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Open Source software…and other tools II

Filed under: education,software,tools — 2011-03-01 by Richard L. Hess — Last Edit 2011-06-30 by Richard L. Hess

This is the second installment of my open-ended quest for great software. The previous (and inaugural) article is here.

The excitement is that the current version of LibreOffice has removed a good deal of the startup sluggishness. While still not as fast as MS Office 2003, remember with LibreOffice, you are starting the whole suite essentially. There is an option to load it at startup, which I do not use. (more…)


Lighter edge-shedding another possible degradation modality

Filed under: project notes,Tape Aging — 2011-03-05 by Richard L. Hess — Last Edit 2011-03-05 by Richard L. Hess

We have seen some tapes which cannot be baked and others that did not need baking and could be treated in an easier way. Our degrading tapes page has been updated with a section on Lighter edge-shedding. This also includes a description of a simple tape-wiping process.



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