Marguerite Engberg celebrated her 100th birthday on the 12th of June. She has been most influential for my professional career in film conservation and restoration.

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Solving the 2038 bug by moving the Unix epoch and using complicated signalling methods to communicate between systems what the epoch represents

The majority of today’s coloured world is based on a BGGR, RGGB, GBRG or GRBG pattern, having a quarter of the red, half of the green and a quarter of the blue information. Yet, of course, at half of the horizontal and vertical pixel resolution you get a full RGB file.

The first public presentation:
… and more to come!

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«We use cookies to enhance your experience.» is a fascist statement. Period.

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Working on a lecture for next week inspired me to properly condense all my bookmarked emulation resources into one basket, and put the list out there for everyone.

If you've got favored blogs/papers/guides for emulation, please contribute and share!!

Sadly cannot longer be installed via Homebrew / Linuxbrew with the options which are useful for AV archivists (e.g. OpenJPEG, Rubberband or Tesseract).

The registration for the 4th International Conference
(25–27 February 2019 at the BFI Southbank in London, United Queendom) has opened:

Man pages are much nicer when hyphenation is switched off, because hyphenation makes way too many mistakes in technical documents. Just add the


command after the



(On an Intel NUC with i5-6260U CPU at 1.8 GHz.)

Emulation is indeed a powerful tool!

Here is an application, programmed in witch uses XCMD and XFCN resources themself programmed in C, that works fine on a virtual machine under Windows.

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

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Now that my FILM muxer is in FFmpeg, I think my next step will be writing up a blog post on it! I didn’t find many resources on this kind of thing, so I hope writing about my experiences will help other people - and be interesting in general.

I’m still trying to figure out why FFmpeg’s Cinepak is being rejected by the Saturn, but it’s a bit less pressing now that I have access to a vintage Cinepak encoder. My muxer’s still very useful for replacing audio. 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.