hi, I’m Alex! I’m a digital preservation / research data management technologist and librarian based at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, BC.
here is some work I’m proud of:
I used this same approach to make a user-friendly desktop GUI for preparing BagIt packages for deposit to our local repositories, called MoveIt, inspired by earlier work done by Mark Jordan; I’m currently working on a sister app intended to replace the deprecated bagger project, which I have tentatively given the horrifying title dragbag.
I only blog when I get annoyed enough about being the only one in the world to have a particular problem; recently, this included using CUDA under bash on Windows, which will happily soon become unnecessary.
I previously wrote up a solution for handling lossy video in Archivematica, which is also now happily obsolete as related work has been upstreamed.
I have more experience than I tend to remember in dealing with retro computing and emulation of all kinds; I could migrate either Commodore 64 or Macintosh Plus floppies to modern environments in my apartment at this very moment, if I really wanted!
I married Justyna Berzowska, who is a content strategist and user researcher that you should hire!
I have an abiding interest in experimental videogames and I will shill for Oikospiel, 10 Beautiful Postcards, Astrologaster, Elsinore, Mirror Drop, and many others if you dare get close to my weird maligned hobby.
I tweet too much, and am comforted that I can be so full of shit in my paraprofessional life in part because I am a proud member of the SFU Faculty Association. I would love to agitate for you to have a collective bargaining union of your own if you don’t already.