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February, 2009:

Hypocrisy: Generation

When I was a kid I made a promise to myself that I would not criticize the generation before, or rather I would never make statements like “kids these days.”  I will be turning 31 in a few weeks, and now I am beginning to think of those statements, those exact statements that I was vehemently against.  I am going to have to invent a time machine, go back in time, and remind myself not to make promises like that.

FIXME: Scanning Documents

Why does all scanning software and equipment assume you work on one page at a time.  I have a crap ton of stuff that I would like to digitize, so that I can recycle those dead trees thereby reducing the stuff that I own.

  1. I want to feed many documents into a machine and be done with it.
  2. I want the software to just take the scan and save it to a document.  Future scans should be automatically appended to the working document.
  3. Just work.

Update:  I installed SANE, and XSane on Ubuntu, and it has a multi-page mode.  It works fairly well, but XSane is a little quirky.  No, I do not know why it is spelled SANE, and XSane.

Random Thoughts: House on Fire

When you are driving back home do you ever have visions of your house burning down?

Why did you ask then?

I just filled out two insurance forms: medical, and dental.  Both forms asked for the ID number of my primary care provider (PCP).  The Internet was invented to solve this problem, or rather to find this information.  Well, it turns out that I was wrong.  The ID number is not listed on either web site.  I can find my PCPs, but I cannot find their ID.  Why do you ask, if you do not give me a way to find it?

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