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Just Solving the Problem: A Review —

So, in the summer I suggested the idea of a “Just Solve the Problem” month, the idea of putting together a way for people to assemble and attack an extant, “unsolvable” problem and improve the state of the universe before it burns out. I suggested November, which is a nice, generally dull month. And I […]

Just Solve the Problem Month 2012: Nitty Gritty —

This will be somewhat long and somewhat involved. It’s a posting meant to give my personal positions and assessments on the Just Solve the Problem 2012 Project, which is “Solve the File Formats Problem”. Ideally, it answers everything but specific choices down the line. If not, the Wiki will have answers. Here we go. General […]

Just Solve the Problem 2012: High-Level Stuff —

As Just Solve The File Format Problem Month bears down on us, I thought I’d get this show on the road with more high-level discussion of the idea. It makes sense to read the first posting on this, as well as having you be aware a posting after this one will be much more detail-oriented. Because, after […]

The Charge of the Scan Brigade —

UPDATE: Read the Bottom. I’m writing this quickly because it’s a simple idea, the simplest of simple ideas, although it could really change things up in the world. It is a San Francisco-based thing at the moment, in case you want to know if you can throw yourself bodily at it or need to throw […]

Let’s Just Solve the Problem Month —

I had really good success when I put out the call for the Archive Team, so let’s try that again, with an entirely new idea. I would like to declare November 2012 the very first Let’s Just Solve the Problem Month. Here’s how it works, and what problem I want to solve. As that sexy […]

The Archive Team Kickstarter Prize Round-Up —

So, Archive Team has become very good at downloading sites before they go down. Way good. Some might almost venture too good. Someone trying to make a point, like me. Take, for example, Tabblo, a photo-sharing site that HP stabbed in the neck because it wasn’t getting the same internal love as Snapfish, which HP […]

Kickstarter Endorsement: GIT ANNEX ASSISTANT —

UPDATE: This kickstarter hit $20,000, meaning Joey will be working on this new project for a whole year. I can just imagine the possibilities as it matures and gets done. Over the course of this year I will occasionally push you to kickstarter projects related to things I think are important to Archive Team‘s goals and […]