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Cule for Cats

I got my CueCat today. This is a barcode scanner that I'll be using to put my books on LibraryThing. It cost me £10 including postage from the US and worked first time. It requires no drivers either because it counts as a keyboard.

There is a snag that it exports data in a proprietory format but LibraryThing doesn't mind, and even better, this website has a little utility that decodes the data to text (or can run it through any scripts you care to write).

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timgray
Jan. 26th, 2007 02:05 pm (UTC)
Very funky. The Cuecat history is an interesting read.
jholloway
Jan. 26th, 2007 03:33 pm (UTC)
That's very cool. One of these days I'm going to get my LibraryThing on, but it would require the mating of the books I have here and the books currently living in my parents' garage, and who knows when that's going to happen?
fractalgeek
Feb. 1st, 2007 12:49 am (UTC)
Demonstrate how well it works to queenortart to catalogue our vast haul, and you can name your price, sir.
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