The last thing I did before parting ways with Liz and Erin (keep checking back; the story's coming) was take three pictures: Erin and Liz, Erin and Meg, Liz and Meg. When Erin tried to take the Liz and Meg picture, my camera decided the memory card was unrecogniseable. I tried reseating the card, I tried connecting it via cable to my computer.... Nothing would work.
I came home around 4 or so and put the card into my computer reader. It happily asked if I wanted to format it.
I had a great time with Dorothy Friday night, and Liz and Erin on Saturday. Twelve stars on a scale of one-to-five. But I would have liked to have those pictures.
|Erin (left) and Liz|
I downloaded a free disk editor, HxD. I saved the card image as a file. I opened the file with a hex editor and searched for and found images. I hoped the images were contiguous, stretching from one image to the next. I wrote a little c# program that looked for jpeg headers: I found 246. I extended the program to save the data from one header to the next and... I got 246 pictures! A couple are corrupt, many are from a long time ago (and I had formatted my card recently). I didn't get those last couple of pictures, but almost all of my trip is back!
So these are a couple of (cropped but unedited) pictures from one of my best weekends ever! Click to enlarge.