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A shout out to all you techo-geek-philes. I am looking for a webcamera for my dad's computer. Intended use is for videoconferencing. Computer specs are as follows:

Manufacturer: Gateway
Processor: Intel Pentium 4, 2930 MHz
Memory: 512MB
Video: Graphics Adapter: Intel(R) 82915G/GV/910GL Express Chipset Family
Monitor Screen: 1024x768 pixels, 16 million colors
Network & Modem: CXT PCI Soft Data Fax Modem with SmartCP
Intel PRO/100 VE Network Connection
Microsoft Direct Parallel
Microsoft 1394 Net Adapter
Operating System: Windows XP SP2 (Windows XP 5.1.2600 Service Pack 2)

He has a broadband satellite internet account.

What would be a good brand to start looking at? What kind of software usually comes with the webcamera, and does it include videoconferencing software or does that need to be downloaded/purchased separately? Any and all info would be highly appreciated since neither he nor I have purchased a webcamera before.
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My dad wants it to be known that he feels he should be given credit for advising me to pull out the power plug, reinsert it, and try the power button one more time. This was the time my computer decided to restart itself.

So, Dad, meet credit. Credit, Dad. Have fun!
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Life has been so busy lately. What with working, and teaching, and grading, and all the things in between, I've hardly had time to keep up with everyone else's LJs, much less sit down and write in my own.


Japan )
exercise )
teaching )
car )
last week )

So, to sum up: At the moment, things are okay. Could be a lot better, particularly on the financial side. The car repair I'm estimating to cost me a minimum of $600. I'm budgeting as much again for the trip. And a new computer system would probably be a minimum of $500. That's a significant chunk of my savings right there, especially all at once. Ouch! But I suppose it could be a lot worse.


Dec. 5th, 2005 05:19 pm
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Thank you so very much [personal profile] cerebrate for helping me through the process and for everyone else with their suggestions as well.

I owe y'all some hugs next time we meet. *grin* *wink*

Second Plea

Dec. 5th, 2005 08:05 am
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I am having problems with the program Trillian, which I use to access my IM accounts. Until I can solve this, my window to the outside world is pretty much cut off. Details listed in an earlier entry here:

It may be that this is a Registry problem. I've dealt with my Registry once or twice before and I think I can fix it if someone (with more experience) can guide me along and make sure I don't erase something vital.

So, again: Help! Please!

IM Help!

Dec. 4th, 2005 04:05 pm
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As some of you may know, I access my IM accounts through a program called Trillian. Very reliable, never had a problem with it, and it lets me talk over different services with one window.

Except now, there's a problem, and I can't start it without CrashGuard giving me an error message. This I reproduce in full:

error message )

Basically, it's an infodump error in what must be part of the opening process, since I can't even open Trillian to fix it. I've tried uninstalling Trillian and reinstalling from a fresh download of the newest version, with no luck. Until/unless I get this fixed, my window to the outside world is pretty much gone.

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Last night, we had a thunderstorm come through the area, as has been usual for the past week or so. The rain (however much or little) is very welcome, since we're teetering on the edge of a drought down here and my parents, to the north, are actually under drought and fire ban conditions.

The aftermath )


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