DIY Bookscanner OCR Test

I took pictures of a few pages with my actual platen but not the full rig, just to test the software. This is a random page as processed by ScanTailor on OS X then run through the Tesseract OCR. Not bad! #DIYBookscanner

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DIY Bookscanner Assembly

I put my #DIYBookscanner together. It became obvious my camera was too far from books so I cut smaller pieces for the upright. Glare was an issue so I’m buying the light to add to the setup. Listed as optional in plans, probably mandatory.

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DIY Bookscanner Last Mile

I am at the point where I am taking this motley pile of PVC and metal and trying the final assembly of my camera arm for my #DIYBookscanner. Later today I should be able to try my pilot run of scanning a book. Watch the skies!

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Myrtle Dogs

I don’t care about the Cubs as a team but I will admit that when the Myrtle Beach Pelicans became an affiliate the hot dog game was improved radically.

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Myrtle Dogs

I don’t care about the Cubs as a team but I will admit that when the Myrtle Beach Pelicans became an affiliate the hot dog game was improved radically.

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DIY Bookscanner Progress

I still have a lot of work to do on the DIY Bookscanner but my plexiglass arrived and the handle does hook up to it. Platen is almost there! Next stop this https://vimeo.com/213003462

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Live Coding for 2018-08-10

Live now: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GmcWh9HAFJE @AndrewJBarnes and @ctomasi and I working on Andrew’s Build Tracker tool. Fun times with #ServiceNow development + beer!

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Lulzbot

I am working at #SubProto this morning while I try to print this http://bit.ly/2nksV44 as a tool to help me flash Tasmota firmware http://bit.ly/2LZZFhF on my Sonoff IOT devices. Extremely nerdy morning!

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LCHH for 2018-08-03

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z7pZvNQCXrU @AndrewJBarnes @ctomasi and me will be working on Andrew’s Update Set management tool for #ServiceNow

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Evil Genius Chronicles Podcast for August 3 2018 – Projecting

In this episode, I play an oldie from the history of this show; why I am not doing the Dog Days of Podcasting this year; I discuss purging items from your life and building DIY projects and getting into Raspberry Pi.

Here is the direct MP3 download for the Evil Genius Chronicles podcast, August 3 2018

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Merging

Actual error seen in the Git command line:

“error: Merging is not possible because you have unmerged files.”

Thanks, git program. I was not aware of that.

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Book Scanner

I’ve been following the DIY Book Scanner project for years. I have many books and magazines I’d like to scan and get rid of. Here is a version much cheaper and simpler to build: http://bit.ly/2mQTH3Q

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London EA

#ServiceNow has released London to early access which means you can now upgrade your personal developer instance! https://bit.ly/london-pdi

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Head on

I have now heard the song “Head On” performed live by both the Pixies and Jesus and Mary Chain. Good times!

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Old Tech

Examining my old CVS camcorder to see if any videos are worth the non-trivial task of preserving. It is 23 minutes of a John Edwards campaign stop from the 2008 presidential primary.

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Nostalgia

There are a small set of people who remember the significance of this container. I am celebrating it with this photo and then tossing it in the trash. Many items are getting this treatment this weekend.

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Earworm

The music stuck in my head today is the theme that plays in the Lego Marvel game while you skydive from the helicarrier.

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