A well known vintage game authority turned out to be a forger. Official announcement from the Big Box PC Game Collectors group: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1qJGzASCngUNZbBbXVbJQ0-n4-ne4j3wRL0xGYH_ASC8/edit
If anyone out there needs to validate disc images on their Mac, I’ve just packaged up the edccchk EDC sector validation tool in my Homebrew tap. To install:
brew install mistydemeo/digipres/edccchk
Interesting post here describing (at a fairly high level) Mozilla's participation in Project Bergamot, which is building a webpage-translation engine that runs entirely locally, rather than calling & relaying your text through a remote server: https://blog.mozilla.org/en/mozilla/local-translation-add-on-project-bergamot/
I was confused when I heard the term “instavidist” the other day (for “streamer”), but turns out it’s actually a calque from Québecois French? “instavidéaste” is in the official dictionary. https://gdt.oqlf.gouv.qc.ca/ficheOqlf.aspx?Id_Fiche=26556687
This story about social media algorithms harassing users with upsetting content is disturbing. They’re so convinced it’s the way to hook users on using the site more that they can’t find a way to opt out of the content that’s traumatizing them. https://www.latimes.com/business/technology/story/2022-05-25/for-pregnant-women-the-internet-can-be-a-nightmare
Runs digipres.club. Writes software, works on digital preservation on the side. Previously worked at Artefactual.
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