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Don’t kick that pickle, lady!

Whatever. No, I don’t know, either. I stole the picture from Anorak because I pretty much got nothing.

I’ve spent the evening getting my father Skype’d up. Or, anyway, the iPad equivalent of Skype, Tango.

He’ll be 86 soon and he’s newly unleashed on the internet. He had a laptop for ages, but he kept getting it snarled up and finally gave up on it. He can just about grok the iPad.

So today I rummaged around in the back room and found my old webcam (so old there isn’t a Windows 7 driver for it), downloaded this piece of videophone ‘ware and gave him a call.

He was stonked. It was like ten minutes of, “I can see you! Can you see me? I can see me! Can you see me? I’m down in a little block in the left corner and you’re all over the screen! It rang just like a real phone. I heard it and everything! I can see you! And you’re in England!”

Which was funny and sweet. And then he rang off, “this is great! We can watch opera together and I can teach you to play the harmonica and everything!”

So, there’s that.

October 1, 2012 — 9:54 pm
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