It sucks that on the internet, you can't count on anything to last forever.
Either you pay for it, in which case it will get deleted as soon as you forget to pay
or you don't pay for it, in which case it will get deleted as soon as it runs out of investor money
What if you host it and it only dies if your power goes out, but then is back up again when power is restored?
@herag it's not yours, the ISP may change it during the time you have no electricity (unless agreed otherwise)
Oh yeah, I have a static IP through my provider. Static IPV4 and Static IPV6. I got lucky and grabbed those before they stopped offering statics.
@wolf480pl in real life nothing lasts forever though. Even if you leave something outside and nobody ever touches it it will eventually wear and turn into dust.
@wolf480pl this is why my home has so many bookshelves.
I may never open most of the books on them again in my life, but they are there if I want to.
OTOH, I went through a 15 year old bookmark file and it only had 6 dead links, so I'm not horribly disappointed in the Internet
@wolf480pl It's not internet, but at least it will last forever*.
So buckle up and start "publishing".
* terms and conditions apply
@wolf480pl Does it really matter? I want my child to outlive me, I want the *impact* of things I make to outlive me. The actual stuff I make - bleh, who cares? I’ve never understood the obsession with preserving everything that ever appeared online.
@barrysampson not everything, but certain things. Eg. the source code you link to in your scientific paper.
@wolf480pl You might want to check out https://permanent.org, which has a "buy-once, store forever" model aimed at helping people preserve their personal digital lives. They're backed by a non-profit with an endowment whose main goal is keeping your data accessible.
(disclaimer: they're a client of mine)
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