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

Have any reMarkable users played with rmfakecloud? Seems like what I've been wanting to sync my tablet in a meaningful way to my Nextcloud, but a little nervous about it

Also curious what kind of hardware folks run it on. Raspberry Pi? Could it maybe run on the same VPS my Nextcloud is already on?

github.com/ddvk/rmfakecloud

April 27, 2022
Ethan Gates
The_BFOOL@digipres.club

Forget the secret Prince tapes or whatever, release the Ishtar soundtrack

April 26, 2022
Ethan Gates
The_BFOOL@digipres.club

I finally pieced together all the tutorials that folks on the birdsite linked me on APIs, a GUI tool that makes (some) visual sense to me, someone else's Python script, and some half-baked/auto-generated documentation into a successful GET request on an EaaSI deployment and I'm so stunned I forgot what to do next

April 26, 2022
Ethan Gates
The_BFOOL@digipres.club

A quirk of our apartment is that our landlord provides and controls the wifi (he's a WFH San Francisco expat tech manager of some sort) - nice in that he shouldered the cost/brunt of getting both our households set up with the highest-tier service option available (covered with rent) and set up a good mesh network, downside is that I don't have router control ergo can't set up all the weird home servers I want

April 26, 2022
Ethan Gates
The_BFOOL@digipres.club

Frankly not sure whether I ever did a proper post, so making one I can pin:

Hello, new and seasoned fediverse! My name's Ethan, I live in central Massachusetts in the U.S I'm also a struggling puzzle addict and I'm curious about tech. I post too much about work (as a digital archivist) so trying to post more about what I'm reading, watching, playing.

I keep several long-form blogs if that's your thing:
patchbay.tech
bestfilmofourlives.blog
ethan-gates.com/blog

April 25, 2022
Ethan Gates
The_BFOOL@digipres.club

Settling into a rate of one new Patch Bay post every two years

patchbay.tech/blog/2022/04/21/

April 21, 2022
Ethan Gates
The_BFOOL@digipres.club

Mellon Foundation and Doodle re-branding on the same day: coincidence?

March 28, 2022
Ethan Gates
The_BFOOL@digipres.club

New EaaSI training module out, this time introducing what we mean by an "EaaSI network" and how we use OAI-PMH:

softwarepreservationnetwork.or

By god, I just might actually finish 8 of these before the end of the grant period as promised!

March 18, 2022
Ethan Gates
The_BFOOL@digipres.club

NYU Cinema Studies still using a VirtualBox setup I put together five years ago to access artists' CD-ROMs, giving me a pick-me-up after two weeks of wrangling with the uncertain future of a grant-funded term position 🤗

interactivemediaarchive.wordpr

March 13, 2022
Ethan Gates
The_BFOOL@digipres.club
February 28, 2022
Ethan Gates
The_BFOOL@digipres.club

The Nintendo/game preservation debate going around has confirmed for me more than ever that we need a new word in English that encompasses the concepts of both preservation and access

February 18, 2022
Ethan Gates
The_BFOOL@digipres.club

I am *still* clicking "Deny" on VPN authentication requests, don't think I've let you off the hook Duo

January 28, 2022
Ethan Gates
The_BFOOL@digipres.club

No, this is not a post about Wordle, and yes, this is a post about Wordle.

Ethan Gates | Puzzling
ethan-gates.com/2022/01/puzzli

January 16, 2022
Ethan Gates
The_BFOOL@digipres.club

A thing I love about snap apps is how the font cache corrupts literally every time you quit a program

January 05, 2022