December 4th, 2003

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From the ever annoying uniquelynormal:

What is your interest, based off of your birthday?

Take the following url and put your birthday after:

http://www.livejournal.com/interests.bml?mode=add&intid=

As I was born april 24th, the url would be:

http://www.livejournal.com/interests.bml?mode=add&intid=424

It's says my interest is "cams".

Or if I add 72 0n the end, for my birth year, I get "mary summer rain".

What does yours say?

What's yours?
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A thing I want invented...

A portable, battery operated, 3"x5" color printer.

I had a friend, who, when he would travel in third world countries, would take polaroids of people to give to them. Many of whom had never had a photo of themselves ever before. I think it would be cool to be able to do that with a digital camera. Something I could put in a backpack, and would beable to take some abuse.

Okay, get to work. I hope to see it on the market by Christmas.
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This brings me into another issue with modern digital cameras and world travel. Everywhere I've been, I can buy your standard batteries. But many places the power has been very iffy, or non-existant. This means the people with manufacturer specific rechagables are shit out of luck. I'm serious, in the rain forests in Peru, we would stumble across tiny villages (4 or 5 huts) where they have no power, but they were selling batteries and Coca Cola. It was kind of surreal.

I wish they made some sort of adapters so you could use regular batteries to power newer digital cameras, even if you would burn through the batteries like crazy.
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Since I'm on the subject of cameras...

I've never formatted my smartmedia card since I got it. Until today, that is.

I'm wondering how it was formatted before, as when it was empty, it always said I could fit roughly 257 images. I formatted it as FAT, and it says it can now fit roughly 263 images.

So, I'm wondering what it was formatted as before. FAT32?

Speaking of Digital camera's and the FAT filesystem... Microsoft is now trying to chagre $0.25 for every device people sell with a FAT filesystem on it, or upto $250,000 per manufacturer. This includes all the storage devices sold for digital cameras.

What does this mean? My guess is companies will pay or sell devices unformatted and let users format the device on thier own. Eventually, I think the manufacturers will come up with a new filesystem. But, if microsoft is going to charge for devices. Will Microsoft also try to charge people who make programs that can format things to FAT?
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Okay... FAT on the smart media... Fucking SLOW!!!! Literally, about 10 seconds to write each image, and the camera is unusable while it's doing that writing. I'll try formatting it as FAT32...