With just days to go before the new year, the world was on it’s toes. The City of New York was already on lockdown, Streets were closed, screens were being erected, and just as many people were leaving the city as were entering it. The festivities were reaching a fever pitch as celebrities were slowly … Continued
It is the year 1999, the world is struggling to come up with a solution to the Y2k bug. Similar to how speculation was in our existing reality, there were contrasting theories as to just how widespread the potential damage would be. Exactly like our world, doomsdayers were preparing for the worst This included governments, … Continued
I’m going to try something different this year for my long running Alternate History Thursday series. Instead of whatever story gets beamed into my mind while I sleep the night before, I will spend the entire year focused on one story. Yes, I tried it in the past, and I sometimes went back to that … Continued
The New York Times is doing one of those 365 photo projects. Except it’s video, and it’s 360° video. And it’s pretty cool. I am a believer in 360°, I think it will be the future. However, we need to get the bitrate compression better for the videos. Everything looks like crap. You can check … Continued
Did you know that there’s a book roller coaster/train in The New York Public Library? Me neither! Apparently it’s a revamping of the old system of convener belts that were used to transfer books around the 8 story building. It’s either we’re so modern, or wages are so expensive (thanks mandated $15/hr minimum wage), that … Continued
Garth Brooks did two shows at Yankee Stadium this weekend. The first time he’s been back to New York since his legendary Central Park show 19 years ago. I went to both of his shows this weekend. Yesterday’s included a 3 hour rain delay which only made the show that much better. Here’s proof: the … Continued
I took my 360° camera out for a hike yesterday. The weather was nice, but it was very, very windy, so the audio wasn’t great except for wind noise.
I think that 360° video will be the next big thing. I’ve posted quite a few 360 videos in the last few months. Well this year might be the time when consumer grade 360° video takes off. Last month Samsung released the Gear 360 camera in Korea, they’ve been mum about when it will actually be … Continued
Now. Lets Go Rangers.
Yes, two posts in a row about Billy Joel because he’s that important. This one will include a semi-review of the concert last night though, so it’s better. Check it out, complete with pictures and video after the click, or whatever: