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

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.


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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 its no longer maintained, but there's an active fork, scantailor-advanced, that is popular with the DIY book scanning crowd: (3/5)

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to build it, i adapted the instructions from here

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: Matt Levine's "ExcelCoin" clearly rips off the CSV technology powering my Tilde Art Exchange 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:

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

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

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