Post #537

Another short film of the puppies in the garden

4th March 2005, early evening | Comments (70)

A photo of a white puppy running along

Following on from last week’s film, here’s another video of the puppies arsing about on the lawn. This time I got my iMovie HD import right so the picture is much higher quality than before. It’s also much smaller, coming in at 49MB instead of 83MB.

Pick it up at the (still unstyled) download site, and prepare to go “Ahhh” a lot.

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  1. Si:

    Awesome. I loved last week's video, so I look forward to seeing this one too :D BitTorrent is such as great way of distributing large files, and it looks like it's taking off. It won't be long before companies recognise it as a legitimate download system (instead of just a piracy tool) and take advantage. If bandwidth costs as a result of distributed downloading go down, then we may see less intrusive advertising and such being used to cover said costs. Maybe. I don't have a clue what I'm talking about. All I know is that BitTorrent is clearly Commie.

    Posted 23 minutes after the fact
  2. The Girlfriend:

    The puppy photos and films are all great, but I can tell you're really getting your technique down with your camera and editing skills!

    Well done on the kung fu fighting and transition into the garden!

    Thank you for the film Dunstan,
    Nicole xxx

    Posted 2 hours, 3 minutes after the fact
  3. Jon Hicks:

    Excellent, the best yet - but how on earth do keep up with them damn puppies? And why hasn't your iSight thwacked a rock or something yet?

    Posted 3 hours, 36 minutes after the fact
    Inspired: ↓ Dunstan, ↓ Kev Hamm
  4. Andrew:

    Who needs a Steadicam, eh, when you've got an iSight-on-a-Stick? Well worth the wait, once again.

    Amazing to think that only six weeks ago, they couldn't even see... and now they're running around like mad!

    Posted 4 hours, 42 minutes after the fact
  5. Marten Veldthuis:

    Another well-made movie of cute puppies. :)

    However, you really should teach them not to bite on those plastic flower pots. I saw them doing that in the previous movie, and now again in this one. It's still harmless here, but once they get older they'll be able to byte chunks off, and you don't want them to do that.

    Posted 5 hours, 3 minutes after the fact
  6. Dunstan:

    "And why hasn't your iSight thwacked a rock or something yet?"

    Because I am like a panther when I move.

    And, we don't have rocks in our garden :o)

    Posted 5 hours, 46 minutes after the fact
    Inspired by: ↑ Jon Hicks
  7. Stefan:


    If I ever need to look up the definition of cute, I know where to look.

    Posted 6 hours, 32 minutes after the fact
  8. Papuass:

    Actually I am starting to see your blog boring. Me and my dog is not the thing that reader who does not know you wants to read. Of course, this is your place, but please respect your readers and write something interesting (as you have done before).

    Posted 16 hours, 5 minutes after the fact
    Inspired: ↓ Dunstan
  9. Anonymous Coward:

    I think I speak for all of us soulless nerds when I say, *Enough with the freakin' puppies* - how about some design posts?

    Sheesh, I can only imagine what would happen if there was a baby involved, or (gasp!) kittens.

    Posted 16 hours, 38 minutes after the fact
    Inspired: ↓ Dunstan, ↓ Joe
  10. Dunstan:

    Fellas, the Internet is plenty big, if you don't like the fact that the contents of my blog reflects what's happening in my life, then bugger off elsewhere.

    This site isn't just for techies, it's for my family and friends as well, all of whom want to know how the puppies are doing. They've had to endure countless technical posts over the years and I've never had one of them send a whining comment about it.

    The bottom-line is: if you don't like a post, then don't read it. If you don't like any of my posts, then don't visit my blog.

    Posted 17 hours, 8 minutes after the fact
    Inspired by: ↑ Papuass, ↑ Anonymous Coward
  11. Papuass:

    As I said, this is your place, Dunstan, but you have to agree that mine and less constructive Anonymous Coward's post makes sense.

    Posted 17 hours, 16 minutes after the fact
    Inspired: ↓ Dunstan
  12. Andrew:

    Sorry... but in Dunstan's defence, how exactly do yours and the Anonymous Coward's comments make any sense whatsoever?

    Not that I want to start an argument or anything, but where does it state that Dunstan will provide us with "something interesting"? Personally, I find it reassuring that Dunstan actually has a life away from his computer!

    In what way is he disrespecting his readers? As he pointed out, not all of his readers want "design posts". So, to reuse that fantastic British phrase (which, being British, I'm perfectly entitled to use), bugger off, if you don't like it!

    Sorry about all that - it hasn't been a good morning, and I just felt the need to get it off my chest. No offence meant to any parties involved.

    Posted 17 hours, 37 minutes after the fact
  13. Dunstan:

    No they don't. The content of my blog has nothing, not one tiny little thing, to do with what you want, or what the Anonymous Coward wants, or what every reader of my site wants -- it's up to me.

    I've given you technical posts in the past, be happy with them. If you never get another one from me, then tough luck. And if that means my readership shifts from nerds to puppy-lovers then fine, I don't mind. Next week when the puppies are gone I may switch to photographing bottles of vitamin pills, or writing 3 line poems about France. This is my site, and I couldn't give a damn what you like, what you expect, or if I bore you.

    Now, bugger off and read one of the millions of other sites out there that deal with technical matters. I have work to do.

    (And please don't bother replying to this, I'm not interested in debating with you.)

    Posted 17 hours, 51 minutes after the fact
    Inspired by: ↑ Papuass
    Inspired: ↓ Kev Hamm, ↓ Ian Lloyd
  14. Anonymous Coward:

    sigh - actually I was poking fun at Papuass.

    soulless nerds ...

    of course dunstan can do as he damn well pleases. it's his bloody blog. Moreover, I *like* puppies, motherhood, apple pie ...

    Posted 19 hours, 46 minutes after the fact
  15. Veerle Pieters:

    Go Dunstan go! I almost see you ending up in the iSight promotion department once you are in Cupertino :-) I really love what you've done with the puppies-videos, very creative! I've enjoyed watching them, so funny and cute. I bet you'll miss them like hell once you're off to the US.

    Posted 19 hours, 54 minutes after the fact
    Inspired: ↓ Kev Hamm
  16. Heather:

    dunstan orchard, you selfish bastard.... how dare you have a life! i feel so dirty and disrespected. and now that i've got that out of the way, bring on the puppies.

    self-entitlement is the ugly underbelly of the web.

    Posted 20 hours, 38 minutes after the fact
  17. Kev Hamm:

    Good on ya, mate! (I seem to remember that from a London pub night/crawl when someone asked me to defend a certain Leader of the Free World and I replied that the only defense I could come up with was something like "let me shoot first!") I personally, have learned much from the generosity and kindness of all the people who inhabit my blog bookmark folder - including Eric Meyer, Veerle Pieters, John Hicks, Andrei Herasimchuk and bunches of others. And while I originally started reading their blogs for insight into web technologies, I've found that the blogs are only as interesting as the lives of the people behind them. I'm very thankful for all of the wonderful teachers out there who help us to learn, and frankly, there is no good way to repay you. So when I see whiny posts from greedy thankless people, the only thing I can think is, well, "Let me shoot first!"

    Posted 22 hours, 2 minutes after the fact
    Inspired by: ↑ Jon Hicks, ↑ Dunstan, ↑ Veerle Pieters
  18. Mindy:

    Watching your puppies grow up has been amazing. I agree the videos were awesome! Anyone who hasn't appreciated them is just a heartless puppy hater. I think it's safe to say that a lot of us will be sad to see them go.

    I'm in Indiana and would be delighted to have a puppy if you want one living in the US. hehe.

    Thank you for a sharing the videos! So adorable.

    Posted 23 hours, 7 minutes after the fact
  19. Jon Hicks:

    I'm just waiting for you to do a techie post so that I can complain about the lack of puppy videos...

    (BTW Dunstan - why does my name show up as '', when I've quite clearly written "Colonel Tarquin Johnson SportingclubBANG" in the name field?"

    Posted 1 day, 1 hour after the fact
    Inspired: ↓ Dunstan
  20. Dunstan:

    Because for some reason my system requires people to insert an 'http://' before the url.
    I must have had a reason for that, but I can't recall what it was.

    In the past I've updated your other comments to fix that, and meant to tell you about it, but always forgot :o/

    Posted 1 day, 1 hour after the fact
    Inspired by: ↑ Jon Hicks
  21. Rob McMichael:

    Great video, you can see your skills improving all the time ( John Woo watch out! )

    Can you give us a description of the set up? I guess you have the iSight on a pole and some how carry you laptop around without dripping it! I was thinking you could set the laptop to closed lid mode and use something like Salling Clicker to start and stop recording!

    Perhaps apple could look into adding buttons on the iSight for thing like this!

    Posted 1 day, 17 hours after the fact
  22. Joe:

    Please, if you're going to post comments then please just make them polite, and kind.

    We don't want to know if you think he should stop making videos of the puppies, he'll do it if he wants to do it, as it is his weblog. So it's his decision.

    I myself, love watching the videos, because I love dogs, they are very clever and brilliant creatures.

    Posted 2 days, 3 hours after the fact
    Inspired by: ↑ Anonymous Coward
  23. Nicole:

    Well, I don't have the ambition to download the video file, but the cute little still shot above is good enough for me. So adorable! It looks like the puppy is high-stepping.

    Posted 2 days, 20 hours after the fact
  24. Ian Lloyd:

    Ooh, ooh. A blog about vitamin pill bottles. I can't wait.

    Oh, that was sarcasm.

    Oh, that was obvious really.

    I have yet to see these puppies - 50mb downloads and work do not mix, unfortunately! Just biding my time ...

    Posted 2 days, 20 hours after the fact
    Inspired by: ↑ Dunstan
  25. Ian:

    Hey Dunstan...

    Loving the movies, just a small Bit Torrent question though, obviously what you really need is plenty of seeders to make the movies faster to download for other blog readers. I'd be much happier to seed torrents if Bit Torrent client wasn't so intrusive. I was wondering if theres any sort of torrent client that will run in the background, maybe with just a small icon in the system tray?

    Just a thought. :)

    Posted 2 days, 20 hours after the fact
    Inspired: ↓ Rob Crowther, ↓ Margaret
  26. Rob Crowther:

    Azureus ( is an excellent BitTorrent client which is updated fairly often. It minimizes to my system tray, handles seeding, multiple downloads, creating torrents, and plenty more without bogging down my system. Also, being in Java, it's quite portable (and doesn't seem to have the lag of most large Java applications I've used).

    Hopefully that helps a litte.

    Posted 4 days, 22 hours after the fact
    Inspired by: ↑ Ian
    Inspired: ↓ Margaret
  27. Ms. Jen:

    So far the BEST part of SXSW Dunstan showed the Puppy videos on the project screen as the prelude to both of his panels...

    I have to say that Scrappy is my fave so far.

    smiles, jen ;o)

    Posted 1 week, 3 days after the fact
  28. Paul Livingstone:

    Cute dogs, no where near as cute as Kohl - The destroyer of Worlds though!

    He also eats plant-pots. Oh and shoes, namely my girlfriends ones though, much to her amusement/rage.

    Posted 1 week, 3 days after the fact
  29. Steve:

    Well said Dunstan!

    Write a blog and suddenly your readers think they own you.

    I love the fact there's more to this blog that just the usual techie stuff, and the anticipation when I refresh my news reader for what will appear next is... well often more thrilling than the reality, but it lends to a good read none the less. ;-)

    Thanks for your hard work.

    Posted 1 week, 3 days after the fact
  30. Sarah:

    Dunstan, I love ya to pizza, but please give more than puppies (damn, they're cuuuute) xxx

    Posted 1 week, 5 days after the fact
  31. Sarah:

    awwwww, posted that comment before reading t'others.... luv ya luv ya luv ya puppies, techstuff, strangemothsinbuckets, luv ya anyway, life's too short for pomposososososity, luv ya anyway. xxx

    (lock up ya gin)

    Posted 1 week, 5 days after the fact
  32. Sarah:

    whose round?

    ~leans inappropriately on bar, slips off elbow a la Delboy, gives not a toot anyway, smiles in what is allegedly a sexy way but is apparently a lopsided, somewhat tragic smirk~

    Posted 1 week, 5 days after the fact
  33. Jeremy Hawkins:

    I can honestly say I've rarely been so enthralled just by watching puppies. Go figure. hehe.


    Posted 1 week, 5 days after the fact
  34. Geeky:

    just wanted to tell you how much i enjoyed watching your puppies video before your panel at sxsw. i enjoyed the panel too :)

    Posted 1 week, 6 days after the fact
  35. Bert:

    where did the seeds go? c'mon I want to see those puppies!
    I used to make movies of my puppies too, cool way to share them.

    Posted 1 week, 6 days after the fact
  36. Margaret:

    Crazy! I've been downloading things with BitTorrent more frequently recently and have been looking for a client that runs in the system tray so I can seed but not be bothered by random open windows. Thanks! Although come to think of it, someone recommended that very client to me last summer, but I think I lost the bit of paper it was written on. Hmm. Glad I've found it again.

    Posted 2 weeks after the fact
    Inspired by: ↑ Ian, ↑ Rob Crowther
  37. David Duke:

    I've just got that program aswell!
    And its wicked! I have to admit its my first time using torrents, but i'm getting used to it!

    I'm leaving my PC on now, so I can seed it to everyone of you!
    I love the camera work on the videos, tis way cool!

    Looking forward to more posts (either techy or puppy-related)

    David Duke

    Posted 3 weeks, 4 days after the fact
  38. Dog Lover:

    These movies are so great!

    Posted 3 weeks, 5 days after the fact
  39. SteveC:

    Damn, now I have to downlaod a BT client and a movie player, curse you Dunstun!

    Posted 1 month after the fact
  40. Angela Wilson:

    Oh YAY!!!! So cute!

    Posted 1 month after the fact
  41. Andrei:

    I love animals.

    My grandmother used to have a cat, that I grew up with. I've been playing with this cute little feline since I was a little kid, and since they found it and cleaned and fed it.

    It had kittens last year, but, unfortunetly, they had to be drowned.

    She died last year.

    Posted 1 month after the fact
  42. Biggest Apple:

    So everyone asked the question on every other site but no one seems to be asking it here. Where exactly is Dunstan???

    Posted 1 month, 1 week after the fact
    Inspired: ↓ Chasen Le Hara
  43. Kevin:

    Yap! Yap! Yap!

    Posted 1 month, 1 week after the fact
  44. Greg:

    Why don't you write about the new panorama-feature? Looks interesting to me!

    by the way: I like the puppies :)

    Posted 1 month, 1 week after the fact
    Inspired: ↓ Chasen Le Hara
  45. Wayne:

    Aahhh. I though the header scroller was new - how do you do it??

    Posted 1 month, 2 weeks after the fact
    Inspired: ↓ Chasen Le Hara
  46. Spike:

    Dunstan is dead ... and I have killed him.


    Posted 2 months after the fact
    Inspired: ↓ Chasen Le Hara
  47. AkaXakA:

    Darn! The tracker for the video's seems to be down.

    I managed to get the second puppy vid though and it was great!

    Posted 2 months after the fact
  48. Darryl Ring:

    Where's Durstan?

    Highly unoriginal, sorry, but the question stands.

    (Hah, you'd think by now 'Durstan' would be recognized by the spell checker.)

    Posted 2 months, 1 week after the fact
  49. Chasen Le Hara:

    Dunstan! Where are you? It's been two months, you can't leave us hanging like this! Your panorama feature sure is creative; we'd all love hearing about it, and what's going on with you. Great puppy video btw (I watched it when it came out but never commented).

    Posted 2 months, 1 week after the fact
    Inspired by: ↑ Biggest Apple, ↑ Greg, ↑ Wayne, ↑ Spike
  50. Paul:

    He's here !

    Posted 2 months, 1 week after the fact
    Inspired: ↓ Chime
  51. Biggest Apple:

    I think the puppies turned on him. Got tired of having that camera pointed in their faces every five minutes and just took him out.

    Posted 2 months, 1 week after the fact
  52. Biggest Apple: we know why we haven't seen or heard from him! He's been fighting his nemesis!

    You can just feel the disdain in his eyes (shutter).

    Posted 2 months, 2 weeks after the fact
  53. Chime:

    How come Dunstan hasn't got a laptop from Apple yet? However, glad to see all is well. Must be because someone is moderating these comments.

    Posted 2 months, 3 weeks after the fact
    Inspired by: ↑ Paul
  54. Ian:

    Just to say that I gave the Azureus client a whirl that was recommended to me on here, its great... finally made bit torrent the program it should be.


    Posted 2 months, 3 weeks after the fact
  55. Spike:

    Azureus is awesome. Unfortunately if you install safepeer and other add-ins it takes about 5 minutes to load :/ Worth it, though.


    I spotted Dunstan at Jason Kottke's Flickr account, but he ran away before I could net him.


    Posted 2 months, 3 weeks after the fact
  56. Lisa Giovanni:

    This short film is so unbelievably cool :) You’re crazy (in the best ways).

    Posted 2 months, 3 weeks after the fact
  57. Vinicius:

    Please, help the puppies to survive a little bit... Im stuck at 97% along with another peer. :(

    Posted 3 months after the fact
  58. Steven Romej:

    You have some really cool videos. My wife is using them as an excuse to adopt another dog. It's really fun to watch them play around.

    Posted 3 months, 1 week after the fact
  59. Bonnie:

    Oh that is soooooooo cute I want one

    Posted 3 months, 1 week after the fact
  60. Ian:

    Joking aside is Dunstan ok? :s

    Posted 3 months, 2 weeks after the fact
  61. Dave:

    So want one, adorable

    Posted 3 months, 2 weeks after the fact
  62. Scott B.:

    Seriously, I understand high workloads, but is this blog totally abandoned?

    Posted 3 months, 2 weeks after the fact
  63. Joe:

    i hope not, it used to be fun reading this blog once in a while, and now i just read people's comments.

    cute puppies, wonder what they look like now.

    Posted 3 months, 3 weeks after the fact
  64. Mary:

    Fantastic! Thanks for the inspiration.

    Posted 3 months, 4 weeks after the fact
  65. Jack:

    Please Dunstan write a new entry just to keep this blog alive .-)

    Posted 4 months after the fact
  66. Chasen Le Hara:

    Ah, hilarious. Dunstan, where are you? Well, I'm pretty sure that he's still alive and working for Apple, since you can find this in the source code of Apple's front page:

    <!-- dunstan: this HAS to be here or the countdown flickers in FF -->

    It's only a question of if he wrote that, or if someone wrote that for him.

    Posted 4 months after the fact
  67. Macy:

    I LOVE puppies this 1 is SO SO SO SO SO SO SO SO CUTE!!!

    Posted 7 months after the fact
  68. Kaitlyn:

    I love this puppy so much its so cute o my i want it soooo bad!If i could have it i would!

    Posted 7 months after the fact
  69. Sarah:

    That kind of cute should be illegal :)

    Seriously, as I said above I am new to this blog so I want to take it easy with the depth of my comments (which will become ever more chatty as time goes on.)

    But I love the blog, I mean puppy videos! How can you go wrong? (R2K)

    Posted 11 months, 2 weeks after the fact
  70. Doofy Dog:

    This was really great! And, of course, puppies are always good fodder material. Maybe one day I will be able to do pictures and videos like that. Please make a billion more of these ;)

    Posted 1 year after the fact

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