The Hogfather Approves

by wjw on January 22, 2021

Instead of continuing in my normal course of cynicism and gloom, I thought I would celebrate the detectible and growing spirit of optimism in our world by showing this video of Hogmanay in Edinburgh.

Since Hogmanay is what non-Gaels call “New Year’s Day,” I’m posting a few weeks late, but my friend Louy only sent me the video tonight, and better late than never.

The narration is by David Tennant, Siobhan Redmond, and others.


Peter D. Tillman January 25, 2021 at 3:19 pm

I have *absolutely no idea* how those steerable glowing globes could be done. Obviously they could. Clarke’s Law, or one of them. Thanks for sharing!

wjw January 26, 2021 at 10:59 pm

They’re drones with lights on them, and we’ve had synchronized flight with drones for a while now.

I’m guessing there needed to be three separate flights because the drone batteries needed recharging during the intervals. Flight plus bright lights would consume the power rapidly, I’d guess.

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