Not A Boring Blog Update, New Year’s Tech and “Stuff” Edition

Soon the ball will drop, resolutions will crash (before they can even get started) and we’ll get into a 2018 routine. But let’s take a few moments to check out the cool backstory for the biggest New Year’s Eve tradition, some Times Square Tech and why making a job search your New Year’s Resolution is a not so great idea. Here’s the latest edition of our “Not A Boring Blog”.

Did you know that the original New Year’s Eve ball drop was more than a publicity stunt, Time Magazine has the story about keeping time with the tradition.

The Surprising Origins of the New Year’s Eve Ball Drop Tradition via @Time

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The ball used today includes 2,688 Waterford Crystal triangles bolted to 672 LED modules. Here are the official stats:  http://timessquareball.net/ball-facts/

One of the earliest public time signals still stands in England: Here’s the ball in Greenwich

Artkraft Strauss made the original Times Square Ball. The company’s use of cutting edge tech made it a legend in advertising. Check out this cool video of some of their iconic signs:

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USA Today shows other weird things that drop on New Year’s Eve. 

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2017/12/26/5-weird-things-dropping-new-years-eve/981586001/

…and in Sarasota, FL they drop a pineapple.

For many, the annual fireworks in Sydney, Australia are bucket list event. Here’s a look at what you need to know this year via @Telegraph:

https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/newslocal/wentworth-courier/nye-display-to-feature-rainbow-waterfall-of-fireworks/news-story/64cee48511a67578ca18ca7738cb23cd

Landing a new gig is a common New Year’s Resolution, but should it be? A top tech recruiter answers the question in this must read career advice.

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