Library SEO re-revisited
Five years ago I complained publicly and loudly about commercial discovery layers killing discoverability through search engines with restrictive robots.txt files (https://coffeecode.net/how-discovery-layers-have-closed-off-access-to-library-resources-and-other-tales-of-schemaorg-from-lita-forum-2014.html)
Cornell what are you doing? https://newcatalog.library.cornell.edu/robots.txt
Stanford gets it though: https://searchworks.stanford.edu/robots.txt
(This SEO moment prompted by @platypus)
Reading a paper about how RDF vocab 1 cannot be mapped onto RDF vocab 2 (expressing overlapping domains) because vocab 2 is missing some classes and properties.
I'm wondering if the author is missing one of the main points of RDF, or if I'm naively assuming that mixing vocabs to gain the best of both is the usual practical solution.
Revisited a software project I last touched a year ago. Was able to fix about five bugs (some pretty severe), handle data updates in a cleaner way, and move from virtualenv to pipenv.
It felt good. I haven't done much coding for a while, but apparently I still have some Python 3 + PostgreSQL chops.
Too bad I'm supposed to be doing some heavy reading & a bit of writing instead! Oh well...
Workplace 2FA implementation gripes
Work enabled 2FA a few months back. I jumped on the TOTP option. Their other "2FA" option was a secret Q&A (whaaaat?)
Now it's time to change my password (expiry policies despite NIST and Schneier et al, sigh) and the password reset web page **doesn't use 2FA**. Just log in with your old password.
What in the what? Half-assed 2FA, that's what.
Finally getting around to changing some of my traditionally year-end nonprofit donations into monthly support recurrences.
- More stability for the nonprofit to have funding spread out over 12 months
- Monthly instance of me thinking about the principles & work I support
- Even if I lose my income source in November, I've still given something while I could
A key academic resource that only runs on Win98... in the browser?
It's a self-published CD-ROM that focuses on a historical niche that one of our profs has assigned for the past number of years. Chances seem about zero that the author will ever update it.
I had it installed on a locked-down laptop on reserve. The laptop has disappeared.
At this point I am strongly considering trying to tailor http://copy.sh/v86/?profile=windows98 (Windows 98 running via JS in your browser) to solve the problem.
RDA cataloguing discussion
"I don't have any issues with these requirements as such. If I understand them correctly, they state rather obvious things in rather complicated language, which seems quite in line with the recent development of RDA." - Heidren Wiessenmüller,
Sounds like the start of an interesting discussion...
I just donated to the Internet Archive (https://archive.org/donate/)
I just donated to the Wikimedia Foundation (https://donate.wikimedia.org/)
I just donated to the Mozilla Foundation (https://donate.mozilla.org/)