September 2001 in Blurs
I’ve just installed Leopard today. Whilst poking around at the new features, I noticed the ‘movies’ filter at the bottom of the new finder window. Spotlight was still busy indexing, so movies were slowly trickling in. It was dredging up all sorts of ancient media I had nested deep in my user folder. There were many things I had completely forgotten about.
A particularly interesting find was this little time-lapse movie from September 2001. At the time, I had a web-cam hooked up to take a shot every minute. Every frame went live to my website, and also got appended to the time-lapse movie file.
This 17 minute video spans a very memorable time in my life. I was 22 years old, living in a small one-bedroom apartment next to the University, where I was working on my MSc. degree. Captured is the morning of September 11th, where you can see my stunned look as I stare at my television set. Later, Darse “I don’t even own a TV” Billings drops by to see what all the fuss is about. J makes a few appearances, hanging out on the couch. Shortly after 9/11, I met my dad for a overnight backpacking trip at Mount Robson (the Northern Rockies, near Jasper). Afterwards he came back to Edmonton for a further visit. My cousin Jessica and her husband also make a brief visit for a few frames. Ahhh the memories. Thanks for finding that Leopard!