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Don't tell me you have started to work for the WinUpdates team...
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Yeah, I talked to him before. He's a slightly higher level of noob playing with devices he has little experience with. I saw the docs he's got and they're just a list of function headers with little explanation, written entirely in Chinese.
He was hell-bent on "creating an instance of the API for each reader". I told him he would have to create a class to talk to the readers himself since there isn't one in the library.
Today, in 1954, the first FORTRAN program ran. They don't say how long it took to write/debug it, maybe started in 1953? I can remember clients who insisted in doing accounting using it. After multiply/divide operations (2*$3.50=$6.999999999999), they added .00001. The good old days of punch cards. Still have a few around here, along with a vacuum tube (valve for those of you on the other side of the pond).
If you can keep your head while those about you are losing theirs, perhaps you don't understand the situation.
It was about today, in 1969, when I wrote and ran my first Fortran program. It compiled without errors and ran correctly the first time. It has become my canonical "Hello World" program for every new language I encounter. I now know somewhere around 100 programming languages. I've gotten almost all of them to do the right thing on the first whack, but yes there are a few that didn't. APL was one of the embarrassingly frustrating ones, where the complete program consists of 4 characters (plus carriage return), and I got it wrong on that one.
... so why didn't I just write a 'real' "Hello World" program? Because that is something that started with the "C" language, which hadn't been invented yet. At least, in the universe that I lived in.
(European power supply is strange: If you are Neutral, you have all the Live potential to the one side, not distributed to both sides. I live in an area where, if I have both feet on Ground, the potential goes to both sides, and neither can claim to be Neutral. This is considered old-style - the modern style is the one extreme being Neutral. I guess that in some areas that goes for more than electricity.)
Earlier in the week I posted a request for DB software for cataloging a largish classical CD collection, and received several useful replies. In the end I decided to roll my own in Access, and built the structure and relationships, and even got as far as loading 40 principal instruments, 100 genres and 900 composers. The base item of the DB was the 'work', a CD comprising of one or more works, and some works appearing on more than one CD. Great stuff - I was pleased with the flexibility of the design for what I wanted.
Then I stopped to think. I estimated about 10,000 separate works in the collection. Even with everything for the 'work' being in drop-downs, just typing in the work title was going to be a very long pain in the asterisk, even before entering all the CD titles.
Time for a rethink, and copious hot caffeinated liquids!
I am an enthusiastic amateur photographer, with a good and fast Epson scanner, and Adobe Lightroom.
Solution - scan the front and back of all the CD 'jewel boxes' - my scanning software lets me join two JPEGS - and keyword the hell out of them. I can then browse through the covers and works by using simple keywording for composer, genre, sub-genre, key instrument und so weiter. By having the scan of the CD cover I will be able to recognize the album straight away. The filename will be the location of the CD - drawer number, rank, and position in rank. My plan for using Lightroom fell apart as I have only a single licence, and the hi-fi laptop is not my main machine. A quick web search located an open-source project, 'digiKam', which is perfect because it supports hierarchical keywording.
Yesterday I went out and bought a cheapo knock-up desk (or 'study table', as it grandly calls itself) and am about to put the thing together in the drawing room, and then stick the hi-fi laptop and scanner on it. In a trial run on my rather cluttered upstairs desk it took less than 15 seconds each to scan a batch of CDs front and back. Then it is just half a dozen clicks to register the keywords.
The beauty of this system is that I can pretend to be doing useful work while actually sitting down and listening to my favourite music!
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