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UPS truck came

Friday, May 02, 2008 by Dave Winer.

And it delivered two geekish presentsPermalink to this paragraph

I'm installing the Eye-Fi card right now. Wish me luck! Permalink to this paragraph

A picture named eyefi.gifIt's going pretty well. Now they want me to connect my card to one of the photo utilities, like Facebook, Flickr, TypePad, Photobucket, Windows Live, Costco (!) and many many more. What they don't tell you is if every picture you take will be uploaded. That could be pretty embarassing and since my pictures flow to Twitter through TwitterGram, that could be a problem too. A Help option here, explaining, would be useful -- but I'm going to assume that only some of my pics get uploaded and wire it up to Flickr. Permalink to this paragraph

They also don't tell you whether you can create a new account from this page.  Permalink to this paragraph

Answer to the second question -- you can create a new account.  Permalink to this paragraph

Okay, I followed their instructions, took a few pictures of myself, while I was away the browser (Firefox) crashed. I'm trying to get back to where I was but keep hitting this error pagePermalink to this paragraph

Ooops, it seems to upload all pictures. That's not good! I'm going to turn that one off. Permalink to this paragraph

Looking for the folder on my hard disk. Nope. Not there.  Permalink to this paragraph

I'm still the best guy around for breaking software. ;-> Permalink to this paragraph

Okay slow down. You have to leave the camera on so it can upload the pics? I guess so. Permalink to this paragraph

Postscript: I don't think the Eye-Fi is designed to work well if you take high resolution pictures, which I do with my Canon. I'm going to try using it with my Nikon, which I have set up to take low-rez pics. Permalink to this paragraph


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