Online Home Library management

February 10, 2010

Adding books from cover image

Filed under: 1 — gurulib @ 1:47 pm
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Now you can add books to your GuruLib account using your webcam as a front cover image decoder. Just use your webcam to capture the front cover of the book and GuruLib will use image lookup algorithms to retrieve catalog information from Amazon database. Watch the youtube video below to see how it is done.

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February 4, 2010

GuruLib Server Stability

Filed under: 1 — gurulib @ 5:44 pm
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Last month,GuruLib was down for almost 2 weeks due to certain unexpected events. First, the server went down due to network card failure and then I had to leave my current apartment. To keep my hosting cost low, I have been running GuruLib from my home internet account. Until I was able to settle on a new place I had no way to get the server online. I am sorry that I did not effectively communicate the outage to the users. I hope to do a better job about that in future.

January 31, 2010

AutoFix Cover Images

Filed under: 1 — gurulib @ 12:00 pm
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If you have ever used the webcam to upload the cover images for your GuruLib catalog it does not work well as you can see below. With AutoFix feature that I added recently you can fix this issue.

I have added a youtube video demo please check that out.


July 24, 2009

My hotmail account is compromised

Filed under: 1 — gurulib @ 10:49 am
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Over the last 2 years I had corresponded with several GuruLib users through my hotmail account. Some of their email address was stored in my contact list. Today when I checked my email, I found out that I have become the victim of an email scam. Someone has sent an email to everyone in my contact list soliciting to purchase goods from some electronic online company. I am sorry that it happened and I don’t have any idea how they were able to get to all my contact list and them email one by one from my account. I hope I get an answer. I am searching online to find people with similar problem.

July 5, 2009

Need a Mac Computer

Filed under: 1 — gurulib @ 6:32 pm
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I have been looking to port the gurulib barcode reader to the iphone for some time. However, I don’t own a mac. Iphone SDK only runs on Mac. I would greatly appreciate if anyone willing to donate their old mac. Additionally, I had several users complain that the barcode reader crashes the safari browser on mac. A mac would help me debug that too.

June 17, 2009

GuruLib is back

Filed under: Call for help,outage — gurulib @ 7:31 pm
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Once again apologies for the time it took to bring GuruLib back. A new CPU, extra heat sink and an additional cooling fan hopefully should prevent this failure in future. Thank you for your patience and I hope to build a reserve money in future for maintenance. If you find this service useful you may donate here

June 16, 2009

GuruLib temporarily down

Filed under: 1 — gurulib @ 10:20 am
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Sorry for this delayed response. I have been trying to find enough money to buy a new processor and UPS for GuruLib. Due to overheating since the cooling fan was not adequate for the Athlon X2 processor GuruLib’s main CPU failed and additionally, the APC UPS that was my power supply backup needs a battery change. The total cost was around $320. I managed to save some money and I have all the hardware available now. I will try to bring GuruLib back soon. All the data is safe and I have been backing up the contents all the time. One again sorry for this delayed response. I hope you all understand the pain of being in school and finding some additional income to run the website.

February 3, 2009

Touchscreen Interface coming

Filed under: Home library — gurulib @ 12:11 pm

A cool touch screen interface is coming for GuruLib. Checkout the touch screen demo video.

Still working on fixing some of the bugs in the new interface. I bought the touch screen for $90 from ebay. It has a maximum resolution of 1024×740.

January 23, 2009

Garage sale fundraiser

Filed under: Call for help — gurulib @ 10:54 am
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Selling some of our stuff to raise money for GuruLib. Local pickup preferred. Mailing is an option but the buyer has to pay for the postage.

Garage Sale

August 2, 2008

GuruLib will be back on Aug 6th

Filed under: outage — gurulib @ 8:49 am
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Our internet service provider has major breakdown causing GuruLib to go out of service. I sincerely apologize for this disruption. The latest estimate from the internet service provider to get the service back is Aug 6th. Once again sorry for the inconvenience.

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