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Thank you Dominik, I have been blessed with a treasure of digital memories to rediscover and share. So glad that you were able to enjoy my journey through the archives.

 

According to this interview with R.U. Sirius

"Howard Rheingold swears that heโ€™s Michael Wilson, who was involved in the development of the TV show Burn Notice..."

https://www.neondystopia.com/cyberpunk-books-fiction/on-music-mondo-mayhem-an-interview-with-r-u-sir...

 

Also the same week I discovered there's a Jay's Longhorn documentary..

https://longhornfilm.com/

 

Oh wow.

Already have @djkevincole a few minutes in...

https://www.tpt.org/minnesota-experience/video/first-avenue-closer-to-the-stars-preview-37031/

@FirstAvenue

 

Something about these times that I feel your loss as my own. ๐Ÿ’”

Thank you for connecting the community and being there for everyone, as Ralph was there for you.

 

Thank you for letting me share Julie's memories, tacky postcards and all, with everyone.

If anyone reading this has suffered a similar loss, please feel free to reach out for a sympathetic ear or for help finding memories in the archives. DMs open.

 

Actually with some tweaks I got all the grunge list content I was looking for!

Still think it would be awesome if the backup tapes were found. @herf wrote a great article about the lyrics part of the site:

http://stereopsis.com/lyrics.html

 

Thank you for your sympathy and for all the work you've done to make @PerkeepOrg into a such a useful tool for personal digital preservation.

 

Honored that I was able to tell my story of restoration and healing on the @internetarchive blog today.

Thank you @whanamura and the IA team for your compassion and for preserving so many cherished memories of my life with @jflindner.

https://twitter.com/internetarchive/status/1240740409204072449

 

Aha. swore that I already checked. So yay!

But sadly... many/most of the leaf pages are empty or truncated. So sad :(

The quest continues!

 

A challenge to the data hoarders out there. Find the contents of the amazing music archive that one lived at archive.uwp.edu (FTP or Gopher) and was mirrored to mirrors.aol.com.

@textfiles - didn't see it in the boneyard. Ideas?

http://www.folklib.net/index/uwp_gone.shtml

 

We've now entered the Cyberspace future predicted 30 years ago. Expecting a resurgence in Industrial Music..

https://archive.org/details/cyberpunk_201410

 

St Patrick's Day Isolation mood...

๐ŸŽต Caffeine sugar and THC
Is all that the doctors are gonna find in me
When they do the autopsy
The micro-organism won't get me ๐ŸŽต

Remember to support local artists like @boiledinlead@twitter.com

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l83rheFrjiY

 

Post yur playlist plz.. There are only so many Neil Cicierega tracks out there... Save me before I start hitting the Nightcore...

True story: After too much time in the Fortress of Solitude Superman morphed into Bizarro.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wGa1b0m-LWY

 

I have that whole email thread archived.. What a trip.. Quite pleased that you're still leading on alternative ways to fund, create, and deliver quality content.

 

Indeed! I've been following the growing community. Definitely an example of a Retro Upgrade for our current computing environment.

https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/RetroUpgrade

 

Blaming the IRS for your poorly engineered software is sad. Most people can e-file.

Instead please:

1. Apologize for the problem.
2. Tell us when it will be fixed.
3. Remove the flippant smiley from your signature.

 

For some reason I always thought of Six Apart as Franz Ferdinand.

And for the ultimate crossover here's a Franz cover of Serge Gainsbourg

https://youtu.be/G_zCprdV5M8

 

If you want you can refer to case It's closed, but should have details.

Intuit/TurboTax has a market cap of $74B, and just spent $7B to buy Credit Karma. They can afford to hire people to manually fix these returns...

 

Heather -- please read the full thread (there are three pages of unhappy customers) It's a bug in Turbotax and it needs to be fixed.

Sending people who have experienced a loss to read IRS forms is just cruel.

 

Turbotax, you had one job.. Because of this bug surviving spouses have had to mail instead of e-file for years. I escalated with support. They said it would be fixed, but could not notify me when. Just keep trying...

https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/taxes/discussion/rejected-2019-return-based-on-my-deceased-spouse-...

@turbotax @freetaxusa

 

By popular demand I started (manually) cross-posting to Instagram.

https://instagram.com/1500wordmtu

One of these days they'll have a proper API for individuals. Their current one is just super hostile...
https://developers.facebook.com/docs/instagram-api/

 

At DNA Lounge - Hackers 25th Anniversary Movie.

Wow

 

Yeah, it's great. Perfectly sized for my commute and oh so relevant.

 

The "Internet Gopher and Adversarial Interoperability" EFF Deeplink Blog post is now on Cory Doctorow's most excellent Podcast.

https://craphound.com/podcast/2020/02/24/gopher-when-adversarial-interoperability-burrowed-under-the...

@doctorow @eff

 

I miss the local ILEC ISPs. They really got so many people online while remaining true to their communities.

Glad that Gopher got the job done for you!

 

In 1991 a GB was ~$7k

Still amazed that we could pay for all that expensive hardware and had such lousy salaries.. At $30k/year 1 disk would be .3 SWE/y

https://mkomo.com/cost-per-gigabyte

 

Receipts:

Date: Thu, 21 Nov 91 13:51:07
From: Bob Alberti <alberti@boombox>

Clarinet archiving looks to be taking up about 100K blocks (~50 Meg) a month, and if this is the case, we're going to want to get another disk for it, ideally 600+ Megabytes.

 

Bob forgot to mention that he maintained paperboy.micro.umn.edu, a Mac IIfx running INN for a good long while. That enabled Clarinet UPI news.

Having full text searches in 1992 blew people's minds. Plus you could bookmark a search, which was another game changer!

 

Replied to a post on mamot.fr :

Cory did a great job of capturing the early days of Gopher in his article.

 

Sad to hear about the death of Larry Tesler.

โ€œEvery application has an inherent amount of irreducible complexity. The only question is: Who will have to deal with itโ€”the user, the application developer, or the platform developer?โ€

http://nomodes.com/Larry_Tesler_Consulting/Complexity_Law.html

@nomodes

 

@lindner @c_lindner Thanks everyone for making this my most popular tweet! Can someone explain what this AfD oaf is saying? Google Translate doesn't have a &quot;white supremacy&quot; setting...

https://twitter.com/Georg_Pazderski/status/1226519119618543618

Guess I need to learn some German insults. (Or aggressively block)

 

@vonneudeck @haekelschwein Thank you! Being mistaken for a @c_lindner is okay. Where else would I see this:

https://youtu.be/W9mjIITCL9Q

Maybe someone can give me a German language joke I can use to respond to mistaken identity? Maybe a Stilblรผten ????

 

I just wish I got mistaken for @patricklindner instead. Volksmusik is better than Neoliberal Politics!

 

Everything I know about German Politics comes from mistaken rage mentions for @c_lindner

Sadly it appears that the centrists once again prefer fascists to leftists. Also see "The Iron Law of Institutions"

https://www.dw.com/en/far-right-afd-kingmakers-in-german-state-election/a-52268385

 

@TheCurrent @twinkiejiggles Would love to hear Mr. Blue Sky by ELO. The perfect sunshiney song. It's from Paul in Oakland remembering Julie tonight.

She originally requested it July 26, 2014 from @thewombatt

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLrzxz5-dv4abR0FVHQEY92y7EcYuWwCDh

 

Thank you @BillDeVille for the heartfelt dedication of my request this morning on United States of on @TheCurrent

And thank you to Frank Randall of the Sycamores for this song and his kindness.

http://www.sycamores.com/lyrics/red-wing-boots/

 

Ya my flight just landed. What's up in MN?

https://twitter.com/pyry/status/816458480399880192

 

Will be attending the DWeb SF Meetup tonight at @internetarchive Quite the lineup including @ara4n and @bluesky

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dweb-sf-meet-up-january-tickets-88949818301

 

about Nightcore via @RadioK

I think it's the only way I'll want to hear 80s music from now on.

 

Converted my withknown instance from docker to podman. Replaced docker-compose with a pod. Upped Known version. Fedora 31 here I come...

 

Julie

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My wife Julie passed away from breast cancer last month. Today I published her obituary in the Star Tribune, San Francisco Chronicle, the Rochester Post Bulletin and at https://julieslife.com/

We knew right away that we completed each other and fell deeper in love for 27 years. She meant everything to me.

Thank you for bearing witness to Julieโ€™s life, for the condolences and for honoring Julie's memory.

ย 

 

Algedonic Meters? Real time citizen feedback? For Chilean people? Looks like Cyberfolk 2019!

https://twitter.com/cesifoti/status/1188143056878538753

 

Did you know your hard disk is descended from a streetcar? Learn how in "Solid State: Minnesota's High Tech History". Also includes Cray, the Oregon Trail and yes, Internet Gopher.

https://www.tpt.org/solid-state/video/solid-state-minnesotas-high-tech-history-35848/

via @tpt

 

Apple: Introducing Dark Mode for iOS 13
Android: Try our new Dark Theme in Android Q
PG&E

 

Expect outages of my @withknown host 1500wordmtu.com due to @PGE4Me power cuts.

My low-power home server, solar panels, and batteries are pretty solid. ISPs? Not so sure....

https://gilligan.fandom.com/wiki/Electric_Generator

 

10 Years ago today: Sundar Pichai tells you why SideWiki is cool.

https://googleblog.blogspot.com/2009/09/help-and-learn-from-others-as-you.html

@sundarpichai

 

Ruha Benjamin presented this 1957 robot future by SuperGirl creator Otto Binder today. Prescient and horrifying at the same time and brings to mind Graeber's take on flying cars.

@ruha9 @davidgraeber

http://blog.modernmechanix.com/youll-own-slaves-by-1965/

 

Small world. Bumped into @micropixie today in the Mission. A reminder to support your local artists and musicians. Also do check out "Dark Sight of the Moon" which is vg

https://micropixie.bandcamp.com/

 

Game Services and Digital Preservation

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I think it's time for aย Legal Deposit scheme for Games.

- Game publishers would put their games in Escrow when they publish.ย ย 
- Game Services could publish a spec on how to interpret the game contents.
- 'Orphan' games would actually be preserved.- Users that purchased the Game would then be entitled to a copy of the escrowed item, plus the design on how to run them.

This, combined with an export of user-generated data would allow for usability after Stadia or the Game Publisher sunsets the service/game.

And to be honest I'd love to see this extended to all Online "Stores" that don't let you export usable contents.

Barring that Game Services could enter aย Ulysses Pact with users if they are serious about the long-haul..ย 

ย For each purchase a user makes put 10x in a locked escrow fund.ย  When the service cancels that money can be used to migrate the games to a new provider or payout back the user.

- If a Game Service gets few users it's not a lot of money to exit and actually would increase satisfaction.
- If a Game Service does get popular then there's an explicit feedback loop that reinforces the durability of the system and alignment of interests.

Evernote announced something like this, but never really followed through.ย  ย A small company called Foreverย actually does have a preservation fund that is purpose driven.