This is often a work issue–eg with stuff forwarded to attorneys by IT-challenged clients–but also arises when archives digitalise stuff which is way out of copyright but which they still protect from private fiddling around, whether because of a lack of sophistication in their systems or because of some mad bureaucrat stuck up in the attic. This works for me and also produces decent text dumps from bitmaps. Just don’t do anything illegal. Prison food is the first to suffer in a recession.
- Yet more plagiarism from Rafael Ramos of La Vanguardia
And his hot news is three years old. No more, please.
- Spanish vultures snacking in Holland
The crazy European regulation making it illegal to leave carcasses in the high mountains has led to reports of starving vultures attacking and killing large live stock in several parts of Spain. Now one of Nick‘s wolfmen has sent news of several hundred griffon vultures from the Pyrenees having sought alimentary asylum in Holland, in …
- Pickpocket, Saturday market / Carterista, mercado del sábado, Vilafranca del Penedès
Vilafranca is a quiet country town, but the weekly market attracts an interesting range of pickpockets. Hopefully numbers will increase as the works in the main square are completed and the recession begins to bite. This lady put her hand into S’s pocket at a vegetable stall:
She works with another Latin American women with magnificent …
- Voice amplifiers
Choosing between expensive and quiet aerobics-style headset+waistband amp and cheap and noisy headset+waistband megaphone.