This photograph almost didn’t happen. In fact, for about half an hour, I was certain that it hadn’t.
I’d gotten home from work, and was feeling pretty energetic after the short bike ride, so I decided to strike while the iron was hot and head out into the cool evening air for a run.
I cranked Weezer, started Strava, and headed out, following my nose on a vaguely circular route that took me round Lodge Lake.
I was making good progress and was feeling pretty pleased with myself for making the effort. Even better, the sky looked fantastic. I’d passed a few ‘scenes’ that I’d normally have stopped to take a photograph of were I not running. But when I got to the above location, I just had to. Also I needed to stop for a breather…
I lifted my phone to frame the shot, click, then black.
Phone shutting down. God damnit.
Of course my phone was dead: I was going for a run at the end of a busy day, and using a GPS app to log my run while listening to music. It’s easy to take these things for granted until they stop working!
I continued my run home in silence, knowing that Strava had stopped tracking my efforts along with everything else, and the photograph had been a wasted endeavour anyway.
So I was very pleased when I got home to find that the photograph had indeed taken and saved. Yay technology!
Platforms as a Service are fantastic for enabling technology companies to explore new ideas and then run then at scale... until they change their policies.
Logging is so important!"It works on my machine"
Bancroft Roman VillaI love this place. It is right on our doorstep and sits in a beautiful park.
Today's office. Okay, not quite. But a decent temporary setup after work.
After the storm