Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Kicking and Screaming



Bagheera (also known in the neighborhood as "Uncle Fred")


I have decided to be dragged, kicking and screaming, into the 20th century. Photo-wise, that is.

A number of years ago, someone gave us a very nice Canon digital camera (takes videos too). We figured out how it worked, but were never able to upload the pictures onto our computer, and I just always figured that it was because of my lack of computer knowledge. So the kids used to play with the camera until it broke, and we stored it way.

A few weeks ago, I took it to the local camera store to see what could be done with it, and 350 shekels later, we had a working camera. By this point, the kids were very camera-literate, and quickly took a load of pictures....but wouldn't you know it....the computer STILL couldn't read the camera. So, now that my children are computer literate and can see that we're doing what we need to, it became obvious that it wasn't our fault -- it was the computer. Or the camera. Whatever.

Anyway, as my co-worker says, there's more than one way to skin a cat, and when you have a computer wizard for a 14-year-old son who knows all the skinning techniques, everything can fall into place. Hagai told me that we can get a disc-stick (or something like that) that fits into the camera, and the pictures can be downloaded from there. And lo and behold, sure 'nuff, it worked! (another 70 shekels....sigh).

Here are some of our first photos.

Some of the kids will be upcoming....

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