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This is an old page from Rod Begbie's blog.

It only exists in an attempt to prevent linkrot. No new content will be added to this site, and links and images are liable to be broken. Check out begbie.com to find where I'm posting stuff these days.

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February 18, 2010

Integrating translation into Google Goggles

This is a cool prototype — Take a photo of some forrin text, and Google’s servers can OCR and translate it to English. Potentially wicked handy tool for travelling.

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November 7, 2009

Grim meathook future

Grim meathook future

I love the Wells Fargo ATMs which can successfully OCR checks from my father-in-law and credit the right amount. Genuinely impressive stuff!

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May 24, 2007

What is reCAPTCHA?

This I like a lot — CAPTCHAs partially made up of text that couldn’t be OCR’d successfully (so bots are unlikely to crack it), the solving of which in turn helps the Internet Archive digitize books.

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August 16, 2006

FuzzyOcrPlugin - Spamassassin Wiki

SpamAssassin plugin which OCRs the images attached to image-only mails to work out if they contain text like V14GRA. I imagine this is massively CPU-intense, but it might be worth looking at.

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About This Site

This is an archive of groovmother.com, the old blog run by Rod Begbie — A Scottish geek who lives in San Francisco, CA.

I'm the co-founder of Sōsh, your handy-dandy guide for things to do in San Francisco this weekend.