Thursday, January 20, 2005

My new favorite thing

The combonation of and Live Bookmarks in Firefox is my new favorite thing. I've always hated the fact that my bookmarks, which I use a lot as a memory device for interesting, relevant, and important information can be so easily lost and aren't shared between the various computers I use. I agree with Jeremy Zawodny, the question in the future is going to be where you store your data. This new combonation is excellent. I post all my bookmarks to and I access them through the RSS feeds using Live Bookmarks. Any new machine I hop onto, I can get at my book marks easily with and I can make them seem local just be subscribing to the feed. Nice.

P.S. If you've got a big bookmark list in Firefox already you can use this perl script to import them. The only trick is figuring out where Firefox stores your bookmarks.htm file. Also, if I needed to do the import again, I'd have it add tags based on the "folder structure"... Right now you only get one tag ".imported" which is lame. That said, it worked great.

[Update] Brian pointed out that I just overlooked the option to the script that allows you to assign tags based on folder structure. My bad. Thanks Brian for pointing that out and for writing a cool little script!

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