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In 1992, Thomas Hoops and Derone Bryson founded Technology Associates. In 1994, their partnership incorporated under the name of Technology Associates, Inc. Between 1993 and 2000, Technology Associates successfully operated a small chain of computer stores in the Reno/Sparks area which sold and serviced computers.
Technology Associates was also one of the founding investors in Great Basin Internet Services (GBIS), Northern Nevada's Largest Independent internet service provider. In 1998, TA divested itself of GBIS. In 2000, TA divested itself of it's retail stores to pursue manufacturing of the EternaLight flashlight and other related and unrelated products developed by Thomas Hoops and Derone Bryson. In 2007, the organization formerly known as Technology Associates, Inc., founded by Thomas Hoops and Derone Bryson in 1992 ceased to exist.

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better programing
by jason9987 on Thu, Dec 6th, 2001 21:00:04 UTC
here are some suggesions and comments for a more useful pogram in the device:

1.have the timer mode be at the dimmest setting that has all 4 LEDs lit

2.have On/Dimmer mode start at the lowest setting and go up to the highest

3.have the level in On/dimmer mode that has 2 LEDs lit use the two middle or the two outside ones

4.If there is not enough space left for code the remove the different levels on Flash mode and strobe mode

    Re: better programing
    by AlaricD on Fri, Dec 7th, 2001 05:00:01 UTC
    | here are some suggesions and comments for a more useful pogram in the device:
    |
    | 2.have On/Dimmer mode start at the lowest setting and go up to the highest

    I like the idea of being able to turn it on at the lowest level instead of the highest, but having a way to set the option to start "full on" or "dimmest" would be really cool.


    | 3.have the level in On/dimmer mode that has 2 LEDs lit use the two middle or the two outside ones

    I think that with the pulse-width modulation, 4 LEDs at a lower power setting would actually provide more light more efficiently than two LEDs running at a higher power level.

    |
    | 4.If there is not enough space left for code the remove the different levels on Flash mode and strobe mode

    I'm not sure, but I think the flash and strobe modes use a very simple method to use the number of "Rate" presses as a variable, and doesn't actually store each individual flash rate as more code. The information to strobe is already there, it just takes an extra variable to determine how to slow down. Kind of a (using simulated 'code'):
    ---------------------------
    Do While Mode = Strobe
    Poll ModePress
    Poll PowerPress
    Poll RatePress
    Slowness = 1 + RatePress
    Lights Off
    For X = 1 to (Slowness * 50)
    Next
    Lights On
    Loop
    --------------------------------

    Or something like that.
    Maybe I confused things.



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