A webcam has been acquired for the Blogathon.

It’s funny how you can mention something about doing a weird charity blogging thing and how you’re trying to figure out which webcam would give the best bang for the buck to your boss only to have him turn around and loan you his really nice Logitech Orbit webcam with Face Tracking technology.

So I have a webcam and it’s hooked up and it even works.

It’s like a shiny eyeball on a stick and it swivels back and forth tilting up and down as it watches me in a very Orwellian manner.

Plus it has this little red glowing LED on it that makes it look like HAL 9000’s offspring.

I think it wants to swallow my soul!

(help me!)

13 thoughts on “A webcam has been acquired for the Blogathon.

  1. Les: … only to have him turn around and loan you his really nice Logitech Orbit webcam

    So, did you get him to sponsor you ? … you may as well push the friendship. LOL

  2. shiny eyeball on a stick and it swivels back and forth tilting up and down as it watches me

    No, I’m sorry that sounds like a piece of a dalek and would freak me out completely. I’d have to put a towel over it or something which kind of defeats the object of having it!

  3. This is just Les’s version of a totally badass sales pitch. Now I want one too dammit! My very own HAL..

    Wow. Thats cool.

  4. Frac, rather than post off-topic why not just submit stuff like that as an entry? You’d have to register an account, but otherwise it doesn’t cost you a thing. grin

  5. Hrm.  I’ve never thought having a webcam was necessary for the Blogathon—but you might convince me otherwise.

  6. I don’t know that I’d call it necessary, I just thought it might be amusing. I’m still trying to decide on the best way to make use of it. Do I just do individual snap shots here and there to go along with the entries? Do I set up a Skypecast and let people stare into my bleary eyes and distract me with conversation while I’m trying to blog? Do I use some other form of real-time video chat? Steam it to my webpage?

    Soooooo many possibilities.

  7. They should make one like Jabba’s “doorkeeper” in Return of the Jedi.  Gets in your face and interrogates you. wink

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