2010 July

A Case for an SSD

I’ve just had another occasion to compare directly two pretty similar machines: A recent off-the-shelf MacBook Pro (I5, 4 GB RAM, 500 GB SATA) with my normal working MacBook Pro (I7, 8 GB RAM, 500 GB SSD). Falling back to the slower machine, and not using all the RAM and no processing intensive applications, I… read more »

New OCR Wrapper published on Sourceforge

I’ve shared a small project I’ve recently written on sourceforge: pdfocrwrapper.sourceforge.net This tool serves as a wrapper around the excellent ABBYY OCR engine which also exists as a Linux variant. The wrapper recursively iterates a directory structure and submits all PDF that it finds (and that it has not yet worked on) to ABBYY. The… read more »