I'm running an exciting URL game on Twitter: https://twitter.com/despens/status/1305608391428014081
If you know how to find stuff on the web, you might stand a chance of winning against some of the greatest minds on the internet which are already competing.
An impartial computer program will pick the final winner: https://colab.research.google.com/drive/1KsWS0EAFUFIpmw17t6K6lBIMnLLhEwFb
Soyez la ou soyez une angle droite!!
The software preservation field is talking about disk images all the time, especially in digital art.
But unless you're considering CD-ROMs or some basic software pieces where somebody put a computer into a vault in 1992, the reality is Elastic Beanstalk, Heroku, CPanel, Perl 4.x cgi scripts, and shared hosting on IIS 5.0.
This year's sping/summer intern at Rhizome, Matthew Brucker, created Periphery, a frontend-library for expressing the boundaries of web archives. It can help marking up links or resources that are not in the collection, and explain users why that is the case. Read the blog post about it: https://blog.conifer.rhizome.org/2020/08/10/periphery.html
Colleages, three hours away is a zoom event on The Thing, a legendar 1990's art BBS, and how Rhizome and friends are treating the remains of its data: https://mailchi.mp/rhizome/phantom-threads-the-thing-bbs-revisited
The Selena Gomez of preservation
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