April 2013’s Top 20 Posts

April 2013 has not been a fully happy period in our industry, at least on the accidents front.  Unfortunately I have to report that a lot of the top 20 posts that were read in 193 countries all over the world were stories I reported where injury or death to our stage hand brothers and sisters.  At least their names will never be forgotten, at least by me.  Ever.  In order to go where we’re going, we have to remember how we got here.  It’s not all negative, but get ready to relive some disaster in our business.

The most read post in April of 2013 from JimOnLight.com:

A Rigger Dies after a 100 Foot Fall at AT&T Center in San AntonioRIGGERS-NOT-SKYDIVERS

April 2013’s Most Read Post #2:
The TO THE ARCHIVES link on JOL!
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April 2013’s Most Read Post #3:
San Antonio Rigger Falls 100 Feet to Death at AT&T Center
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April 2013’s Most Read Post #4:
Lighting 101:  Luminance VS. Illuminance
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April 2013’s Most Read Post #5:
New Footage of the Demolition of the Famous Texas Stadium
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April 2013’s Most Read Post #6:
Let’s Be Safer, At Least in the Entertainment Industry
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April 2013’s Most Read Post #7:
A Time-Lapse of the Maroon 5 Overexposed Tour Load-In
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April 2013’s Most Read Post #8:
Memorial Fund Established for Dean Williams, Rigger Who Fell at AT&T Center in San Antonio
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April 2013’s Most Read Post #9:
UPDATE – Ultra Music Festival LED Wall Accident
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April 2013’s Most Read Post #10:
Jim Hutchison Leaves CAST Software, Opens Lumen Buddha Studios, A Lighting Industries Think-Tank and Design Studio
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April 2013’s Most Read Post #11:
INDUSTRY ACCIDENT – Ultra Music Festival in Miami, Video Wall Falls on Workers
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April 2013’s Most Read Post #12:
Something Horribly Wrong is Going On at Wicked Lasers, UPDATED
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April 2013’s Most Read Post #13:
Recommended Reading on JOL!
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April 2013’s Most Read Post #14:
Radiohead Stage Collapse in Toronto — 1 Dead, 3 Wounded
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April 2013’s Most Read Post #15:
Gaffers and Grips — DIY Gaff Tape Key Fob
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April 2013’s Most Read Post #16:
LER:  Luminaire Efficacy Rating
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April 2013’s Most Read Post #17:
DARTH FADER
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April 2013’s Most Read Post #18:
LED Freerunning:  Lighting Emitting Dudes
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April 2013’s Most Read Post #19:
Mycena Lux Coeli — The Coolest Mushroom I Have Ever Seen!
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April 2013’s Most Read Post #20:
Pilobolus’ Shadowland Review
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This Week’s Top 10 Posts

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The JimOnLight Community has chosen the following posts as this week’s Top 20 posts! I love seeing what you like to read!  Sunday is technically the end of my week in my crazy brain scheduling, so I always analyze and interpret at the end of the week.  Does anyone else think Sunday is the end of the week, or do your calendars start on Sunday?  Am I just cray-cray, to quote an old girlfriend?

Starting from the most read post this week…

1.  INDUSTRY ACCIDENT:  Ultra Music Festival in Miami, Video Wall Falls on Workers
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2.  Lighting 101:  Luminance VS. Illuminance
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3.  UPDATE:  Ultra Music Festival LED Wall Accident
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4.  (and thank you for this, you all make me feel awesome!!!) I’m Taking the Day Off to Get Married, Have an Awesome Day!
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5.  Infra, A TV Built from Remote Controls
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6.  How Much Power Does the World Use in A Year, and Other Random Lighting Facts!
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7.  A Long-Exposure Proposal
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8.  15,000 Volt Fractal Madness — Lightning On Wood as Art
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9.  In Germany, It’s the Drones That Get Struck — By A Laser!
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10.  The JimOnLight.com Store!
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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:

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

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Top Ten Posts of 2012 – First Quarter!

(AWWW!  I miss my Dewey D ‘Oh Dat’s mah Dew’ and my Stink R. Butt!)

I used to do these pretty frequently, but I’ve become so engrossed in the research aspect of writing that I completely put these off!  I LOVE to see what the world likes and dislikes that I write, it’s a real great incentive into the feel of learning about light on the web!

Here’s the top ten posts of 2012 so far – I’m pretty excited that the home page is the top hit!

  1. JimOnLight Home Page!
  2. Happy Birthday, Stephen Hawking!
  3. Something is Going Horribly Wrong at Wicked Lasers
  4. DIY Globe Cluster Chandelier-esque Fixtures
  5. Lighting 101:  Luminance VS. Illuminance
  6. Indiana State Fair Collapse Report Blames Mid-America Sound and IATSE
  7. 55,000 LEDs Make A Cathedral
  8. The Gaff Tape Dress Showdown
  9. The McNamara Tunnel, Detroit Airport (designed by Marcus Wuebker, one bad ass mopho of a lighting designer/programmer!)
  10. The Phenomenon of Earthquake Lights

I can’t tell you how good the JimOnLight.com readership makes me feel – you are all very dedicated readers, and I love researching for you!!!

The Most Visited Posts of 2011 So Far – JimOnLight.com’s Top 10

I used to write these more often, but for some reason I’ve gotten away from it.  I really, really dig what other people like to read on JimOnLight.com, and I love to see what kinds of trends the JimOnLight.com Community holds.

Top Ten Most Visited Links on JimOnLight.com for 2011!

  1. The second page of JimOnLight.com!  YEEHAAA!
  2. Thomas Edison on Failure
  3. DIY Globe Cluster-esque Chandeliers
  4. Art with Shadows:  Tim Noble and Sue Webster’s Trashy Shadows
  5. The Technical Evolution of Automated Lighting:  High End Systems’ Intellaspot XT-1 and PRG’s Bad Boy
  6. Mike Zinman’s PORTFOLIO for iPhone
  7. The Gaff Tape Dress Showdown!
  8. Mindseye’s Lighting Design for Bermondsey Square – very cool!
  9. The JimOnLight.com Recommended Reading Store!
  10. Something Horribly Wrong is Going On at Wicked Lasers

Awesome!  Thank you to EVERYBODY for reading!!!

July 2010’s Top Ten Posts on JimOnLight.com

I haven’t checked out the most popular page metrics in a while, and I’ve been missing looking at all of the really detailed analysis of the site.  I always find what people like the most very interesting from what I post on the site – it’s insight into all of you!  The JimOnLight.com Community FREAKING ROCKS!

July 2010’s Top Ten Posts:

  1. What Crackhead Steals a School’s Solar Panels for Crack?
  2. A Tour of ETC’s Factory in Middleton, Wisconsin
  3. DIY Globe Cluster Chandelier Fixtures
  4. Mike Zinman’s “PORTFOLIO” for iPhone
  5. Protesters, Leave the Location Crews Alone!
  6. JimOnLight.com Covers ETC’s Dealer/Rep Summer Camp
  7. the “next page” link of JimOnLight.com!
  8. the JimOnLight.com Resources page!
  9. JimOnLight.com’s Recommended Reading store!
  10. Pablo Picasso, The Light Painting Artist

Thank you for every word of mine you read.  I write for you all!