As useful as Google spell checking is, it doesn't measure up to the value the Wayback Machine has had for me.
I love the Wayback Machine. I want it to have my babies.
An example ∞
Take, for example, this gem: ASCII Movies.
There are two things that are cool about this website.
- It's in ASCII text. That's cool for so many reasons.
Hovering the mouse overtop of the text-titles shows a spinner. That's totally pointless but really cool. You can see a | in the final i in "Ascii". My screenshots don't capture my mouse so you can't see me hovering.
I'm saving this one so that I can reverse engineer it and base some of my own work off of this idea/technology.
Here's a real gem. Guess what movie it is.
Maybe if it's smaller you can tell more easily.
(view the animation - you may need to use the dropdown box to reduce its size.)
I know that you can do something vaguely similar with MPlayer, and the ASCII Art "aa" plugin.
\mplayer -vo aa movie.avi
But this website has the only implementation of web-viewable true text movies that I know of.
This is exactly the sort of stuff which vanishes from the web forever, with and without the help of authors and webmasters disappearing.
View an archive exactly as it was ∞
id_ within the URL. For example:
Save the current page ∞
Save the currently-edited page ∞
From the WordPress editor, save the page: