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Two Steps Forward... Some More Site News

Some progress, but some glitches too. Posting existing articles from paper sources seems to work rather well. The GIMP (the free software world's equivalent of PhotoShop) has everything necessary to clean up paper scans, crop out images, and remove 'noise' (e.g. dirt on the paper, shadows from text on the reverse of the page etc. etc.). The Tesseract OCR program is similarly impressive, though proof reading is always required afterwards.

However, a few drupal things aren't quite as it would like them.

Publishing Old Articles without the Typing

One of the things which hampers efforts to get more content onto this site, at least in its early days, is the problem with getting material which is mostly on paper (lurking in back issues of Take Off and elsewhere) digitized.

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