Yes that’s right. Snow!

Woke up this morning. Snow outside. Listened to local radio station for school closures. Practically every school read out, apart from mine. Head to school at 8. Get sent home. As getting back, the school finally is read out on the radio :p

At about 9AM, I decided to set up my Nokia N95 propped up pointing out of my window looking at the drive and road. I used the time lapse function of the camera application, to capture a picture every 30 seconds (later changed to 10 seconds). This ran from 9AM til it got dark, so you can see the snow melt away, and then slightly come back towards the evening.

Once I downloaded all the pictures, I made a quick batch script to re size the images to 640×480 and rename them into a nice sequential set of file names. I then fed all of these into a ffmpeg command I carefully constructed:

ffmpeg -f image2 -i ./snow_%04d.jpg -s vga ../snow_normalfr.mp4

Yay. One nice mpeg4 file. Done.

Now it looks as though I’ll probably be going into school tomorrow, even though I’m supposed to be going to a University Interview at Southampton. Probably not the best idea to drive there!

Coming Up

So I haven’t blogged for a while. I have some stuff I can blog about though, which I’ll get around to. First, I made a package for Ubuntu and it’s been approved! It’s a GTK widget that lets developers embed openstreetmap in applications – With Python Bindings!

Another thing to blog about is the application I’m creating with the packaged GTK widget, which lets users analyse GPX traces.

Fingers crossed for more snow! Bye!

Edit: Made the Echo website!!


#1 andylockran on 02.03.09 at 1:28 am

Really enjoyed that video.

Would be good to have an infrared camera to link it all together to cover the night time too.

Great Work!

#2 Andrew Gee on 02.03.09 at 9:43 am

Yeah. I wish I had one of those now 🙂

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