Doesn't it spook you out to have no privacy?
Not usually. To be quite honest I don't usually think about the fact that there's a camera putting photos of me onto the 'Net
constantly. Sometimes though when friends or other people send me a message or make a comment it reminds me that I'm "public"
and I do get a little weirded out.
What do you do when you're having sex or making out or something?
Thus far it's actually been sheer coincidence that the computer has been off. But I'm not sure what to say... I suppose if she wants it turned off or pointed at the ceiling, I'll do that.
Otherwise, I'll just leave it. I mean, isn't that what the internet's for?
Will you smile/wave/strip for me?
No. I won't pander to the camera in any way for anyone. I am not an actor or a person who exists solely to amuse you.
I just happen to adhere to a strange "because I can" philosophy with my camera.
How come the image isn't reloading automatically?
I'm not exactly sure, sometimes it actually seems to do so on its own. Generally, though, the technique I'm using to
refresh the page, META HTTP-EQUIV, only forces the browser to reload the HTML document itself and not any files linked
to by said document. Which in this case would be the image. Holding "shift" when you reload a page (in Netscape, anyway) tells
the browser to reload not only that html page but also everything it contains, including all the images.
The image definitely hasn't changed for over 5 minutes. What gives?
The camera is hooked up to the computer I use every day for all sorts of things. Sometimes I turn it off, sometimes
it crashes and I need to restart, sometimes byrneweb.com is down when the new image is ready,
and sometimes the software I use just goes all weird and I have to stop running it
to get anything done. Usually, things aren't "off" for more than a day, if that.
What hardware/software are you using?
I've got a QuickCam VC connected to a 450 mHz Power Mac
G4. The software I use for taking the pictures and uploading them
via FTP is Oculus 2.5.7b, a $20 piece of shareware written by folks
How come you're not there?
Contrary to popular belief, I have a life. I may be somewhere else in the apartment (in which case I'm probably eating,
watching the Simpsons, or playing foosball), at class, or somewhere else entirely.
Why's the time wrong?
If it seems "wrong" to you, you're probably not in the Central (US) time zone, which is where I am.
Is your room always that messy?
Unfortunately, yes. Except for when it's messier.
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