Because shrimp, that's why.
- Warrick - a utility for reconstructing (or recovering) a website using various archives and caches.
- Synchronicity - a Firefox extension that supports the user in rediscovering missing web pages
- mcurl - a command-line memento client
and two that are dear to my heart:And other sea creatures
- WARCreate - a Google Chrome extension that allows you to create WARC files from any webpage
- Web Archiving Integration Layer (WAIL) - a re-packaged Wayback and Heritrix that aims to be "One-Click User Instigated Preservation"
I had developed these two packages for JCDL2012 and PDA2013, respectively, with the former being given the Future Steward award from the National Digital Stewardship Alliance (NDSA) at Digital Preservation 2012. While this was all swell for our group, one problem remained that was again surfaced at PDA2013 in February, where WAIL (which was a spin-off of the WARCreate server decoupling) was unveiled. At PDA, I made sure well before-hand that WAIL was available to the public in a double-click-and-go binary (pre-compiled executable, i.e., App) form. While we keep all of the software we develop free and open source, WARCreate remained experimental and thus never "released", per se, though anyone could download the source and try it if they we really eager.
WARCreate is now available for download in the Chrome Web Store.
To use it:
- Enable WARCreate in Chrome
- Navigate to a webpage
- Click the WARCreate logo on the right of the address bar
- Hit the "Generate WARC" button
— Mat (@machawk1)