18
Nov

Finding out the Price of Everything

A popular game that came out a few years ago gave me an idea. The game used augmented reality to put 3D images on top of a visual of the real world for seamless integration. I thought it would be nice to have this, but not just in a game. I wanted to use augmented reality to show the price of any item. I had to find an app developer to help me with this task, but it was one of the greatest things that I ever thought about. I had the dream of people using the app on everything in their field of vision.

People will often asks others where they bought something and how much that particular item costs. With an app like the one I thought up, people would be able to do it just by holding up their phone and letting the app do the rest. I wanted the app to work on anything, from new items that had been released in the same year as the app, to really old items that were made decades ago. Continue reading

16
Nov

I Decided to Try out Acupuncture

I have been hurting for quite some time, but I could not really figure out what to do about it. It started when I was still in my late teens and I decided that I was going to try playing rugby. That is actually a lot of fun and I enjoyed it a bunch, but I am not really eager to play with my lower back hurting like it does. At any rate this guy from work gave me the business card of a TCM clinic that is rather close to where I work. I did some research and it seems as though there is a bit of validity to it. At least it seems like acupuncture actually solves this sort of problem for a lot of people and it is apparently less painful than you would think from looking at those really scary and really long needles. I figure that I will try to avoid looking at the needles. It does not do me any good to look at the needles and think about them.

At any rate I am doing well otherwise. Continue reading

15
Nov

Traveling Around Singapore with the Family

For our family reunion, my family decided to do something a little more exciting than the traditional get together. We usually have a big party at the local park, but those have gotten so old. We came up with the idea of taking a trip to another country and threw out some suggestions. Many places were close to being our final choice, but in the end, we agreed to go to Singapore. We wanted to rent a bus form one of the transportation services in Singapore and ride around in it while seeing everything that Singapore has to offer.

For many of us, this was going to be our first trip out of the country, so we needed to get passports. Continue reading

10
Dec

I Did Not Want to Pay More Money

I wanted to learn more about the different bundle packages that AT&T had not that long ago. I had been increasingly unhappy with my cable company. They had rearranged their channel packages, and some of the channels that I watch a lot of programming on were taken to the next tier. I would not have minded that if I was getting something in return to make the cost worth it, but I would have ended up paying more money to watch the exact same channels. The other TV channels that they had added were not interesting at all to me, so I felt ripped off. Continue reading