I just fired up the camera to take some pictures for Monday's review, only to find that my camera doesn't want to work any more. All I get is a continual "Card Error." The computer still reads the card just fine, so the problem is that the camera has just ceased to recognize it. This happened before, a few months ago, but at that point I still had an extra card that I could fall back on. I'd go buy a new one, except that my camera uses Smart Media, which they haven't made or sold for a few years now. Sadly, that means I need a new camera.
Even worse, I just pair to renew OAFE's hosting for two more years - so the money that I would have been able to put into a camera has instead gone toward that. I'm seriously considering begging you all for donations. Hell, one dollar from everybody on our mailing list would cover the entire thing.
The dream, of course, we be to get enough donations from everyone to actually cover my living expenses for the year. That would mean more time for OAFE and more time frequent reviews. But that's probably not realistic. Never know until you try, right?