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stingraze Page Icon Posted 2021-04-23 3:00 PM
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Hi guys.
I found a website called FrogFind that lets you view modern sites in old browser compatible mode.
I haven’t tested yet on my Sigmarion 3 or other devices, but by the looks of it, the search results become basic HTML easily rendered by old browsers.

The linked sites from the search results become easily renderable as well. It’s working on all sorts of vintage hardware, including old Macs and Windows Mobile devices. The Twitter hashtag is #FrogFind where there will be lots of pictures of it running.

http://frogfind.com/

The creator's YouTube video on FrogFind

Edited by stingraze 2021-04-23 3:44 PM
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fantablium Page Icon Posted 2021-04-23 6:42 PM
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Oh wow, that looks amazing! Just watched the video, going to try it on my J720
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Karpour Page Icon Posted 2021-04-23 7:21 PM
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It's great, and I love that it's open source too!

Reminds me of a thing I did a while ago, using the same php port of Mozilla Readability! It's Hacker News for old computers, specifically I made this for browsing it on Windows CE

http://news.ohnitsch.net/
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null1024 Page Icon Posted 2021-04-25 4:26 AM
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Oh, this is cooool. I just got my LG Phenom online (the very slow way, using the serial port and MochaSoft PPP), and trying to browse normal web pages is aggressively slow.
This is a joy to use.
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C:Amie Page Icon Posted 2021-04-25 11:31 AM
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I put hpcfactor in... and it came back with
http://irc.hpcfactor.com/videodesk/

O.o who made that and when
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Mobi Page Icon Posted 2021-04-26 1:54 AM
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I forked this a week or two ago to replicate the old Google mobilizer. If you add the following prefix before any site, it might mobilize it for you, though it fails a lot: http://darkstar.x10host.com/mobilizer/read.php?a=

For example: http://darkstar.x10host.com/mobilizer/read.php?a=https://espn.com
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jorel101 Page Icon Posted 2021-04-26 4:00 AM
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I dig it.
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Mobi Page Icon Posted 2021-04-26 4:20 PM
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Karpour - 2021-04-23 11:21 AM

It's great, and I love that it's open source too!

Reminds me of a thing I did a while ago, using the same php port of Mozilla Readability! It's Hacker News for old computers, specifically I made this for browsing it on Windows CE

http://news.ohnitsch.net/


That's really nice!
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