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Aside from the Wayback Machine, what are other options for getting screenshots of websites from the past? – Quora

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/10/15

I’ve used these myself:

There are many more listed in for instance these links:

IIPC OpenWayBack:


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TweeterID – Twitter ID and username converter

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/10/12

Especially HTC devices used to store part of the context information like this:


[WayBack] TweeterID – Twitter ID and username converter:

Convert any Twitter account’s username or @handle into its respective Twitter ID, or convert ID to username

You can also do the Twitter ID to @handle conversion by URL (at the time of writing, neither existed, which is intentional: replace your own ID there) [WayBack] permalinks – URL link to Twitter user with ID, not name – Stack Overflow:

I could not find a twitter URL that does the conversion the other way around.



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Zamzar – video converter, audio converter, image converter, eBook converter – via @Matijn

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/10/12

Even for Geeks like me, this is a great on-line tool for converting media files: [WayBackZamzar – video converter, audio converter, image converter, eBook converter

Thanks Matijn for pointing me to this.

And for nerds there is ffmpeg:

for name in *.ogg; do ffmpeg -i "$name" -ab 128k -map_meta_data 0:0,s0 "${name/.ogg/.mp3}"; done;


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Retr0bright – Wikipedia

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/10/12

For removing the yellowing of ABS plastics:

In addition to homemade gel mixtures, hydrogen peroxide-based hair bleaching creams available at beauty supply stores can also be used as a ready-made mix.

[WayBackRetr0bright – Wikipedia

More background information:


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MotionEyeOS on Odroid C1+ with Logitech USB web cameras

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/10/11

Hopefully I get this to work after fixing

The first part of the fix was to

  1. re-image the SD card.
  2. boot
  3. wait 5 minutes (there is no output on HDMI apart from some flickering and no output on TTY using 115200 bits/second despite trying [WayBacken:c1_hardware_uart [ODROID Wiki])

The second part is getting the USB web cameras to work.

I’ve got two types, but the label on them doesn’t list their common name, only their P/N sometimes with M/N:

  1. P/N 860-000049 M/N V-UBC40 (really old USB cameras)
  2. P/N 860-000334 (new USB camera)

The MotionEyeOS web interface didn’t list any working cameras so I had to do some digging.

Luckily [WayBackWebcam software and driver support for Windows has a table of part and model numbers combined with product names, so they got revealed them as these:

  1. P/N 860-000334 = M/N V-U0028  with name HD Pro Webcam C920
  2. P/N 861225 = M/N V-UBC40 with name Quick Cam Messenger
    (which is funny as the P/N on the label is different)

Both are supported by motion according to [WayBackLogitech < Motion < Foswiki though the Quick Cam Messenger needs [WayBackQuickcam Messenger & Communicate driver for Linux which I should try to cross-compile one day.

The latter works fine. Below are some settings I used.

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