Ever wonder what programmers do in their off time? Sometimes, we program. I write programs for my own use, apps for my guild's website, even wrote an editor for the raid abilities for Fetish Nightfall a while back.
If you're Greg "Rothgar" Spence, the Lead Programmer for EQ2, you wire up over 30,000 Christmas lights and program them to go on and off synchronized to Christmas music!
He has over 30,000 lights hooked up to 32 independant channels and has them synchronized to 4 different songs so far. He says that he plans on adding 2-4 new songs over the next few weeks but who knows how much spare time he'll have with the ongoing server merges.
All of them are available in 720p HD quality so make sure to pick that in the popup menu in the bottom right of the window, after you click play, if you wish to see the higher quality versions. Really amazing work! I really like the way he used the star in the Christmas Vacation video. You MUST hear the music that goes along with these or you're really missing out.
So without further ado, for your viewing and listening pleasure, I give you....
Rothgar's Christmas Lights!
Christmas Canon Rock - Trans-Siberian Orchestra
Wizards in Winter - Trans Siberian Orchestra
Let it Snow - Michael Bublé
Theme from Christmas Vacation
Update - 16 December 2010 - New Video Added: