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Love that the entire global economy is now predicated on the idea of granular, highly personalized ad delivery, yet services still can't figure out that maybe if they're running a promo for new customers they shouldn't send that email blast to existing customers

the playbook in this space has been well established by their peers

Like, if the ESA truly thinks that public libraries will somehow become abandonware arcades overnight if given a DMCA exemption, why not just get out ahead of things and create a shi(tier) version of Stadia that only libraries can buy into for an exploitative institutional rate plus a per-stream flat fee, then send bullying emails out directly to patrons implying it's their beloved branch librarian's fault you can't play Bill Laimbeer's Combat Basketball or whatever

I really want the Net Art Anthology catalog but it's been out of stock everywhere I look, for ages :(

Further update - I don't know about Google Drive's status in general, but I am now only seeing this problem with certain shared folders and it can be solved by ->

opening each individual CSV as a Google Sheet ->

downloading the Google Sheet as a CSV. conversion and download to any other format (ODS, XSLX, zipping) is not working, but again, only for these files in certain folders


Anyone aware of good options for creating an interactive decision tree? Like, not just a flowchart, but something that users can actually click through, only be presented one question at a time, etc

wait maybe Drive is just down? their Status Dashboard is showing bupkis though:

love it when my day's plans are thrown off b/c my boss "saw a tweet that google is down"

Google Drive is refusing to zip and download a folder with 5 CSVs in it, no error message or details whatsoever, love it, terrific software

I'm often jealous of TBM conservators for the way those jobs generally encourage one to sit down and figure out *one* weird digital object/artwork at a time, but this is a place general archivists will have the sanity advantage

As long you find a USB-C cable, it's prob not going to matter much to get data off a hard drive or whatever, but you *know* some monster is out there designing a Nam June Paik-ish installation piece that requires 500 Thunderbolt 4-only 4K monitors

We've really just re-run the parallel SCSI situation, but in a way that will just be even more confusing to future archivists, huh

The thought just occurred to me that I should probably update the Cable Bible for USB 3.2, 4.0, and Thunderbolt 4, but since there's been no changes to the connectors at all I'm considering just listing them with a caption that says "you're on your own"

NYU Web Publishing blocked public access to Savannah Campbell's old student blog (i mean I get locking her out from the admin controls after graduating, I guess, but lolwut?) so I worked with her and Ben Turkus to get the content back and up on The Patch Bay. Some really nice posts about video deck repair and maintenance!

First one here, links through to the other two:

All the fuss over the Space Jam website over the weekend but do people realize that much of Universal's promotional site for The Lost World: Jurassic Park is still up?

throwing $$$ at the legal fees to establish a flexible and generally favorable Fair Use copyright landscape is the best thing Google ever did, and I look forward to using it against them

There are the usual digital archivist job posting things that give me pause here, but my wife works for Five Colleges Inc and pretty closely with this unit, and says Smith is up to some exciting stuff (and is/has been hiring other staff and diverting resources to make sure this person is supported). Happy to put in touch for any inside-baseball questions if anyone's interested:


Come join me in the Valley 🥳

birdsite link, working group recruitment 

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