Tuesday, November 28, 2006
Sunday, November 19, 2006
Charlotte Reaching Out Through Cyberspace
How very 2006. A screenshot taken from my computer showing my face (via webcam) both locally and on my brother's computer in Boston, being touched by his daughter Charlotte. Whew!
Colin says that the sitcom Dinosaurs got it right with Baby Sinclair saying "Again!" over and over. This is probably Charlotte Request To Be Upside Down # 317.
Charlotte, recovering after a successful Charlotte Request To Be Upside Down # 1203.
Charlotte, apparently checking to see if I'm really a floating head.
(The correct answer may surprise you.)
Colin, Charlotte, and Uncle Brian, brought together by consumer-grade videoconferencing technology (either that or masterful Photoshop skills.)
Webcam-ing with Charlotte & Colin is becoming a weekly ritual. This week we tried using SightSpeed, an alternative cross-platform video chat program. (Apple's iChat works great between Macs, but when talking to PCs, the absurdly crappy AOL AIM software launches up, making the PC user image the size of a postage stamp and forcing him to choose between seeing them and seeing himself. Get with it, AOL. Pathetic. Or better yet, Apple should make a version of iChat for the PC.)
Overall, SightSpeed is MUCH better, though the sound is a tad echoey from my end (might be my sound card setup). On Colin's end, my image was higher resolution. On my end, their image seemed a little blockier than from iChat, but it was good enough.
I hope Charlotte isn't totally confused when we see each other in person over Thanksgiving.