Pickup Sports Presents at SF New Tech Mobile Night

SF New Tech is the original San Francisco tech meetup group where techies, tech enthusiasts and tech "aspirationalists" congregate to see what's new and interesting from Bay Area entrepreneurs and small businesses in technology.  Last night focused specifically on cool mobile technologies and applications, and Pickup Sports received a spot to present on stage in front of a sold-out crowd at Mighty!  Check out the bill on SF New Tech's website here.

There was a lot of anticipation and energy in the room since mobile has become one of the hot new buzzwords in tech, and most of the presentations were quite impressive.  Lots of polished apps and quirky presentations from really smart folks made for an interesting night.

We were really happy with our demo of the iPhone, Android and WebOS emulators, and a bunch of people at the event downloaded our app right then and there!  We were able to explain how Pickup Sports was born and where Pickup Sports is looking to go as it matures.  Thanks to everyone for some great questions and shoutouts on Twitter, and stay posted for more from Pickup Sports!

It was a great audience and great experience overall, and we were happy to share the stage with apps and companies like Flipboard, vid.ly and cooliris.  Great job everyone!

Common Cold Treatment for sore throat, stuffy nose, running nose, and cough

I went to ski over the weekend, bad traffic and road blocks have stopped us from getting to Lake Tahoe Ski Resorts.  After the car beings stopped for few hours and our body being fatigued, we ended up slept in the car.  By the time we woke up, I personally had a sore throat and running nose.

Normally I'd take some OTC medication, drink chicken noodle, and try to recover for few days then go back to work.  But I am already at the resort, might as well push my body a little further and enjoy it on the way.

After a cold day of ski, I thought I'd surely fall down and become really sick for next couple of days.  Luckily the hotel had Sauna and Jacuzzi.  I sat in sauna for half an hour, letting my entire body sweat out, then sat in jacuzzi for another hour.  When I came out, my body was so hot that it was having water vapor coming out.  My running nose was immediately cured, sore throat was going away little by little and by 2nd morning, I am completely cured.

Since I am an engineer, I always want to know how things works.  So here is the theory.

Whenever we get a cold or flu virus, they are only used to our normal body temperature.  Our body sometimes heats up to get rid of them which causes a fever.  But by sitting in the Sauna, it heats up our body so all the bacterias and viruses dies off because it can't survive the heat.

So next time when you just got an cold, get in sauna and jacuzzi!  Feel better and go back to play pickup sports!