Did you know my !!con West talk from February is online? You should watch me talk about old video games and obsolete text encodings! youtu.be/t37Cr3FDyvU

#GitHub is blocking users based on national origin, citing US trade controls law restrictions....

People from #Iran, #Syria, #Crimea, #Cuba, and North Korea woke up one day to lose access to all their public and private repositories. There's reporting that even people *who traveled* to any of those countries in the last 2 years are losing their data...

And #GitHub has not said ONE WORD ABOUT IT.


Read more: medium.com/@hamed/github-block

I'm extremely pleased to launch Run Your Own Social: How to run a small social network site for you friends.

This is a guide book to running a small, tight-knit federated social network server. It comes from my year of experience running Friend Camp. It's focused largely on SOCIAL solutions, though it does touch on the technical.

I've tried to keep it technology-neutral, and it should be a pretty easy read for anyone who's been on the fediverse for a while.


Definitely still believe this but don't know how we get there:

Digital preservation can't be something that only "digital preservation professionals" do, it needs to be something within reach of individuals who want to keep their own stuff during their lifetimes and then pass it on to friends and family. You're probably not going to run some ISO-certified preservation repository at home, but you should be able to keep your photos and home videos for yourself for as long as you want to keep them

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No Time To Wait 3 at the British Film Institute
MozFest in Greenwich
including this session on web archiving I think?

@ashley can you be in two places at once?

“Moving efficiently in the CLI”


This is a *very* handy graphic. I’m still stuck on arrow keys too because I don’t remember the shortcuts

(Caveat, these do depend on your particular shell and distro so do check that they work the same)


Rhizome hosted an event centered around linked data and federated Wikibase instances for the last three days, with folks from archives, art preservation, computer science, museums, bio informatics, digital art, WMF, Wikimedia Deutschland, etc.

Hoping to have the report ready for sharing soon, probably after iPRES.

More than ever, standing by my tweet from October last year: twitter.com/despens/status/100

wired.com on the Brazil Museum Fire:

"All of these artifacts could have been systematically backed up over the years with photographs, scans, audio files. The failure to do so speaks to a vital truth about the limits of technology: Just because the means to do something exists technologically doesn’t mean it will be done."


Bookmark: Sea change: What happens when Jupyter becomes pervasive at a university? - O'Reilly Media oreilly.com/ideas/sea-change-w via @mcburton #jupyter #video

til a new word: invacuation - locating in a protected space in the event of a security threat.

Networking, 1846. A telegraph map of Europe.

I find the extents, density/sparsity, and hubs fascinating here. Networks tell stories.


There's more where that came from.

I haven't self-promoted it here yet, so...

The Hip-Hop Radio Archive is a project I've been working on for the last year. It combines my passions for hip-hop and preservation work and is truly something I love working on. It's been a long time since I've felt that feeling about a project.

The HHRA has come a long way since it launched last fall and there's still so much left to do.

Take a look. hiphopradioarchive.org/

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