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OK, I'll be visiting with 1 or more team members in a few weeks (though, they dunno yet... surprise attack!).
Though, last I checked, they just don't jump into the space capsule from the ISS and go to a full throttle departure which, undoubtedly, would bring about a discontinuation of life for all involved.
Rather, they initial a process/procedure which includes decoupling the connections (ports) so that communication (e.g., air, etc.) is no longer synchronous (e.g., existing connection) between the ISS and space capsule headed back to earth.
Now, while we aren't working at the life-threatening level regarding the killer vacuum of space , we also don't want to present data-threatening activity to users, lest they begin shouting the product is like a vacuum via expressing "THIS SUCKS!"
Thus, regarding the requirement to press Eject, as I'm sure you can deduce, this is due to the software (iTunes) via the OS being in synchronous communication / connection with the device. As such, it is of necessity to press Eject such that the software can then initiate the process / procedure of decoupling the device from the mothership to ensure the proverbial airlocks are properly closed so that data (or, the "air," enabling the "livelihood" of many a user) is not frustratingly lost.
However, yes, I concur that, for tech pros like us, pressing Eject *still* SUCKS!
Every now and then my website provider break my blog.
Yep. Clicked on that link.
I used WordPress for a while, but I am not a Blogger person so I threw in the towel.
Edit: typo fixito.
You know the world is going crazy when the best rapper is a white guy, the best golfer is a black guy, the tallest guy in the NBA is Chinese, the Swiss hold the America's Cup, France is accusing the U.S. of arrogance, Germany doesn't want to go to war, and the three most powerful men in America are named "Bush", "Dick", and "Colon."
I have a project where I need to convert 2000 to 5000 pdf files to tiff images every day. I have a 'mock-up' in powershell that works ok. I will need to add multiple pdf's to one tiff as seperate pages. The file sizes are around 60k
My question is: What would be the best way?
The way I see it, I have a few options.
1.) Write something. Are there any libraries I should look at. Doesn't have to be free, but free is always nice. I used Ghostscript to convert them in my powershell script. Not really confident my powershell script can hack the load, but Ghostscript seemed to be ok.
2.) Find something. Needs to monitor a folder or be able to kick it off with task scheduler
You can try the evaluation copy (which places a watermark on the printed documents/images)
The cost is 20 - 69$ / License (Depending on your Numbers of Licenses). So should be affordable if it is what you need.
I'm not affiliated with the producer/publisher of this product in any way. I only have used this product before for exactly this task.
LibTiff[^] is an open source library for reading, writing, and managing tiff files. The download includes a number of command line utilities, including tiffcp and tiffcrop which can combine multiple files into multi-page tiff files. Combine these utilties with your existing powershell script and ghostscript.
What's in the PDF file? Just one or more images, or also text? Are the embedded images JPG? If you can simply extract images you could skip the ghostscript step (or any other "print to a file" step), which would probably improve performance.
XnView[^] can be used to batch convert images from various file types, including pdf and tiff.
PDFtk[^] is a utility for managing PDF files, with a GUI and also a command line interface. Can split pages and extract images from PDF files.
A product we used to use was called OutsideIn which could more or less convert anything to anything. We used it to convert all types of files to tif/gif. To be honest, I don't know how it came to us but it was taken over by Oracle[^].
I don't know if it's free or not but I must suspect that anything they get their hands on will cost a pretty penny or ten. If it's for work, ask your boss to look into it. Despite the Oracle connection it really is a first-class product. It wasn't their creation which probably explains why it used to be a good SDK then, but whether they've run it into the ground now, who knows?
If there is one thing more dangerous than getting between a bear and her cubs it's getting between my wife and her chocolate.
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