Archive for the ‘Videos’ Category

Sat 26 Jun 2010 11:55 pm   //   Posted in: New York is different, Transit, Videos

Video: Party on the last V Train

Because of budget cuts, the New York City MTA canceled two subway lines on June 25, 2010. This video shows the party that subway fans threw on the last V Train, which departed 2nd Avenue at 11:33 p.m. on June 25.

Mon 12 Apr 2010 8:00 am   //   Posted in: Music, Videos


I’m flying to Las Vegas today for a conference. It’s been 10 years since the last time I was there. I expect the experience to be much like this video:

Related: I found a post about Las Vegas from 2000, when I stopped there for one night with my friends Tim, Brian and Ryan on our cross-country road trip. During the trip, we were posting real-time, text-only updates on a web site using a little hand-held gizmo called a Philips Velo 1. The device had to plug into a phone line, which then e-mailed my PowerMac back at the university, which then posted our updates on a rudimentary web server I set up. This was pre-blogging. Rather than gambling and gallivanting, we went driving around Vegas looking for a Kinkos. Good times.

Mon 29 Mar 2010 12:01 am   //   Posted in: Mixes, Movies, Music, Videos

Epic Stop Motion Monster Mashup

Here’s a video and a story. First, the video:

Now the story:

Earlier this month, my brother Gerritt and his wife Melanie hosted a party at their house. Gerritt made a playlist of party music, and I suggested we play a movie to serve as “visual noise” for people to talk about and smile at. I went on Netflix queued up the 1963 epic Jason and the Argonauts.


Wed 17 Mar 2010 5:38 am   //   Posted in: Planet earth, Travel, Videos

Video: The bats of Austin

Last weekend I attended a conference in Austin, Texas. While I was there, I walked over to the Congress Avenue Bridge to watch the nightly flight of the bats. Here’s a video:

Wed 3 Mar 2010 12:00 pm   //   Posted in: Books, Music, Videos

Everything I know about “Alice in Wonderland” I learned from Tom Petty

“Alice in Wonderland” has been recycled so many times in so many mediums that every living American probably has some childhood association with the story. Here’s mine: The 1985 music video for “Don’t Come Around Here No More” by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. Here’s Tom Petty at his coolest:

Fri 19 Feb 2010 6:24 am   //   Posted in: Videos

Kart attack

Here’s a little video of a company trip this week to Grand Prix New York, the indoor go kart track in Mount Kisco.

Wed 10 Feb 2010 9:41 pm   //   Posted in: Brooklyn, Videos, Weather

Video: Snow falling in Brooklyn

The snow’s not too bad here—just enough to make the city feel abnormal. Here’s a video I shot on my way to and from work today.

Fri 1 Jan 2010 12:00 pm   //   Posted in: Videos

Three videos from Christmas in Maryland

More fun with my new digital video camera. Three videos follow. Two of them are short and supposed to be funny, one is longer and just supposed to be nice.

Vinnie Makes a Sandwich:


Thu 17 Dec 2009 7:59 am   //   Posted in: Technology, Videos

“Friendster was only meant to exist temporarily”

I can’t decide who comes out looking worse in this devastating Onion video—Friendster or archeologists!

Related post: Friendster 2.0

Sun 6 Dec 2009 6:17 pm   //   Posted in: Videos

New adventures in hi-def

For my birthday, I got a pocket-size high-def camcorder, the Kodak Zi8. Here is my first experiment with it—a video of my Gramma and my cousin Sandy visiting New York. I haven’t figured out exactly how to get the best video yet with this thing, so some of the shots are dim, shaky and out of focus. I’m trying two different versions here to see what looks best on the blog.

The first version was uploaded to YouTube in 1080 resolution:

The second version has music and was uploaded in 720 resolution: