Jess' parents sent us a Christmas present (of the afore-mentioned eyes-closed-wrapping fame). We were told we could open it before we left for Connecticut. So today we had Mini-Christmas. We got up, turned on the Christmas tree, put on the Christmas music, and opened our present while wearing our pajamas.
We received an Internet-enabled digital picture frame! We've been having fun playing with it and getting it all set up and such. One of the nifty features is that you can email pictures to a service which the frame will then grab and display for you. It actually provides two different services you can pick from which offer this feature. The first one we tried "MemoryFrame.com" is having some technical issues, but then we discovered the other one, "FrameChannel.com", and it's tons better. It allows you to monitor RSS feeds and all sorts of things.
So now we have some information gathering to do.
Do you have an account with a photo-sharing website? If so, we can probably connect our frame to your shared pictures so we can see your pictures right in our own picture frame! So let us know.
If you don't have a photo-sharing setup, you can still share your pictures with us easily by emailing them to KBD_JHD ( at ) framesend dot com. But, you know, make that look like a real email address. Hey, you can even send us messages by writing something in Microsoft Paint and emailing that to us!
We're hoping to get enough feeds from our friends and family set up that the frame will act kind of like a digital window to all of you.
I will admit, I'm quite impressed with the simplicity and quality of integrating the FrameChannel website with the frame itself. The combination of the two basically fulfills all the awesomeness that digital picture frames promised.
So far Christmas is off to a great start. Hopefully the gimongous snow storm on the East Coast won't cause us any trouble.