Lest you feel my technological adventures are all unfortunate, today holyhippie and I struggled valiantly for over an hour, but we achieved Video Chat! Yes, two computers, two webcams, hundreds of miles apart, and we could see and talk to each other! It was great. Then we realized that once we had it going, we didn't have much to say. So we signed off. Kind of like the most common message for ham radio operators being "I have a ham radio," which, if you think about it, should be obvious. Sometimes just HAVING the technology is more important than its actual USE.