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beech_trees

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good barcode reader?
« on: March 02, 2005, 09:22:55 am »

any advice appreciated...

I'd like to organize my library of cd's and books using Readerware.

If I use a CueCat, should Is till hack it?

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« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2005, 10:01:32 am »

Of course you should hack it*grin*
And if you do decide to use a cuecat and you "do" hack it it shouldn't require any of the intrusive software that came packaged with it....
I know on mine all I had to do was lift one solder pad to remove the encryption "feature" and it works just like a keyboard under linux.........just scan the barcode with an active cursor in a text editor and the numeric value of the barcode is added to the document being edited
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« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2005, 08:18:00 pm »

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Of course you should hack it*grin*
And if you do decide to use a cuecat and you "do" hack it it shouldn't require any of the intrusive software that came packaged with it....
I know on mine all I had to do was lift one solder pad to remove the encryption "feature" and it works just like a keyboard under linux.........just scan the barcode with an active cursor in a text editor and the numeric value of the barcode is added to the document being edited
They come with software?

I have a couple of those,  sitting here in a box,  and haven't figured out a good use for them yet.

And of course I'll hack them!  :-)

Is there any way to tell from the software end whether it's that gizmo or the keyboard where stuff is coming from?
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« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2005, 11:30:16 pm »

Roy,

I really don't know that, all I know is that mine spits out plain ascii text, and that it wasn't hard to hack to get rid of the encryption "feature".....
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« Reply #4 on: March 03, 2005, 12:22:41 am »

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Roy,

I really don't know that, all I know is that mine spits out plain ascii text, and that it wasn't hard to hack to get rid of the encryption "feature".....
Yeah,  I remember when those things first came out the info on how to "hack" them came out right shortly afterwards.

I did get a hold of a couple of them,  but have no particular use for them,  or at least not just yet.  Though a lot of my books do have barcodes on them,  I wonder if it's possible to access something on the 'net like cddb?  Hmm...   :-)
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