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I caught myself doing this many years ago and decided to stop because it became a pain to move the links between work and home. I then started bookmarking them and then I ran into the previous problem again so I started compiling the bookmarks into simple webpages. That's what I do now. If I find a link that is interesting I copy and paste it into my little webpage and I keep them in a path that I backup to my flashdrive and that has simplified things for me considerably.
It turns out I have been doing this kind of thing for almost twenty years now. Imagine my surprise when I get on W10 machine for the first time and aim Edge at my little webpage and does not render correctly. This is a simple HTML file that has a table with two columns, a banner image, and a background image and it will not render at all.
I've come to the realization that some people use tabs like I use bookmarks.
I'd be just as bad (keeping lots of tabs opened), except that I've had browsers crash on me so often that it's not worth "keeping a tab opened" be the only way I can track back where I was and what I was doing.
Of course browsers nowadays try to detect crashes and offer to restore everything, but oftentimes they come back with a login prompt, which will log you in but might not bring you back to where you were anyway.
I keep them in a docx file "somewhere" and use a shortcut on my desktop op open docx when needed
- this way I have only 1 docx and it is never lost ... Sometimes I use Find in Word to find something back ...
«... thank the gods that they have made you superior to those events which they have not placed within your own control, rendered you accountable for that only which is within you own control For what, then, have they made you responsible? For that which is alone in your own power—a right use of things as they appear.» Discourses of Epictetus Book I:12
As I was reading through the article you linked to, I thought of the solution - crowdsource people to read the pages for you & tell you if they're useful/interesting or not!
And that link? Basically telling you how brilliant Racket (i.e. Scheme/Lisp) is for embedding domain specific languages, because it's such a malleable language (basically because the syntax is very regular and simple). And macros. Always the macros with Lisp...
So that's got you started with the crowdsourcing thing
Java, Basic, who cares - it's all a bunch of tree-hugging hippy cr*p
Marc, with all due respect... I think you need to review:
- Your goals
- Your stretch goals
- Your priorities
- Your Focus
because this might be a sign of unchallenged intelligence. Usually a sign that you could be doing more in your work/personal life. The worse case is a form of OCD about falling behind, or just wanting to know more than others (Something I would not have said about you)...
Are you "Distracting" yourself with these interests? I've been known to do it.
I mention this, because since I started paying attention to how I feel... I realized I was overwhelming myself in order to get me to do something else. (Much like procrastination allows you to do a WORSE job BECAUSE you didn't have the time, therefore you could ignore the quality issues).
I truly mean this with all due respect, and since you reached out...
PS: To be useful, chrome menu -> Bookmarks -> Bookmark Open pages --> lets you name (I would use a date/time stamp: 20180518_Whatever and put them under a book mark folder for just these DUMPS) then you have one place where you can easily find them in the future. And possibly track how often you do this!
For me, it has been so easy to just click on the URL icon and drag and drop onto my desk top. Every few days I'll sweep them into a folder for further investigation or place them into pre-determined folders. Over the years I have collected literally Hundreds of thousands of links that I will never be able to go back and look over ... but I still do it. (I like the fact the the link gives me the full webpage title and the date I collected it)
The usual intent is to go deeper into an article at a later date and time, or to keep a project idea off to the side and figure out later how I'm gonna put my spin on it. Shopping Lists!!! I have tons of folders where I'll find something ... Ohhh, I've gotta have that USB toy. I'll come back later and see if I can fit it into the budget. The link goes on the desk top, and eventually into a folder ... where it is never seen again, and the budget is re-assigned to the wife's new dress
Buying a new computer should be a prime opportunity for eliminating outdated links, but they just get moved to external disks (for safe keeping no less). I now have a drawer of Flash drive disks of questionable capacities and indeterminate conditions.
I've had the tab to your comment up in the browser for about 1-1/2 hours, and finally got to it, after cruising through several others. 41 tabs is a lot, enough that all the ads could slow down the computer to a crawl. Fortunately, I discovered the speaker icon, so I know which ones are playing unwanted videos and pause them, although sometimes, I have to kill the tab. I also keep my much "for later" tabs in a file on pastebin.com, so I can view them on any computer later. So, like cancer, you just need to manage your chronic problem rather than cure it.
Use Safari on an iOS device. It will keep them all through reboots, power failures, and will even sync those tabs between devices. I seem to always have a vastly more tabs open than I will ever go back and look at again.
I noticed I had that very same behaviour with the Browser Bookmarks. I had a million of them. Organized out the ying yang. I never went through all those trying to find something. Heck maybe I had something on that or maybe I didn't. It was much faster to just Google whatever and go from there. I completely quit using the bookmarks because of that same reason.
The first rule of OCD Club is that there shall be a second rule so there are an even number of rules.
Did you ever see history portrayed as an old man with a wise brow and pulseless heart, weighing all things in the balance of reason?
Is not rather the genius of history like an eternal, imploring maiden, full of fire, with a burning heart and flaming soul, humanly warm and humanly beautiful?
Training a telescope on one’s own belly button will only reveal lint. You like that? You go right on staring at it. I prefer looking at galaxies.
-- Sarah Hoyt
Maybe you can't resist the urge to still use EBCDIC[^].
The fact that all the code points were different was less of a problem for inter-operating with ASCII than the fact that sorting EBCDIC put lowercase letters before uppercase letters and letters before numbers, exactly the opposite of ASCII.
I have lived with several Zen masters - all of them were cats.
His last invention was an evil Lasagna. It didn't kill anyone, and it actually tasted pretty good.