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windexcowboy
windexcowboy
The bookmarks
I haven't reorganized my bookmarks in years, partially because I haven't found bookmarks to be a very useful tool anymore. Without an easy way to synchronize them among three instances of Firefox on three computers their didn't seem to be much point.

I finally tackled the old bookmarks file today, and moved all of my bookmarks (deleting about 90% of them along the way) over to del.icio.us, which seems to be popular with the bloggers. You can combine this with Foxylicious, a Firefox extension, to bring these bookmarks into your Firefox bookmark menu.

del.icio.us is cool. You can kind of use it like a link blog, and you can attach tags to each bookmark, such as geek.novell or blogs.friends in mine (the latter of which I won't really be using, since I use Bloglines as an aggregator). If you use a delimiter as I am using the dot in the tags, Foxylicious will parse that and use it to form the menu hierarchy in your Firefox bookmarks. Nifty, eh?

Maybe I'll find bookmarks useful again. We'll see...

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kingfox From: kingfox Date: January 17th, 2005 12:16 pm (UTC) (Link)
I finally got back into bookmarks with my new desktop a year or so ago. My bookmarks file at Drew had become a mess, a massive expanse that had grown and grown from daniel.drew.edu into the unmanagable heap it is today.

But at home, I started fresh. I've got a series of folders on my toolbar, with all the sites I hit regularly. Some I often open in tabs, like news sites. Others I grab individually, like Hoboken reviews. For once, I have digital order in my browsing life.
29usc151 From: 29usc151 Date: January 18th, 2005 01:51 pm (UTC) (Link)
I've been toying around with del.icio.us, and it's fun, but it's hard to figure out with no documentation to speak of. I read a "manual" in someone's blog that was useful, but nothing else.

I'm wondering, how did you port your old bookmarks over? Foxylicious only works in one direction and there doesn't seem to be any other way to automate the transfer process...
windexcowboy From: windexcowboy Date: January 18th, 2005 02:29 pm (UTC) (Link)
I did it manually.. Basically, this consisted of openeing up a ton of browser tabs (say 20 at a time), and then visitng each one and using Foxylicious to add them.

Most of my bookmarks were crap and the old bookmark file needed a culling, so this was actually a good way to do it for me. Probably not if you actually have mostly useful bookmarks.
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