600th Anniversary Show

Wow!

The 600 Years from the macula on Vimeo.

Member Trey Darley sent in this absolutely stunning video mapping show done for the 600th anniversary of one of the greatest clocks ON the planet:  The Astronomical Clock in Prague.  This was done a few days ago on October 9th. Worth watching all the way through.

Prague has a 600 year head start on The Clock of the Long Now, maybe they will be the first to reach 10,000…

BB reader Kerray says, “The people who worked on it are themacula.comduber.cz andmichalkotek.com, and the projection itself was done by avmedia.cz. Four months of work, 5000×1200 resolution, 2x Christie 18K HD projectors.” .

From Wikipedia, this schematic explaining what the various interlocking dials on the Prague Orlojrepresent.

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LI Broncos Football Weeks 8, 9, and Playoffs

Well, LI Broncos football is coming to an end. For Marco, the end has already come and Antonio has his semi-final game on Sunday against a team we already beat in the regular season. After a long drought of wins during the middle of the season, both teams started to win toward the end of the season. Marco’s 6-7 aged “Pee-Wee” team ended up 7-2 while Antonio’s 10-11 aged “Pony” team wound up 4-5.

Everyone makes the playoffs. Playoffs are organized by grouping each team into a tier of peers with similar regular-season records. This year, there were 5 tiers for both age groups. For Marco, his team had the privilege of being sent to Tier 1 where the best 8 teams were all sent. For Antonio, his team made it into Tier 4. Marco played strong-side safety on defense and tight-end on offense. He had a bunch of really nice runs and they had a special play named after him. They called it “Pro Left Marco Reverse”. In this play, Marco left the line and took a hand-off from the QB and ran around the left side of the field. I love watching his face when he gets the ball and bolts. So much excitement. Antonio was moved from safety to the defensive line mid-season so it was hard to see what he was doing in the big clash of bodies that began each play. Antonio played a hard season of football and paid his dues with kids who have been playing for 5 to 6 years.

Here you can see the Tier-1 Bracket that the Pee-Week team was in, Marco’s team is highlighted in yellow:

peewee-playoffs-2010

Here is Antonio’s bracket, we have home field advantage!

pony-playoffs-2010

Video for the West Babylon Gold game can be found here. This was one of the best videos I took since the announcer was so good and his voice can be heard so clearly:

Seaford Blue vs. West Babylon Gold

I don’t have a video up yet of Marco’s playoff game, but here is a good video of his team’s win over Copiague:

Seaford Orange vs. Copiague

More updates as they come.