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rescue your shit

2011-09-09 17:05:05.82381+00 by Dan Lyke 4 comments

More long-form video worth watching, or at least having playing while you're doing something else: Jason Scott at DefCon 19: ARCHIVE TEAM: A Distributed Preservation of Service Attack. Talks about Archiveteam.org — we are going to rescue your shit, and why digital preservation is worthwhile.

Also references "URLTE.AM: URL shortening was a fucking awful idea."

Via JWZ, who references Chris Fenton building a homebrew Cray-1A with FPGAs, and wrote the paper "Digital Archeology with Drive-Independent Data Recovery: Now, With More Drive Dependence!, about trying to retrieve the old Cray OS off of spider and wasp infested drive packs.

[ related topics: Weblogs Movies Video Archival Web Standards Project - WaSP ]

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#Comment Re: made: 2011-09-10 02:24:10.883786+00 by: mkelley

re: url shortening. it seems like we did all of this work to make our urls human- readable, only to have these sites come along to make them unreadable again.

#Comment Re: made: 2011-09-09 23:00:31.55036+00 by: Dan Lyke

Mars, I don't think it's just Twitter, there are a lot of absolutely lousy email clients that attempt to wrap URLs too.

Brennen, between that and the Moxie Marlinspike presentation at Black Hat, I'm thinking I may have to start going to conferences again.

#Comment Re: made: 2011-09-09 19:29:58.141878+00 by: brennen

This was probably my favorite talk at DefCon; it contrasted pretty favorably with a lot of the more technical stuff.

#Comment Re: made: 2011-09-09 18:39:25.231716+00 by: Mars Saxman

URL shortening really was a fucking awful idea, and it was *obviously* fucking awful the first time anyone proposed it. Why did it become so popular? Is it just twitter?