Sunday, March 07, 2010

Using Skype Again

Years ago I used Skype. But my sister was the only family member who used it, and when she stopped so did I.

Smiley is finally talking when on the phone, to the delight of our relatives. For so many months he would immediately go quiet when a voice on the phone talked to him--too entranced to respond.

So this weekend was time to try Skype again. There is a version for Linux which works well with Ubuntu. (It is also in the Synaptic package manager.)

If I remember to plug in the webcam and switch sound input to the webcam before starting Skype it works well. Smiley had a nice chat with family in California and Colorado.

If any other family or friends want to chat with Smiley using Skype, send us an e-mail to let us know.

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