Python – Making Use of Google’s Text To Speech Translation Tool

Text to speech (tts) is a difficult task to get right and there are quite a few packages that show just how hard with their terrible tinny voices, these are also usually only limited to English, which for the larger part than most people would like to believe don’t find it very useful. Nevermind, […]

Downloading all your Facebook Photos for Google Plus – In Linux

Okay so, with Google Plus just being released to a select few (and invites) you might be wanting to export all your Facebook photos, tagged and albums you’ve uploaded to Google+. There are several ways of going about this, a few webapps, apps and through Facebook itself, the problem is that most of these […]

HowTo: Simple Tesseract Usage Guide (OCR)

Install:

(Ubuntu 9.10)

sudo apt-get install tesseract-ocr tesseract-ocr-eng

Preparing Images for Tesseract with GIMP:

Load an image with text into GIMP Image > Mode > make the image RGB or Grayscale. Tools > Color Tools > Threshold > pick a value which best shows the text Image > Mode > Indexed > choose 1-bit & […]