After purchasing my first digital camera I quickly grew tired
of booting a computer, running a program, attaching wires,
and worst of all, RENAMING the files.
I solved the wire problem by buying a PCMCIA adapter...I was
happy---for a while, since I was usually too lazy to boot the
computer just to upload some images anyway.
At that time (more than I year ago) I was trying to learn Perl
(i still am) in my spare time, so I hit upon the idea that I
should just insert the camera cartridge into a computer--and thats it.
I had a 24/7 monitorless/keyboardless Linux server at that time so
I quickly kludged together a few scripts to intercept the shell
scripts in /etc/pcmcia and just save the JPG files somewhere automatically;
best of all I just named the files according to YEAR, MONTH,
DAY, and SEQUENCE--that was enough for me. Some people like
to categorize their files by topic, by subject, or maybe by
occasion, but my files were quickly
growing and I did not have enough time so I do not have that luxury.
a camera card being inserted into the server (takes only a few seconds to
What the uploaded files will look like. Filenames will obey the original
machine-generated html as viewed from a remote machine after the batch
processes have run
As you can tell I'm not that great in HTML either but it works!
its also a good idea to share the files using samba
I have more than 3,000 JPG images right now.
JondZ Tue Jan 29 18:55:15 PST 2002
JondZ Wed Jan 30 20:04:08 PST 2002
JondZ Mon Feb 25 01:45:00 PST 2002