Working for Automattic is pretty great. Not only is the work fun and challenging, I also get to travel quite a bit. In the past few years, I’ve discovered San Francisco, Pune, Kauai, Dublin, and many other interesting places.
This month I added two more cities to my list: Madrid, Spain, and Albuquerque, New Mexico. I didn’t take many pictures in Madrid, but I know my colleague Donncha will keep adding more pictures from our trip to his photo blog in the next few months. 😊
I did, however, take a few pictures in Albuquerque.
Ça fait toujours plaisir de recevoir un colis par surprise ! Si seulement je savais qui est l’expéditeur, pour pouvoir le / la / les remercier… ☺
Walking the dog, blowing bubbles;
posing for our yearly family pictures;
visiting a local aquarium, where we could discover sharks through an observation tunnel and even touch rays.
This weekend was good. And since my wife is a great photographer, I have great shots to remember all of this! :)
Batteries are now recharged. I’m ready to go back to questions about Stats. ?
When Android 4.2 was released, one of my favorite features was the new Camera app and its Photo Sphere option. It allowed you to take 360-degree panorama pictures, and you could then use the photo editor to create a “tiny planet” from this panorama. I actually published a few here on my blog:
When Android 5.0 (Lollipop) was released, it appeared that the option was gone from the editor. You could still create Photo spheres, but I couldn’t find a way to create the Tiny Planets. Lucky for me, I finally found the option back!
If, like me, you can’t locate the option anymore and would love to create your own little worlds again, without having to use a third-party app, follow the steps below.
How to create a tiny planet in Android 5.0+
Working from home is great. It can get lonely at times though, especially when the rest of your team lives 6 timezones away. It makes it a bit more difficult to get to know each other, coordinate, and work efficiently as a team. Luckily for me, I work for Automattic and get to meet my teammates in person a few times a year!
This morning at 10:42 AM, Lili joined our small family! 3.9kg and 57cm of happiness! Adri is fine, and we’re all relaxing before to go home in a few days.
Ce matin, à 10h42, Lili a finalement pointé le bout de son nez! 3.9kg et 57 cm de pur bonheur ! Adri va bien, et on se repose maintenant un petit peu avant de rentrer à la maison dans quelques jours.
Ma reggel 10:42-kor megszületett Lili, 3.9kg-val és 57 centivel. Mindeki jól van!
In reply to another and way cuter Coworking post, by my colleague Ryan Markel. That’s why working from home is so awesome.
Here is the first post of many, introducing the new member of our small family: Watson!
Life is hard…
Watson is a French Bulldog, and here is small video of his first steps at home with us!
Watch the video / Voir la vidéo
I received a GoPro camera for my birthday. I have already posted about the great things you can do with a GoPro, but since I am not ready to jump off a cliff just yet, I thought I’d play a bit with the Time-lapse features of that great little camera!
One of the camera settings allows you to take one picture every 1/2/10/30/60 seconds. I used it to take pictures every 30 seconds for a complete day at work (read: in my kitchen). Not much happening, I know, but I got to play with my new toy a bit, and I also learned a bit more about iMovie in the process. Stay tuned for more videos of me
jumping off a cliff trying to catch my mouse! I will also try to build a Time-lapse tool from an egg-timer, to get a bit more movement!
Bonus: the GoPro Hero3 is just out, and honestly, the promo video is stunning!
J’ai reçu une GoPro pour mon anniversaire ! Et comme je ne suis pas encore prêt à sauter d’une falaise à skis (rapport au manque de neige), j’ai décidé de créer un Time-lapse d’une journée au bureau (dans ma cuisine, en ce moment).
La GoPro a un mode Time-lapse qui permet de prendre une photo toutes les 1/2/10/30/60 secondes, que j’ai utilisé pour prendre des photos toutes les 30 secondes pendant une journée. Rien de bien passionnant pour le moment, mais c’est un début, je commence à me familiariser avec la caméra et avec iMovie, le logiciel que j’ai à ma disposition pour le montage.
Prochaine étape, la construction d’un outil pour faire des panoramas, avec un minuteur de cuisine ! Je pourrai ensuite m’attaquer à la préparation d’une vidéo comme celle-ci !