I can hardly believe that we've now litzed more than 7,600 puzzles! We're rapidly approaching our goal of the halfway point—8,113 litzed puzzles—by the end of February. Awesome job, everybody!
Some of you have noticed the prodigious number of puzzles Howard Barkin has been litzing lately—nearly 400 since the beginning of January! Howard has devised a very efficient way of litzing using optical character recognition (OCR) technology. Back in September, I wrote an OCR post that described the methods of two other litzers—Joe Cabrera and Martin Herbach—who were using this technology to litz. Now Howard has generously taken the time to present the details of his OCR method in response to some questions I asked him. Read on: