A profile in The Guardian of the Internet Archive and my hero, Brewster Kahle (who also pops up in the comments).
Investigating the options for off-world backups.
Data is only as safe as the planet it sits on. It only takes one rock, not too big, not moving that fast, to hit the Earth at a certain angle and: WHAM! Most living species are done for.
How the hell is your Twitter archive supposed to survive that?
Marc Thiele, the lovely organiser of the Beyond Tellerand conference, needs our help recovering the video footage from this year’s event:
The HDD with all recordings (16 talks, 2 cameras) crashed. After sending the HDD to a recovery center they sent me a quote about 2832 Euro for the recovery job.
That’s about $4000. So far it’s three quarters of the way there already! Let’s see if we can hit that target.
A superb post by David that ties together multiple strands of personal digital preservation through homesteading instead of sharecropping.
I wish I had a teacher like David when I was in school.
URLs, permalinks, archives … preservation. It all matters so very much.
This is the stuff James Bond stories are made of. Except in this case, the fortress exists to store data rather than criminal masterminds.
This looks like it could be a handy tool for backing up Flickr photos.
Here lies what we could salvage from the ashes of GeoCities.
A python script from Dan Benjamin to help you do your bit in battling the datapocalypse.
Paul Mison shares his thoughts on moving towards a decentralised web of services rather than silos of data. "Now I'm wondering: is there a space for a piece of user-installable software, like Movable Type or Wordpress, that aggregates their data from sites across the web, and then presents it as a site? If there is, is it even possible to write it in a way that anyone who couldn't have written it themselves can even use it?"
Archive your Twitter updates with this PHP script.
This could prove to be very useful in the event of future Pownce/Jaiku implosions.