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I am Justin,

I work at a company in Vancouver BC that develops open source software for - trying to bring floss to the world's largest cultural heritage orgs (university libraries, museums, archives, galleries).

Interested in decentralized approaches to preserving culture.

Also @JhenrySimpson

RT @_benjamintd@twitter.com

Over the last months, I've made a lot of small improvements to the tool I built to replace Google Maps:
- Mapillary integration
- Better map style
- More consistent theming
It's now called benmaps.fr, come check it out !

🐦🔗: twitter.com/_benjamintd/status

this is Betty Holberton. she invented the concept of breakpoints for debugging. ever heard of her? you probably haven't, because our field sucks ass and constantly erases its own history.

In the last few months:
- Tumblr purged adult content (and a bunch of stuff it misindentified).
- Flickr purged free storage above a limit of 1000 photos/account.
- Myspace deleted 12 years' worth of music.

And Google+ only has two weeks left before Google pulls its plug.

Back up your accounts!

And if you can, consider donating to the Internet Archive. archive.org

A clear argument that agile transformation in leadership is about delegating and divesting decision making power as far down as possible into the informal network where most of the work gets done anyway.
buff.ly/2VDYGEb

Two particularly thought-provoking posts I read today.

The first is by Joe Norman and says that “In living systems,
the whole generates the parts.
The parts do not exist a priori.”

thesideview.co/articles/genera

The second is by David Collins and takes a look at the history of “mindfulness”. This actually persuaded me to try focusing on concentration-orientated meditation for a while (all I’ve ever done is awareness/vipissanna practice).

thesideview.co/articles/decons

“Even if nobody ever finds the Arch Libraries in the distant future — simply by creating Arch libraries and spreading them today — we can help to catalyze and facilitate our coming spacefaring civilization — and even just that is “mission accomplished.”
But if by doing this, we also succeed in transmitting our knowledge across the ages, to distant recipientes we cannot yet imagine, then all the better.”

medium.com/arch-mission-founda

For a few brief seconds I thought I made up a new word: anthroapologist. But no, of course not, there is a decent amount of prior art. But at least I learned about 'parochial absolutism'
imomus.livejournal.com/62313.h

I am Justin,

I work at a company in Vancouver BC that develops open source software for - trying to bring floss to the world's largest cultural heritage orgs (university libraries, museums, archives, galleries).

Interested in decentralized approaches to preserving culture.

Also @JhenrySimpson

@dashie

FLOSS community:
> hey let's put all our eggs in this one GitHub basket
> what could possibly go wrong
> GitHub is so convenient

Microsoft:

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