re: random book scanning 

And as always the feed of junk I've uploaded (some of which might not be 100% public domain, but)

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random book scanning 

I've been working through two piles of old magazines, one that's been here for ages and I've just been ignoring, and one containing stuff I recently bought at an estate sale, and want to flip quickly. Also trying to speed up the processing from hand-to-archive. These aren't "good" since I'm not OCRing them at all, but at least they're more available than they were sitting here in a box.

Yesterday I did a whole (stinky) copy of a 1933 display advertising trade magazine in about 1.5 hours (including a bunch of minor post-processing), which is pretty good. Also fascinating that this was the era of "neon is the future" plus "the National Recovery Act is crucial for your business".

When I first started using mastodon, I definitely made a few too many accounts on separate instances. I'm going to try to consolidate a few of them by following folks more... consistently? Broadly? I dunno. Anyway, you might see new follows from other versions of me, and I have not been cloned in the interim.


book recommendation 

I am enjoying Ada Palmer's _Terra Ignota_ series a lot. Sadly the last book isn't published yet.

It's dense, and you can't really get very far skimming I'm afraid. I tried once before and fell off.

"How do you do that?" the alien asked.
"Do what?"
"You know multiple languages."
"I think most people- sorry, most humans do."
"And you think in different languages, too?"
"Only a couple, the others I still have to translate."
"But which thinking is you?"
"I'm all me."
#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories

A reminder to all creative people:

If the RIAA's recent actions have reminded us of anything, it's that you cannot guarantee you have a copy of any of your work unless you have backups of it on your own system.

The 'cloud' is someone else's computer, and there is ample evidence that the someone else who owns that computer does not care at all about the hours of passion you've poured into things you make.

Act accordingly.

Tom Lehrer has released his songs and lyrics into the public domain.

What a nice thing to do.

You know you’ve made it as a computer when someone in 2020 uses clipart of you when you’re 35 years old to represent “a computer”. #amiga

It’s raining. There is thunder. So he’s in his usual place under my desk and tightly pressed against my legs.

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