A Global Collection of New Years 2015 Fireworks

Happy New Year, everyone!

I’m not one to do “resolutions,” per se — I haven’t quite figured out yet how not to disappoint myself on day two of the year, so I skirt the activity altogether!  Since I went to bed around 11pm last night, I wanted to see some of the fireworks from last night.  Below is a collection of New Years 2015 fireworks from cities like Dubai (which was AWESOME), NYC, London, San Francisco, Chicago, Brazil…  oh America, we don’t party like the rest of the world parties.  Let’s all at least resolve to loosen the hell up in 2015, America.  We look like jackasses across the globe for the BS we see in our news.

Check these out, this is some awesome stuff!

Dubai 2015 fireworks:

Sydney 2015 fireworks:

London 2015 fireworks:

The Ball Drop in Times Square, NYC, 2015:

Rio de Janeiro 2015 fireworks:

Tokyo 2015 fireworks – a “fireworks only” view:

Tokyo 2015 fireworks – take a moment to close the three text boxes and this is an awesome video:

North Korea 2015 fireworks — for a country that starves millions of its people, they sure have a nice fireworks display budget.

Istanbul, Turkey – 2015 fireworks:

From the Taipei 101 in Taipei, Taiwan – 2015 fireworks:

Paris 2015 fireworks, from the Arc du Triomphe:

Hong Kong, China – 2015 fireworks:

Moscow 2015 fireworks — again, I guess that economy isn’t so bad after all…

Berlin, Germany – 2015 fireworks:

Chicago’s Navy Pier fireworks, 2015:

An absolutely AWESOME view of San Francisco’s 2015 fireworks show:

Madeira’s 2015 fireworks – they’re just off of the Canary Islands:

Lake Buena Vista, FL – otherwise known as Disney World, in the Magic Kingdom – 2015 fireworks:

A view of the Las Vegas 2015 fireworks, um, extravaganzas – plural:

I think that’s enough for one post, don’t you? HAPPY NEW YEAR! Let’s make 2015 WAY better than 2014, because 2014 really, really sucked for my family. Now get up, shake off that hangover, make some promises you’re not gonna keep to yourself, and have some breakfast!!!


JimOnLight’s Top 10 Posts of 2012

It is so much fun for me to see what people like to read on JimOnLight over the course of the year – or week, or month, or quarter, I am nuts about research!

Check out the top 10 posts of last year – what was your favorite JOL post from 2012???

Post #10:
Multiverse, by Leo Villareal

Post #9:
JimOnLight’s Guide to Christmas Lights, Part 4:  Christmas Light Power and Safety

Post #8:
The Phenomenon of Earthquake Lights

Post #7:
Travel Tips for Squints on the Wing

Post #6:
The McNamara Tunnel, Detroit Airport

Post #5:
The Gaff Tape Dress Showdown

Post #4:
High End Systems at LDI 2012 — and HOG 4!

Post #3:
DIY Globe Cluster Chandelier-esque Fixtures

Post #2:
Lighting 101 — Luminance VS. Illuminance

…and the #1 most visited post on JimOnLight of 2012:

Stephen Hawking is a PLAYA

Tune in next time, we’ll have the Top 10 Posts on JimOnLight Read While Farting on NYC Public Transit.  Stay tuned!

I didn't choose the thug life

Let’s Have A Revolution of The Mind in 2013

Happy New Year 2013

HAPPY NEW YEAR, everybody!  Well if it isn’t a miracle – we survived the end of the world (twice now I think in 2012, once was the failed prediction by that guy Jack Van Impe), AND the 2012 Presidential Election, as well as many other completely ridiculous things that happened in 2012.  Notice that the US Congress “passed” the bill that saves us from the big scary “Fiscal Cliff” in the US.  Ah, good times, living the dream.

I really want to start being a better human being in 2013, both for myself and for humanity.  I hope that the world starts to see the ways that we’re getting out of hand, and I hope that there is a grand fundamental revolution of the mind, as Jiddu Krishnamurti put it back several decades ago.  Am I a dreamer?  Yes, of course I am.  But I have great dreams that are good and just and full of billions of people being happy.  They are great dreams.  In our lifetimes, I hope that we reach this new level of awareness, of consciousness that comes with all of us living together in some kind of harmony.  That would certainly be a start, right?

Got a few minutes?  Watch this video, then watch the second part.  Just watch it.  This is what it means to have a revolution of the mind.  We need to all understand that we are the teacher and the student; we are the problem and the solution.

Let’s work together to be closer to being a civil civilization in 2013.  I’m all for it. We owe it to ourselves to be something we can all be proud of, even if it means a fundamental change in our forward vision. I believe that we can do it together.

(Holy Crap) HAPPY 2011!

Hey, did you know that it’s 2011?!  I had a project that started on December 27th and just finished up today.  NOW, finally, I am in 2011!

I cannot tell you how glad I am that we’re in a new calendar year.  Also, where in the hell did 2010 go, actually?
As long as I’m concerned, I’ve hit the ground running in this new decade, and it is on.

As my friend Lance says, as if he were still living in an apartment with Shakespeare, “Bring’t, 2011.”

Posts resume tomorrow morning.  Look forward to a video of me talking about something that’s been stuck in my brain.