video iChat to flight 59 from JFK to SFO

snapshot of iChat session with Rinaldo DiGiorgio in plane

I just got a instant messaging call from Rinaldo. He was (and as of writing this still is) in an American Airlines flight from New York to San Francisco. They recently added internet to some flights for a $13 fee. We wanted to try out what could be done with this. We tried Skype, but that did not work for some reason. This was too cool to give up, so we also tried iChat, which as you can see from the picture did work - after a few false starts. I could not hear Rinaldo very clearly as the airplane makes a lot of noise. For a conf call one would clearly need a head set, and good lighting too (I had to add a bit of exposure to the picture see here).

I am writing this from Fontainebleau, France. At Sun we really form a distributed team. :-)

Comments:

So for another 13.00 I can do more work to add to the 60+ hours already. Planes used to be an escape for me. :) I have to pick up a pair of video glasses http://www.coolbuzz.org/entry/top-10-video-glasses/ with ear buds and a small mic and of course some training on how to speak softly.

Posted by Rinaldo on September 30, 2008 at 08:30 AM CEST #

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