Tech-NO

January 12, 2012

My Eye-Fi card stuck me between a rock and a hard place tonight.

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[I swear these cards are both the best and worst thing to happen to memory card technology…]

My photos got 100% stuck on the card when everything I plugged it into said it was “not formatted.” First my computer gave me the error, then my camera itself. I had no choice but to re-format – and therefore delete – everything.

LUCKILY all we had for dinner tonight was pizza and salad leftovers!! So I didn’t have much to show. I cannot imagine if this would have happened after some special event!

ALSO LUCKILY I do have one photo to share – the amazing frozen yogurt snack I got on a downtown after a meeting!

Thin Mint, Coconut and Peanut Butter with Heath and Butterscotch. What a lovely afternoon!

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1 Jen January 12, 2012 at 9:07 pm

Is the fro yo thick or thinner like soft-serve?

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2 KathEats January 12, 2012 at 9:16 pm

It is soft serve

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3 Ashley @ Coffee Cake and Cardio January 12, 2012 at 9:08 pm

Sorry to hear about your Eye-Fi. Man oh man, I can’t wait to have frozen yogurt after this detox. Just a treat here and there in moderation!! So excited.

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4 Kristen @ Change of Pace January 12, 2012 at 9:08 pm

I just got a new camera and debated on the eye-fi card. The sales lady at best buy actually told me not to buy one. She said they are slow and unreliable so I opted for a normal memory card. I still don’t know if I made the right choice!

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5 KathEats January 12, 2012 at 9:16 pm

Gah – it’s so hard to say!! Most of the time I LOVE it, but when it decides to break, it breaks!

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6 Katelyn Block January 12, 2012 at 9:20 pm

I remember when you mentioned the card once — dead serious, the idea freaks me out! Froyo for. the. win.

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7 domesticallyinept January 12, 2012 at 9:21 pm

I got an eye-fi card for Christmas (after reading your blog) and so far it’s fabulous! Hope it stays that way! That yogurt looks delicious!

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8 Jana @ Newly Wife Healthy Life January 12, 2012 at 9:24 pm

Yum! I love frozen yogurt as a snack! It’s yogurt so it must be healthy right..? Healthy for the soul at least!! Glad to see you must be feeling a little bit better to be out and about this afternoon! :-)

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9 Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife January 12, 2012 at 9:26 pm

Thin mint fro yo?! SIgn me up :)

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10 Susan H. @ The Food Allergy Chronicles January 12, 2012 at 9:39 pm

Thank goodness for small miracles. My favourite frozen yogurt is the kind that the machine presses the frozen berries into the frozen yogurt…strawberry blueberry is a fav.

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11 Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) January 12, 2012 at 9:42 pm

Technology can be so frustrating! Good save with the froyo! Have a great night Kath!

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12 Lexi @ Cura Personalis Foodie January 12, 2012 at 9:44 pm

Frozen yogurt is my savior when technology goes wrong :)

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13 Maria @ Sinfully Nutritious January 12, 2012 at 9:45 pm

Technology…can’t live with it, can’t live without it.

Ice cream looks sooooo good.

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14 kathleen @ the daily crumb January 12, 2012 at 9:51 pm

i have such a love-hate relationship with technology. sometimes it makes life soooo much easier, but others it is nothing more than a pain in my butt!

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15 Christine @ Oatmeal in my Bowl January 12, 2012 at 9:59 pm

Just one of those camera days… I’ve done something similar before. What can you do but try, try, again with a new event. ;-)

Now I am craving frozen yogurt. LOL

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16 Angel7 January 12, 2012 at 10:26 pm

Technology can surely have some glitches at the most inopportune times :(

At least you did not lose a bunch of pictures!

I would be devastated if I lost all my pictures on my camera, because I have not backed them up yet!!!

http://faithfulsolutions.blogspot.com/

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17 The Mrs @ Success Along the Weigh January 12, 2012 at 10:34 pm

That STINKS about the pics. I think you would hear my head explode if that happened to me. A good reminder to constantly back up especially after events. I tend to take them for granted.

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18 Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga January 12, 2012 at 10:35 pm

Ugh, tech glitches are the worst. There is nothing worse than losing pics! I have lost tons in my day; usually just of food, but there have been some vacation/family/kiddo pics that I were deleted/lost in a computer crash. Such a bad feeling and even though things were backed up, or so I thought, they weren’t fully backed up.

Good luck with the ole Eye-Fi tomorrow!

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19 Mara @ What's for Dinner? January 12, 2012 at 11:00 pm

I swear, I’m never going back to my Eye-Fi card! I got a Class 10 SD card for my camera, and it records and transfers data so much faster!!!

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20 Keri January 12, 2012 at 11:04 pm

I’m pretty sure your non-pictures are better than the ones I take with my ancient camera. Even with no pics, I think pizza & salad might be on the menu for Friday night! Cheers :)

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21 Sara January 12, 2012 at 11:07 pm

hey kath,
i was wondering — what is the calorie count like on those fro-yos? i love it, but i find portion control so hard (especially when you can’t really tell how much is a serving and/or serve yourself) — any tips on how not to go overboard?

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22 Elisabeth January 13, 2012 at 1:20 am

I have the same problem! I love it too much & get too large of a serving. Actually, I really can’t eat ‘sweets’ at all or I just go overboard ;)

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23 KathEats January 13, 2012 at 7:57 am

Hey Sara,
Frozen yogurt is relatively low – from 90-150 per half cup. So my advice (which I do not always follow) is to have a good serving of yogurt and go easy on the candy toppings.

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24 Gina @ Running to the Kitchen January 12, 2012 at 11:09 pm

Ahh technology, it always seems to have the last laugh. I just had a mini panic attack pressing the *update* button on Wordpress thinking it was going to mess with me! Haha
At least you had the fro-yo, which looks delicious by itself :)

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25 Ziv Gillat January 12, 2012 at 11:43 pm

Kath ,

The card should never fail you like that. If after you format it in your camera, it does it again, please contact our Support line .

Thx,

Ziv.
Eye-Fi co-founder

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26 KathEats January 13, 2012 at 7:57 am

Ziv,
Thanks for stopping by. Hopefully it won’t give me any more trouble!

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27 Khushboo January 12, 2012 at 11:44 pm

That’s so irritating about the memory card! At least the fro yo pic was saved :D

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28 Kelly @ Vegolosophy January 13, 2012 at 2:32 am

mmmmm thin mint!!!!! That sounds d-e-l-i-c-i-o-u-s

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29 Stacy @ Say It With Sprinkles January 13, 2012 at 3:45 am

You’re really killing me with the yummy looking frozen treats!

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30 J3nn(Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) January 13, 2012 at 5:53 am

This happened to my eye-fi after a huge foodie event –Xmas eve dinner! After blogging about it, eye-fi contacted me immediately and offered to restore what was lost. I couldn’t trust it again, so I do it the old fashioned way ever since.

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31 Lauren @ Oatmeal after Spinning January 13, 2012 at 7:46 am

As a photography teacher, this seems to be the story of my life (with students). Things got accidentally deleted or lost all the time. That’s what makes me miss darkroom photography- you take a picture on film, and it’s there forever.
(But digital is wonderful in so many ways too, of course)

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32 Hope @ With A Side Of Hope January 13, 2012 at 7:52 am

Oh no! I’m sorry to hear about your memory card! I think fro-yo is the cure to everything. :)

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33 Cait's Plate January 13, 2012 at 10:16 am

Sometimes technology can be the best thing ever…and other times it can be the worst! I think the froyo was the more exciting picture anyway ;)

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34 Kavi @ Lab to Fab January 13, 2012 at 10:32 am

I’ve never heard of Eye-Fi before, but after clicking on that link, I’m intrigued! I’ll be traveling abroad for several months this year, and this could be an easy way to save my photos when I don’t have computer access!

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35 KathEats January 13, 2012 at 1:58 pm

I actually wouldn’t recommend it for traveling :( It requires you to set up every wifi network that you encounter and you can only have one at a time – although I could be wrong and there could be travel kinds that use cellular networks now, but mine stays connected to my home network only and I don’t use it when I travel :(

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36 Kavi @ Lab to Fab! January 13, 2012 at 3:09 pm

Oh ok — thanks for letting me know!

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37 lee January 13, 2012 at 1:20 pm

Was there an option to continue without the reformat? One of my memory cards sometimes pops that error up, but I’m able to bypass it to download my photos, and then reformat it afterwards.

Regardless, glad the problem was fixed! =)

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38 KathEats January 13, 2012 at 1:59 pm

I’ve had it do that with my camera before, and you’re right – I can just take it in and out. But this was a different, more serious problem and my computer wouldn’t accept it either :(

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39 Amelia January 13, 2012 at 8:54 pm

Uh oh – I asked for the eye-fi card for Christmas per your recommendation (along with Adobe Lightroom!) and am about to set it up…hope this doesn’t happen to me! Sorry for your snafu – so frustrating when technology doesn’t live up to it’s normal might.

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40 Mary January 13, 2012 at 9:02 pm

Thin mint fro yo? Yum!

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41 Sarah January 13, 2012 at 10:49 pm

I got an EYE FI card for christmas! Knock on wood but so far so good! I hope i don’t experience anything like that, i would CRYYYY

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42 Luv What You Do January 14, 2012 at 9:12 pm

Just got the same card!
Would love to hear how you use it and handle the frustrating situations!

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43 Allison January 15, 2012 at 8:52 am

That sounds like like fro-yo cookie heaven!

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