January 1st, 2011

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UTC-06:00

Happy New Year, central Nunavut, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, western Ontario, Alabama, Arkansas, western Florida, Illinois, Iowa, most of Kansas, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, eastern Nebraska, most of North Dakota, Oklahoma, eastern South Dakota, western Tennessee, Wisconsin, bits of Michigan and Indiana, most of Mexico, most of Central America, and the Galápagos Islands!

And of course Texas, where I live. HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ME!
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UTC-07:00

The fun's not over yet, of course.

Happy New Year, western Nunavut, Northwest Territories, Alberta, a bit of British Columbia, Arizona, Colorado, southern Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, Utah, Wyoming, most of Malheur County in Oregon (what up, Malheur?), western bits of North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska and Kansas, and most of western Mexico!
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UTC-08:00

Happy New Year, Yukon, most of British Columbia, California, northern Idaho, Nevada, most of Oregon, Washington, Baja California, Clipperton Island, and the Pitcairn Islands!
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UTC-09:00

Happy New Year, Alaska and the Gambier Islands! That's all the major landmasses; from here on out, it's nothin' but islands.
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UTC-10:00

Finally 2011 comes to the last U.S. state.

Happy New Year, western Aleutian Islands, Hawaii, Johnston Atoll, Tokelau, Samoa, Cook Islands, and French Polynesia! Yeah, I dunno where half these places are either, don't worry about it. The Pacific somewhere. Look 'em up on Wikipedia if you're curious. They've got maps and stuff.
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UTC-11:00

Happy New Year, American Samoa, Jarvis Island, Kingman Reef, Midway and Palmyra Atolls (the Pacific is not atoll-free), and Niue!
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UTC-12:00

Happy New Year, Baker and Howland Islands! (Those are east of Tarawa, which is north of Fiji, which is north of New Zealand, which is east of Australia, which is southeast of Asia, which is on planet Earth.) That's the entire world; now it's no longer 2010 anywhere. HAPPY NEW YEAR, EVERYBODY!
TV

New Year's resolution: Become a Video Guy

Huh... after all these years of not bothering with New Year's resolutions, I've finally got a reason to make one.

I want to get into video editing! I've got hours and hours of MiniDV footage I've shot at furry cons, and I've heard people complaining that you see lots of cameras at cons, but you never see their footage. Well, I want to change that, at least in my case. I want to put the Furry Variety Shows and fursuit parades I've seen, up on YouTube. (I've even got a couple of interesting bits somewhere, like the time I saw the Klingons at Further Confusion carrying a fursuiter on a pole like he was their fresh kill!) I'd also like to make videos of my own.

I know how to edit video and audio, I've had experience with that at school way back when, but I need to work out the technical issues, of which there are two main ones:

1. Copy video from my camera to the computer.
2. Find good video editing software.

#1 shouldn't be too hard; my camera came with a manual and a CD-ROM. I shall see if I can handle that part myself. For #2, anybody got any good recommendations? I can afford to spend some money, I don't have to be yet another Unregistered HyperCam 2 user.