Where's that link gone???
By DaveLevy on Jul 02, 2005
Aaargh Bogus!! - I've just lost a bookmark file again. I counted up the number of browser defined hyperlink bookmark files I've got the other day. I discovered ten.
Only one answer, combine them and put'em somewhere I can always get them.
This can't be on any of my own computer's or on my works' systems; the reason I have so many is that I often can't see the others when I'm in a position to use one. I have my work's laptop bookmarks, three mozillas (soon to be four}, one IE and one Galeon. I then have an IE & two mozillas on my personal desktop system at home (possibly another IE favourites list on the second desktop). I also have a mozilla bookmark file on my corporate network login.
I've got two options, to build a 'My Links' page at my personal site which means I'd control the look and feel but inserting new links would take some work (i.e. too much ), or using http://del.icio.us/DaveLevy . I have started to upload some of my links to del.icio.us, but I'm in two minds if I should reserve my use of this site for those links I've discovered that I want as part of the social categorisation process (such as my Baldur's Gate links), where they'd be resolved at technorati or if I should just upload them all and see what happens. My current personal taxonomy (and the size of my links list) means that I'd have some very large categories (more than a page) even having used three tags. (Not sure).
Another thing is that recording my personal usage might be cute, so I could determine how popular my links were with me, a sort of MRU/LRU chain. I could discover how many I've never been back to. I think this'd involve a database so even more coding work.