In a previous article, I wrote about the possibilities of the Wayback Machine for scientific writing. I argued that archiving web pages prevent link rots when cited web resources are not available anymore. With this blog entry, I am looking quasi into the reverse option: How to find and retrieve archived web pages for research reasons?
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Citing and visiting web addresses with long URLs is sometimes complicated. Long URLs are particularly a hardness when there are no clickable links but only long strings printed on paper. This article suggests URL shortener to avoid the hurdle mentioned above.
The article reports on my experiences with the premium version of Grammarly, an AI-powered web service for grammar and spell checking. As this is going to be a very positive review, I want to disclose that I am not affiliated in any way with Grammarly Inc., the enterprise behind this product.
A short personal note on my tutorial on Disqus installation: I have used for my screenshots, not this docdock but the hugo-academic theme. I have changed from docdock to hugo-academic and now (2017-05-31) I am back at docdock again. I will explain the reason for this twofold change in one of my next blog post. I am also planning to update text and screenshots to the new blogdown versions.
Disqus is a top-rated service for hosting and managing comments. But it has as an external service several disadvantages which oppose the philosophy of static websites diametrically. I discuss some alternatives for integrating discussion fora with static websites.