More books. Again, just like christmas except I paid for stuff. So, I guess still just like christmas.
Still waiting on my scanner. Once it’s here, gonna get going on the scanning stat.
I think I’m up to about 60-80 books now. Any remaining books that suit that are for sale are either not quite what I want (I want books with data), or they’re priced so high I’m gonna have to get permission to buy them. I already had last week a convo about ‘what’s this $1000 charge on the cc?’. Me: Oh, it’s work stuff! lol, no I didn’t say that, my spouse know’s what’s up.
Even more books including experience data from 100 years ago for some county in the UK lol.
The packaging is always cool. Book vendors are always mom and pop shops so it’s like a box of chocolates. Here’s today’s wrapping.
I got another book in today. the description was talking about important people in the life insurance industry. The book actually is a sales book, for life insurance salespeople lol. Anyway…That’s 2 dozen books that have come in recently, and there’s still a few outstanding. Curiously, some of the books from the UK get here faster than books from the US.
My scanner which disappeared from tracking at a facility in Illinois a few weeks ago just got resurrected. It’s reappeared in the system, has cleared through Canadian customs and was last seen in Toronto two days ago. It should’ve been here yesterday with any sane delivery method, but hopefully it arrives this week.
So homework and work be damned. I set the scanner up and fiddled with it til I got it somewhat figured out. So far I’m impressed. Maybe not quite as fast as I’d hoped, but, pretty fast. And I expect I’ll be able to get things running a lot faster once I actually have the scanner set up not in a corner of the desk.
I grabbed 2 pages from two different books. Below are the results. The software removed my thumbs holding the edges of the pages down, it flattened the pages which is very impressive, and ocr’ed - so the pdf is actually searchable. Noice.
First two books are scanned. Many bookshelves to go.
It’s OCR’ing a book of life tables right now, it’s taking an awful long time. The OCR software must be dying with all the numbers in rows. It’s a pretty dense book.