Linkblog Revealed

I have a new linkblog.

A couple of months ago, I was looking for a linkblog for those links that would otherwise moulder in one of my many bookmark menus. Of course, it’s not quite like bookmarks, since there are far fewer on the page than on my menus. But that might just be a good thing. I think that the history will wind up being ignored as much as bookmarks my bookmark menus in the long run. But it’s still a personally centralized service, so at least I’m computer independent.
Of course, now that I have it up, it’s the scope has changed and it’s turning into your standard linking type of blog with touch of explanation rather than the very simple thing I thought I was looking for. Guess that’s what happens when you build before you run user testing on a prototype.

The linkblog is running textpattern, Php/Mysql weblogging package by Dean Allen. It’s running on a petit virtual machine that I picked up for backup dns hosting, and is more than stout enough for any websites I might throw at it.

I might be late to the whole bookmarklet thing, but I’ve got a couple of them that do one key command posting of the frontmost browser page, as well as any selected text. That’s one less key press or mouse action than adding a bookmark in Safari, so I think it’s as streamlined as possible. So with these two
links as the first two items in my bookmark bar, command 1 posts the current url, and command 2 posts an excerpt. It works even if the bookmark bar is hidden – my usual mode. Note that these work in Safari, and the getSelection command is different in the usual suspect browsers.

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