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    03.28.2008 / Miscellaneous

    [photo credit: Ez from Creature Comfort’s Blogroll]

    So. My hard drive crashed two days ago (actually, it was more of a crash, fire and explosion) and rather than spending almost $500 to fix it, I bid farewell to my handy MacBook and just purchased another one.

    [A little Erin-Trivia for you will certainly provide insight into how hard this decision was for me: I HATE new things. They make me tremble, and I’m still washing my hands obsessively before touching the new, white shining keyboard in fear of getting a speck of dirt on it].

    Anyway, I am fortunate enough to be betrothed to a Back-Up Nazi, so my files are all in tact. I did, however, make the MASSIVE mistake of not backing up my bookmarks in Firefox OR Safari. Which is bad, bad news for a blogger. I don’t know about you, but thousands of my resources come from my bookmarks where I’ve saved random tidbits of information for the past four years. Needless to say, I’m trembling for two reasons today.

    SO. Here’s a little contest. I need all of your help here (Ez— I know you can sympathize here!). Send me your bookmarks. I don’t care how many, how few, but I want them ALL. Place your favorite sites in the comment section, or shoot me an email right here.

    And the good news? Whoever sends me the MOST links that I’ve never heard of before OR if you send over something that catches my eye, I’ll send you a free inspiration poster.

    Deal? Go get ’em tigers… I knew I could count on you!! :)

    • Jude

      Ouch! I feel your pain. My bookmarks aren’t very extensive (’cause I’m still getting used to that leap from Windows to Mac) but I’ll get together some I think you might like (if you don’t already). Have a fab weekend!

    • kristen

      how long will this contest be going on for? All my good bookmarks are at work :( Although I’m pretty sure you’ve probably heard of a majority of my bookmarks..

    • Kelly C.

      um….i’m not sure what bookmarks are. are they favorites? if so, i’m on it. if not, i need to figure out what these bookmark-things are. they sound fun.

    • design for mankind.

      Ha, yes… favorites. :)

      And yay! Thank you all!

      Kristen— it lasts as long as you’d like! Next week, perhaps?

    • automatism

      Yikes! I actually had a variation on this a couple of weeks ago when I upgraded my Mac’s OS — I backed everything up, then had a two week pause until my Mac guru could do the upgrade and transfer it all back. What I forgot to do was back up the two weeks of waiting, so I lost a bunch of shiny new bookmarks (and email – ouch). Anyway, quickest access to my fave bookmarks is the links on my blog. Hope this helps, and good luck!


    • Zaya

      ohhhhh… you should start using del.icio.us. I have about 1670, looked it up… bookmarks there…
      The beauty of it is that it doesn’t matter where I am I have access to my favorite sites. At a friend’s house and they mention needing curtains… my resources are as close as their computer. Plus instead of trying to remember where the heck I filed something, every bookmark gets as many tags as I might want to find it under later. Granted I need to finish “grouping” them, and I haven’t bookmarked all the blogs I read… (They are in Google Reader with my favorite posts starred instead of bookmarked in del.icio.us, which I should do to keep it all together) but for the most part all traditional websites that I want to track are bookmarked. So you want bookmarks… here are mine

      Start now since you get to start with a clean slate… Although bookmarks can be imported, if you’ve already started new ones…

      yes, I like my ellipses… :)

    • design for mankind.

      This is ridiculous, Zaya, and I know I’m going to get some kind of lecture about this from someone, but del.icio.us.’ interface makes me crazy. I can’t find anything and I don’t know if it’s because I’m using it wrong or b/c I’m used to my beautifully organized bookmarks. AH! What’s a gal to do?

      BUT. Thanks for your links— they’re excellent! :)

    • Zaya

      No lecture from me. A lot of it drives me nuts, expecially the tags that don’t neatly fit into a bundle. But I do like it better than the alternative of trying to share my links between three computers… For the longest time I tried just keeping a page on my site that I would update with all my links, but del.icio.us was easier…

      I wish someone would design something similar, but more organized and user friendly for moving things around, and nicer looking wouldn’t hurt either. I want to drag and drop tags into their groups and things like that.

    • jess gonacha

      oh, horror of all horrors! i would be completely lost if all my bookmarks were gone. i’m sending you an email with an exported files attached straightaway. from my mac book to yours. :)

    • design for mankind.

      Oooh, Zaya— GOOD idea. Where’s the web designers when I need ’em?

      And Jess— you’re an ANGEL. THANK YOU! :)

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