I have a backlog of digital stuff to upload to archive.org that I'm finally starting to flush. I'd had some difficulties in getting uploads to work until I tried using the excellent ia CLI tool, which is packaged in Debian.

In January 2022 I uploaded: two sets of multitracks from the 1981 album My Life in the Bush of Ghosts by Brian Eno and David Byrne, "A Secret Life" and "Help Me Somebody"; 28 cover disks from late 80s/early 90s issues of PC Plus, Pc Today, PC Zone and Personal Computing; and a LEGO Land Billund brochure from 1993.

I try to keep a record of my amateur archiving work (and related TODO items) at archiving.

In January I also discovered that, late last year, the nine inch nails live archive project have had their download links forcibly removed by their ISP. I've been watching this project for a while because I thought it was "at risk". Years ago the project's creator, Ryan, created a series of torrents covering all the material at the time, although there had been a number of changes since the last one. However, this issue with his ISP spurred him on to create up-to-date torrents.

It seems to me that archive.org would be a good place for this material, but there are two problems: the most natural collection would be the Live Music Archive, but it has a rule that musicians must have given explicit permission for live recordings to be deposited there (inherited from the earlier etree.org days) and in this case no such permission exists. The second problem is that ninlive's owner/creator, Ryan, has always resisted the idea.

For now the best I can think to do is simply to continue to seed the torrent.