Idea: Connecting Cameras

October 13, 2006

Have you ever been the one who actually has to take the group photo?

First, you’re not in the picture because your friends care about you the least (otherwise, they would actually want you in the shot). Then, to make matters worse, everybody in the group wants a photo of *the same damn shot* with their own camera. The end result: you have to take the same picture 10 times.

Sometimes you have a intelligent friend.  He says, “Hey, just let me take it with my camera, and I’ll send you the pictures later.” However, sometimes said “friend” always forgets to e-mail the photos. For instance, I have a friend who constantly steals away part of our souls when we’re out, and always “promises” to send the pictures to us later. Without fail, it never happens.

Well, why not just have cameras that can send pictures to each other via a wireless connection? Then there’ll be no excuse for your friend not to give you the pictures right then and there.

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beating jet lag

August 17, 2006

For those not in the know, I’ve been in China the last two months, studying Mandarin at Peking University for 6 weeks, followed by 10 days of travel in Yunan Province and Shanghai. The trip was a blast, and if you check my Facebook profile, you can see tons of pictures.

What’s amazing is that I haven’t really suffered from jet lag. I remember coming back from Germany once and needing 4-5 days to readjust. This time, however, it was as if I didn’t skip a beat — I fell asleep at midnight, and then easily woke up to my alarm at 9:00AM. According to Wikipedia (which I’m allowed to look at now), I should have suffered from 24 – 15 = 9 hours of jet lag. My mother kept telling me to drink plenty of water on the plane, so I did. Apparently dehydration is a symptom of jet lag, and I wonder if that makes you more tired once you get back. I was definitely tempted to take long naps, but I managed to fight it off.

In other news, I took care of some errands, and even managed to play tennis today. I also had time to go to the Coliseum to see the A’s beat the Mariners 4-0. Still have to pack my stuff for my move tomorrow to Mountain View, however. Then shortly after, the next phase of my life will begin: work.

Update: The next night, I woke up at 4 am, due to my father’s being an early riser.  The light woke me up, and I couldn’t go back to sleep afterwards.  I still woke up at 11, which isn’t too bad.  Last night, I fell asleep at 2 and woke up at noon.  It’s almost as if I’m reverting to my college sleep schedule, which isn’t exactly what I want.