Manifolds

April 16, 2009

Speed Flooring

Filed under: home improvement,photography — origamifreak @ 10:08 pm
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I took the week off work to catch up on things and have enjoyed watching my floor going down.  As of today the living room and hall are almost finished.  There are just 2 bedrooms left to do – the end is in sight!

Here, for your amusement, is a time-lapse video of “Bob” and his helper putting down some courses:

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December 7, 2008

Gratuitous Cat Videos

Filed under: cats,photography,technology — origamifreak @ 12:18 pm
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I was talking to Lisa on the phone this morning and the subject turned to our cats – because one of hers was apparently attacking a carrot. I suggested taking a video and uploading it so I could see. It occurred to us that we hadn’t seen each other’s cats actually *move* in years (in person) and in some cases (Sunny), ever.

Thus ensued more than an hour of fiddling on both sides of the Atlantic while she and Steve tried to get it work on their end and I tried the same thing on mine. The problem was compounded by ancient hardware on my end, running Dapper Drake, and the fact that Firefox tends to suck up all of my memory, so I usually use Kazehakase.

Anyway, at the end I finally managed to get a short video up onto Google Video of each cat:

Here we see Sunny trying to get into the box where he knows there is a chirpy bird and other toys. He’d gotten the hang of fishing toys out from the top, so I flipped it upside down to provide more of a challenge. He knows how to tip it onto the side, but chooses not to, for some reason.

Here we see Grouchy Old Man Cat Miaumoto looking for a quiet, warm place to nap. He is an excellent napping companion.

Here is one of Sunny I took when I thought I wasn’t going to catch him poking the box:

Here are the videos she put up on You Tube:

July 5, 2008

I wish this were real.

Filed under: cats,photography — origamifreak @ 10:00 am
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It’s beautiful.

April 16, 2008

Lapses

Filed under: cats,photography — origamifreak @ 7:09 pm

I have so much fun with my SD750,

I’m thinking about other things I could do.

Look at these examples

The problem with the current toy camera is that it only does 1 or 2 second intervals. (Besides the fact that it also can’t do shutter dragging, and I can’t change lenses, or put a neutral-density filter on easily.)

So maybe it would be fun to get an intervalometor and convert it to work with my digital Rebel.

There’s a very nice tutorial on lapses, here.

I don’t think I’d bother with the Quicktime, though – Photolapse is free and it sounds like it works just fine.

And I’ll leave you with this, which is one of my favorites.

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