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Re: [chat] Using a digital camera in o/s internet cafes
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- Subject: Re: [chat] Using a digital camera in o/s internet cafes
- From: John Clarke <johnc+slug@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 13 Apr 2005 15:46:35 +1000
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On Wed, Apr 13, 2005 at 03:01:32 +1000, Michael Lake wrote:
> Clearly the PCs need the camera drivers installed. It's likely that I
> will come across PC's that can't communicate with my camera and most
> internet cafes may not let you download and install software (hell I
> prob won't even be able to speak Czech).
Take a USB memory card reader. I did that when travelling in Canada and
Alaska a couple of years ago, and there was only once place where I
couldn't use it, and that was because the PCs were too old to have USB.
None of the others cared what I connected or even what s/w I installed.
One place was running Linux on a couple of their PCs and the owner gave
me root access to setup USB when he discovered I knew more about it than
he did :-)
If you want to use ssh/scp to access your web server, take a USB memory
stick with putty (and your key if you use public key authentication).
You can also put putty.exe on your web server and run it via IE.
Your photos aren't replaceable. Backup your photos to CD regularly.
Make two copies. Keep one with you and post the other one home. Burn
your CDs in an internet cafe if you can, it'll be *much* cheaper than
getting a camera store to do it.
"If cocaine is God's way of telling you that you have too much money,
Klingon is surely Her way of telling you that you have too much time on
-- Kevin Martin