[reading: Barbara Hambly, "Dead Water"]
Spent a goodly amount of time today fighting gPhoto on the off-chance that it may have support for my digital camera. There don't seem to be any prebuilt versions of it in the usual places, and building from source didn't work too well either. I even tried reverting to my old Linux box to check whether it would recognize the camera, and that didn't work either.
(This probably belongs elsewhere, but that page is kind of reserved for success stories, not abject failures. Maybe some day.)