Internet of Things for libraries - blog post by my colleague Willem Jan Faber on his experiments with privacy-friendly applications for libraries, and how he built an interactive bookshelf using dirt-cheap sensors willemjan.github.io/2021/10/07

Meanwhile on the bird site, the lead author of the "significant properties of spreadsheets" report seems to be somewhat less than happy (cough) about the blog post I wrote about it. Oh well.🤷‍♂️

Bookmarked: Saint Etienne’s Nineties Nostalgia newyorker.com/magazine/2021/09 We tend to believe that doing away with physical objects has made our grasp of past music more comprehensive. It’s easy to think everything is on the Internet, somewhere, waiting to be rediscovered. But there are always names missing.

New blog post -
PDF processing and analysis with open-source tools (an attempt at working various PDF-related working notes and lists into something more structured) bitsgalore.org/2021/09/06/pdf-

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:

eaasi.gitlab.io/program_docs/q

my weekend proof-of-concept: upload mediainfo.json about your mysterious a/v collections, and get some charts to help you understand what you're working with!

Demo: bits.ashleyblewer.com/media-co

yesterday i learned for the first time of NFT en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Non-fung via this post (italian only) not.neroeditions.com/gatti-ran

how bad is this?
apart from non-sustainability of blockchain environments, is this the beginning to stop reproducibility of digital? should we expect new DRMs based on this?

also today in my timeline
laughingsquid.com/i-can-has-ch
opensea.io/
is this the new internet bad hype?

Towards a preservation workflow for mobile apps. New blog post that covers (among other things) downloading, format identification and metadata extraction for Android and iOS apps. bitsgalore.org/2021/02/24/towa

I wrote a new blog post on the emulation of Android devices. Includes tests with four different emulated environments bitsgalore.org/2021/02/09/four

HALT AND CATCH FIRE SYLLABUS 🔥

This has been on my mind for a long time, and now it's a real thing!

bits.ashleyblewer.com/halt-and

For Digital Preservation Coalition members, there’s a draft of Pragmatic Audiovisual Preservation, a report I wrote for archivists getting started with all things a/v (it’ll be out in the public in Jan.): dpconline.org/news/member-prev

New blog post on how I tried to restore (and subsequently capture to WARC) one of the oldest and most unique Dutch homepages from the mid-'90s bitsgalore.org/2020/06/30/rest

For those in search of some next-level digital preservation weirdness, look no further than my review of the ISO/IEC TS 22424 standard on 3 preservation bitsgalore.org/2020/04/30/iso-

Does Microsoft OneDrive export large ZIP files that are corrupt? UPDATED version of my earlier blog, turns out that one unexpected ZIP64 field value results in ZIP files that are unreadable by most extraction tools and libraries bitsgalore.org/2020/03/11/does

Does Microsoft OneDrive export large ZIP files that are corrupt? New blog: bitsgalore.org/2020/03/11/does (if anyone has any more info or test results on this I'd love to know!)

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