Travel, Photos, Art?
I started another side project. It’s about taking a ton of photos of street scenery, hoping for Google+’s Auto Awesome to latch on, using GIMP if not, and putting the results up on Tumblr. On the one new travel tumblr art installation that I call Animated Traffic.
Figure: Every tumblr needs a logo (though Uno’s is nicer).
It’s actually a bit more work than it looks like—for one because of Google+’s mysterious ways of deciding what photo sequences to animate and because of the sometimes random order it puts photos in (notice how some traffic flows backwards), and for another because of peculiarities on Tumblr’s end, where you can’t post GIFs natively and which has just been new territory for me. Similarly, every animation requires some optimization (histogram, dimensions, compression) as they’re heavy—even post-optimization, each image weighs an average 2.25 MB.
In any case, I’ll use this Tumblr as a playful way of covering my world travels and to experiment a bit with GIF animations. Who knows what else I come up with. I deem a couple of posts per week realistic, so if you like it, this way please.
I’m Jens Oliver Meiert, and I’m an engineering manager and author. I’ve worked as a technical lead for Google, I’m close to the W3C and the WHATWG, and I write and review books for O’Reilly. Other than that, I love trying things, sometimes including philosophy, art, and adventure. Here on meiert.com I share some of my views and experiences.
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Perhaps my most interesting book: 100 Things I Learned as an Everyday Adventurer (2013). During my time in the States I started trying everything. Everything. Then I noticed that wasn’t only fun, it was also useful. Available at Amazon, Apple Books, Kobo, Google Play Books, and Leanpub.