STEM jobs in the United States

The number of science, technology, engineering, and math, STEM, jobs in the United States, shrank for the past three decades,1982-2012. The draw-down accelerated from 2000-2012. The highest occupational growth occurred among occupations with soft skills, with K-12 teaching and non-doctor health care support staff, such as nurses, technicians, and therapists. From 2000-2012, those in the…

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High Quality compressed HPLIP scans

HPLIP produces scans far better than what I can accomplish on Windows, even with Adobe Acrobat Standard.  The Auto Document Feeder scans in 8.3 megapixel png files, and then hplip converts them to a multiple-page PDF of extremely high quality.  This is great for one page documents, but for 10 or 12 page documents, such…

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Compressing PDFs in Bash

I have scripts for hplip to scan PDF’s to folders using the ADF. These PDFs are very large. To convert these to smaller file-sizes for emailing, I added the following functions to .bashrc. mediumpdf() { read -p “Enter input PDF filename: ” name \ && gs -dNOPAUSE -dBATCH -sDEVICE=pdfwrite -dCompatibilityLevel=1.4 \ -dPDFSETTINGS=/printer -sOutputFile=medium-quality-$name $name; }…

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9 New Recipes

Meal Plan and Grocery List Maker, MPGL, the app that focuses on incredible ease in the planning process is making some excellent progress. 1.0.0.18 New Recipe: Peanut, Carrot, and Asparagus Pasta New Recipe: Garbanzo Pitas with Avocado Dressing New Recipe: Rueben Coleslaw Sandwiches New Recipe: Chicken and Pesto Wraps New Recipe: Turkey Hero New Recipe:…

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MPGL 1.0.0.14

The release notes are temporarily appearing on this site until the official site is operational. Version 1.0.0.14 introduces pictures. The recipes now look cards, and can be viewed more than one at a time. The application checks for updates at launch.  Select “Yes” to update. Check updates anytime via the help menu.

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