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I didn't sleep well last night. When Rachel's alarm went off for her to go to work at 6:30, I just stayed awake, even though I didn't have to get up for an hour. I poured myself a coffee and sat on the couch, opening my laptop and loading up the Facebook group. I started scrolling down and ... well, I didn't stop. For almost an hour.
When I hit posts dated in May a thought occurred to me. I'm using Safari on OS X, which has long had robust support for PDF generation. If I were export my current page, I'd get a PDF of what my browser had loaded, up to that point in time. It worked relatively well
My laptop is from 2009 and has 4GB of RAM. It doesn't take much to get those fans spinning up and for things to slow down somewhat considerably. But I kept scrolling. Activity Monitor is showing Safari dominating my system. I kept scrolling until I hit the final days of 2014. At that point my own alarm went off and I hit the export option before hopping in the shower. A 46.7MB PDF file was generated.
This only captures what was loaded into my browser, so the photos showing are very low-res, and none of the videos play; most comments aren't shown. Links that haven't been truncated by Facebook's formatter work. Text search works. I think I'm going to print it out
Download 46.7 MB Facebook Freestyle Footbaggers Group Jan - Aug 2015 PDF Archive
Overall, this is almost entirely pointless, but I think it was a generally productive way to spend that hour