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Want to see an old version of your favorite website? Check out the Wayback Machine. This Internet Archive project has cataloged websites for the last five years and has over 100 terabytes of data, the largest database ever built. Unreal. If you’re a geek like me you might be interested in O’Reilly Network’s article How the Wayback Machine Works.

A new game? Googlewhacking, or *whacking can be played with any search engine. The idea is to come up with search phrases that have a single result. If you succeed, you have a successful “Whack” and you win the game. It took me about six tries, then I won twice in a row on ascetic porifera and misogynist nematoda.

Convert any Picture to HTML. Now this is cool…

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