The_BFOOL shared a status by jonippolito
Jon Ippolito

RT @jonippolito 📝 📷 ➡️ 🖥❓What's your favorite software+hardware for scanning still images or digitizing archival docs—ideally open source? Uber-conservator @unstablearchive and uber-preservationist @ablwr would love Twitter replies or notes added to this Google Doc! [repeated from Twitter]

May 14, 2019
Ethan Gates

Hooray, is back! So now I can ask a question of any QEMU tinkerers and/or legacy Linux users:

Any suggestions for getting '90s-era Mandrake (5.x) to recognize sound and network cards? As far as I can tell from modprobe, Mandrake had native drivers for QEMU's emulated SB16 and NE2000 PCI devices, and they're loaded into the kernel, but the OS still won't see them.

Am I going to finally experience the joys of recompiling the Linux kernel???

May 01, 2019
Ethan Gates

amazing installation screen for a custom dBase application released by the Census Bureau in ~1995

there is literally no more context to this

April 29, 2019
Ethan Gates

seriously considering getting a pair of compression gloves because my hands are always FREEZING in the office (also in many other places, I do have poor circulation or something, but it is particularly acute here)

does anyone else do this/have recommendations for being a cold digipres desk monkey?

April 24, 2019
The_BFOOL shared a status by bitsgalore
Johan van der Knijff

RT @bitsgalore New bloggage - a simple workflow tool for imaging optical media using readom and ddrescue

March 22, 2019
Ethan Gates

Does anyone have readings off the top of their head along the lines of "don't refer to computers as 'magic' because it obscures the human decisions and biases and labor that go into making technology"

I want to start picking this bone and would like to be able to point immediately to more well-thought-out arguments ;)

March 15, 2019
Ethan Gates
FB rant

Ok, finally bothered to read Zuckerberg's letter. Lord, spare me.

The word "advertising" is in here....once? I think? And YET AGAIN he's put the onus on the users (oh YOU thought we wouldn't let every half-wit "researcher" and "startup" access your one-on-one chats? whatever gave YOU that impression?)

I still see nothing in here even suggesting they'll stop selling the shadow profile I'm quite sure they've kept and gathered on me in the past two years.

March 07, 2019
Ethan Gates

I try to be super upfront that I'm running Ubuntu any time I have an issue with university systems and have to file an ITS issue

And yet, every time, do I have to spend half an hour with the poor help desk employee whose script requires them to send me .exe remote desktop installers? You betcha!

March 06, 2019
Ethan Gates

Code4Lib live streams available today, tomorrow and Friday on their youtube page!

Sarah Roberts' opening keynote on megatech content moderation has been bone-chilling but confirms that I want to be a part of a community that is putting issues like this front and center

February 20, 2019
Ethan Gates

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!!

February 09, 2019