Tuesday, November 03, 2009

settled for the robot boy

I can't believe how long it's taking me to get all my shit installed on our new computer. Most of it is finally on there now, but there are some glitches that I am not sure if I will ever be able to fix.

After much kvetching and head scratching, I finally got my webcam installed. Except the camera only works on test calls, not when I want to make an actual call to a real person. I mean the Skype testbot is very nice and all, but I want to chat to the OFKAR.

I did have a nice online chat with Srikanke today who helped me install Norton after my own attempts met with the "you bitch you have exceeded your allowable installations" message. It's nice to meet new people from other places, don't you think?

I should have hit him up for some recipes while I had him cornered in the chat room.

6 comments:

justrun said...

oooohhh, I should get skype, huh?

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Skype is pretty great, Justrun. And it's free.

BeckEye said...

I can't imagine anyone actually WANTING webcam/call capabilities. That's so horrifying to me when I see movies with those futuristic "call walls," where you actually can see the person. I know people would always call me in the morning when I look like total shit.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

This is not really a problem for people like me who looks like total shit at any time of the day, Beckeye.

Allison said...

Sorry to hear you're still having webcam woes. Webcams and Skype can be very temperamental. Hope it fixes itself out soon! At least the audio is still there in the meantime.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

I think I've narrowed it down to the the webcam settings, Al. It keeps wanting to pretend it's a different camera, so I'm going to try setting it back.