I just made my first patch for Empathy and I hope it gets accepted :p .
In a few words the functionality is the following:
Open Empathy and try to change your avatar.
In the dialog that typically had the option of browsing for an image I added another "wonder button" called "Take a photo..." If you have the courage to push the button( ...MUA-HA-HA!! ... you wouldn't dare pushing that button!!! :p ) another dialog opens, the camera dialog from Cheese. Finally you can take photos till you look handsome enough and have the coolest avatar ever :D
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