Thursday, October 29, 2009
"All the leaves are brown and the sky is grey
I've been for a walk on a winters day
I'd be safe and warm if I was in LA
california dreaming on such a winters day"
This is a rare picture-less blog. I'm still waiting for my pictures to arrive from California. My sister downloaded them off her computer after I loaded them on her computer while I was there. I appreciate the helpful comments, but I guess I need to clarify. It was the memory card in my camera that quit on me. The computer didn't automatically erase the pictures after downloading. I didn't choose the option. I am wondering if I pulled the USB plug before I turned off the camera and if that would ruin the card (what I called the chip.) I didn't run my camera through checked baggage. My friend Nancy did that and TSA broke her camera! Someone else had their camera stolen! I carry my equipment in a backpack with me.
I did put the card back in the camera and tried formatting it again, but it just registered busy. Before that the camera said it could not read the card. Before that the computer said it couldn't read the card either. My niece had half of her wedding pictures disappear when her photographer's card went "bad."
What I've been wondering, and haven't googled, is what is it in a card that goes bad? What is even in one of those things that records the electrons that make such pretty pictures that we all seem to be so fond of viewing and posting?