See Pictures Of The Downtown Birmingham Christmas Landscape

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So, at the end of covering all the events in the Birmingham Metro.  I went to the top of a parking garage, and took some photos of the downtown landscape.  I also stopped by and took a few photos of the Christmas tree at Lynn Park in Birmingham.  Enjoy!

The downtown Birmingham Christmas tree.

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See 10 Reasons Why Siberian Huskies Don’t Pull Santa’s Sleigh


So, why do reindeer pull Santa’s sleigh, and not Siberian Huskies?  The YouTube channel  Gone to the Snow Dogs shows you 10 reasons why Siberian Huskies are not used to deliver presents around the world on Christmas Eve!  And for an bonus, there’s another video showing the huskies helping to put up their Christmas tree, enjoy!

Crowdsourcing Mornings: Aura Wirelessly Powered Christmas Lights

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This is Crowdsourcing Mornings! This post takes place every weekday morning and highlights one crowdsourcing project I liked from Kickstarter, Indiegogo, or other crowdsourcing websites.

Aura are the first ever wirelessly powered Christmas lights.  You can use your smartphone to control the energy-efficient LED lights.  These lights outshines any of the average Christmas lights by 20 years.  How does Aura work?  You simply snap the Aura Power Ring onto your tree, plug it into your wall, place the Aura wireless lights on your Christmas tree, and the lights will provide wireless lights to your family for up to 20 years!  These things are wirelessly powered, there’s no charging involved, and no batteries are needed!

Traditional Christmas lights never last. Aura’s wireless lights use LEDs that last for up to 20 years at full brightness. Since the LEDs never need to be changed, we are able to permanently seal the ornament so that they can’t be damaged, creating a more reliable Christmas light, and saving you from buying new lights every year.  Aura’s Power Ring safely provides all the energy the lights need, wirelessly. Just hang them like ornaments and they light up automatically.  Select the WiFi Aura Power Ring and you can control your lights from our free app on your iOS, Windows, or Android smartphone. Turn all lights on and off, set schedules, and timers on the go.  Snap it on, plug in the Power Ring, and decorate-that’s it!  Aura makes decorating a tree easier than ever!

As of December 5th, this project has raised around $46,000 of their $50,000 goal. This project only has 44 days left to raise the $50,000 or it will not be funded!  For a pledge of $25, you will get a special edition Aura Kickstarter ornament – a Kickstarter exclusive!  For a pledge of $65, you will get one Aura device plus 12 wireless Christmas lights!  To learn more and to pledge money, go to:

The Evening Post: Redecoration At My Apartment

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Over the weekend, I finally did some redecoration at my apartment!  Before, the walls were bare, and after, I really like how things have turned out!  First off, I have some posters from The Walking Dead and other TV shows either sent to me because of the Geek Alabama blog or given as gifts.  I also hung some pictures my mom gave me, and yes, I have a small Christmas tree that stays out year-around!  And do you see the tornado lamp and spiral lamp in the background?

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On another side of the apartment, I have my Geek Alabama banner from Build A Sign that was custom-made for free.  And yes, you do see some traffic lights and a ped signal hanging on the wall.

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At another part of my apartment, you see the classic 4-way traffic light, the couch, Auburn Tigers clock, and a calendar.

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And in my bedroom, you see a huge The Walking Dead sheet, looks cool!

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And this area next to the window door will be the next thing re-decorated for future YouTube videos, I will talk more about that soon!

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The Evening Post: Merry Christmas From Kilgore Texas Prank

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How about something funny to cheer you up for Christmas!  The students from Kilgore High School in Kilgore Texas had some fun with the staff.  The Kilgore High School media department had a student put inside a Christmas tree that moved, talked, and tormented unsuspecting victims who approached it.  They tricked faculty and students alike into standing next to the Christmas tree and recording what they thought was a holiday greeting.  The results are absolutely hilarious, enjoy the video.  And great job kids!