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    bookmarks that have expired

    Not being able to cut or sew has left me with time to do goofy things! How often do you check on all the sites you've bookmarked over the years? Quite a few of mine are obsolete... wondering where did they go...off to facebook.... out of business.. new name ?

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    I actually discovered the same thing when I went to actually make something I pinned on Pinterest. The one I was looking for was a blog post and the blog had disappeared. I was finally able to find the original post by using the Wayback Machine.
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    So many sites seem to have disappeared . I didn't think bookmarks had an expiry date. Learn something new daily.
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    I use the Wayback machine all the time. I can usually find a quilt pattern that use to be free online but disappeared from the site.
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    Every so often I try to go back through all my bookmarks to delete the ones that aren't good anymore...but I don't do it as often as I should!
    People who start projects and never finish them are cooler
    than people who never start projects at all.


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    Wayback machine? What is it, it sounds interesting!
    Quote Originally Posted by lauriejo View Post
    I actually discovered the same thing when I went to actually make something I pinned on Pinterest. The one I was looking for was a blog post and the blog had disappeared. I was finally able to find the original post by using the Wayback Machine.

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    The Wayback machine is actually an archive of internet pages. When something is deleted, or moved, the link/bookmark may not work anymore. But when something is deleted from the internet it isn't usually completely gone, it is saved somewhere but the normal link doesn't work anymore. Named of course after Peabody's machine from the old cartoon. Here is a link to the page: http://archive.org/web/
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    Quote Originally Posted by lauriejo View Post
    The Wayback machine is actually an archive of internet pages. When something is deleted, or moved, the link/bookmark may not work anymore. But when something is deleted from the internet it isn't usually completely gone, it is saved somewhere but the normal link doesn't work anymore. Named of course after Peabody's machine from the old cartoon. Here is a link to the page: http://archive.org/web/

    That counts as 'the thing I learned today'! Thanks lauriejo!

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    Glad to help, considering what I paid for DS's education it had better come in handy. Well I do have onsite tech support.
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    Thanks! I needed this! It counts as my "one new thing" for today, as well.
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    Since I recently rediscovered the Wayback I have been kicking myself for deleting bookmarks that I might have been able to recover. Oh well, lesson learned. I hadn't realized until recently that the archive is run by a 501c3 and survives mostly on donations.
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    I have had the same happen to me concerning bookmarked webpages missing.
    I'm glad I read this thread through. It's amazing about the "Wayback" machine, and I didn't not know about it.
    I have started using the printfriendly.com website to save webpages of interest/tutorials, etc.
    This website changes webpages into pdf files; then I can save them or share them.

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    I have been worried about this for sometime, so instead of saving it as a bookmark, I right click on the page I'm on and use "save page as". This function actually exports a copy of the page you want to save, not just the link.

    I'm using a mac and not sure is this is a functionality of a pc as well.

    I've never lost the information this way.
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    Is that a site or what? I've never heard of the "Wayback machine". It sounds like a space fantasy :-) Anyone willing to share the link?


    Quote Originally Posted by Onebyone View Post
    I use the Wayback machine all the time. I can usually find a quilt pattern that use to be free online but disappeared from the site.

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    Roberta check back on post #7 for the link. It is an internet archive site.
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    I just tried the link; I copied a bookmark link address. All I got was a calendar for 2013. Did I do something wrong?
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    Not every page is archived, and sometimes you have to play around a little to find it. The calendar might be a listing of posts linked to that url and to find the specific one you are looking for you would click on the specific date. Try clicking on some of the dates and see what it shows.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lauriejo View Post
    The Wayback machine is actually an archive of internet pages. When something is deleted, or moved, the link/bookmark may not work anymore. But when something is deleted from the internet it isn't usually completely gone, it is saved somewhere but the normal link doesn't work anymore. Named of course after Peabody's machine from the old cartoon. Here is a link to the page: http://archive.org/web/
    Yes, thanks for explaining that. I am going to bookmark it and hope it doesn't disappear!!! I loved Mr. Peabody and his boy Sherman.

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    Very interesting. I am going to give it a try. Thanks for the info.

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