So this weekend the Christmas tree went up at my place. I actually skipped putting it up last year as I picked up one of those novelty trees, in this case a Charlie Brown tree as I always wanted one. So this year I decided to put a normal tree up gain as while I love the little Charlie Brown tree I kinda like Christmas lights and the whole thing so up the tree went. It’s at this point I made some new discoveries, first that some of the lights on the tree weren’t working and second that if just one light on a string doesn’t work the whole string doesn’t work and at no point can you figure out which light is burned out unless you take them out one by one to test them. I’d love to meet the guy who invented Christmas lights and seriously ask him what he was thinking with that kind of design. I’d also like to ask why someone hasn’t by now come up with a better design. We’ve advanced TV’s, phones, and even cars by leaps and bounds in a short time and yet Christmas lights some how haven’t advanced pass, “if one don’t work none of them work”. I did discover we’ve advanced in one area though, you can find a device that you can plug your tree into so that when you use the included remote you can turn the tree off and on without unplugging it. Ah progress.