I did not write any Christmas cards at all last night because i was distracted by wanting to set up a microphone so i could use Skype! Oh my gosh, it wasn’t easy to get it working under Debian! There are so many combinations of input settings, drivers, hacks … but eventually i got something to work, and was well rewarded for my efforts with a lovely chat with a good friend of mine in Miami! :D
If anybody would like to talk with me for free on Skype look me up – my username is sermoa. I realised the thing i dislike about instant messaging is that people can just start up a conversation with no warning. At least with Skype you get a ringing sound and you have a choice whether or not to answer it.
I think i will be making good use of Skype in the future – it’s such a genius idea! I am in awe of how it works so quickly, even when last night 7 million people were using it all at once!! How does it do that?! Incredible! :)
I am also very excited about getting the microphone working because i want to make some video demos of MyChores! :D