20 Aug
Back in the 1990s, historical societies, museums and symphonies across the country began transferring all kinds of information onto what was thought to be a very durable medium: the compact disc. Now, preservationists are worried that a lot of key information stored on CDs — from sound recordings to public records — is going to disappear. Some of those little silver discs are degrading, and researchers at the Library of Congress are trying to figure out why.

How Long Do CDs Last? It Depends, But Definitely Not Forever : All Tech Considered : NPR (via glynnis)

Not to sound like a complete luddite, but I tend to find that these vogues in libraries and repositories for putting things onto new media are often over-sold as permanence. The same thing happened with microfilm, which was supposed to replace physical copies of books. 

You know what an incredibly durable medium for storing information turns out to be? Paper. Good paper lasts for centuries, not just a handful of decades.

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Reblog for Official Librarian and Rare Books Specialist Commentary.

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20 Aug

banji-realness:

mickyalexander:

harrysde:

From Elon James White Tuesday night.

Everything is so disheartening…

"I can get gassed & rubber bulleted every night for the next month and what will you learn that you don’t know right now?" — Elon James White

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20 Aug
Back in the 1990s, historical societies, museums and symphonies across the country began transferring all kinds of information onto what was thought to be a very durable medium: the compact disc. Now, preservationists are worried that a lot of key information stored on CDs — from sound recordings to public records — is going to disappear. Some of those little silver discs are degrading, and researchers at the Library of Congress are trying to figure out why.
20 Aug
Shrimp and grits are part of a phenomenon that I’ve come to call pan-Southernism, in which dishes and cooking styles that were once unique to specific parts of the South are rolled into a single melting pot of cookery that gets labeled “Southern cuisine.”
20 Aug

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20 Aug
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monalisaparking:

The best part of this DVD

Sarah (Maslany) is in a desperate race to find her missing daughter, but her scorched earth tactics spark a war with Rachel (Maslany), dividing and imperiling all the clones (Maslany, Maslany, Maslany).

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18 Aug

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17 Aug

yoshio-yoshida:

Oh my god youre straight? I had no idea. You seem normal to me. Did you know that Sara is straight to? You two should totally hook up. I cant believe youre straight. You could be my straight best friend. We could go to football games together. Itll be so much fun. So like how long have you been straight? Youre whole life!? No way.

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17 Aug
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ashalee:

therealladyhawkins:

Rediscovered this bad boy today, and am thinking it may be time to draft another book on it. I used it to write most of Demonglass, and always really dug it since A) it runs on 3 AA batteries for, like, ETERNITY (I changed them out today because they were running low. I put those batteries in in 2008, people), B) NO INTERNET FOR DISTRACTION (v.v. important), and C) at the end of the day, you just plug it into your computer, hit a button, and BOOM, it’s all in Word for you. That’s kinda magic. Also, did I mention the no internet thing?

I learned to type on these in elementary school.  

17 Aug
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Went berry pickin’ this morning.

14 Aug
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Soaking up time with The Original Dev Ladies, @daniellaecheverria and Tiffany, recalling all the awesome web/code/design/Madison times and the crazy ones in between. ❤️ y’all so much.

14 Aug
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Finally reupholstered the chairs today with fabric we got last Christmas from Tom and Lauren. ❤️

14 Aug
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Breezing through the Capitol on the way to the farmers’ market.

13 Aug
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Dinner tonight: sheep havarti cheese grits, okra, sweet corn, heirloom tomato, green beans, oregano and basil.

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