Just venting. I hope others can relate.
Most of the winter I spent building a lightweight pan-tilt head I could use for creating panos while hiking. The first real test worked out well http://photosynth.net/view.aspx?cid=72520909-cda3-409c-a77e-4e7c229ce8d2 (still needed some work)
My first real try was last weekend. Planned a good spot, packed the gear. Noticed the photo memory card was 1/2 full(empty) from the last test, so I decided to take them off before heading out. Headed out (40min drive), hiked (1hr), scrambled up the rock(scary), setup gear(what a pain)... and realized the camera was still sitting on the desk because I forgot to pack the camera back up after removing the photos (Nooo!).
All I had was my iPhone, so I used the photosynth app http://photosynth.net/view.aspx?cid=148ddb64-2033-4916-9d0c-4e2299cba087 You can see my 10' pan-tilt pole laying there ready for my camera. I'm thinking the pano would have be around 1.5 gigapixes. Next time..