I'm highlighting this here to illustrate that even in super-basic scenarios such as "serve a static site" the software environment is critically important.

The copy was made back in the day with httrack, and stored as static files on disk. Problem with this incredibly simple setup was that this actually depends on the web server software you're using to serve up the files. Rhizome hosted these files on Apache, which is—depending on your taste—pretty lax or sophisticated when it comes to determining the mime type of a file it is serving. Since we switched to nginx, files with names like qa@show=0SytyAhyaa&link=question were served as binary.

Quickly fixed Joel Holmberg, Legendary Account, 2011:


This piece asked the right questions on Yahoo! answers.

When I ask for some file and people say that they "put everything in dropbox"

You can enjoy my amazing colleagues and myself presenting the new Rhizome ArtBase next Monday: rhizome.org/events/from-black- -- if I survive the weekend of fixing the remaining issues 😉

This is a first step putting it all together: multiple versions per artwork, web archives, emulation, linked open data, SPARQL federation, post custodial infrastructure, etc. The legendary Annet Dekker of Networks of Care fame will be a respondent.

Google Compute Cloud suggestions can come across as pretty rude sometimes

If you want to hear my colleague Lyndsey Moulds and me talk about the approach to software and net art preservation at Rhizome, there's this online event on April 19: rhizome.org/events/from-black-

Seriously though, why, when faced with the fact that no one wants to pay for the time + effort for their staff to learn new tech skills ("old" technology/equipment is a super-terrible way to frame this, if it's a skill or system someone hasn't used before, it's *new*), do we always go "record an oral history!"

YouTube already exists, folks

my ntfs hot take is that the user/group permissions are pretty nicely designed, but i wouldn't commit anything important to it

It’s very funny to me that over the past ~15 years, internet libertarianism has moved from “copyright is obsolete, information wants to be free” to recreating copyright from first principles, except the copyright registry sets the planet on fire.

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