Post 1012: “Oh! I have a webcam that I can use to take photos!”

It isn’t a fix so much as another way to do the same thing. Yes, I can’t use an camera’s memory gizmo to put photos on my computer just now. But…! But I can use my webcam! It puts photos and videos in strange places, but I usually find them eventually, just as I did today.

I am reasonably smart, yet it took me several days to fugure out my Logitech webcam is a reasonable substitute for my camera till I get the computer drive F. fixed....! Hmmm.

I am reasonably smart, yet it took me several days to figure out that my Logitech webcam is a reasonable substitute for my camera till I get the computer drive F. fixed….! Hmmm.

For example, today Dougy was watching birds (pine siskins) outside the back window….

Intensely interesting stuff, Dougy thinks. Snack-sized!

Intensely interesting stuff, Dougy thinks. Snack-sized!

Here the handsome boy is in a full frame shot.

Here the handsome boy is in a full frame shot.

He got a bit tired following all the action. You would, too!

He got a bit tired following all the action. You would, too!

In some respects, the webcam takes better photos than the camera. Bad light, for example, is less of an issue with the webcam. Happy days! I’m glad I remembered the webcam.

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43 thoughts on “Post 1012: “Oh! I have a webcam that I can use to take photos!”

  1. Since you have discovered the joys of the web camera you should probably also be aware that there are a lot of warnings circulating out there about how hackers can take control of your webcam and watch everything you do and if your computer mike is turned on they can also hear you. It is for that reason that I have my mike turned off and a piece of masking tape solidly over the lense on my webcam until such time as I decide to use it — which is rare indeed.

    • I have taken similar precautions. It’s a pain to take it off when I use the webcam, but I’d hate to bore some hacker to death with my boring life!

          • That is so very kind of you, Doug and I shall enjoy reading about the kitties again. I have to keep on the move because you never know who is out there and I do talk about some fairly serious and controversial stuff sometimes.

          • Writing what you have (sometimes), I have no doubt of that, but you blog oftentimes has interest simply because it is well written and about simple thinghs like a meal you enjoyed or the evolution of your bathing practices from a tubn to a multi-headed shower. (That one was especially interesting to me just now since I can’t get my dialysis ports wet, meaning showers are history till I have surgery to create a dialysis fistula.

          • John, it takes a blogger to appreciate how important those comments can be, positive or not. I try to answer all comments for that reason. I know you do, too.

    • Yeah. Now it’s my chirping fire detectors humming at a high pitch. The powers that be have been aware of this since the start of March. I lived with the chirp. The high pitched hum will kill all love I have of my landlord….!

  2. Good to see you all, Doug. The boys are looking great and I am sure they are glad to have you home again! You are looking pretty good too, considering all you have been through with your illness. Glad the webcam is working, and is a good substitute.

  3. I don’t think IQ has any relationship to figuring out technology… I think it is more like we get used to doing things one way and don’t think about alternatives, unless we must.

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