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Hey @edsu, I appreciate you documenting your journal/notetaking approach at .

I use a hodgepodge of physical paper, nvALT, and a personal private wiki but continue to struggle with the note taking lifecycle post-transcription.

Can you comment on how you use your notes?

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This week's blog post turned into a mini-research project as I dug into the history of a viral email I was forwarded 25 years ago

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This has been on my mind for a long time, and now it's a real thing!

Just received a clearance from the department head to revise the college's Data Curation course. I am genuinely excited and fully intend on integrating large parts of @edsu's teaching of it at UMD last term.

I long for a desktop application where I can drag-and-drop a URL from my browser onto the app's icon and the dereferenced page will be sufficiently preserved and nothing more.

I don't want it to have its own clunky UI or requirement to store the capture remotely.

This sort of simplicity has been further convoluted by some of my own software creations but there is a need, even if it is only n=1.

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If you are looking for some music to work to today I recommend this one, which (for me) actually delivers on being "a sonic resource for comfort and calming":

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After all these years I really don’t know how to handle it when I think Someone On The Internet Is Wrong About Something To Do With Digital Preservation.

I want to be helpful, rather than come across as an asshole, or worse still be a patronising asshole. But I’m not sure I have a great track record.

So I tend to keep quiet these days.

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I think I need to start documenting the Quicktime format of Grandia's strange nonstandard .MOV files. Might help me figure out what the heck it is.

I could use eyes from anyone familiar with MPEG and similar codecs, too; I have a feeling eyeballing the video bitstream is going to be necessary to figure out what it is. 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.