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When archiving in the WayBack machine returns error 400: clear your cookies

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/08/16

When archiving pages in the WayBack machine, despite Privacy Badger having set to “save no cookies”, it still managed to set truckloads of cookies.

So I used the Chrome settings in chrome://settings/content/cookies to disable cookies and now everything is fine.

–jeroen

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When saving on the WayBack machine at web.archive.org/save terminates the connection

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/05/27

When you get the response “web.archive.org unexpectedly closed the connection” without even returning an HTTP code, but:

  • it works in anonymous mode
  • it works with all extensions turned off

then likely there are too many cookies for archive.org or/and web.archive.org: in my case, I had 90 cookies.

Cleaning these cookies out resolved the problem (I used awesome cookie manager for this).

–jeroen

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Where is the Chrome settings file? – Super User

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/05/13

[WayBack] Where is the Chrome settings file? – Super User, on various platforms as a folder named Default under:

In Windows%LocalAppData%\Google\Chrome\User Data\
In OS X~/Library/Application Support/Google/Chrome/
In Linux~/.config/google-chrome/

The easiest way to find out the actual location is by browsing to chrome://version/ as per [WayBack] google chrome – Disabling “Sign In ” tab on startup – Super User. There the entry Profile Path will show the actual profile location.

Inside that path is a JSON file called preferences which you can edit if Chrome is closed (since Chrome will overwrite it regularly when active).

A few entries I saw are interesting:

  • Restoring the session on startup:
        "session": {
          "restore_on_startup": 1
        },
  • While running
        "exit_type": "Crashed",
        "exited_cleanly": true,
  • After closing
        "exit_type": "Normal",
        "exited_cleanly": true,
    

A trick to restore the session after you quite Chrome is to replace "exited_cleanly":true with "exited_cleanly":false in the Preferences file.

–jeroen

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When +Google Nederland maps only fills one or part of the map tiles…

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/04/18

I still have to do this every few weeks on all my desktop machines: [WayBack] When +Google Nederland maps only fills none or part of the map tiles… – Jeroen Wiert Pluimers – Google+

When +Google Nederland maps only fills none or part of the map tiles at https://maps.google.nl, but https://maps.google.com works fine, then remove any gsScrollPos cookies from www.google.nl.

I need to do this every couple of days to keep maps.google.nl working.

Later I also found it can happen for YouTube, then did more digging for gsScrollPos and found a better workaround: [WayBackAwesome Cookie Manager where you can just delete the gsScrollPos cookies from all sites in one go.

Even later I found out that this can be one of the causes for the WayBack machine giving an error 400 when archiving. A more common reason however is that many archived web-pages try to create cookies in the web.archive.com subdomain resulting in the same problem.

The cause seems to be the Great Suspender plugin which should be fixed by now, but might not automatically update to the latest version. See:

Pending a new Great Suspender release, below is a quick way to manually remove them if you are into SQL scripting for sqlite. It basically comes down to executing the below statement when Chrome is closed:

delete from cookies where name like 'gsScrollPos-%'

–jeroen

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Ich brauch gerade mal Nachhilfe in uBlock Syntax. Wo kann man Beispiele lese…

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/04/08

For my link archive:

On uBlock, uMatrix, Personal Blocklist, Google Chrome Site Settings and others.

–jeroen

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