Maybe Bossy never mentioned, but she has a son attending Columbia University, which means when Bossy and her son want to see each other, they must video chat, where must video chat equals not with this hair, pal, not today.
So in theory only, this is what Bossy looks like when she video chats with her son using her laptop’s built-in camera, except in this case Bossy took a photo of her computer screen while she was video chatting, except it wasn’t even a photo it was a screen capture, and Bossy wasn’t video chatting, she was testing her web camera — and who wishes Bossy would just get to the giveaway already? Put your hand down, Bossy.
Well. The good folks at Microsoft sent Bossy a LifeCam VX-5500, which is a portable web video camera:
Bossy loves this flexible webcam, which can clip to stuff or stand on its own, and has the ability to angle every which way, which means it’s able to capture the details of Bossy’s nightly routine:
In addition, the webcam’s high quality image allows Bossy to videochat about stuff like her long painting day, and to show the exact shade of deep purple Bossy’s client selected for her guest room:
Or Bossy can move the camera farther away to capture more of her surroundings:
Or the camera can be moved farther still:
And because the webcam isn’t built into Bossy’s computer, Bossy can capture other scenes without having to move her entire laptop. For instance Bossy could videochat about her view from her comfy sofa and easily angle the camera to show it:
Or maybe Bossy could videochat about the other side of the living room:
Or maybe Bossy could maneuver the webcam to show her computer screen — like an M.C. Escher painting of Bossy typing on a keyboard in a room with a computer screen of Bossy typing on a keyboard in a room with a computer screen of Bossy typing in a room with a computer screen Sister Mercy save Bossy:
As luck would have it, the good folks at Microsoft want to give one of Bossy’s readers a LifeCam VX-5500 of their own — plus a bonus wireless mouse.
Just leave a comment below, one per person please. Bossy will run the giveaway through Friday night and announce a winner Saturday morning utilizing her best friend the Random Number Generator. Good luck!