Autodetect quickcam and color quickcam

Perhaps some auto detection could be done at boot time to determine if a
camera is connected, maybe developing the linux quickcam driver along with
the parport interface?

A nifty feature would be to have the driver optionally loaded as a kernel
module only when it is needed... 

I like the idea of having a 'livefeed' server, which would feed images out
as a web server or cgi-bin program (jpg image). I've done that on an SGI
indy, and wouldn't mind bringing it to the linux platform once a kernel
driver is nailed down. Clients for the server which handle 'delta' images
(written in say java, x11, and native win95) sure sound nice ... can
someone point me to info on optimizing for these changes in frame, beyond 
a brute force check between the previous and current frames? For example,
clients may be pulling in at different frame rates... ways to minimize
memory, comparisons, etc. Sounds messy. Maybe linking in an existing
'videophone' type library?

A recent study has found that concentrating on difficult off-screen
objects, such as the faces of loved ones, causes eye strain in computer
scientists.  Researchers into the phenomenon cite the added concentration
needed to "make sense" of such unnatural three dimensional objects.