For posterity!

Vehicles parked-up outside a house in Malta
By pgn
@pgntwo (22748)
Tripoli, Lebanon
April 17, 2016 3:46am CST
Stuff gets put on the Internet - photos, musings, woes and joys, and more. Even when the site hosting it has long gone, snapshots of it remain, fragments of a long-forgotten collective memory:
Four hundred characters on the Greek letter 'pi', p, but Pixabay likes 3 or more characters for a search... I was surprised that "pie&...
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@jaboUK (55201)
• United Kingdom
20 Apr 16
I gather that you posted that article on Bubblews? Stuff from there won't be around any more, surely?
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@pgntwo (22748)
• Tripoli, Lebanon
21 Apr 16
You would be surprised - apparently your old bubblews identifier has been captured 46 times on the Wayback Machine:
Content creation and discovery platform where users can come to express their opinions, meet like-minded individuals and be compensated for their posts.
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@jaboUK (55201)
• United Kingdom
21 Apr 16
@pgntwo Cripes - how did that happen? And why those particular ones? Did someone put them there?
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@jaboUK (55201)
• United Kingdom
21 Apr 16
@pgntwo Thanks for that, but I saved everything I wanted from Bubblews. I might have a trawl through that site to see what else is there though.Thanks again.
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@sol_cee (18077)
• Bermuda
23 Apr 16
Would love to see my old posts. Didn't have the chance to back them up.
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@pgntwo (22748)
• Tripoli, Lebanon
23 Apr 16
They live out there, on the Internet, in a dark, dusty corner, waiting to be rediscovered...
The next mind-bending chapter of THE X-FILES debuts with a special two-night event beginning Sunday, Jan. 24 (10:00-11:00 PM ET/7:00-8:00 PM PT), following t...
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@sol_cee (18077)
• Bermuda
23 Apr 16
If only I have Magellan's navigating power. lol
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@pgntwo (22748)
• Tripoli, Lebanon
23 Apr 16
@sol_cee I think even he had an element of luck on his side:
Magellan's Voyage 1519
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@LadyDuck (181959)
• Switzerland
17 Apr 16
You are right, I have many of my Bubblews posts saved locally on my computer. We had a small mini like the one in your photo, back in the early 70'
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@pgntwo (22748)
• Tripoli, Lebanon
17 Apr 16
I learned to drive, and continued to drive for a couple of years afterwards, in a Mini almost that colour too. Not that one in the picture, though.
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@LadyDuck (181959)
• Switzerland
17 Apr 16
@pgntwo Our mini was green, dark green. It was the one called "mini van", with the wooden paneling on the sides.
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@pgntwo (22748)
• Tripoli, Lebanon
17 Apr 16
@LadyDuck Mine was the standard 2-door version, with a leaky seal in the bottom corners of the front windshield in heavy rain.
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• United States
17 Apr 16
People need to realize once in cyberspace its there forever....
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@pgntwo (22748)
• Tripoli, Lebanon
17 Apr 16
Once the genie is out of the bottle...
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• United States
17 Apr 16
@pgntwo You got it!
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@Shiva49 (14222)
• Singapore
17 Apr 16
I have been with online sites for years. Some are inactive but my posts could still be around in others ways! siva
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@pgntwo (22748)
• Tripoli, Lebanon
17 Apr 16
The past is out there, just not where it once was...
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@Shiva49 (14222)
• Singapore
17 Apr 16
@pgntwo That could well be true for us too "hereafter"! siva
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@PatZAnthony (13118)
• Charlotte, North Carolina
22 Apr 16
Very interesting photo. Love the lattice work on the large window on the building to the left.
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@pgntwo (22748)
• Tripoli, Lebanon
22 Apr 16
Made from sandstone, the buildings - soft enough to be cut with a handsaw.
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@Asylum (48223)
• Manchester, England
17 Apr 16
There must be a lot of stuff that I have put online myself and forgotten. Many moons ago I created several sites on the free web hosting sites, most of which have closed. A few years ago I received an email from someone requesting advice about Office 2000, which was via an email address that I have not used for a long time. I answered the query and asked how the sender had found me, which was apparently via a website I created about Office. I never found the site myself.
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@pgntwo (22748)
• Tripoli, Lebanon
17 Apr 16
As the Internet grows, so the world shrinks. I found an article recently that I submitted to an e-mail-based q&a sharing system called The Usenet Oracle decades ago. It really is all out there, archived and just waiting to be unearthed...
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@Asylum (48223)
• Manchester, England
17 Apr 16
@pgntwo Some must have disappeared due to the hosting sites closing.
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@pgntwo (22748)
• Tripoli, Lebanon
17 Apr 16
@Asylum Certainly, not everything has been archived - but enough exists yet to build a coherent snapshot of what was in your mind at a particular time.
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@LdeL0318 (6435)
• Philippines
17 Apr 16
True. The internet has gone so far these days.
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@pgntwo (22748)
• Tripoli, Lebanon
17 Apr 16
It's like the world's biggest scrap-book...
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@LdeL0318 (6435)
• Philippines
17 Apr 16
@pgntwo Yes, it can make or break us.
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@marlina (79612)
• Canada
29 May 17
I just wonder why is the wayback machine so selective on which sites they keep in the archives?
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@pgntwo (22748)
• Tripoli, Lebanon
29 May 17
I would imagine it only crawls a small percentage of the total number of pages on any website at any time, rather than any other reason.
@acelawrites (12497)
• Philippines
27 May 16
I noticed that too. Even if I am no longer writing in a site, there are still traces of it, like the old name @simplewoman that I used in Bubblews.
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@pgntwo (22748)
• Tripoli, Lebanon
27 May 16
Once something's on the Internet, there is no going back... And so much of it is out of date now too, which makes you wonder! (Not articles like those written on old writing websites, but stuff like phone numbers and opening hours for shops or businesses!).
Jono can't quite keep up with the latest Internet Memes. facebook.com/JonoAndBen
@vandana7 (68473)
• India
10 May 16
The smaller car has my heart....what can I say...we always knew?
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@pgntwo (22748)
• Tripoli, Lebanon
10 May 16
I learned to drive in one of those small Minis! One nearly that colour, too.
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@garymarsh6 (14502)
• United Kingdom
23 Apr 16
Looks like that little mini could fit in the glove box!
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@pgntwo (22748)
• Tripoli, Lebanon
23 Apr 16
Yep. The guy parks it on the back of the truck when space is tight...
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@jahunt (1389)
• United States
17 Apr 16
Yes, it is strange to think about how long our rAndom thoughts can be around even after we've long forgotten them!
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@pgntwo (22748)
• Tripoli, Lebanon
18 Apr 16
Random Writings have a tendency to come around full-circle... Sometimes they come at you from an unexpected tangent.
@Morleyhunt (21344)
• Canada
17 Apr 16
I try to be careful of what I share on the Internet. Once it is released, there is often no way to bring it back.
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@pgntwo (22748)
• Tripoli, Lebanon
17 Apr 16
Yes, that is so, so true. Alas.
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