When you get new memory cards..

When you get new memory cards for your camera make sure you format them first. I took about 20 photos at lunchtime and one or two were good enought to go up here, but Linux refuses to see the card, saying,

# mount /dev/sda1 /mnt/camera
/dev/sda1: Input/output error
mount: you must specify the filesystem type

Time to format the card..
Update! I’m glad I went searching first. The Digital Camera Support for UNIX page is a comprehensive listing of digital cameras that are compatible with Linux and BSD. It lists the Sony DSC-F717 there and says you can use the usb-storage device, or PTP mode to access it. You can use gphoto in PTP mode and download photos using a nice GUI!

2003 Taste of Chicago

Woohoo! The 2003 Taste of Chicago starts today! Here’s what’s on today!

The 2003 Taste of Chicago presented by U.S. Cellular will field a great line-up of food, activities and entertainment, June 27- July 6, 2003 in Grant Park, featuring many returning players as well as some great new stars.
Taste-goers will step up to the plate at 65 restaurants serving specialties from pizza to pierogies. A different restaurant will be featured each day in the Gourmet Dining Pavilion each of the ten days of the festival.