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I'm not your good Jewish friend; my anti-Israel toots are not independent from my toots about antisemitism and erasure of Jewish history.

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If you'd like to financially help me (I am disabled and literally poor), all of my pay thingiedoos are under my pen name, @catherinebkrause :


Smashwords: (reader sets price)


Direct Stripe:

Almost any e-book store: search "catherine b. krause" there

Ko-fi (buy me a coffee):

I still don't have Patreon, naturally.

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What Corbyn, Sanders and AOC goes through is a proof against decency politics. All of these three politicians are the most electable fuckers who can also reasonably be considered left candidates. And right wing media treats them like Stalin and centre left media carries wood to fire. They are getting crucified for following any kind of leftist program. There will be no place for centre left, until we organise oppressed masses independently and on a far left program. Then demsocs can pimp the wind we gathered.

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I can’t believe Chris Pratt is fucking dead

Aŭskultu, karaj! Hodiaŭ mi spertas la vivon simple kvira.

and for the moment, it only does english. it works best with english, it'll probably trip up on accented letters, and it has no chance at arabic or japanese or anything else that doesn't use the latin alphabet.

so please, please caption your images. OCRbot is a last resort for the vision impaired and others who want to get the text out of your image where you didn't provide it. OCRbot doesn't work anywhere near as well as an able-bodied human can. if the text is upside down, OCRbot doesn't have a chance, but you and i do.

more things it can't do:

- it doesn't know how to handle images (such as profile pictures within posts) at all. it'll usually know to ignore them but sometimes it'll try to read them as text.
- it can't handle complex text. even things as simple as italics can trip it up. text on angles, handwriting, etc. won't work.
- it doesn't do videos, not even the thumbnails. this includes GIFs.
- if your image doesn't make it to my instance, it won't work. for example, if you have a really slow server, and it takes more than 30 seconds for an image to get from your server to mine, it won't work.
- it can't read followers-only posts.

most importantly, OCRbot is *not* a substitute for captioning your images. it's imperfect, it trips up on anything but the simplest text screenshots (with basic fonts and single colour background images), and it puts the OCR output *in the replies*, meaning that people have to do an extra step to see the text output of an image.

some caveats:
- it's not perfect, and it will often make small mistakes
- some images won't work at all. tesseract works best with black text on a white background, or other simple layouts.
- OCRbot won't work with handwriting.

have you ever noticed that someone post a screenshot of text without providing an image description, preventing you from being able to read it? or maybe they posted a huge amount of text that just can't possibly be described with the image description feature?

simply tag @OCRbot in a direct reply to the image. it will download the image and scan it using tesseract OCR to output the text contained in the image!

because OCRbot runs on, it has a character limit of 65535, so even the longest images should work OK!

check the reply to this image to see it parsing the attached screenshot!

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