Old stuff still has value

I was just surprised, and somewhat delighted, by a LinkedIn connection request. Not that receiving connection requests from LinkedIn is in itself an unusual thing – I get several a week from various sources. This one was unusual because the sender made reference to liking a Java Ranch forum post I made over sixteen years …

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Lecture Review: “The study of American literature” by Dr Owen Robinson

University of Suffolk holds an annual series of free evening lectures. The first since I started at the university was on the topic of American Literature – not at all germane to my particular research, but potentially interesting nonetheless. Much more appropriate, however, for Kat, who is aiming to take Creative Writing (which includes, of …

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Store and share your shell history

I’m sure we’ve all lost some laborious but useful command lines to the mists of time. Some way to automatically store command history and share it between machines sounds like a cunning idea. Cuberick: Bash History In The Cloud. My main worry is that some supposedly private information will end up in this collection. It’s …

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Don’t lose that command history

If you have ever run multiple terminal windows at the same time on a Linux system you have probably hit this problem. Only part of the command history seems to be saved for future sessions. This can be really irritating if you want to go back and re-sun some complex, finicky command. “Cube Rick” has …

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Preserving History in Multimedia: An Interview with Stanford’s Michael Keller

The idea of preserving information from diverse media is fascinating. I even ran a session on the topic at a conference in 2005. Preserving History in Multimedia: An Interview with Stanford’s Michael Keller I’m still concerned by the types of information being collected. In particular, I can’t see any evidence of any organization collecting the …

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