remove the background the easy way — online

Here is a nice link to web application that lets you remove the unwanted background. Just head over to the side, follow the simple instructions of marking the background and the subject and you are done.

http://clippingmagic.com/

Pretty good results you will get here, you may need to do a little work on the results but otherwise pretty good results.

 

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Your own local search engine.

There are times when you would want to have a local search engine capable of indexing even pdf and doc files. So here is a solution.

You can use “Omega” and here are the instructions.

download omega from http:// xapian.org/download

yum install xapian libuuid-devel

And then make and install omega and for this you can follow the instructions.

Federated Search Engine Diagram
Federated Search Engine Diagram (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Create index using command omindex
and then you can use quest or search.py to search or you can setup the cgi way so that you can use local browser to search.

You can setup cron with following to update the index regularly:

omindex -p --db /var/lib/omega/data/default --url /URL /path/to/index
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cd across parallel directories

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Here is a simple and fast way to cd across parallel directory.

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cd ${PWD/test/actual}
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