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Tue 07 Jun 2005

Loo-soaked handphone used to send MMS from Panglao

Category : NUS

Joelle was recently out at sea on board the MV DA-BFAR for a two week Panglao 2005 expedition. Unlike Ex Anambas, handphones were able to pick up a signals whilst on board ship from nearby islands every now and then.

Unfortunately, on day 2 of the expedition, while she was still setling down, she dropped her handphone into the loo. Fairly consistent behaviour since she had earlier done that to a pager.

Anyway, the "wet" (the rest didn't know) handphone was dried up over a few days and was finally ready for action.

Joelle decided to recover the honour of her handphone and set about to impress natives on board the vessel by relaying photos and text back to me in Singapore via MMS and SMS. I was out in town but sensing somehting was afoot, decided to quickly post an entry to the Raffles Museum News webpage.

The natives international scientists were quite impressed when she presented them with a URL to SMS back to their family and colleagues to view. And they never discovered the ignominous dunking the handphone received several days earlier.

Now that they are back in Singapore, I've just tranferred 4.3 GB of some pretty high quality photos from the expedition. For a quick fix, I've added some introductory expedition photos Joelle pulled out to the flickr album. It's a fast method to get photos up and I am planning to teach Joelle and TSH how to upload photos there directly, especially of interesting creatures, techniques and anecdotes that I've been seeing and hearing about.

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