My hope is that we'll make enough progress so that collectors and collecting institutions will be more comfortable acquiring and taking care of VR artworks.

I'll keep posting on @despens@twitter.com about what's going on, hopefully reaching a larger audience than the preservation heads that are around here.

The case study I'm bringing is Aviary, a work by artist Sara Ludy, that she's been developing since 2017, across several iterations of Unity.

Friends, I'm going to iPRES for a VR preservation workshop: together with my es colleagues Claudia Röck, Tom Ensom, and Jack McConchie there will be some efforts to make artists' virtual reality projects more portable, and develop a few terms that enable us to talk about the variabilities in each.

Anyone have suggestions on debugging Windows EXEs? I’ve got a program hitting up a server, and trying to figure out what it’s doing when it gets a response. I’m trying to emulate a server for something, with no documentation.

When I was a kid I made a tape copy of the Nirvana CD "In Utero" by playing it on a Windows 98 computer one of my relatives had hooked up to a stereo system, but he had a G.I. Joe theme installed, and I was using the computer for other things at the same time, so the copy of the album I had was full of random samples of Cobra Commander shouting at people, and the real version of the album has never sounded quite right to me without the yelling

Fun fact: each book scanned for the Internet Archive has a unique identifier, usually the title of the item, or its first 16 characters; the volume number, or 00 if there isn't one; and the first 4 characters of the author. So:

Here is a new interview with a GeoCities user about the history of his home page: blog.geocities.institute/archi

Meet Mike Gates, aka muskeg!

Dropbox and me are just too different, I never could make sense of it or download anything even… Since today I'm using it via rclone and finally it became usable!

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