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18 10 15

Have it offline

That awful, terrible feel when you don’t have petabytes of data storage available.

In this day and age, with the internet in full bloom, it’s easy to forget there’s times when you may not have internet access, or when a resource simply becomes unavailable. There’s numerous special circumstances that may cause this, or you may just want to save on your monthly bills. Whatever the reason, it’s good to know there’s the option of keeping things in offline storage. Forever accessible as long as you carry it with you (and keep a backup, you never know).

There’s plenty of tools that can make snapshots of website, giving you a locally stored copy of the website in its entirety. All fine and dandy if you just want the data as-is, but there’s plenty of services out there that provide a more dynamic experience. Sadly, there’s no real way to keep access to that permanently.

For simple things though, you can usually roll your own, or just copy the source if it’s available. Small utility sites are a good example, ones that spit out a page with certain content based on the received input, that kind of stuff. Or, of course, download a regular ol’ application for it.

If it weren’t impossibly wasteful, it’d be cool to see someone try and keep paper copies of popular websites.
~ Fang

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