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Folk & Jazz fan, specialising in vinyl restoration. Although I would prefer to only post albums that I have paid for, or those of close friends, I am open to suggestions and offers of rare Folk items that need tender care and restoration, provided the supplier has the right of ownership of the physical item. NOT JUST an MP3 COPY of it. To give you an idea, I am prepared to restore vinyl belonging to another person, IF I receive a decent quality scan of the front, back and any relevant information that comes with the LP, preferably at least 2400 by 2400 quality, (600DPI scans for back) along with the sound files in FLAC format as waves are a bit too large to transfer. Then I will check their suitability for restoration. I try to maintain the requirement for a decent set of scans for each item, where possible, as I feel the music is incomplete without it. Sometimes this is just not possible as a lot of my stock came from broadcasting organisations that had their own heavy card sleeves, with information relevant to their prime function, that of providing the disc-jockies with basic details to pass on to listeners. I do wonder what happened to all the original artwork?

Sunday, 16 December 2012

**QR** Thrust into the 21st Century **QR**

QR Codes.

Fascinating technology

 Invented 18 years ago by a far eastern motor manufacturer as a "better than bar code" method to identify car components and parts used in the manufacture.

This code has recently risen in use, you will find it on many products now, usually to provide a link (URL) to a company web site, or for more information about a product.

Scanners are available for most smart phones using IOS or Android, a simple way of accurately recording a complex URL or in fact any textural information.

The programs use the built in camera in tablets and phones to recognise the square outline, orientate it correctly and scan the data components represented, if this data is a recognisable URL this is presented with an option to click and go, some programs can actually allow you to go directly without any further action personally I feel this is open to miss-use as you could be directed to a fraudulent site to compromise your phone.

That is a brief outline of QR codes, the decoding programs are capable of reading badly formed, creased or partially damaged codes, due to the designed in error checking which uses a series of optical masks to apply correction to a QR picture.

Try this code !!

 

 

This should bounce you back to this blog

  

   

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