i’m suffering a horrible case of photo backup. i haven’t been able to get pictures out of my camera for a week, and i’ve had to use the little preview screen and the delete button to pick and choose, so i won’t be wandering the world with a full memory card. sure as hell, the greatest photo-ops happen when you have no way of taking the picture, you know?
so i plugged it into the linux box and used the very interesting looking but not entirely functional gPhoto. which shows every other thumbnail, and the presence or absence of a thumbnail is no indicator of whether it can pull a full sized photo off the camera. very mysterious.
and i can’t actually get it to save pictures i can open with the gimp. then again i haven’t read the instructions. i looked them, glazed over a bit, and decided i needed to go to bed really early tonight.
having a digicam and no way to upload the pictures is a little like having cigarettes but no lighter. (digression alert) i remember one time it was really late at night and i had no matches and nothing was open and so i discovered that if you set a piece of paper on fire with the toaster elements, you can sometimes get a cigarette lit. oh. and. do *not* try that at home, kiddies.