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Steve Cooper

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Steve Cooper is an applications software developer with over 30 years of experience. His specialty is database programming using C, C++ and SQL. His other business endeavors include building custom home media solutions. He particularly enjoys building solutions for smaller budgets and family-friendly rooms.

His interests include reading, music & movies, guitar and woodworking. He's a golfer with interests in sports that include Baseball (SF Giants), Football (SF 49ers), Hockey (San Jose Sharks), IndyCar racing (Tony Kanaan), NASCAR racing (Matt Kenseth) and NHRA drag racing (John Force).

steve@nextstepae.com


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Luxul AMS-1816P Gigabit Switch Now Available

On Tuesday, February 5, 2019, Luxul, a leading manufacturer of networking hardware, announced the immediate availability of its new AMS-1816P switch. The Luxul AMS-1816P switch is a PoE+ L2/L3 managed Gigabit switch. The AMS-1816P features 18 one-Gigabit rear-panel...

Add a Chromecast Button to the Chrome Toolbar

Keyboards make it easy to go to specific sites and display specific content on your computer. Large screens make televisions shine in displaying content. Google Chromecast brings the two together. If you have a Google Chromecast, this short tutorial will show you how...

Kodi Playlist Download Top 40 For 1940

This week’s Kodi Playlist Download starts a new series of playlists – The top 40 songs for each year from 1940 to the present. This series of playlists should end up being quite a bit of fun. I’m also hoping these playlists prove handy. For example, you’ll be able to...

Klipsch Heritage Theater Bar Introduced

On Tuesday, July 17, 2018, Klipsch® introduced it’s new Klipsch Heritage Theater Bar™ – A high-performance three-channel sound bar. The passive left, center, right Klipsch Heritage Theater Bar features exclusive 90° x 90° Tractrix® horn-loaded technology, three 3/4"...

Roon Announces Chromecast Support

On Friday, July 6, 2018, Roon Labs announced that their Roon music player software can now stream to Chromecast devices. Included in those devices are Google Home smart speakers: Google Home Mini, Google Home Max, and Chromecast audio receivers. Also included are...

Kodi Playlist Download Deadpool

This week's Kodi Playlist Download is the soundtrack for the film, "Deadpool". "Deadpool" is a 2016 Twentieth Century Fox and Marvel Entertainment film directed by Tim Miller. Winning a bunch of awards and nominated for even more, “Deadpool” is highly rated by both...

Kodi Playlist Download Suicide Squad

This week's Kodi Playlist Download is the soundtrack for the film, "Suicide Squad". "Suicide Squad" is a 2016 DC Comics film written and directed by David Ayer. This film was disliked by almost all professional critics. Despite the critics, the audience showed up and...

Kodi Playlist Download The Big Chill

This week's Kodi Playlist Download is the soundtrack for the movie, “The Big Chill.” “The Big Chill” is a 1983 Lawrence Kasdan film that is regarded by many to be one of the finest ensemble films ever made. I’m not going to argue that point – It’s definitely on my...

Onkyo TX-NR787 Network A/V Receiver Ships

On Friday, May 4, 2018, it was announced that the new Onkyo TX-NR787 Network A/V Receiver is now shipping. The receiver has 9.2 channels with Dolby Atmos® capability when configured in 5.2.4-channel or 7.2.2-channel speaker layouts. Alternatively, the receiver can be...

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