@wayback_exe

@wayback_exe is a bot that loads old pages from the Wayback Machine and generates screenshots of the output in an old browser.

Why?

The Wayback Machine is an incredible tool. It has archived over 23 petabtyes of data and grows by terabytes every day. The Wayback Machine launched just about 20 years ago, and I thought it would be interesting to write a bot displaying some of the oldest pages from the system.

By the way, if you like this bot, or if you like the internet, you should consider donating to the Internet Archive. This bot wouldn't be possible without their hard work.

Code

The bot is my first project using node.js. The code is pretty messy but I've put it on Github for people to take a look and experiment. Please fork it and make your own weird page scrapers!