Ethan Gates

Software preservation. Moving image archivist/technician. Soviet Cinema enthusiast. Passionate about film, TV, audiovisual cables. He/him.

Ethan Gates
The_BFOOL@digipres.club

Sometimes at work I have to refer to "big-S Software" or "little-s software", and now I will force you all to learn why

softwarepreservationnetwork.or

3 hours ago
Ethan Gates
The_BFOOL@digipres.club

do any of the lovely digital preservation and CS educators on here have a favorite resource that explains or begins the question of "what is software?"

January 15, 2021
Ethan Gates
The_BFOOL@digipres.club

Hopefully of interest to digipres.club and the fediverse - Software Preservation Network is recruiting new members for working groups!

(You don't need to be or work for a SPN member to join! Just an interest in software + digital preservation)

I'll be co-coordinating the new Community Engagement Collaborative, which is a working group aimed particularly at outreach, events, and welcoming new members/folks into the SPN circle. Happy to answer questions!

softwarepreservationnetwork.or

January 13, 2021
Ethan Gates
The_BFOOL@digipres.club

I was hoping we would get this out before the winter break so as not to be trying to promote new resources during *all this*, but oh well:

This was a super fun Case Study to work on, Annie's the best, and I learned a bunch about early Macintosh and Lisa development that we couldn't really squeeze in here but that I would be happy to rant about at any time

softwarepreservationnetwork.or

January 11, 2021
Ethan Gates
The_BFOOL@digipres.club

I JUST opened this tab, what does this mean

January 06, 2021
Ethan Gates
The_BFOOL@digipres.club

lmao they won't even let you see cached messages?

January 04, 2021
Ethan Gates
The_BFOOL@digipres.club

Help, fediverse - a little while back I saw a post about a self-hosted Twitch-like streaming platform, and now I can't find it again (might've been on the birdsite). It wasn't Open Streaming Platform.What am I thinking of?

January 02, 2021
Ethan Gates
The_BFOOL@digipres.club

It seems like The Storygraph is actually gaining some buzz/traction as a Goodreads alt so just putting my profile out there, curious if there are any fedi friends to follow! beta.thestorygraph.com/profile

January 01, 2021
Ethan Gates
The_BFOOL@digipres.club

Oh now this Corellium news is VERY interesting

December 30, 2020
Ethan Gates
The_BFOOL@digipres.club

I don't *think* I'm going to squeeze in any more new books/movies/shows into 2020 (we just started rewatching Peep Show for the ~fourth time, so), meaning I can post my year-end recommendations:

ethan-gates.com/2020/12/best-o

December 28, 2020