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personal wikipedia cache

From: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>
Date: Sat, 7 Oct 2006 18:16:21 -0500
Message-Id: <3ac77f35975ff609f23b81c28beaef80@w3.org>
To: www-archive+breadcrumbs@w3.org

I'd like to dedicate 2 or 3 percent of my laptop's storage to keeping a 
cache of parts of wikipedia... say... all the featured articles, plus 
all the articles within 2 hops of my user page and within 2 hops of the 
page about me, plus every wikipedia page that I have accessed in the 
last 2 or 3 months.

The trick is that I don't usually use my laptop; I use a desktop 
machine. So running a cron job on the laptop won't work. Maybe I could 
remember to "wake up" the laptop 3 days before I travel to give it a 
chance to sync.

Or maybe I could keep the wikipedia cache on a flash drive and move it 
between desktop and laptop machines.

I guess I'd like to cache more than wikipedia... w3.org, stuff from my 
delicious bookmarks, family photos, etc. hmm.

The local library should run a wikipedia cache too.... though... I 
wonder how nearby in the network they are. If they don't use the same 
ISP, I can imagine the packets getting routed via the east or west 
coast. Their geographic proximity suggests they should share some sense 
of what pages are important to cache.

Dan Connolly, W3C http://www.w3.org/People/Connolly/
Received on Saturday, 7 October 2006 23:16:34 UTC

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