Place your bets please…

While digging around in the archives earlier this evening, I found this old footage of an aborted vlomo from last year. I remember filming it at the time and feeling unsure if I had the takes I needed to edit together the idea that I wanted, which is why I don’t think I got ’round to publishing anything it all. Perfectionist that I am.

So tonight I thought I’d try again with eyes that were a year older and ears a year wiser and it turns out, I had what I needed after all; inspired by BANZAI! I give you:

Big friendly hat tips to Dom and Joel for being such great sports. Sorry it took me so long to make you internet famous guys…

TV Dinners

Recently, I was kicking off about the lack of ‘sequence mode’ on the new Nokia N8. Sequence mode, for the uninitiated, is basically a way to set the device to snap every ten, twenty or thirty seconds (depending on your preferred setting), basically allowing you to create awesome timelapse videos direct from your mobile phone.

It’s quite a fun feature that’s been present in leading Nokia handsets for several years. Alas, it is lacking in the N8.

However, to my rescue, here comes super-talented coder, Iain Wallace. Shortly after I tweeted about the disappearance of one of my favourite modes of Nokias gone by, Iain reached out and asked if I’d be a tester for an app that would do just that. I said yes (obviously) and have been messing around with ‘Lapsed’ for most of the afternoon.

This is my first take, it’s not brilliant but, expect more in the future…

The app itself isn’t open for public beta (yet) and isn’t available to download (yet). Iain’s still very much in alpha creation mode (many new dev libraries required etc) BUT, eventually, we might see something like this on the Ovi Store… Maybe.

On Lexington

^Turn it up to 720p

For some reason the N8 stopped recording at Lexington and didn’t pick up the awesome chat about pie mash for lunch from the rather awesome Mother Mash as well as some great insights into the new Alan Partridge stuff. We had a great sign off prepared too. Grr.

Damn touchscreens.