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DPReview archives: how accessible will they be?

Posted by jpluimers on 2023/04/10

There are various posts indicating part or all of DPreview will be archived:

  1. [Wayback/Archive] DPReview closure: an update: Digital Photography Review
  2. [Wayback/Archive] The Wayback Machine on Twitter: “@jpluimers @geerlingguy @internetarchive We are “on it””
  3. [Wayback/Archive] DPReview – Archiveteam
  4. [Wayback/Archive] Digicam Finder · The most complete and accurate digital camera data source on the internet (1994 — 2023)  which is open source at [Wayback/Archive] open-product-data/digital-cameras: The most complete and accurate digital camera* data on the internet, assembled and maintained by the community. (via [Wayback/Archive] Good news — the camera feature search and all data is saved | Migration | DPRevived)

I wonder how accessible each form of archive will be. The last entry in the above list is very accessible, but only has the camera data (which is a very important aspect, but do not underestimate the forum with millions of posts either).


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Reminder to self: check if FritzOS 7.50 has become available for Fritz!Box 7490

Posted by jpluimers on 2023/03/31

This post is a reminder to myself to check if Fritz!Box 7490 can be upgraded to the FritzOS (sometimes spelled Fritz!OS or FRITZ!OS) 7.50, which is the firmware that introduced WireGuard on various Fritz!Box models.

Initially it wasn’t available for the wildly popular Fritz!Box 7490 series which, at the time of writing was still a current Fritz!Box model, has been wildly popular in The Netherlands because of (now defunct) internet provider XS4ALL started shipping it to customers almost 10 years ago ([Wayback/Archive] Property:XS4ALL – BoxMatrix).

So I asked [Wayback/Archive] Jeroen Wiert Pluimers on Twitter: “Is there any information if (and hopefully estimate when) the @AVM_NL @AVM_DE 7.50 firmware is going to be available for the (in The Netherlands very well sold/distributed) Fritz!Box 7490 model? FritzOS 7.50 supports @WireGuardVPN: a big step forward.”

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Posted in Fritz!, Fritz!Box, FritzOS/Fritz!OS, Hardware, Internet, ISP, LifeHacker, Network-and-equipment, Power User, xs4all | Leave a Comment »

mess with dns: a cool site to directly mess around with subdomains of

Posted by jpluimers on 2023/03/17

[Wayback/Archive] mess with dns: a cool site at that allows you directly mess around with subdomains of (yup: these are on different top level domains by intent, see [Wayback/Archive] mess with dns: about/FAQ).

Her blog post [Wayback/Archive] New tool: Mess with DNS! has a cool insightful explanation with lots of gifs showing what is going on. The below gif is just one of them:

In addition, it has a cool [Wayback/Archive] mess with dns: DNS dictionary explaining common DNS related terms.

The backend is written in Go, and has a snapshot of the initial source code on github at [Wayback/Archive] jvns/mess-with-dns-backend (mainly so you can file issues or submit ideas).

Oh, and this is a cool video that shows you how DNS works assuming the protocol is phone based: [Archive] Max Meier👨🏻‍💻🛡⚔️ on Twitter: “DNS Server …” / Twitter.

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Some Bitly Support links

Posted by jpluimers on 2023/02/27

Knowing part of URL shortening by browsing through shortened URLs and creating auto-generated ones, I was new to create custom shortened URLs.

So here are some links about using


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Working around eternal spinner “Loading” when trying to archive a page

Posted by jpluimers on 2023/01/13

I have had the below spinner “Loading” without any progress indication on a couple of URLs the last few months and I think they are tied to having special characters in the URL-to-be-archived.

My usual workaround was to first archive in the Wayback Machine, then archive the resulting URL in as it would automatically follow the path up to the original URL,

That of course failed when*/ did not want to save in either these would give an eternal spinner on the “Loading” page no matter the browser you were using either the escaped %2A or *:

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