More on Skype and Overhead Setups

Well, last night at men’s 6:33 we had our Skype call from Argentina. And it worked…kind of. However, the connection they had down there was extremely poor and our own LAN wasn’t doing so hot for external connections either. However, we did like we had done for when they went to India. We bypassed audio transmission and sent only video through Skype. Then we plugged someone’s Blackberry into the sound board via headphone jack and were able to get audio that way. So Skype for video and Blackberry for audio. It worked fairly well and we were able to get a decent show up on the screen.

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12-9-09

Well then! Finals this week and I had a nice day yesterday taking a test on the Classical period of music. Then we have the comprehensive listening test tomorrow which will be our full final. Ha! Maybe if I worked hard enough at it I could….never mind. I can’t even think.

Aaaanyway, we got like six inches of snow at the house. And it’s been below zero for something like a full day now. Well, it got down to -20 at our house at 6:00 this morning, and it’s now at 0. Wow. We also ran out of wood in the garage for our fireplace, so I had to tromp out to the woodpile and refill it.

What else? Nothing much. Mom and I are struggling with her blackberry version of Live Messenger. I’ve always loved the quirks of MSN in general. And that WAS sarcasm. Maybe I should switch over to Google 100% and make everyone else live with it. One email for every service on the planet is getting pretty annoying. I’ve got Yahoo for the Yahoo folks, Live for the MSN people and yesterday I got a GMail because my iGoogle (which is where I’m writing this from) was urging me to do so. But I really really like Google, so maybe I should consolidate.

Nothing else to report, other than the fact that the snow is AWESOME! Except it’s not warm enough to pack and make stuff. Maybe it’ll warm up enough tomorrow. We’ll see.