Wednesday, December 28, 2005

Post Christmas Report Extras

About the Hungarian Horntail--the whole world was out, so we sent horse books instead. I'm trying not to feel too defeated by this--I did TRY.


We got to SEE presents being unwrapped, at machetenim's house outside Army base in Europe, via Google's streaming video service. I was amazed. We could see--jerkily, and a little light-smeared, but SEE, the fella's parents in Hawaii and his sister's place in Italy. We could hear them, and type messages to them. Also, the fella's brother-in-law was able to conference in from Afghanistan, and type messages while watching his kid unwrap her Christmas presents.

It was very, very cool. I had no idea you could do something like this on such a low-tech set-up.

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