Linux, Apache, Perl, X10, Webcams... and Christmas Lights
An anonymous reader writes "Clement Moore writes 'Twas the night before Christmas, and while not a creature was stirring (not even an optical mouse), /.'ers were posting & moderating with squeals of delight. When out on the Internet there arose such a clatter, I sprang from my keyboard to see what was the matter. I knew in a moment it must be Alek's Controllable Christmas Lights Webcam. But remembered in previous years it was a hoax - /. said damn. And then, in a twinkling, I realize Alek has done it for real — W'OH! With 20,000 lights plus giant inflatable Elmo, Frosty, Santa, SpongeBob, and Homer Simpson — D'OH! The X10 controls and 3 live webcams provide such clarity, that it has raised over $70,000 for Celiac charity. 'Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night!'"
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