Phillip Mendonça-Vieira made a mistake, a wonderful mistake. For over a year, he accidentally ran a cron task that captured a screenshot of the New York Times' front page twice an hour, 24 hours a day.
By the time he realised what he had done, the freelance Canadian developer had accumulated over 12,000 images. He compiled these images into a five-minute video essay that details the major events of the last year. Everything from the Chilean miner rescue to the Japanese Tsunami, it's in there. [Youtube via Phillip Mendonça-Vieira and Joshua Nguyen]