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So—I'm going to become more active here on Mastodon...if I recently followed you, Hello!...if you followed me back...Thank you!

In an effort to have something interesting to say, I've plugged my "knowledge management" tools into Mastodon. The practical effect for followers is that you'll see things that I publicly bookmark at Pinboard and openly annotate at Hypothesis. Hopefully that will spur interesting and pleasant conversation here.

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By the way, my "knowledge management" tools are at — it is a work in progress to integrate Pinboard, Hypothesis, and soon Kindle annotations into my embryonic database. Side effects include posting URLs to Twitter (and now Mastodon) and saving copies of webpages in Wayback for potential use as Robust Links (

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🔖 Pearson bets on direct-to-student subscription shift: Educational publisher attempts move to Netflix model with access to 1,500 titles for $14.99 a month | Financial Times

🔖 All Hyped Up for HyperCard: Further Adventures with an Apple Legacy Format [on getting it in leading file format registries] | Library of Congress Signal blog

Happy SAA annual meeting week! I have a new blog post on why archivists should consider a decentralized hybrid archives conferencing model. Please share widely!

🔖 Pro-Trump social network becomes safe haven for ISIS ["Extremism analysts ... said that Islamic State supporters’ use of GETTR appeared to be an initial test to see if their content would escape detection or be subject to content moderation."] | Politic

🔖 Home Depot plans to foil shoplifters with power tools that won't work if they're stolen ["unless they're properly scanned and activated at the register via Bluetooth technology"] | Business Insider

🔖 Hosting SQLite databases on Github Pages - (or any static file hoster) [sqlite engine compiled with WebAssembly plus HTTP-range requests for cached db file access] | Phiresky's blog

🔖 Feds list the top 30 most exploited vulnerabilities. Many are years old [“Four of the most targeted vulnerabilities last year resided in VPNs, cloud-based services, and other devices that allow people to remotely access employer networks.”] | Ars Tech

🔖 Amazon’s older Kindles will start to lose their internet access in December [“due to mobile carriers transitioning from older 2G and 3G networking technology to newer 4G and 5G networks”] | The Verge

🔖 ALA adopts new Code of Ethics principle on racial and social justice | A,Eric an Library Association press release

🔖 1 out of every 153 American workers is an Amazon employee [“distant second to the country's largest private employer, Walmart”] | Business Insider

🔖 Is the Cookie Web Tracker Dying? [overview article...includes "What is a Cookie?" and "What is the Problem?" as well as "What's Next?"] | The Markup

🔖 “I AM DYING. I just got a copyright claim for *TYPING ON MY KEYBOARD* “ Hector Martin on Twitter

🔖 IPv4 pricing [Hetzner, a European web hosting provider and data center operator, raises setup and monthly prices on IPv4 addresses due to scarcity] | Hetzner blog

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