Tag Archives: storage

On not hosting everything

I’ve been moving all my photos to Flickr lately. It’s been a long process, one complicated by the fact that it seems silly to run my own WordPress installation (and things like ArchivesWiki) if I’m not going to bother hosting … Continue reading

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What goes Where on the Web

Every now and then I recap on where and what I store online. Today I do so again, while I’m rather feeling that there should be discrete and specific tools for each of the things. Firstly there are the self-hosted … Continue reading

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Don’t Write Code (write descriptions of things)

I wish I didn’t know how to code. For a programmer, the solution to every problem is to write more code. But sometimes, all that is needed is to write proper words. To explain things and explore them through prose. … Continue reading

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On What Gets Kept, and Changing How Over Time

“Make things that can be archived (databases cannot be, not if you don’t also store the application that reads them). Make it possible to change one’s data structures (the ways in which things are stored — not the file formats, … Continue reading

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Digital Permanence

Manton Reececited wrote some sensible words about the permanence of material on the Internet, and Dave Winercited followed suit shortly after (and then againcited). It’s an important topic. We need places — secure, digital, permanent places — to store things. … Continue reading

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Catching up…

I have been playing around with a different form for this website for the last couple of weeks. Because I don’t particularly care if people don’t have access to it all the time, I made the changes to the live … Continue reading

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What I Did/Read/Thought Today

Hurrying off to uni after remembering the chai & cake stall, I forgot my lunch and the honey (not sweet mate), but managed to prove to myself the wisdom in having a slow bike. [Oh how I wish I could … Continue reading

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