"I Touched the
Future: I Taught."
Blairsville - My Home Town
First used NCSA Mosaic Browser in 1992 On-line since 1993 starting at 300 BAUD 1995 - 56K : November 2006 - DSL : April 2011 - FiOS Schaeffersite.com is rank according to Alexa traffic rankings. #10,926,463 (Sept 2012) # 9,243,920 (May 2014)
Michaux - My tribute to a forgotten place. View
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States Visited: Travel - Extended Stays
1955-1965 Vacationed in Canada - Belvedere Lodge on Balsam Lake north of Fenlin Falls - Trent Canal
1963 Israel - Italy - Switzerland - Germany - France Drive from Rome to Paris in a VW Bug!
1990 England - Scotland - Wales - Ireland
2003 Switzerland - Germany - Holland - Belgium - France
2004 Train and Bus Tour of the Canadian Rockies
2015 - Drove to Florida "The Villages" / Camp Canaveral - Jetty Park
2014 - 7 Day Royal Caribbean Cruse on "Grandeur
of the Seas" from Baltimore to Nassau
Baltimore-based cruise ship departs despite viral outbreak - Judy caught it!
2012 Colorado by Train - (Not exact trip) - 2012 Christmas Letter
2010 Tucson - via Amtrak Three weeks in the sun (some of the time.)
2009 Branson, MO - Sat through time share sales pitch for free motel stay and show tickets.
2008 To Dallas and back - 2460 miles via high school band bus to play North West at Texas Stadium!
Seattle via Amtrak! - Our rail trip across the country
2006 "Appreciation Tour" of the Western Parks
Grand Canyon and the Fiesta Bowl with the WHHS Band - New Years 2005/6
Machinac Island - Grand Hotel - The Island House Hotel - Island Camera- Fall 2005
Flight 93 National Memorial
Monmouth College - WFS / Alumni Reunion
Weekend June 9-12, 2005
My History of WFS - Monmouth College Radio Station.
Expansion Memorial - St. Louis Gateway Arch.-
Saint Louis Zoo - Home page
St. Louis Science Center
New Video Editing Computer from - Computer Connections 2005 - Died 2015!
"Noah" Sight & Sound® offers inspirational live stage productions in Lancaster County
2004 Train and Bus Tour of the Canadian Rockies
- Winter vacation 2004 at Center
Steamtown - National
Historic Site - Scranton, PA
2003 Tour - Europe! Great
First all Digital Video and Photography on this Trip.
- My tribute to a forgotten place - View
One of My Favorite Places - Jacksons Falls near Apollo, PA New book features the falls!
-Chemotherapy at Hillman
Completed the 18 chemotherapy treatments as a follow up to my "colon tuck" at UPMC. Not as much fun as my successful back surgery for a herniated disk in 1996.
In good hands! Graphic Description!
Colonoscopy exam! If your over 50, have it done!
Watching Lord of the Rings DVD on my ald Dell laptop
Surgery to remove Benign Facial Tumor on salivary gland at UPMC Montefiore April 2005
Dinner theater to see "I Do! I Do!" at Pittsburgh's Cathedral Hall
2002 Fall Foliage Retirement Trip
Visit to The Log House on Pine Ridge
Dollywood® - The Entertainment Capital of the Smokey Mountains
Kentucky Mountain Bible College
New Toys! - Canon A40 camera used exclusively for trip to Europe with good results.
Lee & Debbie
Our Hot Air Balloon Ride!
Christmas Letter 2001 - With links to more information.
Amanda Kathleen Spiaggi & Michael Glenn Conn
Forth of July at Pittsburgh's Point - My digital camera pictures and fireworks links
My web page for our college classmate's daughter's wedding
Visit to The Log House on Pine Ridge
Our friends moved to Pigeon Forge,Tennessee. Stayed at Eagles Ridge Resort but visited The Calico Inn the #1 Bed & Breakfast in the country and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park
2000 October Road Trip to NE Pennsylvania to See the Leaves
2000 August Road Trip to Illinois
1999 November Road Trip to the Carolinas - Biltmore Estate
Places we have visited "Out West"
- Finally online!
Lake Wallenpaupack - My Pictures - Live Web Cam
How I installed a 10' Satellite Dish! - It works!
Our Trip To England
With links to all the places we visited
Free Energy for your Home!
My undercover trip to Akron to debunking Dennis Lee's free energy scam.
Volant, PA and Grove City Factory Shops - A Christmas Shopping Adventure
USAF Museum, Dayton, OH
Williamsburg - Our first "retirement" adventure - nice to be there when there were no kids!
Shadyside Hospital where I spent a few days Lumbar Spine Surgery
Visit my "home land" Great interactive information on South-Western Pennsylvania
Stereo Passport Pictures! Can you see it in 3D by putting your nose to the screen?
My father became the pastor of Blairsville Presbyterian Church in December of 1950. Thus began many years of shoveling walks, cutting grass, keeping the lights lit on the Christmas trees, running the PA system and all the other responsibilities and duties of the "The Preachers Kid."
About 1952 Attorney Miller purchased one of every known piece of audiovisual equipment as a gift for the church. As a 10-year-old, I was delegated the assignment of figuring out all of this state-of-the-art technology!
The recording the Christmas Service for the "shut-ins"
was father's first idea for the Ampro Tape Recorder.
These experiences eventually lead to degrees in The Physics at Monmouth College, Communications at Syracuse and a 32-year career as the technology coordinator for the Churchill/Woodland Hills Schools.
Computers I have Used
IBM 1130 Computing System 1967 Churchill High School IBM 029 card punch machine
General Automation SPC series
Commodore Amiga 500 - TV Studio Graphics
Radio Shack Model 1000 - 1984 Almost a PC!
First video editor: Pentium-4 3GHz - died in 2015
Dell Laptop - Bought for $200 at a computer fair and the battery is still running.
Dell i7 for video editing
ASUS i5 for e-mail
Author of the famous Woodland Hills
It did everything! Grades - Statistics - Seating Charts - Cooperative Learning Groups etc.
Unfortunately, I don't have enough years left to rewrite from Borland BASIC to Windows.
My Web Page Class - Community College of Allegheny County
Ask the Physics Teacher! - There is pleasure in knowing how things work.
The Stereopticon The first classroom AV device
Pittsburgh City Schools - Lincoln Elementary K-3 (Things have changed!)
Scouting BSA: Eagle
Scout & God and Country Award Notable
Troop 4 Blairsville, William Penn Council (Penn's Woods) in Blairsville
Camp Seph Mack 54-62: Taught: Map Reading - First Class - Pioneering - Canoeing
1957 National Jamboree, Valley Forge - 1960 National Jamboree, Colorado Springs
Pittsburgh Theological Seminary
- Biblical Archaeology
- Zeitah Excavations 2001
Worked as excavator and photographer at Tel Ashdod, Israel - Goliath's home town
Then, drove a VW bug from Rome to Heldelburg to Paris!
Carnegie Mellon University
- First media course in Slide and Filmstrip Design
Currently the videographer for the Pre College Art Program
Rochester Institute of Technology: Kodak Photographic Workshops
University of Pittsburgh -
Computer Programming - Grant Writing
Currently do the audio recordings for the Pitt Women's Chorus
High School Courses Taught:
Chemistry - Physics - Photography - Computer: I, II, Pascal - TV Production
College Coerces Taught:
CCAC - HTML Web Page Design : Penn State - Stagecraft Seminar
Extra Curricular: Forensics:
Extemporaneous & Debate coach
Stage Manager - Football Team Videographer for 40 years
Published Letters to the Editor
"Bly was from Armstrong" - Published in the Post-Gazette - Correction
"Army-Navy Football" - Published in the January 2000 issue of Smithsonian - First use of video replay.
VIDEO & RADIO RESOURCES
Baird Mechanical TV Camera I found in the window of the "Logie Baird's Bar" in Edinburgh, Scotland
He lived in the same housing block as A.G. Bell across the street from our hotel.
Resources for High
School Video Teachers
A list television and radio resources and the history of radio and TV
Pictures of the WHHS 2009 Radio-TV Crew
How I installed
a 10' Satellite Dish!
LyngSat North American Satelites
Xcam Videobotics system I installed at WHSD board room.
National Museum of Broadcasting - Pittsburgh
- Pittsburgh Antique Radio Society - Do you know who founded KDKA?
- History of Television in Pittsburgh - Featured in article
- Chuck Pharis' (ABC Sports)
- Hear Us Now - Communications News
Comcast: Monroeville - Excite
WQED-TV : Schedules - KDKA : Schedules - WTAE : Schedules - WPXI : Schedules
PBS-SD/DTV - PBS C-band - PBS Satellite -- DBS Satellites
NASA Channel -Launch Dates - Space Tracker - Space History
Northern Exposure - Episode Guide
KQV Radio / Listen - WQED-FM / Listen Concert Channel - WESA-FM : Listen / JAZZ Index / NPR News
KDKA Radio / Listen - WCPE / Listen : Wake Forest, NC (DBS Satellite radio)
WLFP - Listen (Woodland Hills Football games) - WMCR : Monmouth College
Nation Station Listing
|Know Your TV Color Bars|
|R + G +B||W - Blue||W - Red||Primary||W- Green||Primary||Primary|
Internet Search Engines
Very close to the first train I had.
"By your links shall ye be known"
Every RADAR view is different.
- Google News - ABC
- USA Today - Washington
Post - New Your Times
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Search) - Gateway Publications - Tribune Review - KQV Radio (Listen)
LiveLeak.com - Video clips
NPR - WMCR
Pittsburgh - City Directory
Address City, State or ZIP
Interactive Maps Road, Aerial and Hybrid.
(Click on the vertical orange seperator line to go full screen. )
Microsof Live Maps with Bird's Eye Views from different angles. Great Site.
Google Maps - Color Satellite Images
Googlesightseeing.com. Sampson Alley, Pittsburgh - Motto: "Why bother seeing the world for real?"
Interactive Radar Map - Weather Channel Road and Aerial Maps - World Wide
Multi Maps - World Maps - Maps of the World
TeraServer - Now Has USGA Topographical Maps
- Now with aerial photo data base - "zoom out" uses LandSat photos
Rand-McNally Maps - Driving Directions
Microsoft MapPoint -Street Maps
PA Conservation Challenge Mapping Resource - Layered Topo Maps of PA
Info Space Maps and Directions - Maps for intersections along route
Historic Pittsburgh Maps - Pitt Library
MAPS ON US - Good maps but trip planner is slow
A Prairie Home Companion - Joke Show
MARS - JPL & NASA Space Mission
FoilSim II - Design your own airplane wing - NASA
Ground Hog Day - Visit Phil - He was right! I was his "keeper" in 1957
Car Talk - Meet Click & Clack
Joe Slick - Former student who does the sound for our school musicals
Hoaxes & Internet Tools
WHOIS the owner of an IP address
Programs and resources for constructing your own web page
Netscape - Download latest version
LView Pro - Graphics file editor and image compression
IrfanView - Very nice image wiewer and editor. Batch compression and resizing
AOLPress - Simple HTML Editor
FlamingText.Com - Neat titles and graphics
Old Web page 1994 - 2008 maintained by: LocalConnect /
3706 E. 5th Ave. North Versailles, PA 15137 The toll free Tech Support: 1-888-594-8324
Other WEB pages
TVT Television and Video Teachers of Western Pennsylvania
Jan Newton Librarian - St. Charles Public Library, Illinois
First Web Master for - Woodland Hills, Beulah Presbyterian Church