So I'm super appreciative of -- but I really want to actively use an instance where I can help fund the infrastructure, and participate as a member in the decision making. ..and also learn how to run a social media co-op.

So I'm going to be moving over to @edsu and following y'all from there. I'll keep my account open here, but I would appreciate it if you could follow me over there, if you want to continue to get my updates.

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"If the internet is an archive of the things we make then it’s also an archive of the abuse we endure there, and our apologies for feeling outraged."

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I discovered this website about self hosting. It seems nice to have a dedicated website to help spread knowledge about available softwares and to give tips how to self-host.

#SelfHosting #OpenSource

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It sucks to be sick, but a steady supply of hot tea and Eno’s Ambient 4: On Land made it much more bearable. Honestly, it’s nice to have an excuse to just spend the day on the couch.

If you follow and have ever wondered what the most liked tweets were:

At least for the moment...

"The view count for 50 of the top mass shooting-related conspiracy videos is around 50 million."

I really enjoyed this piece about technologies of surveillance and preservation, and how (and for whom) they make cities legible there

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Coco is a truly beautiful film about memory & music. If you are looking for a movie to watch, treat yourself.

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i've tried teaching myself python (mostly via, but i think i'm in need of something with a bit more structure. any recommendations? classes, even?


"Redis dump file is 100% backwards compatible. An older dump file format will always work with a newer version of Redis."

I like that Mastodon requires you to have a code-of-conduct for it to accept new signups:

Does the code-of-conduct here effectively work as a privacy / terms-of-service policy?

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I remember when Archive of Our Own launched when I was first at @eff and we were all so happy that it existed (together with OTW):

It’s always great when you wish very hard for an institution and it appears (but if it doesn’t that’s a sign you need to start it yourself)

Walking someone new to Ruby through installing Jekyll on their OS X laptop was insanely painful to do & explain. I feel intense guilt about this because I routinely go around promoting static sites like they are the digital preservation holy grail while comfortably elliding the whole installation process. OS X command line tools, gpg, rvm, homebrew, gem, bundler ... c'mon now.

Can I get a witness?

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my #c4l18 lightning talk slides are up (#indieweb + @code4lib = ♥)

i wish i could say that @kayiwa and i knew about each other's lightning talks, but we didn't plan on it at all.

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IMHO, ARK is one of the unsung success stories of the digital preservation community. Much of the work has been achieved through the constant attention & care (and understated genius) of CDL's John Kunze.

CDL & DuraSpace are now looking for people interested in helping sustain the work:

Show more is a space for folks interested in productive conversations about, well, digital preservation! If you enjoy talking about how to do memory work with computers, or even with cardboard boxes of old photos, you belong with us on Many of us are/were Twitter users looking for an inclusive and community supported approach to social media. If any of these things sound good to you, consider joining us now.