F 1 D 0 -- 2001 12 14 at 03 00 Awake and Asleep. There is something special about getting to the bottom of a problem. I got to the bottom of my problem at Guru's and Wizi's today. He recently purchased a Fujifilm FinePix 2900 zoom, and this thing uses USB to talk. Fine. It is supposed to work with Win98 and beyond right out of the box. Fine. It doesn't. Not So Fine. It ships with a disk for Win ME and Win XP. Still no good. I was not able to find the support for this thing in North American literature, but they were open about the problem in www.fujifilm.co.uk - they told me what I had to do. It didn't work. But the theory was right on the money: 1. remove the old drivers, and their vestiges. 2. install a new USB driver 3. Need one? Look on the CD. Well, my CD didn't have the directories or anything, but I found *something*. I'd downloaded it, and extracted it. When I tried using it earlier, the computer laughed quietly at me. But this time, after actually getting the drivers off, it was amenable to loading new ones. I aimed it at the temp directory where I'd unextracted the files, and it found the device: a USB driver for making a drive. Yah! In fact, as soon as this finished running, it saw the camera clearly, and the camera had about 10 huge jpegs in it. It gives them boring numerical names, but they're fine. You just drag them out of the folder, into a real directory, and kapow! You've done it. Much faster than a Twain transfer. I suppose I should move to the future. I'm used to these small pictures, but this one had big ones. I'm glad. It worked, and I made a happy camper. Now I wanna find my own digital camera. I'm so sleepy. But I want to wait for the chick peas I'm making to be finished. Maybe I won't - Maybe instead I'll rush up stairs, turn them off, and call it a night. Maybe that is a better idea. That's all I know.