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I would like it if you watched something I made about how the web and I grew up together (only if you have 15 uninterrupted minutes to spare). ashleyblewer.com/throttled.htm

Now that Slack have reinvented themselves as remote-work experts, do you figure they’ll keep letting their employees work remotely after they no longer *have* to? Or will everyone have to pile right back into the office?

What’s your new quarantine hobby? Mine is buying up obscure, underdocumented multimedia CD-ROMs to document and archive.

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hey everyone, you can watch my !!con keynote talk about text and lines and lines of text in the recorded livestream here (along with all of the rest of yesterday's talks) youtu.be/EReoVpb9LJo?t=1297 featuring: a surprising number of photographs of medieval manuscripts, a hilbert curve, a tasteful amount of cannabis, shortcuts on the road not taken, enjambed zinnias

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Before I go to bed, here's a blog post I wrote a while ago and never published, on names and responsibility in software:

nora.codes/post/names-legal-na

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what does it actually do? well, I guess you’d uh get to your home station, double check the posted timetable, then get on the train, tell the player how long it is until Shinjuku or wherever, bop along to your MiniDisc and then later it’d alert you with… monophonic bleeps! 😂

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At the con you’re selling books cover out, so that’s fine. But imagine a bookstore picks up your book where it goes on a bookshelf. Now even if someone is looking for it they might not find it! Same if a library buys it. Even in someone’s personal collection…

Imagine thumbing through your shelf for something to read, and having a book with no title *or* author. Are you going to pick it up or are you going to move on to the next book? Yeah, you’re moving on to the next book.

Since we got new shelves I’m reshelving our graphic novel collection. We buy a decent bunch of self-published stuff from VanCAF, which makes me realize: a lot of people don’t realize how important it is to print something on the spine!

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Very interested in this Provenance article on public-private partnerships, archival records, and Ancestry.com (our nemesis)

digitalcommons.kennesaw.edu/pr

cc @TeamMidwest / @archivist

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RT @yo_bj
Library, archive, and museum/gallery workers, join us!

COVID4GLAM is a discussion community for GLAM workers to connect, problem solve, organize resources, and support one other as our workloads transform under #COVID19.

Sign up at discord.gg/vkaSYV5.

RT widely, ty!

Well, this isn’t a surprise given how long Keybase has been flailing to find new services that worked. They’ve probably been angling for an acquisition for years. I wouldn’t count on the public keyserver staying around in the long run. keybase.io/blog/keybase-joins-

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I wrote a Rust crate to help with localising applications and libraries:

git.open-communication.net/spa

The idea is that all language assets are collected in a central place, compiled into the binary, but then selected at runtime, according to the system's LANG environment.

It's still pretty work-in-progress but if you wanna use it, feedback is much appreciated!

Wanted to support local bookstores right now, so I bought a couple of books I’d been meaning to read via bike delivery from The Paper Hound 💖

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