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These Cities, A Timelapse by Dominic Boudreault

May 12th, 2011 Comments off

I’m fond of the time lapse format. It has a level of detail and fineness that doesn’t come across in the most sharp of high definition videos. In the past, I’ve posted a New York City-specific time lapse by Mindrelic and one by by James Ogle.

Today, I’m posting one by Canadian Dominic Boudreault which features Montreal, Quebec City, Toronto, Chicago and, of course, New York. Brilliant choice of score and some fantastic shots. Really spectacular stuff.

Timelapse – The City Limits from Dominic on Vimeo.

Click through to see a bonus time lapse of Quebec City from Boudreault. Read more…

My Jack Handy Moments: Another Reflection… or….

April 19th, 2011 Comments off

I cannot attest to the fact that this isn’t photoshopped, but it’s been around the web enough to make me think it’s legitimate. So I’m just going to stand back and say “Whoa.”

This City, A Timelapse by James Ogle

April 9th, 2011 2 comments

A few months ago, I posted a timelapse piece produced by Mindrelic that featured fantastic still photo compilation and City-suitable scoring.  Well, that piece may have been one upped by this one.

 

new york city. from James Ogle on Vimeo.

This City, A Timelapse by Mindrelic

January 17th, 2011 Comments off

NYC – Mindrelic Timelapse from Mindrelic on Vimeo.

Really nothing to say, other than stunning.

InfoGraphic: 35 Life Hacks

November 27th, 2010 Comments off

I’ve been a little in absentia the last few weeks due to a ton of work and going through the slow process of moving into my new apartment (home ownership, yeah!). In any respect, one of the easier things to publish is an interesting infographic.

Here’s one on 35 little life hacks you should know, produced by TheirToys.com.

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The Best of xkcd, Part 6 (Geek Culture)

September 22nd, 2010 Comments off

If Calvin and Hobbes is my favorite print cartoon (and it is), then its online counterpart is xkcd.  The brainchild of former NASA robotics engineer Randall Munroe, it is a webcomic that mixes romance, sarcasm, math, and language.  Most of all, it speaks to the sense of humor of the internet and geek culture in general.  Some of it is obscure and flies over my head, but a good number of the comics just hit home and tickle the funny bone.  And, in the case of my favorite all-time comic ever (Spirit, featured in this post), tugs at the heart-strings.

xkcd also features a great online store with some cool posters, pins and apparel.  I rock the “Science: It Works….” t-shirt in my wardrobe (though it admittedly gets less use than it should).  Munroe operates under a solid creative commons license, so I’m hosting several of my favorite comics here, though I encourage everyone to visit xkcd.com and to buy the xkcd: volume 0 book on Amazon.

Click on through to see Part 6. Read more…

Photo Favorites: Jupiter over Manhattan

September 21st, 2010 Comments off

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Earlier today I noted a few tweets from America’s astrophysicist, Neil DeGrasse Tyson.  NDGT has been excited over a spectacular night for viewing Jupiter both tonight (Tuesday) and tomorrow (Wednesday).

Well, as I was walking home amongst the stop lights, the red was emphatically stated with the LED flashes and the red planet glaring down at me.  I was discussing recently how amazing it is that New York’s air quality has improved so much that you can now actually see the stars on a regular basis.  When I was growing up, the incinerator smoke and smog choked out the stars.  No more.  Now we get a real light show and never more so than tonight with Jupiter’s stark clarity and brightness.

OK, so the Leonid meteor shower may be better, but this night still has me yearning for a telescope (and rural living).

Click on through to see a couple of photos I snapped.  Note that you can actually see the red tint of the planet.  Read more…

The Best of xkcd, Part 5 (Politics)

September 8th, 2010 Comments off

If Calvin and Hobbes is my favorite print cartoon (and it is), then its online counterpart is xkcd.  The brainchild of former NASA robotics engineer Randall Munroe, it is a webcomic that mixes romance, sarcasm, math, and language.  Most of all, it speaks to the sense of humor of the internet and geek culture in general.  Some of it is obscure and flies over my head, but a good number of the comics just hit home and tickle the funny bone.  And, in the case of my favorite all-time comic ever (Spirit, featured in this post), tugs at the heart-strings.

xkcd also features a great online store with some cool posters, pins and apparel.  I rock the “Science: It Works….” t-shirt in my wardrobe (though it admittedly gets less use than it should).  Munroe operates under a solid creative commons license, so I’m hosting several of my favorite comics here, though I encourage everyone to visit xkcd.com and to buy the xkcd: volume 0 book on Amazon.

Click on through to see Part 5. Read more…

The Best of xkcd, Part 4 (Philosophical)

September 1st, 2010 Comments off

If Calvin and Hobbes is my favorite print cartoon (and it is), then its online counterpart is xkcd.  The brainchild of former NASA robotics engineer Randall Munroe, it is a webcomic that mixes romance, sarcasm, math, and language.  Most of all, it speaks to the sense of humor of the internet and geek culture in general.  Some of it is obscure and flies over my head, but a good number of the comics just hit home and tickle the funny bone.  And, in the case of my favorite all-time comic ever (Spirit, featured in this post), tugs at the heart-strings.

xkcd also features a great online store with some cool posters, pins and apparel.  I rock the “Science: It Works….” t-shirt in my wardrobe (though it admittedly gets less use than it should).  Munroe operates under a solid creative commons license, so I’m hosting several of my favorite comics here, though I encourage everyone to visit xkcd.com and to buy the xkcd: volume 0 book on Amazon.

Click on through to see Part 4. Read more…

The Best of xkcd, Part 3 (Pop Culture)

August 25th, 2010 Comments off

If Calvin and Hobbes is my favorite print cartoon (and it is), then its online counterpart is xkcd.  The brainchild of former NASA robotics engineer Randall Munroe, it is a webcomic that mixes romance, sarcasm, math, and language.  Most of all, it speaks to the sense of humor of the internet and geek culture in general.  Some of it is obscure and flies over my head, but a good number of the comics just hit home and tickle the funny bone.  And, in the case of my favorite all-time comic ever (Spirit, featured in this post), tugs at the heart-strings.

xkcd also features a great online store with some cool posters, pins and apparel.  I rock the “Science: It Works….” t-shirt in my wardrobe (though it admittedly gets less use than it should).  Munroe operates under a solid creative commons license, so I’m hosting several of my favorite comics here, though I encourage everyone to visit xkcd.com and to buy the xkcd: volume 0 book on Amazon.

Click on through to see Part 3. Read more…