Since many other blogs cover “tech” topics we at Upfront with NGS rarely delve into those topics.
That said, I am a lover of Chrome, a lover of Wayback Machine, and a hater of 404 status coded pages (basically, the page is not found).
Historically (meaning just two days ago), I would have received a 404 error, copied the URL, gone to Wayback Machine, pasted in the URL (and crossed fingers), and waited to see if the no longer available website had been archived. In a large percentage of cases, it has! Phew!
Now, Wayback Machine has created a Chrome browser extension which does all of the above automatically for you!
Read more about the Chrome browser extension, Wayback Machine Chrome extension now available. It does handle more than 404 errors. It detects the following error codes -- 404, 408, 410, 451, 500, 502, 503, 504, 509, 520, 521, 523, 524, 525, and 526.
You can access the extension here.
What non-genealogical specific tech tool do you find really makes your life (real and genealogical) easier?
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