2023-09-19: Remote Development in VSCode - Worth the Hassle?

Source - Visual Studio Code (VSCode) has a suite of extensions that lets you write and execute code on remote locations such as servers, containers, or virtual machines through your web browser or locally installed VSCode. In this post, I will explain why this may be a good option depending on your needs. Some advantages of remote development in VSCode are: It enables developers to write and execute code in a different environment (e.g., Linux, Windows, macOS) without having to install or configure them locally. It reduces the need to transfer files between machines, which can save time and bandwidth. VSCode preserves its settings, extensions, and features when working remotely – This provides a consistent development experience across local and remote environments. It allows developers to leverage remote computing resources (e.g., GPUs, CPUs, Nodes) for computationally heavy tasks like deep learning. Some disadvantages of remote development in VSCode are

2023-09-05: Paper Summary: "Gone, Gone, but Not Really, and Gone, But Not Forgotten: A Typology of Website Recoverability" (Reyes Ayala TempWeb '23)

  Brenda Reyes Ayala, " Gone, Gone, but Not Really, and Gone, But Not Forgotten: A Typology of Website Recoverability " , 13th Temporal Web Analytics Workshop ( TempWeb '23 ) in Companion Proceedings of the Web Conference 2023 (WWW '23) , Apr. 2023 (Texas, USA), pp. 1208-1213, doi: 10.1145/3543873.3587671 . We often come across web pages where we see ‘Error 404’, which means the server is unable to retrieve the requested page. Moreover, we also encounter web pages where the content significantly changes through time, moving away fro m the original referenced content. Such disappearance of web resources is a common phenomenon on the web. Web resources can disappear or change for a variety of reasons , such as server crashes, expired domains, hacking, creators abandoning websites and moving web resources to a different location. Disappearance of resources from the web is broadly termed as reference rot, which has two components - link rot and content drift . Link r

2023-08-31: The End of a Chapter

I joined the WS-DL (Web Science and Digital Libraries) Research Group at Old Dominion University in the Fall of 2021 . On July 25, 2023, I successfully defended my thesis and will have officially earned my Master's Degree as of the end of August 2023. Before I continue, I would like to thank Dr. Nelson and Dr. Weigle , my advisors, and  Dr. Wu , a member of my thesis committee, for their guidance and feedback throughout this process. This would not have been possible without them and many others!  My Master's thesis was titled "Assessing the Prevalence and Archival Rate of URIs to Git Hosting Platforms in Scholarly Publications". Reference rot in scholarly publications has been well documented by studied including Scholarly Context Not Found: One in Five Articles Suffers from Reference Rot  by Martin Klein et al. (WSDL alum) and Scholarly Context Adrift: Three out of Four URI References Lead to Changed Content  by Shawn Jones et al. (WSDL alum). Anecdotally, we as