1.06.2021

On Photo Scanning




The Best Ways to Digitize Old Photos, Tapes and Discs So Your Memories Live On

Photographs and prints are the easiest to do yourself. The most efficient route? Invest in the $600 Epson FastFoto FF-680W scanner. Put a stack of photos—even Polaroids—in the tray and it scans them in bulk, a photo as fast as every second, sending them to your computer via USB or Wi-Fi. Epson’s software helps with assigning years to each of the photo’s metadata and has simple color-restoration and editing tools. It’ll even scan the backs with the fronts, to preserve any writing or time stamps that are visible. While it’s pricey, the cost is worth it if you’re dealing with hundreds of photos. Plus, the scanner is something you can share with family members or friends who are daunted by their own photo troves.

My first scan:



 How to scan document to PDF

12.27.2020

Remove Hyperlinks in Word

The Macro:


Option Explicit Sub KillTheHyperlinks() ' ----------------------------------------------- ' Removes all hyperlinks from the document: ' Text to display is left intact ' ----------------------------------------------- With ThisDocument ' Loop while there are hyperlinks afoot! While .Hyperlinks.Count > 0 .Hyperlinks(1).Delete Wend End With ' Shut this off, don't need anymore popping up Application.Options.AutoFormatAsYouTypeReplaceHyperlinks = False End Sub Sub KillTheHyperlinksInAllOpenDocuments() ' ----------------------------------------------- ' Removes all hyperlinks from any open documents ' Text to display is left intact ' ----------------------------------------------- Dim doc As Document Dim szOpenDocName As String ' Loop through all open documents: For Each doc In Application.Documents ' Store the document name szOpenDocName = doc.Name ' Remove the hyperlinks from that document With Documents(szOpenDocName) ' Loop while there are hyperlinks afoot! While .Hyperlinks.Count > 0 .Hyperlinks(1).Delete Wend End With ' Shut this off, don't need anymore popping up Application.Options.AutoFormatAsYouTypeReplaceHyperlinks = False Next doc End Sub



10.09.2020

The scientific method defined




What the Pandemic Has Taught Us About Science: The scientific method remains the best way to solve many problems, but bias, overconfidence and politics can sometimes lead scientists astray

Excerpt:

In a lecture at Cornell University in 1964, the physicist Richard Feynman defined the scientific method. First, you guess, he said, to a ripple of laughter. Then you compute the consequences of your guess. Then you compare those consequences with the evidence from observations or experiments. “If [your guess] disagrees with experiment, it’s wrong. In that simple statement is the key to science. It does not make a difference how beautiful the guess is, how smart you are, who made the guess or what his name is…it’s wrong.”