Minolta DiMAGE Z-1

Jan 15, 2004

I'm very happy with my camera, it just works. When I plug it in I get:

umass0 at uhub1 port 2 configuration 1 interface
umass0: MINOLTA DiMAGE Z1, rev 1.10/1.00,
umass0: using SCSI over Bulk-Only
scsibus0 at umass0: 2 targets
sd0 at scsibus0 targ 1 lun 0: <MINOLTA, DiMAGE Z1, 1.00> SCSI2 0/direct removable
sd0: 121MB, 121 cyl, 64 head, 32 sec, 512 bytes/sec, 248320 sec total

And with kern.usermount=1 and a group writable /dev/sd0i it's extremely easy and quite fast to get the pictures off the camera. Now I just need to learn how to take good photographs…

With all the pictures I'm going to take now–most of them crappy and uninteresting of course–I'll have to write some on-line gallery software. I'm thinking of something that looks like Apache::Gallery but as a pure preprocessor, since I can't and don't want to run scripts on this webserver. Whether to go with Perl or Python is still not decided. Perl is what I know, but I'd love to learn Python as it seems like a nicer language than Perl, but most employers are looking for people with Perl skills rather than Python skills. Besides it looks like I can do more things with Image::Magick than I can do with PIL, so at the moment I'm in favor of a perl based solution.


Last edited: May 1, 2016


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