Science Stories is just about the coolest mix of leveraging linked open data + Wikidata to tell, fill in, and identify gaps in socio-cultural narratives I've ever seen:
I've taken my mid-2012 MacBook Pro, pulled out the optical drive and replaced it with a new SSD system drive. What macOS do I run to make it the best digitization/transfer station? Model compatibility maxes out at Catalina, any reason to hesitate and stick with an older version, or just go for what gives me security updates for longest?
I'm returning to some stuff I rescued from my grandma's closet a couple years back and the first thing I popped in is apparently a recording of an older woman, who I vaguely vaguely recall from my babyhood, narrating over a '20s-era silent film that "tells the story" of the town in Central MA where we all lived in the '90s and that I now live next to.
The silent film as you can imagine is colonialist and problematic AF but there are like three different layers of oral history happening here!!!
something like the Broken Link Checker plugin I use on my Wordpress blog - but, y'know, not in PHP...
This paper about synthetic vs. living DNA storage and digital preservation is so good that I'm a bit shook and not sure how to go about a day of emulating stuff
TIL that there was a one-off BBC drama about the Sinclair-Curry rivalry, starring Martin Freeman?
can any of our UK friends report back on whether this is worth watching?
Note that this is 50% for me to help answer your questions, but also 50% me wanting someone to please help me with this AppleTalk error:
Hey our EaaSI Community Forum is live and I'm ready to encourage *everyone and anyone* to sign up for it!
Please register, follow along, and post if you've interested in our project announcements, have burning questions about the EaaSI software and the EaaSI Network, or if you just want to talk about emulation and concerns with using legacy software for preservation + access in general!
This is 🔥 🔥 🔥
any paper whose end recommendations are "allocate the staff, time and training to actually do the job" and "collect less" is ok in my book
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
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
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