In 2004, Alek Komarnitsky hoaxed the online public into thinking they were controlling thousands of Christmas lights on his house. Then last year, he actually rigged up a real tele-operated system of Christmas lights. (Previous BB post here.) Alek just emailed me to say that they're up again. Or so he claims. Again. From his email:
Three live webcams allow you to view the 15,000 lights and giant inflatable Elmo, Frosty, Santa, and Homer Simpson plus X10 power technology allows you to turn 'em on and off - D'OH! Over $14,000 raised so far for Celiac Disease.Link
Merry Christmas and HO HO HO, alek
P.S. Few more bells & whistles this year - one example is Google Mapp'ing the 100+ countries that have come by.