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Woopig News and Help / Re: Bulk scanning
« Last post by Rick B. on August 22, 2019, 08:50:28 AM »
I got it taken care of.  Thanks though, man.  I appreciate it.

Congratulations whippersnapper.
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Woopig News and Help / Re: Bulk scanning
« Last post by pinkphiloyd on August 21, 2019, 09:58:27 PM »
I got it taken care of.  Thanks though, man.  I appreciate it.
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Woopig News and Help / Re: Bulk scanning
« Last post by Rick B. on August 21, 2019, 12:32:41 PM »
An excellent point that I hadn't considered.  I think I can do it in about an hour by forgoing my scanner and just snapping pics of each page with my phone.  Then I can move them to my computer and batch convert 'em.  Feels ridiculous, but fuck it.

damn man.  My scanner at home has a feeder option.  I have a scanner at work too.  come on by.
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Woopig News and Help / Re: Bulk scanning
« Last post by pinkphiloyd on August 21, 2019, 11:08:14 AM »
Fedex/Kinkos might not do that for you if it's a copyrighted published book.

An excellent point that I hadn't considered.  I think I can do it in about an hour by forgoing my scanner and just snapping pics of each page with my phone.  Then I can move them to my computer and batch convert 'em.  Feels ridiculous, but fuck it.
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Woopig News and Help / Re: Bulk scanning
« Last post by Rick B. on August 21, 2019, 10:41:06 AM »
Is that still a thing?  I was under the impression that FedEx had taken them over and that's where FedEx Office came from.  It's entirely possible I dreamed that up, though.

Fedex/Kinkos might not do that for you if it's a copyrighted published book. 
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Woopig News and Help / Re: Bulk scanning
« Last post by pinkphiloyd on August 21, 2019, 08:52:55 AM »
kinkos maybe?

Is that still a thing?  I was under the impression that FedEx had taken them over and that's where FedEx Office came from.  It's entirely possible I dreamed that up, though.
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Woopig News and Help / Re: Bulk scanning
« Last post by goporkyourself on August 21, 2019, 08:50:54 AM »
I bought a used copy of a highly recommended review book for the Fundamentals of Engineering exam which I'm trying to prepare for.  It's actually in good shape except for the fact that a lot of the pages have come free from the binding.  Trying to keep it flat while I'm working problems is also a pain in the ass.  So, I just liberated the rest of the pages from the binding thinking I'd just scan it into a pdf.  I've scanned about 10 pages from my home scanner and that shit is for the birds.  Is there somewhere I can go to throw ~200 pages into a tray and automate this process?  I saw on the website that FedEx Office offers scanning but there weren't any details.  And how much, approximately, might this cost me, since I am, as the woman so eloquently puts it, "so fucking cheap."

kinkos maybe?
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Woopig News and Help / Bulk scanning
« Last post by pinkphiloyd on August 21, 2019, 08:45:12 AM »
I bought a used copy of a highly recommended review book for the Fundamentals of Engineering exam which I'm trying to prepare for.  It's actually in good shape except for the fact that a lot of the pages have come free from the binding.  Trying to keep it flat while I'm working problems is also a pain in the ass.  So, I just liberated the rest of the pages from the binding thinking I'd just scan it into a pdf.  I've scanned about 10 pages from my home scanner and that shit is for the birds.  Is there somewhere I can go to throw ~200 pages into a tray and automate this process?  I saw on the website that FedEx Office offers scanning but there weren't any details.  And how much, approximately, might this cost me, since I am, as the woman so eloquently puts it, "so fucking cheap."
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Woopig News and Help / Re: I've got a resumé question.
« Last post by Buffinator on August 18, 2019, 10:09:02 AM »
Put all the most relevant stuff to your career field at the top.  If anyone is going to actually read the resume, they MIGHT actually read the first half page. 

Don't be scared to stretch it out to 2, or even 3 pages if you have enough pertinent info (including unique hobbies).  More and more hiring dipshits are just scanning the things nowdays and letting computers pick out key words.  Also - do some searching and figure out what key words are most likely to be used, and make sure they're included.  If you're a perfectionist, there are plenty of services now who can perfect your resume for this - but for free you can find tons of resume conversations on LinkedIn.
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Woopig News and Help / Re: I've got a resumé question.
« Last post by pinkphiloyd on August 16, 2019, 05:43:51 PM »
This morning I became aware of a job posting for a company called Purkeys in Lowell.  It sounded like it would be straight up my alley, so my immediate thought was "I've got to get in on this."
So I was in the process of making sure my resumé at least seemed respectable and working on a cover letter so I could get it sent in when I got a text message from one of the guys that was on my Sr. Design team:  "I just landed a job at this place called Purkeys in Lowell."
I'm super happy for the guy and a little bit nauseated at the same time...