I have good news! For a mere Ulysses, I was able to revive my dead laptop. Its battery and dvd drive don't work anymore, but I was able to install Tiger by booting to my first generation iPod. Having a spare laptop is worth well more than $50 to me. The final result is that I am now able to make timelapse movies again! I have always loved timelapse videos of clouds rolling in the sky. My attempts to record them have been pretty poor so far, but I lucked out yesterday and got some footage of some really turbulent morning skies.
Things to watch for in the video:
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The last part is pretty similar to my Moonrise video.