Today’s miscellany

I’ve been trying to send some e-mails with attachments via Gmail, from within Safari. Frustrated, I launched the 1.0b1 version of Camino, and it worked the first time I tried.
If Camino could mimic the easy subscribability of Safari when it comes to RSS and Atom feeds, there would be no looking back. Based on my own usage, Camino is consistently faster than Safari at rendering, uses less RAM over time, and remains more stable.
Then Tom has to go and remind me why Safari kicks butt when it comes to designing for standards.
An article in the latest Macworld has prompted me to look seriously at del.icio.us. My personal work habits have evolved to the point where I’m no longer worried about keeping bookmarks synced between two systems, but the prospect of an online backup of my bookmarks, that I could access from any where, is appealing. I’m coming closer all the time to my own personal death knell for .Mac.
Anthro’s eNook is so cool it almost makes me wish I didn’t have enough space to get one. Almost.
A happy belated to Tiffany.
Finally, my thanks to Tom. He knows why.

2 thoughts on “Today’s miscellany

  1. If you’re just getting into an online bookmarking system, you might consider Furl (http://www.furl.net/). Like del.icio.us, it allows you to add bookmarks from anywhere. The added value is that it not only saves the URL, but archives a copy of the content of the page. This is great for sites that are constantly changing (and don’t offer “permalinks”). It’s also nice when you suspect that something is going to change (e.g. some company just posted something unbelievable on their web site, or something looks like a candidate for being taken down for legal reasons). You can safely store a copy in Furl and access it “forever.”

  2. Daniel, thanks for the link. I’m now signed up with both services, and will see which one comes out on top in terms of my personal habits.
    At the moment, neither service will import my Safari bookmarks. del.icio.us’s import feature is currently turned off, and has been for at least a week, possibly longer. I exported my Safari bookmarks to a HTML file, and attempted to import those using Furl’s import script, but that has failed on repeated tries, and I have a support e-mail submitted.
    At this stage, whomever can come up with a successful importation of my 2K+ bookmarks may just be the winner, other features unseen and unused.

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