OCR API on Google Docs(not yet)

Google API blog announced today, new features for their Documents List – Data APIs (DLDA) – one of which is Optical Character Recognition(OCR). To put it simpy, sending an image(with readable text) to a DLDA application, when OCR is enabled into the request, will equip the API to read the image and generate a properly editable document.

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Updated list of Verified Relief Centers

News reports on TV confirmed yesterday of unscrupulous relief centers and con-artists popping out – what is that about?! To these F_CK__G A-HOLES, if you dont have the decency to help your countrymen – then just hole up and die somewhere. Don’t F_CK up people trying to do the right thing! People have gone through enough already – don’t rob them of their faith as well. src: http://news.xinhuanet.com Here’s another repost.A list of verified in-kind drop off points for Ondoy victims relief operations. Includes what they need and who to contact.

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Project 10^100: The Voting Begins

Project 10^100 Project 10^100 is a Google Project that transcends the information superhighway. It’s aim, simply, is to help – to help people so they can help others. How ? They promised to give 10 million dollars to fund any project that can improve peoples lives. But as funding is finite, they need to find the best ideas. Projects they believe, can do the most good.

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Use Export Command To Help Linux Find Your Scripts

Level: Beginner, Intermediate Yeah your a rockstar! You compiled and installed a linux binary or made a nifty script but you don’t want to mess the server bin tree. So you placed it in an isolated folder like so: /usr/local/myscripts/really/great/work/bin/myutility You go on with business as usual. But soon you got tired of typing the whole path or changing folders every time you need the app. You could simplify your life by making a symbolic link(shortcut) or a wrapper script and place it on a more convenient path like /bin or /usr/bin. But you realize that would be defeating your …

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About Me

Hi! I’m Chris Bautista. I’m a veteran programmer, addicted gamer, clueless photographer and novice writer. This blog is mostly about family , friends, programming, internet culture and everything in between. This is my way of learning and sharing as well. Please feel free to use the Tag Cloud at the left and/or the Updates bar above to pick out articles that interests you. I do love challenges so if you have a topic I can help with post it as a comment or email me at christopher.bautista at gmail.com. What I do Applications Development Manager, GlobalsoftPH Co. Web designer Video …

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Picasa 3.5 comes with Face Recognition

http://picasa-readme.blogspot.com/ .. With name tags, you can organize your photos based on what matters most: the people in them I love Picasa. I organize , upload, retouch pictures with it and recently, with its moviemaker functions, made a nice music video(?) for my Girl. Google released Picasa 3.5 yesterday, with some cool features. In keeping with Picasa Web Albums enhancements,  Developers have added face recognition and geo tags to their photo-organizer-slash-jack-of-all-trades software. As soon as the announcement came, I installed Picasa 3.5 – eager to try the new features. As it seems, face recognition is activated from start , no …

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NES on Javascript

http://benfirshman.com/projects/jsnes/ Here’s something amazing for Javascript, your good-ole  NES (Nintendo Entertainment System) games are now available and playable via Ben Firshman’s JSNES page. JSNES, is an NES emulator built on javascript’s canvas objects. Mr. Firshman recommends to use Google’s Chrome browser to maximize your gaming pleasure. I tried it on IE8, it doesnt work as well. So take his word for it. Aside from SMB(Super Mario Bros.), he also ported some old favorites like the Zelda, the banana maniac-Donkey Kong and the blaster wielding Megaman.  Ben Firshman shows us that with a little programming acrobatics and some improvements to browser …

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XOXO Creativity

Almost done. Here’s a good way to promote creativity and have fun at the same time. The rule is to draw as many things as your imagination can conjure up from X’s and O’s. This is what Panamericana School of Art and Design did in a advertising campaign.I tried googling for their site but can’t seem to find it. Anyway I’ll update this page when I get more info. There’s something naughty in this shot. I made my own versions to work with. You can download them below. Try them out with your kids and friends. You might just be …

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