Sunday, March 14, 2010

Technical Difficulties =(

Fisrt off, little Abigail is doing good and toddling around.

But we got some technical difficulties =(
Long story short...mom had a particularly craptacular paycheck so she went out and splurged on a Vivitar digital camera that cost $19.99 and she can't get it to work.

Could be the fact that it cost $19.99, but besides that, it should at least have images in the window that don't look like a nite-time infra-red pic. Just inky smears if we're lucky.

Mom really didn't have $19.99 to spare and esp not for a camera that we can't even make an image with.

Mom at least wanted to get some pics of me and baby Abigail (and her progress). We wanted to take a pic of her canister of formula and tinned foods and her heated snuggle and stuff that my friends so generously helped us get =(

The second part of our problem is the fact that mom has a netbook with no disk drive...so we can't put the image software on the compy to use with the camera...
BUT that's beside the point when we can't get more than a faint orange smear on a black background in the camera's image window.

Mom and I are gonna put this camera and stuff up for a while before we do some damage. Mom's already pretty upset.

If anyone has a suggestion please feel free to comment.
We can't find any info on the Vivitar website about alternative software options for people who have netbooks. We couldn't find online software download on the website.

The camera is a cheapo Vivitar V15 Freelance.
It's red.
It's shaped like an amoeba.


Not happy right now.

EDIT: Angel and Kirby suggested mom get someone to put the software on a usb stick.
Mom was so POed she didn't even think of using a flash drive! Angel and Kirby are so smart! Thank You for the great suggestion!
Mom sees a co-worker on Thursday who might be able to help her out.
And maybe then we can troubleshoot that ol amoeba.

~Christopher

10 comments:

Angel and Kirby said...

WE are sorry that Mom is having bad luck with the camera. Does the net book have a usb port? Can some one copy the CD to a USB stick and then load it to the netbook? Just a thought

We are glad you and Abby are doing well!

Shawnee the Shepherd said...

Oh, how icky. Mom has an older digital camera she woz going to send to you but she checked and it is not werking rite any mores. Mebbe coz she dropped it and it broked?

The Creek Cats said...

So sorry about the camera and software issues. Angel and Kirby's idea sounds like a great one! Hope it all works out so we can see some cute pics!

Daisy said...

I hope you can get the camera to work. If not, can you return it and get your monies back?

Cathy Keisha said...

She should just return the camera and make the store feel guilty enough to give her a better one at the same price. Anyway I hope Angel and Kirby's advice works.

Anonymous said...

Hi, I don't know much of anything about cameras, but I agree with Daisy and most of the others - get your money back. Save a few more pennies and get a better camera in a week or two!
I've asked about her before, but you don't mention your sister "Bug" anymore. Is everything ok? Please let us know. I am sure there are others who are interested. Goldie

Cathy Keisha said...

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We are glad you and Abby are doing well!
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Jan's Funny Farm said...

Oh, dear, what a terrible time for your mom.

Kind of sounds like what we've been going through at Catster and Dogster. Only we give up! Thanks for the offer to help but we're permanently lost over there and it doesn't appear possible to juggle 8 of us on there.

Teri and the cats of Furrydance said...

Hey, we miss you and since we don't tweet, we miss your posts, sigh...