Yes it is lame, but fluffy grue, you seem to miss the point- it is also neat.
I hooked an old amiga "digitizing camera" (basically a b/w security camera with about 12inch focus) up to my wintv card on my linux box, and had it running as a webcam for a while. I mounted it by using the screw on top of my lamp-shade to fit the tripod mount on the camera.
It had very little practical purpose, I was afraid to leave it on 24x7, and since it couldn't focus for more than 12 inches, i couldn't even get it pointed to my whiteboard so that I could read my "list of things to do" while away from my apartment.
But it was neat for a few days, and that's all that counted. Some things are good to do if only to feel the satisfaction of having done them.
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