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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: Phil Scarratt <fil@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 13 Apr 2005 17:56:39 +1000
- Organization: Draxsen Technologies
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Michael Lake wrote:
Anyone have experiences o/s in using their digital camera?
For sending pics back I already have a gmail account and my own web site.
Warning: I've only experienced Windows internet cafes.
I would've thought if you're camera was USB interface it should be OK.
Or maybe CF card camera with a portable USB card reader?? I certainly
wouldn't expect any permission problems mounting USB drives.
As far as uploading to website or email no problem. If the USB is
connected, then email is no problem. Uploading is also no problem. I've
been able to run apps like putty and winscp that do not need installing.
Simply download the binary and use. I would think you should have no
problem using winscp or similar client on other platforms to upload to
Whatever you do, don't bother asking the person running the internet
cafe anything apart from "I need to use one of the computers". The
chances of them knowing what you are talking about (even if they are
fluent in english) is very slim - they just work there and know how to
operate the controlling software, period. Most of them are not geeks.
That's my experience anyway.
I would think - or maybe I should say hope - most internet cafe's would
either restrict rebooting or what the machine can boot to. It's my guess
CD's and USB boot media would be useless (or should be).
One other thing suggestion: have a server at home/work you can ssh into
on say port 80 to get around firewalls blocking all but http. You can
then bounce off you're server to where ever you need to go.