If I must present at a conference on the day Avengers comes out, then I'll leave in the placeholder Spiderman joke on this slide

As a non-car person, I want to go to that UVA emulation workshop! Is anyone going down from the DC area who wouldn't mind having another person in their car?

Library electronic resource griping 

Finally ironed out my digitization workflow... and then IT installed new compliance software on the computers that's causing tons of dropped frames and audio sync errors

I swear to god

One day this project will be done

One month I'm finally gonna make it to the DCHDC meetup 😞

Final Blackmagic update: One of the USB shuttles is having problems now. So I plugged in one of the older Thunderbolt model that was having problems... and it works perfectly 🤷‍♂️ [laughing/crying]

The moral of the story: Any Blackmagic shuttle model is good, and also maybe they're filled with goblins, and environmental conditions are chaos. Yay!

VHS players are cursed magic. We've been having audio issues with VHS capture recently, and the five players in my office each play different tapes correctly 🤷‍♂️

Hello new followers! I use my account on this instance for digital preservation/library professional stuff. If you're looking for Obscuritory things, I'll post those on @shadsy

Re-watching 30 Rock. Jack talked about how he converted his home movies to DVD "to preserve these memories forever." Noooooo!

Finally resolved the interference issue with the BlackMagic Intensity Shuttle! The problem seems to be the Thunderbolt model. For whatever reason (poor shielding, cheap cable quality, etc.), the Thunderbolt cables were producing electromagnetic interference.

If you get a BlackMagic Intensity Shuttle, buy the USB 3 model! It's also $50 cheaper

The most positive thing to come out of the Tumblr debacle is seeing that the immediate response, instead of "get the Internet Archive to back up everything", has been "everyone should take responsibility for backing up their own work, here are tools you can use"

Just found these same instructions in a reel to reel tape here. We need more cute cartoons in today's storage media landscape kartemquinarchive.blogspot.com

Definitely still believe this but don't know how we get there:

Digital preservation can't be something that only "digital preservation professionals" do, it needs to be something within reach of individuals who want to keep their own stuff during their lifetimes and then pass it on to friends and family. You're probably not going to run some ISO-certified preservation repository at home, but you should be able to keep your photos and home videos for yourself for as long as you want to keep them

My family is going to Disney World for Christmas, and I'm making sure we're leaving time to go see the giant floppy disk

The game preservation DMCA exemption is great, and I'm glad the outlook from people is generally positive. I was concerned because a big chunk of the proposal was declined, but it's good that folks are excited about what they can do with the small exemption that was carved out

Update to the earlier thread about the BlackMagic Intensity Shuttle: It's probably still okay to use. I'd chalk up our problems to our noisy environment and possibly something faulty with the Thunderbolt model

Work troubleshooting again sadly 

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