Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Free Online OCR (Optical Character Recognition) tool

In case you need to quickly recognize a text from an image file and don’t have ABBYY FineReader installed, there is an online analogue. Moreover, it is completely free. It is called Free OCR and is located here: http://www.free-ocr.com/

One thing made me laugh: they have to use Captcha technology to protect the website from spammers who used it for captcha breaking! This argument is enough to prove the service efficiency. =)

Hope this service will be helpful to someone as it was to me.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Windows 7 VPN connectivity trouble

Sometimes Windows 7 rejects my attempts to open a VPN connection, saying that my computer is not connected to the Internet while it is. I don’t know the reason why this happens, may be someone can explain such a weird behavior when one part of the system doesn’t know what happen in another one. Here is how it looks:


I marked the regions that are important on the screenshot. So, while I’m writing and publishing this post VPN networks are still unavailable. Damn Windows. If anyone knows how to sort this out without logging out, plz, let me know.