I'm working this week from San Jose, CA. The operative word there is 'working.' That means that this evening, while the sun was setting I was programming and not out playing. Still, nothing stopped me from propping up my phone on the window of my hotel room and capturing the sunset.
Note to self: whenever shooting time-lapses (or are they hyperlapses?), plug in the phone! I learned this lesson the hard way after my phone complete crashed due to a dead battery. To the phone's credit the video I shot wasn't corrupted, which was pretty impressive.
The result is that I shot two time-lapses, both using the very slick (and free!) Framelapse app. The process couldn't be simpler: find a way to prop up the phone, hit record on Framelapse and upload to YouTube. To make the movies even remotely watchable, I swapped in some audio.
OK, they aren't going to win any awards, but they were easy to shoot and let me both work and play at the same time.