The camera is a Gateway DC-T50, It is an old 5mp camera, which I have been mostly happy with, but it uses an odd ball battery which is expensive to replace, also I think it only supports up to 512mb sd cards which are now actually more expensive than a 2gb.
The battery is dieing, and I can only get 12 shots or less before having to recharge. Time for an upgrade, for sure.
At least my camera did not get in the way of my experience.
(I have been a bit more serious about photography in the past, but lost access to the darkroom I was using years ago. During that time,
I found that it was difficult to be "in the moment" while looking through the lens. Not an uncommon experience, I think.)
[edit: also, thanks for the kind words. As for the "boring" tag, I actually kind of like it, I have not heard the story. Anyone who can stand by
a Flaming Lotus Girls installation and actually think it is boring, might be in the wrong place. I am ok with an ironic tag.
I might actually make myself a sign "BORING" to take out and stand by the coolest work out there, just looking around listlessly.]