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Steve Cooper

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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Kodi Playlist Download The Wedding Singer

Kodi Playlist Download The Wedding Singer

This week's Kodi Playlist Download is the soundtrack for the movie, “The Wedding Singer.” For those who haven’t seen the film: It’s a 1998’s comedy that takes place in 1985 (writer: Tim Herlihy – “Happy Gilmore”; director: Frank Coraci – “The Waterboy”)....

Yamaha R-N303 Network Hi-Fi Stereo Receiver Introduced

Yamaha R-N303 Network Hi-Fi Stereo Receiver Introduced

On Tuesday, August 22, 2017, Yamaha introduced the new Yamaha R-N303 Network Hi-Fi stereo receiver. Based on a legacy Yamaha design, the stereo receiver features a Burr-Brown 192kHz/24-bit DAC (digital-to-analog converter) and an amplifier that provides a...

VIZIO SmartCast TV Software Update Announced

VIZIO SmartCast TV Software Update Announced

On Monday, August 21, 2017 VIZIO announced the availability of a VIZIO SmartCast TV software update for its 2017 VIZIO SmartCast™ E-Series Ultra HD Televisions. The new software version, which has begun rolling out to owners, presents users with a home...

Capitol Speakers Announced by Klipsch and Capitol Records

Capitol Speakers Announced by Klipsch and Capitol Records

On Tuesday, August 8, 2017, Klipsch® and Capitol Records® announced the availability of three special edition co-branded Wireless Capitol Speakers. Designed with luxury materials including real wood veneer and gunmetal switches and knobs, the speakers are...

Kodi Playlist Download Paul

Kodi Playlist Download Paul

This week's Kodi Playlist Download is the soundtrack for the movie, “Paul.” Let me give a very brief description of “Paul” for those of you that haven’t seen the film: An alien is stuck on earth. With the help of two guys from England who are vacationing...

Kodi Playlist Download Guardians of the Galaxy Vols. 1 & 2

Kodi Playlist Download Guardians of the Galaxy Vols. 1 & 2

This week's Kodi Playlist Download is the third of our Guardians of the Galaxy playlists. Read Kodi Playlist Download Guardians of the Galaxy Mix and Kodi Playlist Download Guardians of the Galaxy Mix Vol. 2 for information on the first two playlists. This...

Kodi Playlist Download Guardians of the Galaxy Mix Vol. 2

Kodi Playlist Download Guardians of the Galaxy Mix Vol. 2

This week's Kodi Playlist Download is a continuation of the Guardians of the Galaxy fun we presented back in 2014 (has it really been that long ago???). It's a mix of the tracks that were used in the sequel, “Guardian's of the Galaxy Vol. 2.” By now, I’m...

Epson Home Cinema 4000 Projector Introduced

Epson Home Cinema 4000 Projector Introduced

On Monday, June 26, 2017, Epson® introduced its new Home Cinema 4000 HD projector. The new projector features 4K Enhancement Technology (4Ke) and HDR 10-bit performance. The Home Cinema 4000 delivers 2,200 lumens of color and white brightness. While providing 100...

radiant and adorne Integration with Alexa Announced

radiant and adorne Integration with Alexa Announced

On Thursday, June 22, 2017, Legrand announced that its radiant and adorne lighting control systems are now compatible with Amazon’s Alexa voice control system. radiant® is Legrand’s RF (radio frequency) Lighting system while adorne® is its Wi-Fi Ready Lighting system....

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