Some “living” scenes from Copenhagen

Christine and I are travelling through Europe on our way to WordCamp Europe in Berlin. This week we are in Copenhagen, enjoying the weather and food. I’ve been experimenting a bit with the “Live Photos” feature on the iPhone and wanted to try sharing a batch of gifs created with that feature. I think they look keen. Kind of wish I could work with the team at Apple to make this feature even KEENER!

Breakfast
nailed it! At the Viking Ship Museum.
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Cracked Screen Wallpaper for iPhone X

I dropped my iPhone one too many times, so it was time to finally upgrade. Before I ditched my iPhone 6, I captured one last photo of the screen and converted it into this wallpaper you can download and use on your iPhone X (or most other phones). I think it looks particularly cool with the perspective mode on.

Hi res broken iPhone wallpaper

I’ve also created a few other broken screen wallpapers throughout the years, like this one I made from Christine’s phone.

Christine's Cracked Screen Wallpaper
click here for Christine’s cracked screen

Or this one I made from Benny Gold’s cracked phone.

click here for Benny’s broken screen
 

Reflections on Instagram

This week the founders of Instagram, Kevin Systrom and Mikey Krieger, are leaving the company. Instagram is only about 8 years old and has continued to grow since it’s acquisition by Facebook in 2012. I was an early user of Instagram and from the start was really into the idea of Instagram meetups. One of the first meetups I helped organize was in South Park on January 20th, 2011, where we got a surprise visit from Kevin, Mikey, Josh Riedel, and Shayne Sweeney.

Instagram had a surprisingly big impact on my life. After organizing a ton of #Instawalks, I developed a reputation as an early evangelist and pioneer of the mobile photography movement. I eventually left my job as a game designer at Tribal Games and started working for Postagram as a community manager. I got write ups in Wired and The New York Times and was a regularly appearing guest on several Revision 3 shows.

So big shout out to Mikey and Kevin. Instagram had a huge impact on my life and many others, I’m sure. Can’t wait to see what you make next.