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

Why:

1) are Linux email clients a trash fire of never-updated early-aughts design

2) can't MPOW switch to Hey email addresses *right now*

June 26, 2020
Ethan Gates
The_BFOOL@digipres.club

My professional career has been building to the moment of explaining another Mac OS chipset migration to my family

June 22, 2020
Ethan Gates
The_BFOOL@digipres.club

I don't know who else needs to hear this, but TIL that ' $ cd - ' will take you back to your previous directory and I am shook

June 16, 2020
Ethan Gates
The_BFOOL@digipres.club

Best part about using Linux almost all the time but keeping a Windows partition for occasional use is that baked in to that "occasional" is an extra 30 minutes minimum of running updates

May 13, 2020
Ethan Gates
The_BFOOL@digipres.club

Running out of things in my "to read" pile, can't/really shouldn't order any new books before moving, getting dangerously close to Carrie's college copy of Moby Dick, what do I do

May 12, 2020
Ethan Gates
The_BFOOL@digipres.club

Hooray! I am not in the pilot program but very intrigued to see what DPC's learning modules look like come May

dpconline.org/blog/n2n-lastday

(I do wish they would address the name change publicly somehow, assuming it was for the reason I think it was...but perhaps in the "lessons learned" report mentioned here)

April 01, 2020
Ethan Gates
The_BFOOL@digipres.club

My Hello Void pin serving as guiding philosophy this Friday, every Friday, every day forever

March 27, 2020
Ethan Gates
The_BFOOL@digipres.club

Going to go live on Twitch installing software for a bit. Troubleshooting emulation is weirdly soothing right now. Tune in if you're curious.

twitch.tv/the_bfool/

March 20, 2020
Ethan Gates
The_BFOOL@digipres.club

Is there a open source alternative to Twitch livestream hosting? Like can you connect OBS to self-hosted PeerTube or something? Does that get you live chat features?

I want to do some more emulation streams during this time of everyone doing WFH, but also am trying to divest from Amazon this year and also I have access to a Yale spinup service so I'm ready to go nuts

March 16, 2020
Ethan Gates
The_BFOOL@digipres.club

Struggling to keep my "maturity model" jokes/snark to myself here at

February 18, 2020
Ethan Gates
The_BFOOL@digipres.club

Hi! I write docs. I like to try different platforms/tools for writing those docs to see what works best. I also like to preview them locally before I push them online.

What I'm saying is, my terminal is a f***ed hellscape of virtual envs and hidden config folders. Please help.

December 11, 2019
Ethan Gates
The_BFOOL@digipres.club
twitter link

LOLOLOLing at Jack Dorsey's "twitter is going to create an open decentralized standard for social media" announcement
twitter.com/jack/status/120476

"up to five" architects and engineers WOW SO GENEROUS AND SUSTAINABLE dear god

December 11, 2019
Ethan Gates
The_BFOOL@digipres.club

Now on to: "A People's History of Computing in the United States" by Joy Lisi Rankin
goodreads.com/book/show/385020

December 10, 2019
Ethan Gates
The_BFOOL@digipres.club

On this dreary Monday morning, please enjoy My First Browser Extension, now available for Firefox Add-ons (Chrome review pending)

addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firef

This is an early Christmas gift built on request, but let it be a beacon for everyone struggling with self-doubt

(Also I will post the code shortly, when able, but I don't want to ruin the surprise and I promise there is literally no JavaScript included)

December 09, 2019
Ethan Gates
The_BFOOL@digipres.club

One for the digipres book club: anyone read this one? I'm enjoying (well, "enjoying", it's good is the point)

goodreads.com/book/show/401219

December 06, 2019