It's just not right to go through an entire day and then when you finally open your mouth to say something that your own voice sounds weird because you haven't used it in so long.
While at RAILSCONF '08 this year, I sat in on a talk titled, "Remote Pair Programming" here are some notes ---
- Tech, Gadgets, and hackery
- Good audio is key
- Leopard screen sharing rocks over everything else they've tried
- Turned an Xbox360 into a "window to my office." For $99/year Xbox Live, you get good compression, really fast video conferencing mode. Left it on all the time (but just the video portion)
- Skype audio conference call on all day. Starts up first thing in the morning and then just stays there.
Great list! I wonder if its dangerous to have the audio on continually. If you can't see people physically in the room its easy to forget they are there and make offhanded comments about their long nose hairs. I guess the moral to the story is, don't talk about people's nose hairs behind their back. You should simply say, "Hey Ted, your nose hairs are wagging. You should think about trimming."