I mean, it had worked previously -- as a webcam and a device from which to grab images while it was connected to the computer webcam style.
But previously? I did not have a way to get into the thing's internal memory to delete pictures in memory from memory, and I therefore could not use the thing as a camera.
I have just discovered that Windows XP talks to my camera, and it's read/delete, not read-only.
Pardon me while I proceed to do the happy dance and start to tote the thing around with me. Because. Dude. Digital pictures. Digital pictures + laptop = OTP.
Speaking of which, raranax, I need to e-mail your mom and see if she's gotten around to saving those photos of Grandma's so I can get copies. Because the world (well, LJ, at least) needs to see the "Zodiac Device". (Speaking of Stephenson, The Big U.)