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Leading Programmo-Tike

Must. Retain. Data.

For someone who’s running low on storage space, I do care an awful lot about data retention. Well, an awful lot… If I absolutely had to, I’m sure I could do away with part of my media backlog, maybe. What’s dearest to me though is the most light-weight stuff, simple text files: chat logs.

Now the ones I’m worried about at the moment aren’t your average chat logs, oh no. They’re the chat logs of a network a-growin’. The chat logs detailing the exploits of many young adventurers discovering the one thing in the world that is just and holy and heading in the right direction. I am talking, of course, about the Urbit chat logs.

Some issue is keeping me from exporting the logs from my Urbit, and some bug is keeping me from changing the code to fix that issue. It’s painful, and I’ll probably have to ask for professional help on this one. At the very least, I’ll have an archive of the Urbit, but having a clean export would be so much more useful.

These things are worth fighting for to retain.
~ Fang


  • 16/06/2017 (4:11 PM)

    They do sound like an important piece of history. I’m sure you’ll find a way to save them. There’s no shame in getting professional help in when you need it. You’ll learn something new and will be better prepared to handle similar problems in the future.

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