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3 items tagged “archives”


NYT Flash-based visualizations work again. The New York Times are using the open source Ruffle Flash emulator—built using Rust, compiled to WebAssembly—to get their old archived data visualization interactives working again. # 21st January 2024, 5:58 am


SIARD: Software Independent Archiving of Relational Databases (via) I hadn’t heard of this before but it looks really interesting: the Federal Archives of Switzerland developed a standard for archiving any relational database as a zip file full of XML which is “is used in over 50 countries around the globe”. # 4th May 2022, 10:40 pm


If You Don’t Date Your Work, It Sucks. I learnt this lesson the hard way, when I realised that I had no idea exactly what year I created my earliest web-facing projects. # 18th January 2010, 5:46 pm