Re: Alternatives to a single bar code

From: Ed Kennedy <ekennedyx_at_yahoo_dot_com>
Date: Thu May 06 2004 - 23:06:34 CDT

Hello All:

    Sigh. I'm not a programmer so this my sound inane but why don't you
design the system so 1d or 2d scanning are software switchable? Or design
the system for 1d but do so in such a way that it doesn't preclude adding a
2d scanner or even a flat bed twain scanner with a document feeder. Must it
be one or the other? Is this possible?

Thanks, Ed Kennedy

----- Original Message -----
From: "David Mertz" <voting-project@gnosis.cx>
To: <voting-project@lists.sonic.net>
Sent: Thursday, May 06, 2004 6:45 PM
Subject: Re: [voting-project] Alternatives to a single bar code

> On May 6, 2004, at 7:41 PM, Steve Chessin wrote:
> > I didn't save the tool, and I don't have python on my system, and I'm
> > not interested in installing python on my system.
>
> Python's useful for lots of things. But maybe I'll take your idea and
> put the script at the end of a CGI webpage. It shouldn't change more
> than a couple lines to do that. If you have a Sourceforge account,
> BTW, Python is installed for shell sessions (most any other remote
> account you might have, likewise).
>
> > That's missing my point. Look at it this way: are you designing a
> > system that is going to be obsolete if/when IRV snowballs into use?
>
> Nah... worst case is that we'd be designing a system that would require
> slight additional customization if/when IRV snowballs into use. The
> changes involved would not be anywhere close to the largest
> customization required between jurisdictions.
>
> But I think consensus is forming around the idea that 2-D barcodes are
> worthwhile, and available in GPL tools. So it'll probably be moot, and
> we'll have storage space to burn.
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