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rock on


Remember that shell script I talked about yesterday? Well, it produced some results. 544MB of results, to be precise.

To be fair, that consists of about 20,000 images captured over an 18-hour period from six cameras located around Times Square. After much processor guzzling, a fun and free application called Framed compiled a QuickTime movie, hundreds of megs in size, of a series of these images. I'm pleased to announce that there are three of these movies available immediately for your enjoyment.

http://ljayo.net/tsny2004/tsny2004-tgifridays.mp4 (14.49 MB) - the view outside TGI Fridays on Times Square, from 4pm New Year's Eve to 9:20am New Year's Day
http://ljayo.net/tsny2004/tsny2004-lindys1.mp4 (10.11 MB)
http://ljayo.net/tsny2004/tsny2004-lindys2.mp4 (10.25 MB) - two views showing the crowds from either side on Times Square, from 4pm New Year's Eve to midday on New Year's Day. Play them synchronised and you should see things moving from one camera to the other!

More movies featuring different views as I can be bothered.
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That was the quietest New Year I've ever experienced in Edinburgh.

Luckily, the nap I had earlier will ensure that I'm awake to see the Times Square celebrations in all their glory at 5am.

Happy New Year, all.

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And now for couple more links to Edinburgh Hogmanay fireworks pictures I dug up recently.I think that's all the info I'm likely to find. Enjoy it, make the right decision and celebrate the New Year in Edinburgh.

The Celebrations So Far... (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/asia-pacific/2618407.stm)

(Click the link above to see BBC News' pictures.)

If I had been smart I would have grabbed webcam images of the spectacular Edinburgh fireworks automatically, every five seconds, and posted them here. Next year, maybe.

Imagine being in Times Square (as many will be in four and a half hours) and seeing the huge fireworks display. Now imagine looking out your front window, and seeing the same magnitude of fireworks going off in four different places. At the same time. For five minutes. I'll tell you, it beats Sydney hands down.

I'll post any pictures I find at the earliest oppurtunity.

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One of the great things about where I live is the fantastic view I have of any firework display that happens near the city centre. I've started to really dislike firework displays, as whenever I get up to look at them from the window they stop - completely - until I'm back out of sight. Every single time.

I think I'll sleep through the New Year display.