Treatise on Vaccination

Smallpox was rife throughout Siam and returned every year, affecting much of the population – Dr Bradley himself lost a daughter to it. He worked on a vaccination and documented his efforts in his treatise of 1844.

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Current Project Status

Although this blog has been silent for a few months, progress has continued as time permits. This article gives a summary update of the current status.

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PyCon APAC 2017 Presentation

Here is the slide deck of the presentation given at the PyCon APAC 2017 conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on August 27th 2017.

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Homemade Book Scanner

A few of the books I’ve collected are very old, fragile and can’t be digitised on either a normal flatbed scanner or flatbed book scanner without damaging them. So, I’ve built a camera-based book scanner.

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Programmatically Cleaning Document Scans, Part 2

The first article on this topic introduced basic automation techniques for cleaning document scans. This article builds on those foundations by introducing more advanced topics for background removal, frame removal and rotation correction.

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Reported Missing

Keen-eyed readers of the PDF of the Huntrakun collection of the Bangkok Recorder may have noticed there are a few pages missing.

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