It gets right in to the nitty gritty of "good enough is better than not at all" which so many archivists seem to shy away from.
There is something to be said for clarity and fidelity, but that comes after basic preservation and access.
#Python folks! Should I still be using pipenv and Pipfile for new projects in 2021? Or should I be focusing on poetry now as it uses the increasingly standard pyproject.toml?
I've been using and recommending pipenv for ages but the #nix community that I'm now on the edges of seem to prefer poetry, and the poetry2nix tool makes it much better integrated with nix than pipenv is. Plus there's PEP518 https://www.python.org/dev/peps/pep-0518/
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if one wanted to get a finger on the pulse of scholarly communication (#scholcomm)---to track trends, movements, the state of the art, etc.---how might one do that in 2021?
Folks that run small teams (2-5 people) and use daily stand-up meetings: how well does it work for you? Any tips? Thoughts on doing it via video/voice vs text chat?
For context, we're all remote right now, and even when back in the office will be split across two sites.
🥁 Hey folks. You may know I'm a HUGE fan of Outreachy for its hands-on efforts to bring marginalised people into open source.
As such I am _delighted_ to share that my employers the Wellcome Trust will be supporting Outreachy over the next year, funding ten internship spots for open science Wellcome-related projects:
🧵 thread for more...
Back in 2012/2013, "The Rendering Matters" report had a big influence on my thinking:
I'm glad it is resurfaced by OPF now :)
I've been working with Jess Ogden & Shawn Walker for the better part of the pandemic year looking at ways to think about the use of web archives outside of institutional context. Tune in to the presentation now if you are interested:
(webex alas, but I think it'll run in your browser at least)
pssst for the past ~6 months when I had a minute I'd tweak on a redesign of QEMU QED and it's finally shareable:
I've been trying to wean myself off of all things Google for some time, but the one thing that keeps me crawling back?
colab.research.google.com: to easily bring up a Jupyter notebook with 12GB of RAM, 100GB of disk, and the ability to mount a Google Drive to share notebooks & data with collaborators.
Is there a good alternative out there?
I have been forcing myself to take a slice of time out of each day to work on stagnant personal projects (the ones that bring me great joy!)
So today I pushed some long-simmering edits to the Cable Bible! Like, edits I've been meaning to make for three years!
@bacardi55 can't wait for Firefox to re-integrate RSS/Atom support, which *they spearheaded* and then *they themselves removed*.
I am still angry about this. Their reasons were "user testing shows people don't click the RSS button often".
Yeah, no shit. Perhaps that's because one clicks it *once* for sites that one wants to follow? And then never again for that site?
"Data will continue to be persisted ad infinitum or until Protocol Labs decides to conclude the NFT.storage project. Prior to termination, Protocol Labs will provide 90 days notice to users via email to allow users enough time to make arrangements for storing their data by other means."
🔖 WebAnnotation in the Browser –
> Very generally: annotations are _content about content_.
And I thought we had challenges describing metadata as data about data… Anyway, this is interesting, especially from the standpoint of annotation discovery and moderation. (https://matienzo.org/2021/132/waib/)
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