Sarah got me a web-cam for my birthday. I have been fiddling with some trial software (called conquercam) for getting my webcam data published on my website.
The idea is so that I can set it up so you can see what my view is like while I am at work. I have a wireless router all set up so I hope to have the laptop pointing at the scenery while I am out.
See the example image on the right. I hope this works.