Words of Advice:

"Never Feel Sorry For Anyone Who Owns an Airplane."-- Tina Marie

"
If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"
Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground
Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It.
" -- Unknown

"There seems to be almost no problem that Congress cannot, by diligent efforts and careful legislative drafting, make ten times worse." -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Yikes-a-Mongo!

My laptop came with XP Pro installed and the disk for W-7 Pro, which I installed straight away. One of the things that didn't work on it was the web cam. Which I didn't think was any great loss.

One of my relatives wants to do video calls, so I tracked down the driver for the web cam and installed it. I turned it on. I saw what I look like, sitting here in a bathrobe with my hair still damp from the shower.

I turned it off. It's going to stay off. Crimus, why would anyone in their right mind ever want to use such a gadget? At least with the telephone, nobody gives a crap what you're wearing or any of that foolishness.

6 comments:

SkinnyDennis said...

We used it for a while with Skype, as new grandparents we'd do ANYTHING to see the GrandSon!

J. said...

Do you remember the Jetsons' cartoon? Whenever Jane got a call and she wasn't prepared, she had a facemask on a stick that she held up in front of the videophone.

Yesterday's fiction, today's reality.

montag said...

Maybe someone should develop realtime streaming Photoshop so we can always look our best.

Eck! said...

I suggest some black tape like the school
kids did.

You may never know if it was turned on from the other end.

Ulp!

Eck

Eck! said...

I suggest some black tape like the school
kids did.

You may never know if it was turned on from the other end.

Ulp!

Eck

Comrade E.B. Misfit said...

Doesn't the little light go on?