I am really excited that the first in our series of "EaaSI training modules" is live!
This is going to be one of my favorite things to work on for the next two (?!) years. It is a challenge to break down our technical and conceptual software preservation concerns to the most bite-sized and visual explanations possible, but figuring it out is extremely my shit.
...you all have read this incredible Mar Hicks piece on COBOL, maintenance, U.S. austerity, and the labor of care, right? Right?
quarantine WFH has drastically decreased the amount of time it takes to reach the dissociative state of being like "who made this terrible spreadsheet choice" and realizing it was you
this used to at least take a couple months, now I check the version history and it's like yeah you did that on Monday bud
Also, if you would like to celebrate landmark LGBTQ+ anti-discrimination case law, how about ya do that by helping fight for trans rights *every day*
Hooray! I am not in the pilot program but very intrigued to see what DPC's learning modules look like come May
(I do wish they would address the name change publicly somehow, assuming it was for the reason I think it was...but perhaps in the "lessons learned" report mentioned here)
Going to go live on Twitch installing software for a bit. Troubleshooting emulation is weirdly soothing right now. Tune in if you're curious.
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