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@misty I see. Mine seems to work fine. I'm using Subway Tooter. Which client are you using?

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Some twitter v. Mastodon tips for all of the lovely new tooters:

When you like a tweet on twitter, a swarm of AIs spin into action, analysing every aspect of the tweet and trying so desperately to find the matching tweet to show you next that will keep you scrolling, lest their masters decommission them in favor of a new version.

When you fave a toot on Mastodon, there aren't any AIs; you just made another human being across the world feel nice.

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Does a Homebrew formula for `cpio` (allowing to enable `mt`) already exist?

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Do you collect and preserve born digital materials? I am interested in appraising born digital material in special collections and archives. I also want to help other archives build scalable, robust workflows and policies for born digital collections. Please consider completing my 15-30 minute survey on the topic!

@misty New members will automatically follow admins. So when you see "xyz followed you", it's usually a new member.

@misty nothing much as of now. But maybe you can help welcome new members?

Context: Transcoding a 1024x576, 25fps, AVC (Main@L4.1) video file

Result of a black box transcoder. 🤦‍♂️ Any ideas as to what were the parameters to get it so wrong?

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WWYD with an input/output error when disk imaging optical media using dcfldd? Use ddrescue?

@misty sorry took me so long, but you're an admin now!

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Say awoo to our new friends at! Their instance is all about digital preservation so if you wanna talk about that, look no further. @joshuatj is the admin over there

How do you define digital preservation? What is the relationship between that and a digital repository and management system? 🤔

(Inspired by tweet, thought is the best place to ask this question.)

@amelish not at all, not at all! The tagged ppl are the recently more active tooters. Please feel free to edit!

Also, anyone would like to volunteer as a co-admin for Mainly maintenance to make sure this instance runs smoothly for all.

@shadsy @eddy @tvc15 @textfiles @andrewjbtw @ashley @The_BFOOL @beet_keeper @nkrabben @sabrams @anna @elizabeengland @ron_houk @landlibrarian @despens @mickylindlar @joe @elenarchivist @edsu

Hi all, what do you think of establishing a Code of Conduct for It will help us federate with friendly instances.

I am thinking of adopting what we have at our sister instance

Feel free to edit draft at

Thanks @misty for bringing this up.

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