Saturday, December 16, 2017

Console Cocktails

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Cocktail #3: Squintin’ at the grandMA2

Posted by Cat On December - 16 - 2009

During LDI, we got together with Brian Dowd of ACT Lighting and Justin Lang of to talk about the grandMA2 and what’s new with the hardware and the software. Justin conducted this interview as part of a longer podcast for I brought along my camera (cause you just never know) and got some video that I thought was pretty interesting. You’ll need to watch iSquint for the full podcast next month, but this Cocktail will certainly get you thirsty for more.

FYI – the Dirty Pete Cocktail is…

3 parts vodka
1 part Dry Vermouth
2 parts Olive Juice (ok, 1 part if you like – just don’t use that premade dirty martini mix: use the brine out of the olive jar)
5 dashes of Hot Sauce (Pete’s Hot Sauce is recommended, but substitute as needed)
At least 2 Olives


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Cocktail #2: Doin’ Shots at LDI

Posted by Cat On November - 25 - 2009

I decided to have an impromptu meetup during LDI to film an episode on what we saw on the exhibit hall floor. Lucky for me, Daphne Mir (@lekogirl), Peter Kirkup (@pkirkup) and Aron Altmark (@AronAltmark) were kind enough to answer the Twitter call! The result is a cute, and often times SILLY video recap of new products and swag!

Production Note: Joe was not able to be in this video because he was giving grandMA 2 demos like crazy!
Thanks again guys!

Scootin’ around at LDI2009

Posted by Cat On November - 20 - 2009

thumb-joescooterEvery LDI, Joe says he’s gonna get a scooter to ride around the showfloor. Well, this year – there was a real, honest NEED for a scooter. See, the tradeshow is in the South Hall, but our training and demo room is in the North Hall. It’s a bit of a hike, but the scooters save you a LOT of time. Plus – we look wicked cool on them. Right? Right?

They definitely work better on the concrete than the carpet, but – for $20 – I’m not complaining. They worked pretty well on the pre-carpeted showfloor on Thursday. If we could just get them to take all of the carpet up and get all the attendees to move on to a booth and out of the aisles, we could have some real fun.

To prove how AWESOME we look on them, I’ve placed some iPhone-quality (what an ironic combination) videos for your viewing pleasure below.

Special thanks to the LDI Interns for making extra Wal-Mart runs so that we could have these.

LDI 2009

Posted by Cat On November - 16 - 2009

ldiWe’ll both be making the journey to Orlando this week for the LDI tradeshow. There should be plenty of opportunities for drinking networking throughout the weekend, so look us up!

Both Joe and I will be working with our Console Cocktails sponsor, ACT Lighting. Joe will be offering 2 grandMA Level 2 training sessions as part of LDInstitute beginning Tuesday, November 17th. At the time of this posting, there was still space left to sign up – so if you’ll be in the Orlando area and want to get your hands on a shiny new GrandMA2, you might consider it.

I’ll mostly be at the ACT Lighting booth (Booth 209) on the Exhibit Hall Floor. Drop by and say HI! If you have a question for Console Cocktails that we could do a video answer for – this would be a good chance to discuss it. Or, if you know where to get the best vodka martini in Orlando, you absolutely MUST come find me.

Of course, unless something strange comes up, Joe and I should both be at the Jimonlight/iSquint TweetUp at the Peabody on Saturday night. More details here.