- Full color coffee table-ish book
- Used automated text cleanup scripts
From 2003–2005 I served an LDS mission in Rome and every week I wrote e-mails to my family and friends detailing my experiences in Italy. I’ve been working on compiling all theses e-mails I wrote over those two years into a gorgeous full color book. I’ve only had time to finish one chapter so far, but I’m pretty happy with how it’s turning out.
I used several Perl scripts and Word macros to wrangle all the text into a standard and useable format, which has saved countless hours of work—there were hundreds of e-mails!
Some day I’ll get around to finally finishing it. In the meantime, you can download the one finished (and beautiful) chapter.