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Jason Scott @textfiles@digipres.club

I've been handed 1 terabyte of Flash. Uploading it to the archive across the week.

Speaking at Living Computers Museum tonight, in Seattle.

The next 170+ Ted Nelson scans are up at archive.org/details/tednelsonj (and the previous 5,000+ also up there).

So, while I'm banned over at Twitter (ban lifts sooner rather than later), I did want to say that while people want me at Mastodon full-time, I don't feel it's QUITE ready for that, and I'm still up in the air about the character and quality of what I want to do fitting in here. I chose a digipres Mastodon and I'm worried I'll be wearing people out. Maybe I just need to make my own instance.

@textfiles p.s. this is a spam account that instructed me to follow Kim Kardashian on Instagram

Banned from Twitter for 12 hours. how's everyone doin'

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I think I need to start documenting the Quicktime format of Grandia's strange nonstandard .MOV files. Might help me figure out what the heck it is.

I could use eyes from anyone familiar with MPEG and similar codecs, too; I have a feeling eyeballing the video bitstream is going to be necessary to figure out what it is.

Yeah, going to not do the NDSA thing. Thanks for helping me, folks

But I'm not overly interested in causing more controversy than I already do, and I have so much on my plate anyway.

Thanks for the comments so far. This mostly stems from a tweet that @beet_keeper made on Twitter with details for ndsa.org/meetings/ and the "In/visible Work" theme kind of interested me - maybe my work in being public facing would have use to people who didn't go up through radio/tv/film like I did, and how I work to bring attention that way. I generally swear off archive conferences now but the thought occurred to me.

I get some (mostly subtweeted) anger that clumsy ol' me gets a lot of attention while others don't - the question is if that talk would be wanted.

I can't decide if it's useful for self-aggrandizing asshole (that's me) offering to do a speech/presentation on building a public persona around archiving for this iPRES thing. Any thoughts appreciated (negative or positive).

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This is roughly 200 tapes. Some are backups I apparently did of others, but that'll all be sorted out. All have now been ripped and uploaded to the Internet Archive, and I'll be fixing up the metadata and the rest so that it's easier to understand. I'll link it back and forth to the BBS Documentary main site. This is a goldmine, one I'm glad to finally put up.

From floppy diskette to emulated on the Internet Archive in 120 seconds.