Yummy, Yummy, del.icio.us

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I can’t believe it has taken me this long to play with del.icio.us. My del.icio.us page is here. For anyone who is as slow and behind the times as me, del.icio.us is a public bookmark storage mechanism. As you bookmark pages, you can catagorize them into as many sections as you wish, and then can easily lookup those groups of links in your own list…or see what other people have bookmark in the same catagory on their lists.

To me, this seems to lead to a much more directed exploration than random browsing from google hits. The central idea is these are links that someone else has already felt there is enough merit to save and come back to again later.

In addition, I have re-discovered some old friends via common links. I found my friend Boots who had a facinating page on Quantum Mechanics. This is an interesting bit of seredipity, as I had recently asked one of my friends who is a Physics major for just such a summary, as I wanted to use some Quantum Chromodynamics Rules as the basis for “business logic” in a PHP article I was writing.

5 Comments

  1. Comment by Mike Hostetler:

    del.icio.us is great. I’ve found some great links by subscribing to people’s RSS feeds of their bookmarks. I’ve subscribed to yours, looking for some great links!

    Also, if you haven’t yet, check out foxylicious, the Firefox browser extension that imports your del.icio.us bookmarks into Firefox, pretty cool stuff.

  2. Comment by JD:

    Off topic:
    Sorry, I have to put off topic comment because I could not find any way to contact you through email.

    Over at Sitepoint, you posted comment mentioning how you modified WP’s code to tackle the spam.
    I think you do not need to modify the code.
    If you go to Options -> Discussion -> Comment moderation field in your WP Admin area, you can specify spam words, URI etc. which can identify potential comment spam and put it on hold.

    Hope that helps,
    JD

  3. Comment by JD:

    Oops, forgot to close the tag. Could you edit the previous post and link to http://www.sitepoint.com/blog-post-view.php?id=217519.

    Thanks,
    JD

  4. Comment by Jason:

    Thanks for the suggestion. Yes, I do have the normal SPAM keywords feature enabled, but it requires me to activly moderate suspected SPAM comments. The solution I put into place is for really annoying people whom I just want it to silently drop without recording the comment or emailing me.

  5. Comment by boots:

    Hi Jason.

    Seeing your post makes me realize how quickly the shine of del.icio.us ran out for me. Reading your comments makes me think I gave up too soon. The idea of entering tags for every link I bookmark seems a little too A-Type, even for me. Maybe if there was an integrated browser interface that made it a little easier to deal with (and I meen more than what foxylicious does). My biggest gripe: non-conformity of tag topic names. It is a cool tool and that is well demonstrated by the fact that something that I thought of being somewhat obscure was an on topic for you. I’m *really* interested to hear how you applied QCD to business rule modelling (though I do see a logic to that thinking :) )

    Finally, congratulations on your promotion!

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