@Thorsted have you worked with FoxPro .dbf files?
digipres crew: anyone know how to access/convert FoxPro DB datasets like these? https://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/forms/form-1/data.asp
I've been building a Facebook Events style event organizing system for the Fediverse. It's based on the simple, open source, privacy-respecting event organizing tool https://gath.io
The attached video is a work-in-progress preview and shows compatibility with Mastodon. My hope is to get it working with lots of software, including stuff like Friendica that supports events and calendars.
Check out more at my Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/posts/organizing-on-32729070
“Do Better” -Love(,) Us
Guidelines for Developing and Supporting Grant-Funded Positions in Digital Libraries, Archives, and Museums: https://dobetterlabor.com/
written by members of the DLF Labor Working Group's subgroup on contingency/precarity.
"Most narratives about connectivity -- often pitched by Big Tech -- use slogans like: “Connecting the next billion”, “Bringing access worldwide”, “Connecting the unconnected”, and so on. Those projects are mostly one-size-fits-all. The basic difference to community networks’ approach is that we work within communities’ realities, instead of delivering top-down, ready-made solutions."
-Bruna Zanolli on community networks, https://foundation.mozilla.org/en/blog/why-do-people-communities-need-connectivity/
On this dreary Monday morning, please enjoy My First Browser Extension, now available for Firefox Add-ons (Chrome review pending)
This is an early Christmas gift built on request, but let it be a beacon for everyone struggling with self-doubt
#digipres folks: this is really wonderful: https://parametric.press/issue-01/unraveling-the-jpeg/ #jpeg
I'm proud of my contribution to RFC-270. It was written on 1/1/1972, but the canonical version published online was missing about 80% of the original content. I discovered the full document in a museum archive and worked with the RFC series to get it published. More on this here:
Lois Haibt was the only woman on the IBM FORTRAN development team in the 1970s.
She started there in 1955, before they had a "Programmer" title -- she was "Mathematician". It was two years before the first production-ready compiler would be invented. "Assemblers were fairly new—just getting off the primitive stage."
You can read a very long interview with her at the Engineering and Technology History Wiki: https://ethw.org/Oral-History:Lois_Haibt
I'm pleased to announce the v1.0.0 release of Hometown, my Mastodon fork! It's up to date with Mastodon v2.9.3, and unique features include:
- Local only posting
- Full support for rendering incoming `Article` posts from federated blogs like Write.As
- "Exclusive" lists that let you follow someone without clogging up your home timeline
For more info, including rationale for each new feature, check out our wiki:
And the release itself is here:
Going though my Computer History Museum photos and I found the original copy of this 1971 Telnet system diagram from RFC 158. Now you can compare the charming pencil on lined notebook paper to the official scanned version that's been the only one available for decades.
I love this stuff, it reminds me that the internet was invented by humans jotting things down on whatever paper was at hand and not godlike programmers planning everything exquisitely.
friendly wizard 🏴
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