“I disliked Mr. Brocklehurst; and I was not alone in the feeling. He is a harsh man; at once pompous and meddling; he cut off our hair; and for economy’s sake bought us bad needles and thread, with which we could hardly sew.”
“That was very false economy,” remarked Mrs. Fairfax, who now again caught the drift of the dialogue. – Jane Eyre, p. 139-140
So as you know Ben is away in Germany. He asked me to take a picture of the dogs every day and send it to him (he did the same for me when I was in England for 6 weeks in 2007). He took the still camera with him, so I’ve been taking pictures with the little HD camcorder I bought for the Torture Memos CD release. ($129 at Canadian Tire. Can’t beat that.)
Problem: This camera requires the world’s tiniest USB cable to connect with a computer. Not a mini-USB. Not a micro-USB. I swear, it is a nano-USB cable. One came with the camera, of course, but I can’t find it anywhere. The EEE has a built-in card reader, but needs a new battery and isn’t really usable right now.
Solution: I was checking the local dollar store for unbelievably tiny USB cables, because you never know, when I found an SD card reader! For $2! How can THAT go wrong?
So I bought the blasted thing, and it worked for, what, three or four days. I should have known bad things would happen, though, because it couldn’t read the card about half the time. I would just eject it and re-insert it and it would be fine.
Well, not anymore, because it seems to have destroyed the card.
Which had videos of Fallen Voices which I kind of needed, and which I hadn’t backed up yet, because I couldn’t find that bloody cable.
So, yeah. That’s some false economy right there. I could have bought a card reader from Staples for about $15 and this probably wouldn’t have happened. But noooo, I had to try the cheap-ass dollar store one.
I found some software that seems to be working that will recover the files from the dead card, but damn. Now I’m going to have to buy a proper card reader AND a new 8 GB card.