This is one of the most touching and inspiring stories I’ve heard. One of those videos that we all should watch, once and then.
Two comments from this clip:
“I want everyone to know that you don’t need to have to die, to start living”
“Many people live in the middle between their dreams and dying”
Zach’s Music video – Clouds
Today Flickr announced that they are increasing free storage to 1 TB / user. This was previously limited to professional users, but now it’s available for all users.
It’s evident that Flickr are serious in getting up to speed with the competition from 500px, Instagram/Facebook and so on.
Read more about this here
I previously had a post about my purchase of the Olloclip Macro lens for iPhone. I really start
to appreciate the small format, but at the same time I also appreciate it’s form which makes it easier to find in the pocket (compared to previous lenses).
If you are interested in finding more photos from Olloclip, you can find them in my instagram feed at http://instagram.com/pedrohansson
Today I got my first glimpse of the new album from Daft Punk. Actually I’ve never really discovered Daft Punk before, but after two consecutive listenings the album I must say this is an amazing album. Almost like a slower, modern version of Saga.
If you haven’t discovered them yet, give them a chance
According to Swedish, and international media the World Press Photo winner Paul Hansen is now cleared from the accusations of faking his award winning photo, and will keep his award, best photo of the year.
For an update in english, click here
According to Extreme Tech the World Press Photo of the year, taken by Paul Hansen is fake. What do you think? Are they right?
I’ve always enjoyed watching old photos/videos of familiar places, and to get a glimpse of how places used to look like. This must be a quite rare color clip from 1927, of a growing London. Really surprising that there were so many motor vehicles on the streets back then, and also that things looks so familiar even thought it’s almost 100 years back in time.
At the end of the clip you’ll se how this place looked back then.
This post is dedicated to one of my true mentors. A former boss of mine between 2000-2003, that taught me so much, business and personal wise. Often when I’m hesitating in my work I try to think what he would’ve done. Not only did he create a warm and fun atmosphere around him, he made us deliver results in an empathic environment, or maybe it would be spelled empatric (?), those that worked in the same team as me in those days understand that word…
In my opinion his main belief was that business, heart and trust goes hand in hand which meant that he gave the people around him trust to deliver without hesitating at every moment, and space to fail, but at all times you felt that you had his support. In short, supercharge what you are there to do, with full support and a lot of heart.
This may sound easy, but I think that many people in leading positions have issues with this (I guess all have from time to time), which will make the people around them hesitating, instead of enjoying their full potential.
I’m really thankful for my time, working with him, and my thoughts passes those years every now and then. A truly great and inspiring leader.
From “Tuesdays With Morrie” by Mitch Albom:
On this day, Morrie says that he has an exercise for us to try. We are to stand, facing away from our classmates, and fall backward, relying on another student to catch us. Most of us are uncomfortable with this, and we cannot let go for more than a few inches before stopping ourselves. We laugh in embarrassment.
Finally, one student, a thin, quiet, dark-haired girl whom I notice almost always wears bulky, white fisherman sweaters, crosses her arms over her chest, closes her eyes, leans back, and does not flinch, like one of those Lipton tea commercials where the model splashes into the pool..
For a moment, I am sure she is going to thump on the floor. At the last instant, her assigned partner grabs her head and shoulders and yanks her up harshly.
Whoa! several students yell. Some clap. Morrie finally smiles. You see, he says to the girl, you closed your eyes, That was the difference. Sometimes you cannot believe what you see, you have to believe what you feel. And if you are ever going to have other people trust you, you must feel that you can trust them too even when you’re in the dark. Even when you’re falling”.
This will be my first post in a series of two where I try one of the three lenses in total that comes with the Olloclip package. It can also be found on my more technical site: http://lifeinsumpan.com
With my previous iPhones I really enjoyed using those small macro lenses that could be attached on the phone by using a simple cover (Tested in a previous post). Now I’ve bought a similar lens for my iPhone 5, from Olloclip.
The price tag differs quite much from the old lens. For this lens Apple Store want’s $100, which I think is rather expensive and I guess that it could be found for far less money than that in other stores than Apples own store.
This lens is attached to the phone by sliding it over the edge of the iPhone 5, and over the camera lens. The first impression of this solution is that even though it’s nice to use a lens like this without attaching some kind of magnet, or using a complete cover it doesn’t feel tight enough. It really feels that the lens might slide off someday.
With all that said it’s really easy to bring the lens, and maybe I will use this more than the previous one for the iPhone 4S.
Summary – Olloclip Macro lens: I really enjoy the possibility to be able to take macro photos with the phone, even though it’s hard to keep the subjects still and get a sharp image, but the possibility in itself, to see nature and other things better than it’s possible with the real eye is a real thrill sometimes. So if you have $100 lying around somewhere, and enjoy the creative part in getting up close with things, you’ll have a good time as long as you don’t drop the lens due to the light fixing.