I have been using the https://manasdash.wordpress.com/ for quite a long time and services from word press are awesome.
Now this blog will be housed under http://thoughts2share.in/ and still will look like the same old blog without any big differences as I will be using the same wordpress themes to make life easier.
This will be in beta phase and will grow gradually into a full fledged website to share thoughts and expecting permanent and guest bloggers to write and share their thoughts using this domain.
Lots of expectations and excitements are on the way in this journey.
Thanks for your co-operation.
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.
Here’s an excerpt:
A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 1,400 times in 2013. If it were a cable car, it would take about 23 trips to carry that many people.
May this new year brings lots of inspiration inside you to make you self efficient in the area you are growing.
Keep smiling and make it contagious.
Smiles from the threshold of the year to come,
Whispering ‘it will be happier’…
― Alfred Tennyson
A new year report https://manasdash.wordpress.com/2013/annual-report/
Optical Character Recognition, usually abbreviated to OCR, is the mechanical or electronic conversion of scanned or photoed images of typewritten or printed text into machine-encoded/computer-readable text.
I tried exploring the OCR and other features of Microsoft One Note and its really cool. I might present in a layman style but believe me its awesome tool for your day to day notes. Just take a look how I explored One Note.
If you are using One Note get the One Note apps for free from http://www.onenote.com/
Just open your OneNote and create your Tab and your page… yes all set. This is a simple note taking application but the capabilities what One Note has is mind-blowing.
Select the Insert menu and take a look at the Ribbon. Lets try couple of feature. We will start with the OCR.
We will read text from an image!!! Cool …Right. Lets do it.
Copy Text From Picture
Here I have inserted one of my picture where some quotes are there. I will try extracting the text from the picture. Its just two step.
Right click on the picture & select “copy Text From Picture” and when you are ready “paste your text any where”.
Now you try with various picture and explore the power of One Note.
How about taking screen shot in a quick and effective way with time stamp. Now I am not talking about that old “Print Screen” method of taking screen print and paste it and then write timestamp by your own. Lets see how One Note helps.
Select the Insert menu and select “Screen Clipping” and then suddenly you see One Note will disappear and will go to the background. Its giving a chance to you to capture a portion of the screen you are interested for. (next time Try the keys (Shift+ Windows + s) for a twist.)
Now once you select one area OneNote will take that portion and will paste in the text area of OneNote with a time stamp which reads like “Screen clipping taken <Date>”. I took a screen capture from my blog.
Now a task for you , If you have a scanner attached try the other option “Scanned Images”
Till next “Keep Smiling”.
Last year in December I participated in a unique contest by Microsoft SQL Server (FB page).
Enter the New Year Cover Photo Challenge and help us ring in 2013 with a ‘Happy New Year’ themed message to the SQL Server community! Submit an image or photo of your own design that we can use as our SQL Server Facebook page cover photo in January, and if your entry is selected as one of our four winners, you will also receive a SQL Server Swag Set worth over $150!
On 29th of December 2012 I got a mail from the Microsoft SQL Server team saying…
Hi there Manas,
Congratulations! You’ve been selected as a winner our New Year’s photo challenge!
They published the photo in their FB page and here is the link for the same SQL Server Cover Photo Challenge
On 18th February I received a parcel from USA where I found the following gift.
*** Sports Bottle, T shirt, SweatShirt, USB Flash Drive, USB Hub, Speaker
Thank you SQL Server and the team and special thanks to Katrina Munsell
Till next time “Keep Learning and Sharing”
“Be helpful, when you see a person without a smile…
Give them one if yours ”