A few days in Albuquerque

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.

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Surprise de Bretagne

Ça fait toujours plaisir de recevoir un colis par surprise ! Si seulement je savais qui est l’expĂ©diteur, pour pouvoir le / la / les remercier… â˜ș 

How to create Tiny Planets (photo spheres) in Android 5.0+ (Lollipop)

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+

A week in Hawaii

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!
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I’m a dad! / Je suis Papa / Apa lettem!

Lili JĂșlia Herve

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 megszĂŒletett Lili, 3.9kg-val Ă©s 57 centivel. Mindeki jĂłl van!

A Day at the office

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 prĂȘt Ă  sauter d’une falaise Ă  skis (rapport au manque de neige), j’ai dĂ©cidĂ© de crĂ©er un Time-lapse d’une journĂ©e 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 utilisĂ© pour prendre des photos toutes les 30 secondes pendant une journĂ©e. Rien de bien passionnant pour le moment, mais c’est un dĂ©but, je commence Ă  me familiariser avec la camĂ©ra et avec iMovie, le logiciel que j’ai Ă  ma disposition pour le montage.

Prochaine Ă©tape, la construction d’un outil pour faire des panoramas, avec un minuteur de cuisine ! Je pourrai ensuite m’attaquer Ă  la prĂ©paration d’une vidĂ©o comme celle-ci !