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Okay, so Dave gave me a USB extension cable which I plugged in yesterday to run to the webcam. On the packaging for the extension cable it said that it required Windows 98 or higher or Mac OS 8.6 or higher... but WOULDN'T YOU KNOW IT? It somehow worked in Linux.

I e-mailed the company accusing them of degrading the legitamacy of alternative operating systems by including OSs under System Requirements. And no, they actually didn't say "Windows 98 or higher", they list out almost every Windows OS... "Windows ME", "Windows 2000", "Windows 2000 professional"... on and on. Stupid micro$oft pawns.

But let's not talk about that... with the extension cable I could put the camera on top of my vertical blinds, which is where my babies Aggamemnon and Naboo like to hang out, so people checking out the cam got a special treat... parakeets! I copied the highlights because they're so cute. Sorry things are a bit blurry.

My birds. Aggy is the one in front, Naboo is behind her.

Aggy looking all puffed up and freaky because she'd been preening

Aggy looking a bit more normal

Aggy checking out the funny green light

Aggy looking adorable, IMHO

Naboo up front just checking out the world

Naboo scratching her back

So there ya go, my parakeets! I looove them :)


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Jan. 3rd, 2003 05:38 am (UTC)
Peep! Cheep! Furlweep-chip-cheep!

They're pretty!
Jan. 3rd, 2003 06:06 am (UTC)
woo-hoo, spiffy parakeets...
The Spacefem Bird Cam! =)
lol, that's what ya ought to do, Spacefem... setup a bird cam. =) (like the coke cam, or coffee pot cam, but a lot more entertaining!! (and cuter)).

Hey, what kind of webcam do you use? I've got a cheap one that just doesn't want to work under win98 (of course it'll probably work just fine under linux, lol)... so I'm looking for a good one. (I'll prolly buy a logitech quickcam pro sometime soon, unless I get a better reccomendation).

Jan. 3rd, 2003 06:12 am (UTC)
I have a d-link, um, crapcam or something, it was $20. The coloring is a bit weird sometimes, and the quality isn't fantastic, but it does the job and works with linux so I'm happy!
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Jan. 3rd, 2003 06:56 am (UTC)
xawtv - it's got a webcam feature, it was easy to set up. is gPhoto pretty cool?
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Jan. 3rd, 2003 07:20 am (UTC)
dre cam?
Jan. 3rd, 2003 08:17 am (UTC)
yes... that's essentially what I have. Different brand, same crap. =)
Apr. 15th, 2004 06:23 pm (UTC)
Spacefem Bird Cam
Hey, I agree!

That would be awesome! I'd do it!
Jan. 3rd, 2003 06:19 am (UTC)
Aw, precious birdies!
Jan. 3rd, 2003 06:24 am (UTC)
Cute birdies and I love the names :D

Good for you in bashing the company because of the OS omission. Fools. I might run Windows (I've chickened out on Linux for about 5 yrs now), but it doesn't mean that I think MS is perfect, by any means. You go g'friend. Kick their butts! (Sad thing is, the person that responded probably had NO clue what a "Linnucks" was :P

"I just got the strangest email. Someone said that they plugged their USB extension cord into a Linnucks and it worked. I didn't know what to tell her. I think she got lucky. Hopefully her Linnucks doesn't blow up due to a wattage difference. I hope she knows that it's not going to be covered if it does. By the way, Boss, what is a "Linnucks?" Is that like a printer or something?"
Jan. 3rd, 2003 06:49 am (UTC)
They are adorable!!!
Jan. 3rd, 2003 07:07 am (UTC)
well, yeah! (and to think, some awful people keep pets that would try eat them! the shame!)
Jan. 3rd, 2003 07:34 am (UTC)
awww..they're cute.
Jan. 3rd, 2003 09:07 pm (UTC)
they ARE adorable... btw, what is "IMHO", sorry don't know the lingo that well
Jan. 4th, 2003 09:10 am (UTC)
oops, sorry. "In My Humble Opinion" :)
May. 31st, 2003 08:45 pm (UTC)
Does anyone here go on Neopets?
Nov. 25th, 2004 06:45 pm (UTC)
i love birds
i love birds i have 15 of them macaws, cocatoos, amazons, grays, and more!
Dec. 2nd, 2004 10:18 am (UTC)
dont thy fly away if there not in a cage
Feb. 14th, 2005 08:14 pm (UTC)
Aw... your budgies are too cute. I just wandered over from spacefem and had to comment. We had two tiels but, my Coco died a couple weeks ago. I just wanted to say that I really enjoyed the useless quizzes as they made a boring day at work a little more entertaining.
Oct. 4th, 2007 04:11 pm (UTC)
I found a link to a live webcam observing penguins! http://www.martingrund.de/pinguine/. Hope this will interest. The source: http://www.webcam-list.com
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