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Instantly save a web-page to the Wayback Machine (Internet Archive: www.archive.org)

Posted by jpluimers on 2014/11/24

Saving a web page for posterity is really easy: just prepend http://liveweb.archive.org/ in front of the URL in your browser, then open the page.

The Wayback Machine (Internet Aarchive) wil instantly archive it.

See this great answer by Jeff Atwood quite a while ago:

One thing that the ineffable Jason Scott just pointed out to me on Twitter:

if you give the url of the page to http://liveweb.archive.org and wait five minutes, it will archive that page. How about that?

Also you can enter http://liveweb.archive.org/http://www.website.com/page to have it happen without visiting the page.

So if you want to ensure that a popular soon-to-be or may-possibly-be deleted question gets archived by the Internet Archive, manually feed them to the URL above.

I suppose for already deleted questions, we could also undelete, wait 5 minutes, let it archive, then re-delete.

–jeroen

via: Building an archive of deleted questions – Meta Stack Overflow.

Posted in Chrome, FireFox, Internet Explorer, Opera, Opera Mobile, Pingback, Power User, Stackoverflow, Web Browsers | 1 Comment »

Why I dislike GoToWebinar by Citrix: 0 stars out of 5.

Posted by jpluimers on 2014/10/31

Last week, I viewed to webinars. A smaller one Geek Fest – Automating the ForgeRock Platform Installation about Ansible installation of Unix machines, and the first 70% of the last day ofCodeRage 9 | Free Development Event by Embarcadero.

Both had a bad experience because of GoToWebinar has a really bad user experience.

  1.  When a GoToWebinar connection terminates, the GoToWebinar client closes. You loose everything in the Q&A log. You need to hope someone else saved the Q&A log so you can see the public questions, but the private comments you made are gone.
  2. It is impossible to install the Windows client when you are behind a McAfee Web Gateway that filters downloads and HTTPS traffic. After trying for about 15 minutes, we gave up and reverted back to a Mac over another connection. It meant we could not use the conference room and had to cram many people behind a small MacBook screen.
  3. The Mac OS X client does not allow you to resise the Q&A log, so even on a 4k display, you can see like 10 lines of Q&A.
  4. When there are many attendees, the refresh rate slows down from sub second to once per 5-10 seconds, this is really bad when watching demos of software: a big aim of webinars.

When terminating, the only thing GoToWebinar allows you to do is give feed back (too bad they don’t allow for detailed feed back). So I gave it 0 out of 5 stars.

–jeroen

PS: I could save the below Q&A logs. If you have other logs, please let me know so I can publish them. I’m especially interested in Have You Embraced Your Inner Software Plumber Yet? by David Schwartz – The Tool Wiz

These are the  CodeRage 9 – Object Pascal Sessions I could save the Q&A log of:

Posted in Delphi, Software Development, Development, Power User, Chrome, Web Browsers, FireFox, Internet Explorer, Appmethod, Delphi XE7 | Tagged: | 3 Comments »

A url or site like example.org which always produces a 404 error (and two for 200 and 204)

Posted by jpluimers on 2014/09/10

Yesterday I posted this question on StackOverflow and G+: Is there a url or site like example.org which always produces a 404 error?

Soon after that, I found out three links that produce predictable HTTP status codes:

They also work for https:

On StackOverflow very few people even noticed the question, probably wondering “why?”.

I’m using these links for positive and negative testing of some http / https handling code that needs to be good at coping with positive and negative responses.

In my testing life, I’ve learned the hard way that both negative and positive tests are core part of your suite, hence the question.

–jeroen

via: Is there a url or site like example.org which always produces a 404 error?.     Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in .NET, .NET 2.0, .NET 3.0, .NET 3.5, .NET 4.0, .NET 4.5, Chrome, Communications Development, Development, HTTP, Internet protocol suite, Power User, REST, Software Development, TCP, Web Browsers, Web Development | Leave a Comment »

When http:://Feedly.com doesn’t start with any more: start it through https://Feedly.com (via: @feedly your news. delivered.)

Posted by jpluimers on 2014/03/16

Recently when starting Feedly through http://feedly.com, I got this message in Chrome on my Retina MacBook Pro:

Is feedly blocked?

Feedly is not able to load. It is probably because one of your extensions is blocking it. If you run Adblock, HTTPSEverywhere, Awesome screenshot etc.. please make sure that feedly.com is white listed.

Ask a question

I paused AdBlock: same thing. I don’t use HTTPSEverywhere or the other tools mentioned.

Solution: start using https://feedly.com. Since I prefer https anyway, I can live with that (: Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Blogging, Chrome, Feedly, Power User, SocialMedia | Tagged: | Leave a Comment »

Speedup Youtube Playback: Watch Lectures In Half The Time with YouTube’s HTML5 Player

Posted by jpluimers on 2013/09/13

I wish I had kept an eye on it after it was announced (which was 3.5 years ago, but not very stable): The Youtube HTML5 viewer trial.

It has come a long way since thenFull screen it is still not as good as the official one, but the main attraction introduced since is: configurable playback speed!

Yes, you can choose playback at 25%, 50%, 100%, 150% or 200% of the original speed. Ideal for lectures or watching replays of conference sessions.

Quote from the life hacker post LifeHacker on this:

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Posted in Apple, Chrome, FireFox, Internet Explorer, Mac, Opera, OS X, OS X Lion, OS X Mountain Lion, Power User, Web Browsers, Windows, Windows 7, Windows 8 | Leave a Comment »

 
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