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Welcome to the digital age
Multi-tasking while overtired makes you stupid.

Last night I installed all the software necessary for my PC to communicate with my new camera, hooked said camera up to access the pics I took over the weekend during my visit to my homeland my family estates Maine, and then proceeded to clear the camera's memory without first uploading the pics to my hard drive.

Holy crap was that dumb.

I blitzed everything I took at my grandmother's 80th birthday celebration. Granted, there weren't any brilliant shots in the mix, but there were a couple that I'm going to regret losing.
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haloedone From: haloedone Date: February 5th, 2004 07:17 am (UTC) (Link)
If you have a good undelete package, you can probably retrieve the information.

Typically, all it does is change the first byte of the file name to 0, so that the system thinks it's empty.... so you should be able to retrieve the files fairly easily, as long as you don't put anything on it until you do...

Hope this helps.
komos From: komos Date: February 5th, 2004 07:51 am (UTC) (Link)

It would except...

I ended up tinkering with the camera some more last night, so unfortunately, that's not going to be an option either.

"Vivian, it's happening again!"
clayrobeson From: clayrobeson Date: February 5th, 2004 10:53 am (UTC) (Link)
Ooooh... ow...

That's gonna leave a mark. ;)

But YAY for digital camera!!! :D I want pictures of the you! And the beer!
komos From: komos Date: February 5th, 2004 11:18 am (UTC) (Link)
I had a long talk with my special friend about pictures of me, mostly centering around the attendant self-critique. I hates me the photos, if only because I end up looking fleshy and a little strung out. I really need to do something about my sleep habits if nothing else.

I will manage something, though.

I've actually got a little stock of homebrew put away for you. Incidentally, do you think you'll have time to brew when you're in town? And if so, what would you like to make?
clayrobeson From: clayrobeson Date: February 5th, 2004 11:22 am (UTC) (Link)
They can be closeups!

An eye. A nostril. Your earlobe.

Fragmentational self portraits.

Brewing while I'm there would be awesome. Time depends on what materializes on the job front and how much time it's really going to let me take. So keep your fingers crossed!
komos From: komos Date: February 5th, 2004 01:29 pm (UTC) (Link)
That's got me in the mood to do a weird collage face for myself. It wouldn't be pretty, but it would give a pretty clear representation of how skewed my view of myself is.

The Horror!

I do keep my fingers crossed... especially when you talk about working with apes.
wisdom_seeker From: wisdom_seeker Date: February 5th, 2004 02:41 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh, that bites! At least you won't make that mistake again *crosses fingers*
komos From: komos Date: February 5th, 2004 04:55 pm (UTC) (Link)
Never underestimate my powers of being dumb. This should have been foolproof, but I've proved once again that fools are quite ingenious.
macthud From: macthud Date: February 8th, 2004 10:13 pm (UTC) (Link)
been there, done that, cursed the software designers who would let me do such a thing...

one of the (dwindling) reasons I prefer film cameras, even if they cost *way* much more in time and film and paper and etc....
komos From: komos Date: February 9th, 2004 06:33 am (UTC) (Link)
I like that with a digi you get instant feedback and any experimentation you do is (mostly) without cost. And since I got a fairly full featured model, I'm able to do a lot of the same things I could with a 35mm. I don't think that I'm going to leave the analog behind, though. The hope is that I can learn how to use it better just through getting virtual experience from the digi.
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