GDTF – Good idea, poor execution

Communities can create incredible things as we’ve seen with open-source initiatives like Linux, but every great community project needs a maintainer to guarantee excellence. This post is going to look at why I’m opting to forgo community created data in my lighting control system, and instead rely on a commercial offering.  The problem  There existContinue reading “GDTF – Good idea, poor execution”

Distributed DMX with Apache Ignite

A little known fact is that the original, intelligent lights and programming hardware formed a distributed system. Each light had its own on-board memory which was used to store the different states (looks) used throughout the show, and the lighting console would send a command for each light to load a particular look. I’ve heardContinue reading “Distributed DMX with Apache Ignite”