So, after a few weeks of no webcam, I finally got around to having Comcast come over for my internet connection. This should mean that I have increased uptime, and it also means that the service I use for my webcam (dropbox) can connect. I guess whoever owns the router I was connecting to before had UPnP turned off, and they blocked a few key ports.
Anyway, everything is up and running now, plus I have cable TV for the next few months. (there was some sort of special to get HD cable and a DVR for 6 months with my internet connection... so I decided I would try it out for a little bit and see if I really want it... I have 30 days to cancel with no charge anyway.)
So, things are pretty cool at the moment. TV, Internet, and the sun is out!
I really don't want to go in to work, but I guess I have to now.