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  1. #1
    [email protected] Guest

    Default High Tech Kitchen Idea

    Capture recipes of interest with digital camera. Especially useful
    when you're away and it's not *your* cookbook or magazine article or
    whatever. Beats the heck out of scanning/printing or copying.

    Display recipe(s) in kitchen on a digital picture frame. I just got
    one for Christmas. Today, watching stored pic's flash by, including a
    photo-snarfed recipe or two captured on the camera card, this idea
    dawned on me. I can see the DPF hanging on a cabinet door real soon.

    --
    Silvar Beitel

  2. #2
    Sheldon Guest

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    On Dec 26, 2:48�pm, silverbee...@net1plus.com wrote:
    > Capture recipes of interest with digital camera. �Especially useful
    > when you're away and it's not *your* cookbook or magazine article or
    > whatever. �Beats the heck out of scanning/printing or copying.
    >
    > Display recipe(s) in kitchen on a digital picture frame. �I just got
    > one for Christmas. �Today, watching stored pic's flash by, including a
    > photo-snarfed recipe or two captured on the camera card, this idea
    > dawned on me. �I can see the DPF hanging on a cabinet door real soon.
    >
    > --
    > Silvar Beitel


    Idiot, spy cameras have been in use since well before WWl.

    http://www.pimall.com/nais/nl/spyphotography.html

  3. #3
    Andy Guest

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    said...

    > Capture recipes of interest with digital camera. Especially useful
    > when you're away and it's not *your* cookbook or magazine article or
    > whatever. Beats the heck out of scanning/printing or copying.
    >
    > Display recipe(s) in kitchen on a digital picture frame. I just got
    > one for Christmas. Today, watching stored pic's flash by, including a
    > photo-snarfed recipe or two captured on the camera card, this idea
    > dawned on me. I can see the DPF hanging on a cabinet door real soon.
    >
    > --
    > Silvar Beitel
    >



    Silvar Beitel,

    The digital picture frame would be fun to store a picture of the inside of
    your fridge so you could hang it on the fridge door so you wouldn't have to
    open the fridge and stare in it every 30 minutes! LOL!

    Best,

    Andy
    Geek with forks

  4. #4
    Mark Thorson Guest

    Default Re: High Tech Kitchen Idea

    Andy wrote:
    >
    > The digital picture frame would be fun to store a picture of the inside of
    > your fridge so you could hang it on the fridge door so you wouldn't have to
    > open the fridge and stare in it every 30 minutes! LOL!


    And in the meantime, hackers eat your hard drive with
    a side order of fava beans.

    http://www.pcworld.com/businesscente...re_frames.html

  5. #5
    Andy Guest

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    Mark Thorson said...

    > Andy wrote:
    >>
    >> The digital picture frame would be fun to store a picture of the inside
    >> of your fridge so you could hang it on the fridge door so you wouldn't
    >> have to open the fridge and stare in it every 30 minutes! LOL!

    >
    > And in the meantime, hackers eat your hard drive with
    > a side order of fava beans.
    >
    > http://www.pcworld.com/businesscente...g_shipped_infe
    > cted_digital_picture_frames.html



    Mark,

    WHOA!!! I would've gotten bit!!! Amazing!

    Best,

    Andy


  6. #6
    Blinky the Shark Guest

    Default Re: High Tech Kitchen Idea

    Andy wrote:

    > said...
    >
    >> Capture recipes of interest with digital camera. Especially useful when
    >> you're away and it's not *your* cookbook or magazine article or
    >> whatever. Beats the heck out of scanning/printing or copying.
    >>
    >> Display recipe(s) in kitchen on a digital picture frame. I just got one
    >> for Christmas. Today, watching stored pic's flash by, including a
    >> photo-snarfed recipe or two captured on the camera card, this idea
    >> dawned on me. I can see the DPF hanging on a cabinet door real soon.
    >>
    >> --
    >> Silvar Beitel
    >>
    >>

    >
    > Silvar Beitel,
    >
    > The digital picture frame would be fun to store a picture of the inside of
    > your fridge so you could hang it on the fridge door so you wouldn't have
    > to open the fridge and stare in it every 30 minutes! LOL!


    This would be a way to over-geek the old question about the fridge light,
    too. A frame on the fridge door fed by a webcam inside, so you can be
    sure that when the door is closed the light is really off.


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  7. #7
    George Guest

    Default Re: High Tech Kitchen Idea

    Sheldon wrote:
    > On Dec 26, 2:48�pm, silverbee...@net1plus.com wrote:
    >> Capture recipes of interest with digital camera. �Especially useful
    >> when you're away and it's not *your* cookbook or magazine article or
    >> whatever. �Beats the heck out of scanning/printing or copying.
    >>
    >> Display recipe(s) in kitchen on a digital picture frame. �I just got
    >> one for Christmas. �Today, watching stored pic's flash by, including a
    >> photo-snarfed recipe or two captured on the camera card, this idea
    >> dawned on me. �I can see the DPF hanging on a cabinet door real soon.
    >>
    >> --
    >> Silvar Beitel

    >
    > Idiot, spy cameras have been in use since well before WWl.
    >
    > http://www.pimall.com/nais/nl/spyphotography.html


    Why would they be an idiot because clearly you don't have the first clue
    about what they described?

  8. #8
    Andy Guest

    Default Re: High Tech Kitchen Idea

    Blinky the Shark said...

    > Andy wrote:
    >
    >> said...
    >>
    >>> Capture recipes of interest with digital camera. Especially useful

    when
    >>> you're away and it's not *your* cookbook or magazine article or
    >>> whatever. Beats the heck out of scanning/printing or copying.
    >>>
    >>> Display recipe(s) in kitchen on a digital picture frame. I just got

    one
    >>> for Christmas. Today, watching stored pic's flash by, including a
    >>> photo-snarfed recipe or two captured on the camera card, this idea
    >>> dawned on me. I can see the DPF hanging on a cabinet door real soon.
    >>>
    >>> --
    >>> Silvar Beitel
    >>>
    >>>

    >>
    >> Silvar Beitel,
    >>
    >> The digital picture frame would be fun to store a picture of the inside

    of
    >> your fridge so you could hang it on the fridge door so you wouldn't have
    >> to open the fridge and stare in it every 30 minutes! LOL!

    >
    > This would be a way to over-geek the old question about the fridge light,
    > too. A frame on the fridge door fed by a webcam inside, so you can be
    > sure that when the door is closed the light is really off.



    Blinky,

    LOL!!!

    I remember a fridge webcam probably using a QuikCam, 10 or so years ago
    that did exactly that. It was funny! You could visit the webpage and see
    what was in his fridge when the door opened. No telling though about the
    light bulb. I forget how it worked, exactly.

    Best,

    Andy

  9. #9
    Sqwertz Guest

    Default Re: High Tech Kitchen Idea

    <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Capture recipes of interest with digital camera. Especially useful
    > when you're away and it's not *your* cookbook or magazine article or
    > whatever. Beats the heck out of scanning/printing or copying.
    >
    > Display recipe(s) in kitchen on a digital picture frame. I just got
    > one for Christmas. Today, watching stored pic's flash by, including a
    > photo-snarfed recipe or two captured on the camera card, this idea
    > dawned on me. I can see the DPF hanging on a cabinet door real soon.


    This is how I post recipes from books here and in other groups.

    -sw

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    Omelet Guest

    Default Re: High Tech Kitchen Idea

    In article
    <[email protected]>,
    [email protected] wrote:

    > Capture recipes of interest with digital camera. Especially useful
    > when you're away and it's not *your* cookbook or magazine article or
    > whatever. Beats the heck out of scanning/printing or copying.
    >
    > Display recipe(s) in kitchen on a digital picture frame. I just got
    > one for Christmas. Today, watching stored pic's flash by, including a
    > photo-snarfed recipe or two captured on the camera card, this idea
    > dawned on me. I can see the DPF hanging on a cabinet door real soon.
    >
    > --
    > Silvar Beitel


    That is a cool idea!
    I've seen those things for sale at Wal-mart.
    --
    Peace! Om

    "Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity cannot survive." -- Dalai Lama

  11. #11
    Wayne Boatwright Guest

    Default Re: High Tech Kitchen Idea

    On Fri 26 Dec 2008 02:18:08p, Blinky the Shark told us...

    > Andy wrote:
    >
    >> said...
    >>
    >>> Capture recipes of interest with digital camera. Especially useful

    when
    >>> you're away and it's not *your* cookbook or magazine article or
    >>> whatever. Beats the heck out of scanning/printing or copying.
    >>>
    >>> Display recipe(s) in kitchen on a digital picture frame. I just got

    one
    >>> for Christmas. Today, watching stored pic's flash by, including a
    >>> photo-snarfed recipe or two captured on the camera card, this idea
    >>> dawned on me. I can see the DPF hanging on a cabinet door real soon.
    >>>
    >>> --
    >>> Silvar Beitel
    >>>
    >>>

    >>
    >> Silvar Beitel,
    >>
    >> The digital picture frame would be fun to store a picture of the inside

    of
    >> your fridge so you could hang it on the fridge door so you wouldn't have
    >> to open the fridge and stare in it every 30 minutes! LOL!

    >
    > This would be a way to over-geek the old question about the fridge light,
    > too. A frame on the fridge door fed by a webcam inside, so you can be
    > sure that when the door is closed the light is really off.
    >
    >


    But would make it a bit hard to see the food inside.

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  12. #12
    Damsel in dis Dress Guest

    Default Re: High Tech Kitchen Idea

    On Fri, 26 Dec 2008 13:18:08 -0800, Blinky the Shark
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >Andy wrote:
    >
    >> said...
    >>
    >>> Capture recipes of interest with digital camera. Especially useful when
    >>> you're away and it's not *your* cookbook or magazine article or
    >>> whatever. Beats the heck out of scanning/printing or copying.
    >>>
    >>> Display recipe(s) in kitchen on a digital picture frame. I just got one
    >>> for Christmas. Today, watching stored pic's flash by, including a
    >>> photo-snarfed recipe or two captured on the camera card, this idea
    >>> dawned on me. I can see the DPF hanging on a cabinet door real soon.

    >>
    >> The digital picture frame would be fun to store a picture of the inside of
    >> your fridge so you could hang it on the fridge door so you wouldn't have
    >> to open the fridge and stare in it every 30 minutes! LOL!

    >
    >This would be a way to over-geek the old question about the fridge light,
    >too. A frame on the fridge door fed by a webcam inside, so you can be
    >sure that when the door is closed the light is really off.


    Okay, we have now established my pattern when reading one of your
    posts, Mr. Blinky.

    I say, "OH, my God," groan, and roll my eyes.

    That's how Crash knows I'm reading your work.

    Carol

  13. #13
    Blinky the Shark Guest

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    Omelet wrote:

    > In article
    > <[email protected]>,
    > [email protected] wrote:
    >
    >> Capture recipes of interest with digital camera. Especially useful when
    >> you're away and it's not *your* cookbook or magazine article or
    >> whatever. Beats the heck out of scanning/printing or copying.
    >>
    >> Display recipe(s) in kitchen on a digital picture frame. I just got one
    >> for Christmas. Today, watching stored pic's flash by, including a
    >> photo-snarfed recipe or two captured on the camera card, this idea
    >> dawned on me. I can see the DPF hanging on a cabinet door real soon.
    >>
    >> --
    >> Silvar Beitel

    >
    > That is a cool idea!
    > I've seen those things for sale at Wal-mart.


    They seem to me to still be in too-much-money-for-not-much-screen
    territory.


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  14. #14
    Blinky the Shark Guest

    Default Re: High Tech Kitchen Idea

    Wayne Boatwright wrote:

    > On Fri 26 Dec 2008 02:18:08p, Blinky the Shark told us...
    >
    >> Andy wrote:
    >>
    >>> said...
    >>>
    >>>> Capture recipes of interest with digital camera. Especially useful

    > when
    >>>> you're away and it's not *your* cookbook or magazine article or
    >>>> whatever. Beats the heck out of scanning/printing or copying.
    >>>>
    >>>> Display recipe(s) in kitchen on a digital picture frame. I just got

    > one
    >>>> for Christmas. Today, watching stored pic's flash by, including a
    >>>> photo-snarfed recipe or two captured on the camera card, this idea
    >>>> dawned on me. I can see the DPF hanging on a cabinet door real soon.
    >>>>
    >>>> --
    >>>> Silvar Beitel
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>> Silvar Beitel,
    >>>
    >>> The digital picture frame would be fun to store a picture of the inside

    > of
    >>> your fridge so you could hang it on the fridge door so you wouldn't
    >>> have to open the fridge and stare in it every 30 minutes! LOL!

    >>
    >> This would be a way to over-geek the old question about the fridge
    >> light, too. A frame on the fridge door fed by a webcam inside, so you
    >> can be sure that when the door is closed the light is really off.
    >>

    > But would make it a bit hard to see the food inside.


    Why?

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    Blinky the Shark Guest

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    Damsel in dis Dress wrote:

    > On Fri, 26 Dec 2008 13:18:08 -0800, Blinky the Shark <[email protected]>
    > wrote:
    >
    >>Andy wrote:
    >>
    >>> said...
    >>>
    >>>> Capture recipes of interest with digital camera. Especially useful
    >>>> when you're away and it's not *your* cookbook or magazine article or
    >>>> whatever. Beats the heck out of scanning/printing or copying.
    >>>>
    >>>> Display recipe(s) in kitchen on a digital picture frame. I just got
    >>>> one for Christmas. Today, watching stored pic's flash by, including a
    >>>> photo-snarfed recipe or two captured on the camera card, this idea
    >>>> dawned on me. I can see the DPF hanging on a cabinet door real soon.
    >>>
    >>> The digital picture frame would be fun to store a picture of the inside
    >>> of your fridge so you could hang it on the fridge door so you wouldn't
    >>> have to open the fridge and stare in it every 30 minutes! LOL!

    >>
    >>This would be a way to over-geek the old question about the fridge light,
    >>too. A frame on the fridge door fed by a webcam inside, so you can be
    >>sure that when the door is closed the light is really off.

    >
    > Okay, we have now established my pattern when reading one of your posts,
    > Mr. Blinky.
    >
    > I say, "OH, my God," groan, and roll my eyes.
    >
    > That's how Crash knows I'm reading your work.


    <AOL>

    he he

    </AOL>

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  16. #16
    Wayne Boatwright Guest

    Default Re: High Tech Kitchen Idea

    On Fri 26 Dec 2008 11:26:36p, Blinky the Shark told us...

    > Wayne Boatwright wrote:
    >
    >> On Fri 26 Dec 2008 02:18:08p, Blinky the Shark told us...
    >>
    >>> Andy wrote:
    >>>
    >>>> said...
    >>>>
    >>>>> Capture recipes of interest with digital camera. Especially useful

    >> when
    >>>>> you're away and it's not *your* cookbook or magazine article or
    >>>>> whatever. Beats the heck out of scanning/printing or copying.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Display recipe(s) in kitchen on a digital picture frame. I just got

    >> one
    >>>>> for Christmas. Today, watching stored pic's flash by, including a
    >>>>> photo-snarfed recipe or two captured on the camera card, this idea
    >>>>> dawned on me. I can see the DPF hanging on a cabinet door real soon.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> --
    >>>>> Silvar Beitel
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>> Silvar Beitel,
    >>>>
    >>>> The digital picture frame would be fun to store a picture of the

    inside
    >> of
    >>>> your fridge so you could hang it on the fridge door so you wouldn't
    >>>> have to open the fridge and stare in it every 30 minutes! LOL!
    >>>
    >>> This would be a way to over-geek the old question about the fridge
    >>> light, too. A frame on the fridge door fed by a webcam inside, so you
    >>> can be sure that when the door is closed the light is really off.
    >>>

    >> But would make it a bit hard to see the food inside.

    >
    > Why?
    >


    If the light is really off when the door is closed?

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  17. #17
    Steve Pope Guest

    Default Re: High Tech Kitchen Idea

    Here's an idea:

    Improvise in the kitchen with recording webcams trained on you
    at all angles. If the food comes out really well, send
    the files to a transcription service (say, in Bangalore)
    who [for a fixed fee] decodes was you were doing from the video
    and creates a recipe.

    Steve

  18. #18
    Blinky the Shark Guest

    Default Re: High Tech Kitchen Idea

    Wayne Boatwright wrote:

    > On Fri 26 Dec 2008 11:26:36p, Blinky the Shark told us...
    >
    >> Wayne Boatwright wrote:
    >>
    >>> On Fri 26 Dec 2008 02:18:08p, Blinky the Shark told us...
    >>>
    >>>> Andy wrote:
    >>>>
    >>>>> said...
    >>>>>
    >>>>>> Capture recipes of interest with digital camera. Especially useful
    >>> when
    >>>>>> you're away and it's not *your* cookbook or magazine article or
    >>>>>> whatever. Beats the heck out of scanning/printing or copying.
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> Display recipe(s) in kitchen on a digital picture frame. I just got
    >>> one
    >>>>>> for Christmas. Today, watching stored pic's flash by, including a
    >>>>>> photo-snarfed recipe or two captured on the camera card, this idea
    >>>>>> dawned on me. I can see the DPF hanging on a cabinet door real
    >>>>>> soon.
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> --
    >>>>>> Silvar Beitel
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>
    >>>>> Silvar Beitel,
    >>>>>
    >>>>> The digital picture frame would be fun to store a picture of the

    > inside
    >>> of
    >>>>> your fridge so you could hang it on the fridge door so you wouldn't
    >>>>> have to open the fridge and stare in it every 30 minutes! LOL!
    >>>>
    >>>> This would be a way to over-geek the old question about the fridge
    >>>> light, too. A frame on the fridge door fed by a webcam inside, so you
    >>>> can be sure that when the door is closed the light is really off.
    >>>>
    >>> But would make it a bit hard to see the food inside.

    >>
    >> Why?
    >>

    > If the light is really off when the door is closed?


    Then you can't see the food when the door is closed, whether or not you
    have a camera in there. So no loss of functionality by adding the cam.

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  19. #19
    [email protected] Guest

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    On Dec 27, 1:25 am, Blinky the Shark <no.s...@box.invalid> wrote:

    > They [digital photo frames] seem to me to still be in too-much-money-for-not-much-screen
    > territory.


    Well, the one I received is an 8-inch HP, model 820A3. It's on sale
    at Target this weekend for $110. Whether that is worth it or not is a
    personal call. Certainly you'd want one big enough to read print
    standing in your cooking area.

    It comes with 512 MB of internal memory and a remote control that
    allows you to select the photos you want displayed and to zoom in on
    them. Handy when you've taken a picture of a whole page of a magazine
    or cookbook but the recipe you want is just one column of it.

    The next time I go to the library, I think I'll take my camera and see
    if there's anything I want in the cooking magazines they have that I
    don't subscribe to (which is most of them). Maybe peruse some
    cookbooks too.

    I mean, I need more recipes like I need a hole in the head, but I like
    this idea.

    Using a digital photo frame hanging on a wall or cabinet door means
    you don't have to have a computer or open cookbook taking up space on
    your countertop, too.

    --
    Silvar Beitel

  20. #20
    blake murphy Guest

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    On Fri, 26 Dec 2008 16:28:17 -0500, George wrote:

    > Sheldon wrote:
    >> On Dec 26, 2:48�pm, silverbee...@net1plus.com wrote:
    >>> Capture recipes of interest with digital camera. �Especially useful
    >>> when you're away and it's not *your* cookbook or magazine article or
    >>> whatever. �Beats the heck out of scanning/printing or copying.
    >>>
    >>> Display recipe(s) in kitchen on a digital picture frame. �I just got
    >>> one for Christmas. �Today, watching stored pic's flash by, including a
    >>> photo-snarfed recipe or two captured on the camera card, this idea
    >>> dawned on me. �I can see the DPF hanging on a cabinet door real soon.
    >>>
    >>> --
    >>> Silvar Beitel

    >>
    >> Idiot, spy cameras have been in use since well before WWl.
    >>
    >> http://www.pimall.com/nais/nl/spyphotography.html

    >
    > Why would they be an idiot because clearly you don't have the first clue
    > about what they described?


    the good news is that sheldon is *still* an idiot.

    your pal,
    blake

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