Hi! I write docs. I like to try different platforms/tools for writing those docs to see what works best. I also like to preview them locally before I push them online.

What I'm saying is, my terminal is a f***ed hellscape of virtual envs and hidden config folders. Please help.

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On this dreary Monday morning, please enjoy My First Browser Extension, now available for Firefox Add-ons (Chrome review pending)

addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firef

This is an early Christmas gift built on request, but let it be a beacon for everyone struggling with self-doubt

(Also I will post the code shortly, when able, but I don't want to ruin the surprise and I promise there is literally no JavaScript included)

One for the digipres book club: anyone read this one? I'm enjoying (well, "enjoying", it's good is the point)

goodreads.com/book/show/401219

Help for an XML novice: I have a set of individual XML files/records. I want to extract the value of two or three elements in each record and export those to, e.g. a CSV.

Can I do this with XPath?

update: these are amazing and helpful documents that I am clearly not in the right headspace to read today (might be the massive server outage, constant reminders of society crumbling in the news), because all I can think about is that preservation, access, and loss are an ouroboros that will never fit into a spreadsheet

TGIF

Taking a Friday afternoon campus-wide server outage as an opportunity to catch up on reading: NDSA Levels of Preservation 2.0, DLF's Levels of Born-Digital Access, NARA's file format preservation plans.....quite the month!

Next Thursday, for World Digital Preservation Day I'll be live-streaming configuration of new environments for the EaaSI Sandbox. Please tune in and chat Linux, RDM, QEMU and EaaSI with me!

Nov. 7, approx. 1:00-3:00 EST

Hold on to your (Red) hats

twitch.tv/the_bfool

Does anyone know of any good tutorials or resources for learning Docker? Like a Carpentry or Programming-Historian style intro?

maybe don't set up Docker and bridged networks for VMs willy-nilly on your laptop when you have no idea how networking works and then spend waaaaaaay too much time trying to figure out why you can't connect to the department SMB share

I'm in a podcatcher conundrum:

Pocket Casts is much better designed (other than their WILD use of the word "archive") but is missing Stitcher-exclusive shows and back catalogs

Stitcher has the Premium content but alphabetizes shows starting with "The" under "T"

What do I do

Howdy! If you're interested at all in the BitCurator/EaaSI crossover hackathon next week at iPres, why not sign up for our dedicated Slack space?

bit.ly/BC-EaaSI-Slack

If you're not going to Amsterdam, no worries - neither am I! We hope the hackathon can be a launching pad for a number of ongoing communal documentation and scripting projects that we've always wanted to see/make. Suggest, converse, contribute!

now, what's the easiest way to start pushing people to use your ProtonMail account instead of Gmail without them a) hating you or b) missing a bunch of messages

Successfully migrated all personal files from Google Drive to a Nextcloud instance on a Digital Ocean droplet!

Also got Collabora Online running with it for in-browser editing and sharing - seemed like it had a lower overhead than OnlyOffice, a bit finicky to set up but seems to be working well

nextcloud.com/collaboraonline/

never mind, needed the Apache server running too!

(hey thanks for the tutorials @platypus !!)

Any Archivists Toolkit users remember an issue where you set up your local MySQL database, install AT, initialize and connect the database, launch AT and log in and it just....doesn't do anything?

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