our installers have been on job sites non-stop, I’m feeling pretty confident about weathering this downturn… well, at least through July or so. Then again, part of my job is making sure that the streak continues, so – busy, busy bee for me! bzzzzzzzz. ^_^
Apologies, Faithful Readers! But I have returned!
BREAKING NEWS –
The latest on the 700 mHz Transition, Direct from the FCC!
BREAKING NEWS –
The latest on the 700 mHz Transition from the FCC!
On Monday, January 26, the US Senate passed a bill to extend the DTV transition deadline from February 17 to June 12. At its passage, the bill moved to the House for a vote. Now, it is unclear from news reports whether or not this proposed extension would affect the February 17 deadline for the restriction of the 700 mHz frequency band for wireless microphones. Indeed, a telephone call to the FCC this morning yielded as much confusion there as here on this topic! Still, it may be a moot question.