A perennial @textfiles tweet
<<Anybody looking for a little... software?>>
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.
Pssst hey Digital Preservation people: http://twitch.tv/textfilesdotcom
All cylinders firing https://digipres.club/media/mLjeVVKI1pA84yH0c9g
This script goes through uploads to the archive software collection, detects when people are uploading CDs, and is adding them automatically to subcollections. https://digipres.club/media/z_mzMy__LevzllCUeLk
https://www.twitch.tv/textfilesdotcom is me live-streaming my CD-ROM reading and Mini-DV transfer.
The Internet Archive now has WebAssembly for the "Emulation in a Browser" setup. http://blog.archive.org/2018/02/13/emulation-in-the-browser-adds-webassembly/ - there's no real action items here; it'll just start working in browsers which support WebAssembly, which is all of them. It mostly means that as WebAssembly gets better, tighter, improved, our emulation will improve along with it.
Some of the DV tapes have a little bit of schmutz/problems, but thems the breaks. On the whole, the tapes are in very good shape. Currently transferring the DV data over, uploading, then hoping some volunteers will highlight issues or we'll simply mark them off. 99% of the data's good so far, which I'll take.
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