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Archive for February 14th, 2022

Archive.is is more like a thread unroll service than an archival service

Posted by jpluimers on 2022/02/14

An interesting take a while ago on [Wayback] Archive.is blog — People often compare various features of…

People often compare various features of archive.is to those of archive.org being mistaken by name similarity (and recently added “save a page” function to archive.org).

This project is different in at least two respects:

  1. We have no goal to save the entire Internet. Only manually submitted pages which may be deleted/altered soon. We are about 100x smaller than archive.org in the storage space (700TB vs. 70PB) and expenses (X,000 $/mo vs. X00,000 $/mo).
  2. The pages are not saved in their network form. Archive.today launches real browsers (not even headless) and tries to load lazy images, unroll folded content, login into accounts if prompted with login form, remove “subscribe our maillist” modals, … So archive.today is not suitable for making notarized or digitally signed snapshots.

It would be more correct to compare it with other thread unrollers.

The RSS feed of blog.archive.today is at blog.archive.today/rss

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Philosophy of management

Posted by jpluimers on 2022/02/14

“Philosophy of Management” quote by “Clarence Francis”

“You can buy a man’s time, you can buy a man’s physical presence at a certain place, you can even buy a measured number of skilled muscular motions per hour or day.
But you cannot buy enthusiasm, you cannot buy initiative, you cannot buy loyalty; you cannot buy the devotion of hearts, minds, and souls. You have to earn these things.”
— Clarence Francis, Chairman of General Foods

I still think this is a very important quote, as it emphasises the philosophical difference between buy and earn.

Even the top managers or self employed people should show these aspects, despite not having an organisational manager above them: in those cases they earn it for themselves to be a better person.

Some argue that these values are intrinsic. That is true, however expressing those values does not just happen. It needs attention.

It is about people after all.

–jeroen

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Disable a resource hog: no more auto-play of Twitter videos (web settings, works for mobile too)

Posted by jpluimers on 2022/02/14

Steps: go directly to twitter.com/settings/autoplay, then ensure “Never” is checked, or

  1. Click on “More”,
  2. Click on “Settings and privacy”,
  3. Click on “Accessibility, display and languages”,
  4. Click on “Data usage”,
  5. Click on “Autoplay”,
  6. Ensure “Never” is checked.

Or in screenshots:

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