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steve poling
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Have you looked at the DIYBookScanner project and its software like ScanTailor? Many of the considerations you discuss here sound very familiar. (But my memories grow foggy with time and it has been years since I frequented the DIYBookScanner site, so I could be all wet.)
Figuring out a DirectShow GraphEdit graph and how to use it to perform Still Captures was not easy. But here is a working Graph. The three key things I learned were: 1. You had to use a more advanced Video Decoder than the ge...
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That makes perfect sense, thank you. I look forward to reading more of your adventures with the Czur Scanner
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I've been reading a lot of SF lately. And this has included a lot of Libertarian military SF where aliens and space marines are duking it out in huge battles and such. And since it is Libertarian the villains are often as not venal guys such as you'll find ...
I've been reading a lot of SF lately. And this has included a lot of Libertarian military SF where aliens and space marines are duking it out in huge battles and such. And since it is Libertarian the villains are often as not venal guys such as you'll find inside the beltway running the Democrat ...
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On Asymmetrical Conflict
Very few conflicts take place between identical twins. Often the adversaries are mismatched in any of a number of ways. For instance, imagine a basketball team of short, suburban girls who go up against another team of tall, inner-city girls. Malcolm Gladwe...
Very few conflicts take place between identical twins. Often the adversaries are mismatched in any of a number of ways. For instance, imagine a basketball team of short, suburban girls who go up against another team of tall, inner-city girls. Malcolm Gladwell described how the short, ...
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Get On The Train
I had lunch with one of my more successful friends who spoke of writing and what editors look for. He related that you want to get readers INTO the story and keep them there. There is a real sense that reading transports the reader from where they are to wh...
I had lunch with one of my more successful friends who spoke of writing and what editors look for. He related that you want to get readers INTO the story and keep them there. There is a real sense that reading transports the reader from where they are to where the story is.
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Don't Sell Your Soul
I tried to ignore this story about a guy complaining about his father who is a "right wing a-hole." Depending upon the day and my mood, I can fit or be made to fit into this pigeonhole. And when I have participated in such conversations, it's generally been...
I tried to ignore this story about a guy complaining about his father who is a "right wing a-hole." Depending upon the day and my mood, I can fit or be made to fit into this pigeonhole. And when I have participated in such conversations, it's generally been unpleasant.
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On Exercize
I read the Instapundit , Glenn Reynolds, almost every day. He often recommends things he finds on Amazon. Often as not, I'll check them out--particularly, authors . Some months back, he linked to a treadmill desk. I have some experience with exercise equipm...
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A Most Readable Anthology
First, a wee disclosure. My review of Martin Shoemaker's story Unrefined may be colored by our friendship and mutual admiration of Indian food. That said, I found WotF v31 an enjoyable anthology of SF stories. More enjoyable than other SF anthologies I've r...
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The Unfinished Symphony
"Steve, you have GOT to see X," my friend said. He didn't say X, he said, "Battle Star Galactica." and later he said, "Lost" instead of X. Battle Star Galactica was on a channel that my cable company didn't carry. So, he could tease me with what I was missi...
"Steve, you have GOT to see X," my friend said. He didn't say X, he said, "Battle Star Galactica." and later he said, "Lost" instead of X. Battle Star Galactica was on a channel that my cable company didn't carry. So, he could tease me with what I was missing. And for a couple years I felt I was ...
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Patriots Day
One of my more vivid memories of the post-Vietnam era was the angry cries of those who had recently given aid and comfort to our enemies during a time of "cold" war. They said, "How dare you question my patriotism." It became commonly repeated refrain, and ...
One of my more vivid memories of the post-Vietnam era was the angry cries of those who had recently given aid and comfort to our enemies during a time of "cold" war. They said, "How dare you question my patriotism." It became commonly repeated refrain, and "treason" became a meaningless word.
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The Art of Illiterates
After Labor Day in Grand Rapids, MI the "next big thing" is ArtPrize . I've commented on it before. This usually gets me thinking about art qua art. (And saying hifalutin words like "qua.") My wife remarked at breakfast this morning that one of the profs (w...
After Labor Day in Grand Rapids, MI the "next big thing" is ArtPrize. I've commented on it before. This usually gets me thinking about art qua art. (And saying hifalutin words like "qua.") My wife remarked at breakfast this morning that one of the profs (who teaches movie-making) repeated this ...
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Hire the Morally Handicapped
A long time ago, as a student at a Baptist college , I was on a Christian service assignment that took me to a hotbed of liberalism, homosexuality, and recreational drug commerce . There I saw a bumper sticker, "Hire the Morally Handicapped," and I've been ...
A long time ago, as a student at a Baptist college, I was on a Christian service assignment that took me to a hotbed of liberalism, homosexuality, and recreational drug commerce. There I saw a bumper sticker, "Hire the Morally Handicapped," and I've been chuckling about it ever since.
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Gun Magic
There is a lot of infantile thinking about guns. It is nothing new. If you do not understand guns, they are sort of like magic. You point them at something you want destroyed and pull the trigger. And something bad happens to whatever you're aiming at. Holl...
There is a lot of infantile thinking about guns. It is nothing new. If you do not understand guns, they are sort of like magic. You point them at something you want destroyed and pull the trigger. And something bad happens to whatever you're aiming at. Hollywood perpetuates this sort of magic ...
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Poet in several computer languages. I write stories about Sherlock Holmes' brother Mycroft, steampunk, & SF.
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I write software and subversive fiction. I have opinions. I studied maths, physics and philosophy as an undergrad, then got masters degrees in Math and Computer Science
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  • Johns Hopkins
    Computer Science
  • Michigan State
    Mathematics
  • Cedarville
    Mathematics
  • Kent City HS
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grand rapids, mi
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ohio - maryland
We love it. Been going every Labor Day for Family Camp for almost 20 years. If you're not a Christian, you might not enjoy it as much.
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