So how does Big Aunt stay online all the time. Well this picture is a big clue - via a webcam, light and broadband connection! As you can see the setup is pretty basic but seems to work!

As for software I'm using FWink to upload a webcam picture every 20 minutes, and I've written my own little archive script (click view source) to save webcam pitcures every 15 minutes, which runs in a browser window on the same PC serving up the webcam. That's about it!

Backstage at Big Aunt