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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:

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!):

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


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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:

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:

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

iPRES program is out!

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"

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


Any colleagues going to Texas in August for , please join the EaaSI and FCoP teams for this FREE day-long workshop on preserving software and implementing emulation access services

Come hang and catalog some software!!! (really)

I know it's now like part of my job to figure out what happens when this is no longer the case, but thank christ Ubuntu has kept all its old-release source repositories up and running

I’ve seen people express concern that Apple’s Ruby announcement will affect Homebrew. Don’t worry - we’ve been shipping our own Ruby where needed for a few years now. We’re in a good position to adapt, and we’ll be ready long before the change actually happens.

I know HBO is probably preserving the literal assets and all but who is preserving *the spirit* of HBO's desperate attempts to maintain subscriptions after the GoT finale

I just want to catch up with Barry, please chill out with the four trailers for your lineup before every episode, my dudes

I wrote a personal essay on federated social web meets the rogue archivists, the nuance and power of forgetting, and building social software around consent and archival resistance.

First blog post of the new project is up 🎇 Sarah Nguyen, research scientist, wrote up an update on the first phase of her part of this project, investigating the scholarly git experience -- and what that means!

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