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just uploaded my tool to let you make an embedable bandcamp-style player for selling music on itch.io (or anywhere you can embed html+js+assets)
suricrasia.online/blamscamp/

i run it through gscan2pdf to do OCR on each page. spectacular results.
btw, this book is from an 80s vegetarian cookbook, and its awful. got it for the weird cover. amazon.com/How-Without-Meat-Na

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before and after. doesnt take long to touch up and dewarp everything. maybe a minute of work per page. the scanning part (turning the page, lifting the glass) is tedious, but takes less than a minute per page. still slow compared to a professional solution, but it works (4/5)

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the secret weapon in all this is scantailor, which makes easy work out of cleaning up all those photos. its no longer maintained, but there's an active fork, scantailor-advanced, that is popular with the DIY book scanning crowd: github.com/4lex4/scantailor-ad (3/5)

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to build it, i adapted the instructions from here instructables.com/Bargain-Pric

thank you @nihilazo for sharing the link

the design can be further improved. need to play around with camera placement and lighting. (2/5)

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behold the worlds crummiest book scanner. but despite being made from literal trash, this thing makes decent scans. parts needed: old phone, selfie stick, glass from old picture frame, duct tape, cardboard box (1/5)

Thank you all who attended today's pixel party. I timelapsed recording of the whole session, and made some composite shots to show the canvas in various stages. It's all live here:

tilde.town/~malvarma/poietic4/

archive.fo/RhbDV Matt Levine's "ExcelCoin" clearly rips off the CSV technology powering my Tilde Art Exchange tilde.town/~malvarma/tilde-art Regretting not applying for a patent

I'm inviting you to join my Pixel Party, one week from today (1/16/21), at 18:30 UTC. We will be drawing on a multiplayer pixel canvas and making a collaborative picture that evolves over time.

More info: tilde.town/~malvarma/pixelpart

us pol - voting rights 

they are talking about voting rights again! we need voting rights legislation urgently! call your senators, say we need a filibuster carve out for Freedom to Vote Act and the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act

senate.gov/senators/senators-c

a bunch of other people will be calling. lets all coordinate our nagging

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