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@jeffreymoro hey, I just wanted to say thanks for publishing the reading you are doing for your quals!


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I was reflexively comparing s3 to a kind of archive β€” but this scale, particularly the transactions, seems to make the metaphor nonsensical.

I was idly wondering how much data is stored in Amazon S3. On Wikipedia I found a reference to an announcement from 2013 that said s3 had 2 trillion objects, and was responding to 1.1 million requests per second. aws.amazon.com/blogs/aws/amazo

What I've been listening to this week: Landing (24), Endurance (14), Ezekiel Honig (13)


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This is the official Mastodon account for the site switching.social.

It's a guide for non-technical people who are concerned about protecting their privacy online. It only lists easy-to-use sites and apps that are ethical and privacy-friendly.

You can find out more at switching.social

If you know someone who might benefit from this guide, please share the link with them!

#Introductions #NewHere #DeleteFacebook #DeleteGoogle #ReplaceFacebook

Also, I've not really leaned on pandas for much in the past, and wow it is *super* useful.

I spent a bit of time in a Jupyter notebook with the Internet Archive API to see if it's possible to see the rate at which users are adding web content to be archived via their Save-Page-Now functionality:


"A Fistful of Stars is a 360Β° video: as it plays, click and drag your cursor to explore the full experience."


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here it is! the ivy plus libraries global webcomics web archive: archive-it.org/collections/101 (ps, you can nominate your favorite webcomic for inclusion here: goo.gl/forms/35juQtDB3gufwDzk1) #webcomics

I just released storified v0.1.0 to handle the intermittent 503 errors that storified.com seems to be emitting as everyone rushes to download their stuff.


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46% of 80 million Canadian dollars go to Elsevier. F*cking A.

Link to article & data: carl-abrc.ca/news/carl-members

Whoops I copied over jr_carpenter’s birdsite name there.

... and if you want to skip the blog post and head straight to the code: edsu.github.io/multiverse/

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Google, tech in general, addiction, FOMO, exploitation, Lifegoals Show more

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I’m trying an experiment in opening up how we run our open source projects. If you’re interested in what we’re up to at the UK Web Archive feel free to drop in during our Online Hours... blogs.bl.uk/webarchive/2018/05