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Thursday, January 28th, 2016

AMBER

This is intriguing—a Pinboard-like service that will create local copies of pages you link to from your site. There are plug-ins for WordPress and Drupal, and modules for Apache and Nginx.

Amber is an open source tool for websites to provide their visitors persistent routes to information. It automatically preserves a snapshot of every page linked to on a website, giving visitors a fallback option if links become inaccessible.

Thursday, March 5th, 2015

INTERNETARCHIVE.BAK - Archiveteam

The most ambitious project from Archive Team yet: backing up the Internet Archive.

We can do this, people! Moore’s Law and all that.

Tuesday, August 13th, 2013

The House Of Lockwood

The Internet, day one. A sad tale of data loss.

Saturday, April 27th, 2013

Brewster’s trillions: Internet Archive strives to keep web history alive

A profile in The Guardian of the Internet Archive and my hero, Brewster Kahle (who also pops up in the comments).

Monday, December 31st, 2012

Interstellar Hard Drive - The Morning News

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?

Monday, November 26th, 2012

beyond tellerrand 2012 session videos | Indiegogo

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.

Sunday, August 28th, 2011

History, our future - Preoccupations

A superb post by David that ties together multiple strands of personal digital preservation through homesteading instead of sharecropping.

Wednesday, February 16th, 2011

Safe-keeping - Preoccupations

I wish I had a teacher like David when I was in school.

URLs, permalinks, archives … preservation. It all matters so very much.

Friday, February 11th, 2011

Swiss Fort Knox

This is the stuff James Bond stories are made of. Except in this case, the fortress exists to store data rather than criminal masterminds.

Tuesday, December 28th, 2010

Bulkr - Download Flickr photos in batches (Mac, Windows & Linux)

This looks like it could be a handy tool for backing up Flickr photos.

Monday, October 26th, 2009

Reocities , rising from the ashes - RIP Geocities...

Here lies what we could salvage from the ashes of GeoCities.

Friday, June 5th, 2009

Hivelogic - Backing Up Flickr

A python script from Dan Benjamin to help you do your bit in battling the datapocalypse.

Wednesday, February 18th, 2009

To protect and to preserve

I’m gratified to see that my thoughts on archiving my data—prompted by the shutdown of Pownce, Magnolia, Ficlets, etc., etc., etc.,—are shared by others. But it’s all well and good for me to talk about how I’m backing up by using APIs, RSS, PHP and other non-trivial technologies. As David said when he bookmarked my post:

Now if someone would build a backup-to-local system that I could use…

Paul has been thinking about how to build it:

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? Can I write it just for myself in the first place?

Meanwhile, Mike points me to an impassioned post by Jason Scott prompted by the callous, heartbreaking closure of AOL Hometown. That’s right; AOL.

And before you sneer at AOL people, these people who trusted AOL: how about your Flickr? Your Facebook? Whatever the hot new wig-wag that you’re dumping hours into without thinking about it? What, you’re paying for something? Check this recent event out, paying subscriber: you have shit. Because of a cascade of EULA and Best Practices, and most importantly, a complete disregard for the importance of this data, we’re going to let it happen again. And again. And again.

Read his post and then read the follow-up: Datapocalypso! wherein he proposes an A-Team for rescuing data:

They’d go to a site, spider the living crap out of it, reverse engineer what they could, and then put it all up on archive.org or another hosting location, so people could grab things they needed. Fuck the EULAs and the clickthroughs. This is history, you bastards.

It’s still early days, but Archive Team now exists.

Tuesday, February 17th, 2009

husk.org. chaff. Aggregation and the Edge.

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?"

Tuesday, February 10th, 2009

Adam Franco.com » Blog Archive » Twitter Export Script

Archive your Twitter updates with this PHP script.

Saturday, January 17th, 2009

LifeStreamBackup.com

This could prove to be very useful in the event of future Pownce/Jaiku implosions.