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Putting SCI FICTION on Ice

Metaxucafe has an interesting post describing how to download the soon-to-be-extinct SCI FICTION website down to your local hard drive. The procedure uses a program called wget which is essentially a command line version of a web browser’s save feature.

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John DeNardo is the Managing Editor at SF Signal and a columnist at Kirkus Reviews. He also likes bagels. So there.

7 Comments on Putting SCI FICTION on Ice

  1. John, did you notice how they moderate comments at Metauxcafe? I know, we’ve discussed registration before, but maybe it’s not so bad to have the regulars register and use captchas for the everyone else? Don’t know if spam is still an issue of late…

  2. The spam issue has been resolved with no pesky registration or captchas necessary. The Spam rate has gone from about 50 MPD (messages per day) to exactly zero MPD thanks to some back end protection (tee-hee).

  3. Jon Austin // January 14, 2006 at 7:40 pm //

    Anyone have any idea how much disk space the entire site takes up?

  4. If I had to guess, and this is only a guess, I would say 34.9 MB (36,646,875 bytes) comprised of 5,012 files and 593 folders.

  5. Jon Austin // January 16, 2006 at 9:27 pm //

    How precise!

    So, not being an html nerd, is there any way to reconcile the pictures to the pages without editing all of the html for each page?

  6. So John, have you downloaded the site to share with the rest of us?


  7. See directions above. 🙂

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