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Personal web cache

5th April 2003

Jesse Lawrence is also looking to implement his own aggregator:

I’ve been searching high and low for an RSS reader that I’m happy with and that works on Linux, but so far I’ve been unsuccessful. So, last night I started coding my own. It’s going to be more of a personal communication system, though, not just an RSS reader. I want it to have email reading and writing capabilities, and also webpage caching, through the use of javascript bookmarks. This way, when you find a page you like, hit a bookmark, and it gets saved to you system, in a way which makes it easy to find.

I’d been thinking about implementing a personal web proxy (inspired by Les Orchard) with some kind of interface for telling it to cache the page I last visited but a simple bookmarklet sounds like a much better solution. I don’t think I’d want it as part of an aggregator though. Starts tinkering...

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