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New Recipe: Linguine in Tomato Sauce New Recipe: Northern Bean Vegetable Soup New Recipe: White Bean Soup, which uses great northern beans and cannellini beans. Photo Update: Chicken, Fruit, and Walnut Salad The recipes in Meal Plan and Grocery List use low-sodium and no-salt-added on the ingredients and shopping lists.  

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Meal Plan and Grocery List has a very healthy and helpful new feature. New recipe: Pasta Primavera.  This is a pasta and vegetables dish.  This particular one uses linguine, broccoli, carrots, green onions, mushrooms, snow peas, and some other great ingredients. New Mode:  No Dairy.  The License agreement still applies, and this is not nutrition…

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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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