June 09, 2005

No Pictures Today

No pictures today because the Canon PowerShot S400 got the dreaded "E18" error code.
This seems to be a known probem but Canon doesn't do much about it.
I went out today and got another camera. Went to the Taipei Main Train Station, took the underground Exit #3 and went to a store called "NOVA". It is actually a lot of little stores in a big store. I got a Nikon CoolPix 7900. The Japanese brand camera is made in China. I'm charging the battery now but I'm not reading the manual that came with it. It is written in Chinese. But, I was told an English version is on the CD that comes with it. I have a lot of reading to do before I can take pictures of The Dragon Boat Festival tomorrow.

Went to a 7-Eleven today and got a bus pass. You just wave the card in front of a reader on the bus and your fare is paid. You just have to read the changing electronic sigh that tells you whether you pay when you get on or when you get off. There is a 100NT deposit for the card and you can put what ever amount on money you want on the card.
You can add more money on the card later and the card is good on the train (MRT), also. You swipe the card entering the train station and again when you leave at the destination station. The correct amount for the trip is deducted.

Had a great lunch today. It was at an "all you can eat" raw fish eatery. Had to take a nap after that one!

Posted by Dan at 08:53 PM