Ethan Gates

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

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Vicky Steeves
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Hello current & potential users! We're hoping y'all might take a brief ~5 min survey to help us get an idea of who you are & the features you want us to prioritize as we continue to develop 🖥️

Here's the survey (and feel free to share the link to any interested parties/networks!): survey.taguette.org/index.php/

2 days ago
Ethan Gates
The_BFOOL@digipres.club

Love to spend all morning prepping a presentation to the university library community that then does not happen because the IT guy "spaced"

August 14, 2019
Ethan Gates
The_BFOOL@digipres.club

So I finally feel ready to start tackling the Great Google Divorce (it will be a long, and, given my preference for Android, possibly fruitless journey, but let's see where it goes)

First up: replacing Drive and Docs. I think I want to go with Nextcloud + OnlyOffice integration: anyone have hosting recommendations??

August 13, 2019
Ethan Gates
The_BFOOL@digipres.club

Hey digipres.club! Follow along with the shared notes for our EaaSI/FCoP workshop today: "Multithreading Software Preservation and Emulation"

bit.ly/swpres-emulation

August 02, 2019
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Vicky Steeves
vickysteeves@octodon.social

is blocking users based on national origin, citing US trade controls law restrictions....

People from , , , , and North Korea woke up one day to lose access to all their public and private repositories. There's reporting that even people *who traveled* to any of those countries in the last 2 years are losing their data...

And has not said ONE WORD ABOUT IT.

:blobangery:

Read more: medium.com/@hamed/github-block

July 27, 2019
Ethan Gates
The_BFOOL@digipres.club

just spent ~2 hours trying to wrangle ImageMagick or pdfjam to convert and condense about 400 jpegs into one PDF

finally did it in about 5 minutes with gscan2pdf:
linux.die.net/man/1/gscan2pdf

sometimes....GUIs are good

July 26, 2019
Ethan Gates
The_BFOOL@digipres.club

Any vintage computing and/or emulator enthusiasts out there who have favorite hobbyist sites or resources? I realized this was a crucial missing piece in my emulation-resources repo:

github.com/EG-tech/emulation-r

June 21, 2019
Ethan Gates
The_BFOOL@digipres.club

new slide for when people ask us if the legacy operating systems in EaaSI are "secure"

xkcd.com/2166/

June 21, 2019
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andrew
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June 20, 2019
Ethan Gates
The_BFOOL@digipres.club

iPRES program is out!

ipres2019.org/program/

Can't wait for my favorite pre-conference activity, which is planning when to take a break (not going to be easy since our hackathon got accepted!!)

June 17, 2019