Digitizing Domesday Disks
Stephen Wolfram: "Just copied a notebook (on a floppy) from Mathematica V1 (1988) to V11 (2018) ... and it JUST WORKED! (And the code still runs!)"
Me: python project of 1.5 years ago, forgot to commit requirements.txt. headbanging.
Curatorial Pirates: Torrent Internet Clubs May One Day Be the Last Real Video Stores
“Confessions of a Disk Cracker”
De-protecting and archiving old software before they’re lost to time
"Let’s Encrypt runs on 1.5 rack of hardware and is maintained by 12 ppl only!"
Today, we're opening up the great library of source code https://www.softwareheritage.org/2018/06/07/opening-the-door/
Live from @unesco headquarters in Paris.
@swheritage @rdicosmo @webmink
for my personal backups i've used for more than a decade http://rsnapshot.org (it's a simple perl script). it's time to upgrade, so i'm moving to restic https://restic.net/ (but rsnapshot is still running).
Vidscan, a paperless magazine that can be recorded off television - ads on Mondo 2000 issue 1 (1989)
for no reason, the memory of "_why the lucky stiff" https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Why_the_lucky_stiff has flashed in my head.
at that time i was very attracted by hoodwink.d, basically an idea of web annotation 10 years ago
"What we're doing is clandestine
off-web experimentation and it is of the utmost importance that we
remain concealed and uncatalogued by the major search engines"
do you remember more of it?
I’m trying an experiment in opening up how we run our open source projects. If you’re interested in what we’re up to at the UK Web Archive feel free to drop in during our Online Hours... http://blogs.bl.uk/webarchive/2018/05/online-hours.html
There is some interesting work going on at the w3c & ietf on packaging web content for offline use:
A big part of their focus (compared to previous efforts) seems to be on using service workers to deliver content offline in such a way that the authenticity can be verified without an internet connection.