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Sunday, January 10, 2010


How RAD is Skype? I'll tell you it's super RAD!

My brother just bought a new PC as his previous computer died in the arse when I was out there at x-mas and it was beyond help. It had however done him proud for nine years. So I did tell him he got an exceptional innings out of it - even if it was still running Windows 98!

So this morning he called me about his new PC which he bought in Brisbane yesterday and now has it back at his place setting it up, and he asked me about Skype. I explained to him I'd not really heard that much about it, but I knew it was free and allowed you to talk to people with a webcam and mic in realtime. He was going to download it and would try it. I told him once I got home from my outing today I'd d/load it and have a crack.

To say this program is awesome is an understatement. It took 6 seconds to d/load 2 minutes to install - it found everything re the mic webcam etc and then boom I was live in my brothers study talking to him and almost four :) So tomorrow I'm planning on sorting out a web-cam and Mic for my Mum's PC so she too can video call my brother and the boys. 18 months is just getting the hang of waving, and can say Sal which is neat ;) So phone calls from now on will be - turn on your PC - then we'll just chat over the net and be able to see one another :)

In other news I hung out with Mr X today it was his b'day. We had a great time hanging out and eating good food.

Anyway. Tomorrow the editing for 2 hours starts before lunch. After lunch my time is free to do whatever I want, which in my case will be a trip to Dick Smiths to look at webcams for my mum.

That's all I've got.


Wendy (aka quillfeather). said...

Technology never ceases to amaze me. It's bloody great isn't it! The world comes to our computer screen :)

ScoMan said...

I've used Skype once. It was cool, but apparently my camre froze. Mums used it with my grandparents too. I don't know if they still use it.

Your mum will be rapt to be able to talk to the grandkids on it though.