Like many of you, I am on vacation visiting the folks. Now, normally I would never be able to relax knowing that my tanks are going unattended, constantly fearing that my lights will stay on or that my fish have suddenly come down with a plague... So I decided to rig something up.
First, aquire a second computer with a webcam. I luckily have a netbook that I use for work.
Second, download skype on two computers and make TWO accounts.
Third, set your home computer's skype settings to automatically pick up and automatically start video chat.
Finally position your camera at a pleasing angle and take off.
It works really well. I've been browsing all week like this. Does anyone else have techniques to put their minds at rest while on vacation?