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    Have a Merry Christmas Free-DCers!!! The wifey and I have truly missed the Free-DC party. I know it's only an online party... but it was a whole lot of fun!
    Sorry So busy this year that it sneaked right past me No real time to plane it

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    No worries Lauren, just saying that they have been great parties in the past and we missed it this year. Actually, it really *is* your fault... if you didn't throw such awesome parties we wouldn't miss them!!!

    Merry Christmas!!!
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    p.s. Videos are now online!!!
    http://www.vimeo.com/mainelights/videos
    Sweet thanks! Can't wait to show the kids tonight.

    Jeff.

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    I'm having déjà vu with those videos and what I did last year after posting them... I've changed some of the display and some of the sequences since posting 'em. BUT, I'm hoping that unlike last year I actually *DO* take videos of the updated display because that 35' long arch now has all three colors as well as 18 strobes.

    TRAFFIC UPDATE: Traffic has started to pass the critical point sometimes which isn't good for our road. We are shutting down the display when the road gets impassible. Then once it clears out we are starting it back up. Unfortunately it's something we have to do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff View Post
    I'm having déjà vu with those videos and what I did last year after posting them... I've changed some of the display and some of the sequences since posting 'em. BUT, I'm hoping that unlike last year I actually *DO* take videos of the updated display because that 35' long arch now has all three colors as well as 18 strobes.
    Oh nice, please re-take the video. And if Vimeo has a limit on what HD video you can upload, YouTube now supports HD so you should be able to upload all of them in HD without any limits I think?

    Jeff.

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    IIRC, the only limits on YouTube are a 2GB file size and 10:59 duration (though they quote it as 10 minutes).

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    Just wanted to wish you all Happy Thanksgiving, Merry Christmas, and Happy New Year!

    We did the lights again this year and we're up to ~70,000-75,000. The videos will be online in the next couple weeks but we are playing with a live feed from a Microsoft HD webcam. It looks pretty decent but it's from inside the house so it's a little different view.

    http://www.ustream.tv/channel/mainel...ristmas-lights

    or just...

    http://www.mainelights.org

    Happy Holidays All!!!
    Jeff
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff View Post
    Just wanted to wish you all Happy Thanksgiving, Merry Christmas, and Happy New Year!

    We did the lights again this year and we're up to ~70,000-75,000. The videos will be online in the next couple weeks but we are playing with a live feed from a Microsoft HD webcam. It looks pretty decent but it's from inside the house so it's a little different view.

    http://www.ustream.tv/channel/mainel...ristmas-lights

    or just...

    http://www.mainelights.org

    Happy Holidays All!!!
    Jeff
    Jeff, I'm sure I'm not the only one that was wondering how those lights were doing.
    I'm stuck at home right now 6 inches of snow on the ground and well my little car is just wheel spinning.
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    Well good then you you can not do any dammage
    we all know how Gopher drive

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    Quote Originally Posted by LAURENU2 View Post
    Well good then you you can not do any dammage
    we all know how Gopher drive
    Hmm FYI neighbour went to work and borrowed a shovel to clear the road last night even clear right up to my car so I could get out. It Snowed again last night but at least I was able to get out today I want to get to work tomorrow
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    Quote Originally Posted by gopher_yarrowzoo View Post
    Hmm FYI neighbour went to work and borrowed a shovel to clear the road last night even clear right up to my car so I could get out. It Snowed again last night but at least I was able to get out today I want to get to work tomorrow
    I understand. We're getting the same stuff with more on the way tonight. High temperature today was -7c. It reminds me of the Feb I spent in Siberia.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff View Post
    Just wanted to wish you all Happy Thanksgiving, Merry Christmas, and Happy New Year!

    We did the lights again this year and we're up to ~70,000-75,000. The videos will be online in the next couple weeks but we are playing with a live feed from a Microsoft HD webcam. It looks pretty decent but it's from inside the house so it's a little different view.

    http://www.ustream.tv/channel/mainel...ristmas-lights

    or just...

    http://www.mainelights.org

    Happy Holidays All!!!
    Jeff

    Seasons greetings to you as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by laurenu2 View Post
    no he caught the ever ready bunny
    lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by LAURENU2 View Post
    No he caught the ever ready Bunny
    NIIIiiiiiccce!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff View Post
    We did the lights again this year and we're up to ~70,000-75,000. The videos will be online in the next couple weeks but we are playing with a live feed from a Microsoft HD webcam. It looks pretty decent but it's from inside the house so it's a little different view.
    Very nice. The boys were just looking at your previous year videos and will be excited to see new ones for this year. The live webcam thing is cool, I just saw the USPS truck go by.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Digital Parasite View Post
    Very nice. The boys were just looking at your previous year videos and will be excited to see new ones for this year. The live webcam thing is cool, I just saw the USPS truck go by.
    Yeah, that brings up an instance where the lights were giving me fits and I had a few choice words for them... I went inside and noticed there were 3 people watching the live feed. UGH. I ended up posting a little apology on the website in case any of them heard me.

    Here is the first two videos of the year...
    MaineLights.org - A Christmas Sandstorm (2010)


    MaineLights.org - Nutrocker (2010)


    I found out our little Fujifilm camera has better color video than our Canon video camera so I tried it for these videos. I had to get across the street to get most everything in frame so it's a little distant.

    Sandstorm is my favorite and Nutrocker is my wifes(Hey! Be nice!) even though it's not really finished.

    I have to say, this being the third year I'm finally getting comfortable with the software enough to play around. I still like getting sequences from other people to see what they do(and hope they have good timing) but it only seems to work out ~30% of the time(the other 70% I'm re-doing timings which takes loads of time).

    I'll be sure to post videos of our other new songs in the coming weeks.

    Merry Christmas guys!
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    Time to bring this thread to the top again.

    Nice to see that you're doing the display again this year, Jeff.

    I just watched a show on cable called something like "Invasion of the Christmas Lights", and one of the segments featured Richard Holdman, which then reminded me to go check http://mainelights.org

    In case you caught that show, the segment at the end in Seattle featured a house just a stone's throw away from here. I told my wife I need a new hobby - she's scared now.

    Angus

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    Glad to get the reminder! Always fun to watch Jeff's displays.

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    www.mainelights.org - Show times through out December - 7:00pm to 9:30pm (EST) .... Bumping this to the Top...
    Jeff anything new this year apart from the storms messing with the power.
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    It's almost Christmas again! Time to bump Jeff's thread to the top

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    Merry Christmas Free-DC folks!

    Still doing the display... still questioning my sanity while setting it up... still have fond memories of you all this time of year!

    Happy Holidays,
    Jeff
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    Hi Jeff!

    I was just thinking of your lights the other day when I was putting my meager display up outside..

    Will check them out.

    Bok

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    Hi Jeff!

    I was just thinking of your lights the other day when I was putting my meager display up outside..

    Will check them out.

    Bok

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    Jeff, you are truly certifiable! I love it.

    When guests or family (usually family, guests are too polite) question my sanity with 8 or 9 (or more) computers running all sorts of applications around my house, I sit them down and point them to MaineLights.org. After which, they usually say something to the effect of, "Wow, that guy's REALLY bananas!"

    Thanks. Keep up the good work. And Merry Christmas!

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