February 14, 2013, 10:54 AM — When news of last week's big blizzard was brewing, most people went to the store to grab milk, eggs and bread.
Others grabbed their video camera and recorded time-lapse videos of their backyards or other areas to show a speeded up version of snow falling. It's a lot more interesting than watching leaves fall or grass grow. Here's a bunch of our favorites:
First up, my colleague Nick Barber at the IDG News Service posted a camera from the IDG world headquarters in Boston and captured three days of the storm:
The people at NOAA provided a time-lapse view of the storm from the GOES Satellite:
This video, courtesy of Geoff Fox, shows a back deck in Hamden, Conn., which got a LOT of snow during the blizzard:
Here's another back porch view, courtesy of "miges3111":
Finally, here's a view of New York City, courtesy of the Wall Street Journal:
With the popularity of these videos, I'm sure we'll see more time-lapses when the next storm comes rolling through.
Keith Shaw rounds up the best in geek video in his ITworld.tv blog. Follow Keith on Twitter at @shawkeith. For the latest IT news, analysis and how-tos, follow ITworld on Twitter, Facebook, and Google+.