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Next goal: AV chatting with Mom

In previous posts, I've mentioned that I've been looking into a way for the rest the family to feel more connected to Mom (vice-versa) now that she's not able to get outta bed and reach for the phone.

I've researched different scenarios, and iChat (on the Mac) seems the most promising.

My sister and I are all set up, except we need to get our webcams.

That's all that's stopping us at this point.

My sister is overwhelmed by all the different versions of webcams, so she hasn't bought one.

She's on a PC and I'm a Mac. This causes problems.

What else is new?

Anyway, I hope this works out. I've read and reread practically every tutorial out there.

My mom loves the idea, though she will need help using the computer.

But what motivation she'll have: To see and hear and talk to her family members and friends.


This could be exactly what my mom needs.

:: knocking on wood ::

hoping i'm not in denial regarding my mother's abilities.

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huggscancer
Aug. 28th, 2005 03:13 am (UTC)
i need to talk to my dad about doing this
i cant believe i leave in a week
lost_tumbleweed
Aug. 30th, 2005 05:17 pm (UTC)
Me being new to IM ... not much into text messaging ... I saw your AIM was on, so sent a bubble to you.

Now I realize you're away.

Since I'm gonna be gone in a few, we can communicate here. Here's that ichat I sent to you:

Hi Kirsten. Just saw your reply regarding AV chat. What platform are you on? If Mac, no problem. If PC, I can help you through the process, granting your dad says yes to the idea.

huggscancer
Aug. 31st, 2005 01:04 am (UTC)
my computer shut down, before i got home, so i didnt get your message. im on aim, on my pc. im half asleep, so yeah, maybe it will make more sense in the morning.

hope to catch you antoher day

*huggs*

kirsten
huggscancer
Aug. 31st, 2005 01:04 am (UTC)
we all have pc's. actually i think all 4 of us have hp computers
lost_tumbleweed
Sep. 2nd, 2005 01:31 am (UTC)
when you're ready to take this on ... dad approving ... i know i can help.

may be having trouble on the PC side, but it could be the sound board needs replacing.

it would be nice to have a successful run with that PC ... it has all the minimum specs to make for great av chats.
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