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?

Changes are coming to The Patch Bay!

Disappointed about the lack of new content for the past uhhhhhh year? I'm working to fix that. Read more here:

patchbay.tech/2019/08/24/comin

Hello current & potential #Taguette users! We're hoping y'all might take a brief ~5 min survey to help us get an idea of who you are & the features you want us to prioritize as we continue to develop 🖥️

Here's the survey (and feel free to share the link to any interested parties/networks!): survey.taguette.org/index.php/

#floss #qualitativeResearch #qual

Love to spend all morning prepping a presentation to the university library community that then does not happen because the IT guy "spaced"

So I finally feel ready to start tackling the Great Google Divorce (it will be a long, and, given my preference for Android, possibly fruitless journey, but let's see where it goes)

First up: replacing Drive and Docs. I think I want to go with Nextcloud + OnlyOffice integration: anyone have hosting recommendations??

Hey digipres.club! Follow along with the shared notes for our EaaSI/FCoP workshop today: "Multithreading Software Preservation and Emulation"

bit.ly/swpres-emulation

#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.

:blobangery:

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

just spent ~2 hours trying to wrangle ImageMagick or pdfjam to convert and condense about 400 jpegs into one PDF

finally did it in about 5 minutes with gscan2pdf:
linux.die.net/man/1/gscan2pdf

sometimes....GUIs are good

Any vintage computing and/or emulator enthusiasts out there who have favorite hobbyist sites or resources? I realized this was a crucial missing piece in my emulation-resources repo:

github.com/EG-tech/emulation-r

new slide for when people ask us if the legacy operating systems in EaaSI are "secure"

xkcd.com/2166/

iPRES program is out!

ipres2019.org/program/

Can't wait for my favorite pre-conference activity, which is planning when to take a break (not going to be easy since our hackathon got accepted!!)

"Full-time maintainers are technically talented people responsible for issue management, security, navigating toxic complaints, while often receiving below the industry standards."

v. into this analysis on FLOSS funding, "Software below the poverty line"
staltz.com/software-below-the-

side note: has the "Delete and redraft" feature always been part of Mastodon or was that part of the recent update? because CLUTCH

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