So you want to be able to watch your baby/cat/dog/house from your smartphone but don't have the time or the patience to setup a webcam server? The answer is TeamViewer, world's favorite remote support app. Install it on your Linux machine (I run it on the Ubuntu 12.04 beta), install it on your Android/iPhone (I set it up on a Samsung Galaxy Mini), open up Cheese or your favorite webcam viewer and start watching. If you're connected to a Wi-Fi network, you can crank up the quality for a really decent image quality/speed ratio.
Here's a poorly made video showing the process:
Yay poorly made video! Thanks for tuning in and I hope this will be of help for at least some peeps.