"To remember is to regenerate, recreate, reinvent and reformulate." Prof Kwok quoting Emmanuel Tjibaou's keynote yesterday (More on twitter.com/hashtag/seapavaa23)

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I made a Thing! Itโ€™s called the Ident-O-Matic and it can run multiple format identification tools over a file for you mybinder.org/v2/gh/digipresnet

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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, digipres.club has successfully migrated unto new hardware! Toot us if you are experiencing any problems. Meanwhile keeping tooting ๐Ÿ ๐Ÿ’พ ๐Ÿ˜ ๐ŸŽบ ๐ŸŽŠ

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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" patreon.com/textfiles - 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 digipres.club to new hardware. There will be some downtime while that happens!

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Hooray, digipres.club 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_ >>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ndsa.org/meetings/

I know I'm a bit late to the party but OMG๐Ÿ˜ฎ , 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 ๐Ÿ™‚

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: github.com/KBNLresearch/tapeim

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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: gist.github.com/QBFreak/b7bc6a

#Help #USB #HID

Happy World Digital Preservation Day digipres.club! .๐Ÿ’พ ๐Ÿ :fediverse:

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digipres.club is now running Mastodon 2.4.0! I'm ending my upgrades for tonight, but will resume upgrading tomorrow. My goal is to get this server to Mastodon 2.6.1 tomorrow.

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How do y'all keep track of terminal commands that are super handy but you will still probably only use them once every ~3 months and completely forget the flags/syntax/regex in the meantime

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Hi everyone! Just to let you know, I'm planning on upgrading digipres.club to the latest version of Mastodon in the near future. There may be brief windows of downtime, though I don't anticipate it being a major issue.

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Hello all, the Call for Contributions opens 3 December. The program committee is excited to announce the conference themes & topics, based on the community's input. See the conference website for the full list and more conference info! ipres2019.org/call-for-contrib

No Time to Wait 3: Rough Consensus and Running Archives is happening right now.

A FREE two-day symposium focused on open media, open standards, and digital audiovisual preservation hosted by British Film Institute and MediaArea.net.

More info at mediaarea.net/NoTimeToWait3

Catch the livestream at youtube.com/watch?v=M3mthecCNR

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digipres.club 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 digipres.club. 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.