June 30, 2019

Pinning Butterflies

Eli Mellen:

Question: what is to be done with the stuff after it has been cataloged and stored? Are we pinning butterflies for the sake of pinning them, or is there a moment of beholding, and re-use/re-mix down the line?

Save and make? Transform?

This raises a great question: Which butterflies to pin1?

I’m not one to think that we need to carefully archive everything, but there are many seemingly useless things that should be saved but aren’t. One never knows what will prove valuable over time. Or what might be re-mixed in the future. I fall into the better-safe-than-sorry camp, but determining what to archive and what to just let go can be a crazy-making problem.


  1. I’ve never heard it expressed as pinning butterflies” before. I love that. Thanks Eli!


archiving


Previous post
Bitcoin I don’t even resemble an expert in cryptocurrency, but my gut says the whole thing is some sort of mass delusion. I mean, read Twitter after any
Next post
Hosting infrastructure changes this weekend I’ve made a number of fun changes to how things are run around here, server-wise. The goal was to move as much as possible back to my self-hosted