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    So, how does the factory make a string of Christmas Lights?  It really helps to have a specialized machine and a lot of automation.  This YouTube video is a bit…

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    The Forums are back!

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    Before PlanetChristmas

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    The rumor mill ends another year

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    That house on Christmas Street tour continues

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    Another Top 10 Christmas tunes list

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      Extreme Christmas lighting?

      The immediate thought that comes to my mind concerning the trends in extreme Christmas decorating is that everyone who can scrape together a few more discretionary dollars in 2010 will…

      Rethinking decorations

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      5 Volts vs. 12 Volts and Power Injection

      When our esteemed publisher (Chuck Smith) gave us the task of building a pixel tree, I thought it would be easy because I could build a megatree in no time…

      The Rumor Mill is working overtime

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      Sleigh Time

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      Christmas stockings

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      The Forums are back!

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      Backstage Pass

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      Rumor mill

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        The rumor mill grinds on

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        Santa gave all the elves the afternoon off in early November so I wandered down to the well heated North…

        The Rumor Mill

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        So many LED based Christmas lights

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        Rumor mill rumblings

        The workshop has been buzzing about all that recent presidential excitement in the USA. We’ve never had an election here…

        The rumor mill

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        The Grinch again

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        The rumor mill

        I dragged my wife to the last performance of the Trans Siberian Orchestra 2009 concert tour. Jiminy Christmas! I’ve never…

        The Grinch hates flying

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        People like to be respected

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        Rumor mill rumors

        I’m a Christmas dude. Always considered Halloween people to be way-too-weird for this normal-thinking elf. Zombie movies, haunted houses and…

        The rumor mill ends another year

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