I always feel like somebody's watching me . . .
It took me a while (like a couple of years), but I finally got
around to setting up a webcam. I'm grabbing images every 60 seconds,
but only pushing every 5 minutes (currently), so that's what the
refresh is set to. Don't bother reloading more often than that, it
won't make a difference.
My current webcam hardware and software consists of:
- A Connectix (yes, pre-Logitech) Color QuickCam on the parallel
port (yes, that really old one)
- The cqcam
program (I usedto use the c-qcam video4linux
driver, but it craps out in the dark, necessitating remembering
to stop the grab or having to reload the kernel module in the
- The stamp! program
to timestamp images and transfer them outside my home machine.
- sitecopy to
transfer the images to my webspace outside my home machine
What I plan to get:
- One or more X10
along with their
This will allow me to use 1 connection for 3 almost-simultaneous pics.
- A decent ISP so I don't need to ftp the images every few minutes
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