Mere hours later I'm buzzed by another delivery guy, this time with (gasp) my Amazon package, three days ahead of schedule! I signed for it, convinced Dad that I absoultely cannot wait until my birthday to open the boxes, and headed up to a friend's house (which my Mum had left for minutes before the package arrived) so I could open it and learn about it.
The camera is a dream. Not only can I hot-plug the PCMCIA card that gives me USB connectivity into my computer and have OS X automatically recognise its presence, but I can hot-plug the camera (as you'd expect with USB stuff) and have OS X automatically mount the camera's Memory Stick as an external drive. It even has a lovely-looking Memory Stick icon! So pleased. Any suggestions of what pictures to take (excluding self-portraits, until further notice) are much appreciated!
Now I'm just waiting on the slow-to-deliver camera carrying case, the cheap 128MB Memory Stick and the Stick carrying case, and my photography arsenal will be complete. Mwahahahaaaa.