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anonymous:
Fuck you, Doxie Q, for giving money to this piece of shit.

12:55 am — Monday, 28 November 2016
jimothy:
Many years ago—perhaps a decade ago—I once thought I'd need a device like the Doxie Q. I wanted everything to be digital, but paper was still a reality.

Since then, a few things have changed. First, while not everything is digital and I still have more paper to deal with than I'd like, I have far less paper now than I did then.

The second change was the iPhone. There are several scanning apps for the iPhone, and a $2.99 in-app purchase later, I found this works perfectly well for just about anything I need to do.

Lay the sheets on a table, snap a picture of each sheet, and the app (and its backend services) straightens and aligns the document, cleans it up, performs OCR, generates a multipage PDF, and uploads it to Dropbox and iCloud.

I've used this to file expense reports, submit new job paperwork, and refinance my mortgage, to name just a few things.

What's my point? My point is, a $3 app, paired with a device most of us carry with us everywhere we go, does pretty much all the work of a $300 (excuse, me, $260 after super secret discount) device. This is creative destruction, and it's beautiful.
4:24 am — Monday, 28 November 2016
ass:
Motherfucker Grubs can't even get his sponsor posts up in time. They sponsored last week's feed...so a bunch of political bullshit and one article backing off some drunken shit he said on his podcast. Bet we won't be seeing this sponsor again.
2:42 pm — Monday, 28 November 2016
QuickTIme:
@ass agreed, but I wouldn't rule out an unadvertised, cheaper sponsorship tier: use code DRUNKLASTWEEK
7:27 pm — Monday, 28 November 2016
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