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Success! We're now running from a much larger disk. I still have maintenance to do later but it shouldn't be very user-visible.

Overheard at No Time to Wait 4 conference which is happening now: "If they exist in the file then we are interested in knowing about them"

Also "Significant Significant Properties" 😂 😂

Follow on the bird site

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Does anyone know of any good tutorials or resources for learning Docker? Like a Carpentry or Programming-Historian style intro?

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Looking for connections who know a thing or two (or even more than two things) about doing an MA in Archiving.

If this is you, can I ask you a few questions?

If this is not you, please could you signal boost?

Hello and fediverse, what are the myths that you often find yourself debunking/busting when talking about our work?

"To remember is to regenerate, recreate, reinvent and reformulate." Prof Kwok quoting Emmanuel Tjibaou's keynote yesterday (More on

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I made a Thing! It’s called the Ident-O-Matic and it can run multiple format identification tools over a file for you

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Any digipres club folks heading to ALA? I'm just doing expo pass, but since I'm in DC, I figure this is a good chance to say hi to people!

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Any vintage computing and/or emulator enthusiasts out there who have favorite hobbyist sites or resources? I realized this was a crucial missing piece in my emulation-resources repo:

Thanks to @misty, has successfully migrated unto new hardware! Toot us if you are experiencing any problems. Meanwhile keeping tooting 🍍 💾 🐘 🎺 🎊

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Mastodon sometimes sends me along notifies that people are saying the equivalent of "Here is Jason's account on mastodon but he almost never posts, he posts on twitter but twitter badddddd" across the month. Sorry about that, I go where the mass audience is.

If you're exclusively here, let me suggest my podcast, "Jason Scott Talks His Way Out of It" - monetary support is encouraged but not required. I'm at 61 episodes and growing weekly.

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Admin announcement: tomorrow, I'm migrating to new hardware. There will be some downtime while that happens!

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Hooray, is back! So now I can ask a question of any QEMU tinkerers and/or legacy Linux users:

Any suggestions for getting '90s-era Mandrake (5.x) to recognize sound and network cards? As far as I can tell from modprobe, Mandrake had native drivers for QEMU's emulated SB16 and NE2000 PCI devices, and they're loaded into the kernel, but the OS still won't see them.

Am I going to finally experience the joys of recompiling the Linux kernel???

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Since this is digipres _the club_ perhaps some of y'all will want to present at digipres _the conference_ >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

I know I'm a bit late to the party but OMG😮 , all new in box! Pentium III. Voodoo 5 5500!! 512 MB RAM!


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What's the best way to find and interact with other #librarians on Mastodon? The hashtags I've used and loved on Twitter don't seem to have users here...lovin' Mastodon, but still learn' the culture and best practices 🙂

Oh, I know and love the Trunk (though I should revisit it again, it's been awhile...)

Thanks in advance!!!

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New tool klaxon red alert! First public pre-release of tapeimgr, a simple tape imaging and extraction tool (GUI + CLI). Details here:

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Definitely still believe this but don't know how we get there:

Digital preservation can't be something that only "digital preservation professionals" do, it needs to be something within reach of individuals who want to keep their own stuff during their lifetimes and then pass it on to friends and family. You're probably not going to run some ISO-certified preservation repository at home, but you should be able to keep your photos and home videos for yourself for as long as you want to keep them

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I could really use some help from someone who knows USB, HID, keyboards, the intricacies of PCs interacting with keyboards at POST and such.

I have a Raspberry Pi Zero emulating a USB keyboard. It works great. However if I connect it via my KVM, two of my older PCs will not complete POST. Unplugging the Pi from the KVM's keyboard port solves this. Connecting the Pi directly to the PC solves this. No real keyboard has this issue.

Code and more details:

#Help #USB #HID

Happy World Digital Preservation Day! .💾 🍍 :fediverse:

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