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Old 09-02-2011, 04:58 PM
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at 6 to 13 MB each, those photos want an image-editing program ~ GIMP is a free open-source program, and can be found by clicking on this elegantly-crafted link
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Old 09-02-2011, 10:27 PM
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An irrigation controller, smart or not, is only as smart as the person managing it. If the controller is not performing as it should (negating hardware failures) then the blame falls squarely onto the person who is responsible for managing the controller. People need to stop the damn blame game, man up, and learn how to manage irrigation controllers properly.
Well put.

That being said, when the H/O messes with it and calls me to come and change it back it is a PITA. I let them know they get one free "redo," after that the service fee will be applied.
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Old 09-02-2011, 10:39 PM
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at 6 to 13 MB each, those photos want an image-editing program ~ GIMP is a free open-source program, and can be found by clicking on this elegantly-crafted link
Picasa is also free. And so is the hosting. So why bother resizing?

Besides, any photo you post on Lawnsite becomes theirs to use however they want:

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Old 09-02-2011, 11:15 PM
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Picasa is also free. And so is the hosting. So why bother resizing?......
You might want to set up your own website someday, and you have to handle the camera images on your own computer, in order to make them suitable for a webpage. GIMP is as powerful a program as Photoshop is, without the price tag.

Photos remain the property of the photographer, even when posted on a forum like this. The license you are granting Lawnsite lives only on their website.
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Old 09-03-2011, 04:11 AM
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An irrigation controller, smart or not, is only as smart as the person managing it. If the controller is not performing as it should (negating hardware failures) then the blame falls squarely onto the person who is responsible for managing the controller. People need to stop the damn blame game, man up, and learn how to manage irrigation controllers properly.
This is the reason why I don't fully support having a smart controller it some situations.. ( Like most standard resi systems)

I mean if I still have to manage it.. take care of it.. watch it.. tend to it.. rub it.. jerk it... cuddle it.....when it all breaks down to how well I manage it....
yah know??? I mean, I'm just sayin!

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Old 09-03-2011, 08:48 AM
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This is the reason why I don't fully support having a smart controller it some situations.. ( Like most standard resi systems)

I mean if I still have to manage it.. take care of it.. watch it.. tend to it.. rub it.. jerk it... cuddle it.....when it all breaks down to how well I manage it....
yah know??? I mean, I'm just sayin!
Not following you, Smart or not, the controller has the potential to be improperly managed on any site. Does that mean on most residential sites you don't install a controller?
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Old 09-03-2011, 11:54 AM
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It means that to me IMO that smart controllers aren't as hyped up as some people make them. As I've stated before, I bet I can program up a regular controller and either match the same as a smart or do better with the same amount of time involving myself into properly managing the yard
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Old 09-03-2011, 12:10 PM
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It means that to me IMO that smart controllers aren't as hyped up as some people make them. As I've stated before, I bet I can program up a regular controller and either match the same as a smart or do better with the same amount of time involving myself into properly managing the yard
Really so your gonna make changes to the watering schedule on a daily basis? The smart controller can definitely do better. The problem is that most contractors/homeowners aren't taking the time and/or don't have the knowledge to get it set up properly.
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Old 09-03-2011, 04:13 PM
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well according to others you have to properly manage it always anyways right?
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Old 09-03-2011, 04:34 PM
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well according to others you have to properly manage it always anyways right?
Yes, in fact, I'm in the middle of re-programming one of my megas (90 zone double clok) that has not been done since '08. It's a nightmare, since some of the turf are on a cistern and others from potable and the clients refuse daytime runs, but it needs to be done and they understand the paperwork cost.
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