Sometimes at work I have to refer to "big-S Software" or "little-s software", and now I will force you all to learn why
@pixouls Archivist's Alley! http://archivistsalley.com/who-and-what-is-archivists-alley/
@andrewjbtw ooooooh thank you, this is about spot on (I'm assembling resources that elaborate on Emulation as a Service's semantic + technical distinction between "Software" and "Content/Objects")
also reminds me that there might be a relevant portion in the Preserving.exe report
Hopefully of interest to digipres.club and the fediverse - Software Preservation Network is recruiting new members for working groups!
(You don't need to be or work for a SPN member to join! Just an interest in software + digital preservation)
I'll be co-coordinating the new Community Engagement Collaborative, which is a working group aimed particularly at outreach, events, and welcoming new members/folks into the SPN circle. Happy to answer questions!
I was hoping we would get this out before the winter break so as not to be trying to promote new resources during *all this*, but oh well:
This was a super fun Case Study to work on, Annie's the best, and I learned a bunch about early Macintosh and Lisa development that we couldn't really squeeze in here but that I would be happy to rant about at any time
@vickysteeves where are you hosting? (curious both for this question and a "hosting options that aren't AWS" piece that I'm working on
@vickysteeves what's your RAM + swap configuration like? when I first installed Collabora I think I was stingy on swap (there's so many different + conflicting recommendations for servers and I didn't totally understand what it was for really) so I was at 1/2 of RAM and it was slow. Bumping to equivalent of RAM helped (i assume b/c it left more memory for Collabora, so maybe just "more RAM" one way or another)
@ashley 2021 off to a better start
It seems like The Storygraph is actually gaining some buzz/traction as a Goodreads alt so just putting my profile out there, curious if there are any fedi friends to follow! https://beta.thestorygraph.com/profile/329b2bf9-f960-4e8d-9229-0e69bb5d09b8
@sam so good!!! I'm even more annoyed in retrospect that they made her share the Booker with Atwood last year
I don't *think* I'm going to squeeze in any more new books/movies/shows into 2020 (we just started rewatching Peep Show for the ~fourth time, so), meaning I can post my year-end recommendations:
@axfelix ooohh that's an excellent sabbatical choice - good luck!!!
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