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Android OCR notes

Posted 11-22-2012 at 04:28 PM by NullTerminator
Updated 11-22-2012 at 07:35 PM by NullTerminator

Looking into writing an android app that can scan some simple test and process it. Some solutions require installation of the android ndk in addition to the sdk. The native development kit (ndk) allows you to compile languages like C++ into a native .so library.

The ndk is required to get a shared library build for the Tesseract OCR engine. ref: tesseract ocr project at code.google. You may be able to find prebuilt binaries if lucky. You'll need the GCC compiler and cygwin to...
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Wacom tablet and the "keepshape" option, on openbox

Posted 11-21-2012 at 10:54 PM by the dsc (linux-related notes)
Updated 11-21-2012 at 10:59 PM by the dsc

On KDE you can set "keepshape" on "systemsettings", but apparently there's no way to do it in any other DE. The proper way to have "keepshape" working does not seem to work on Debian Wheezy (setting it on xorg.conf.d/50-wacom.conf). The "standard" alternatives are a static xorg.conf, and perhaps figuring hal/udev rules, which I don't know how to do.

Another way to do it is via xsetwacom, explicitly setting the active area along the lines of:...
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Dance with the Devil: UEFI: Getting MS to sign our Pre-bootloader

Posted 11-21-2012 at 02:50 PM by hydraMax (Bits and Pixels)
Updated 11-24-2012 at 12:45 AM by hydraMax

Found this hilarious, and sickening, link on Slashdot:

http://blog.hansenpartnership.com/ad...-uefi-signing/

It's an article written by the poor guy who is trying to get the Linux Foundation's pre-bootloader signed by Microsoft, so we all can install Linux on Microsoft-approved hardware (without disabling UEFI secure boot manually). Describes all the steps he had to go through, compromises he had to make, and agreements he had to sign in the process....
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Gmplayer/mplayer-gui standard package works perfectly on Debian testing (Wheezy)

Posted 11-21-2012 at 01:48 PM by the dsc (linux-related notes)

If you like mplayer's native GUI, and you're about to install Debian testing (currently Wheezy), avoid using packages from deb-multimedia as much as possible.

To me it seems that the problem is actually with ffmpeg (deb-multimedia's), but I'm not willing to test it. I think it somehow interferes with mplayer-gui/gmplayer.

Just a few days ago I had an Wheezy install where I had gmplayer working, but very inconsistently, I would double click some video file and in five...
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Getting my hands on a PVR for free

Posted 11-20-2012 at 05:37 AM by mafiltenborg (Living with Linux)
Updated 11-20-2012 at 06:37 AM by mafiltenborg
Tags nas, pvr, television

Not since the danish television network went digital have I had a regular video recorder like the VHS machine everyone once owned.

Sure, commercial products exist, but are usually crippled - recordings cannot be exported for long time storage.
A PC running some kind of PVR software will do the trick, but drains power and makes noise. No go.

Hmmmm...
So, I thought to myself: What's always on in my home, and does not consume oodles of energy?
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