Bookmarks, unsubscribed content and RAIDed SSDs. (FTW.)

I access the internet from a number of places—m BlackBerry, my home laptop and my work laptop. Content to which I subscribe I access through Google Reader, and the stuff I like I either share or I star for later reference.

My issue is twofold:

For the former, I’m talking about sites that I would have traditionally bookmarked.  (Wow, how archaic bookmarking sounds.)  But in the multi-device world, what is its replacement?

For the latter, I increasingly use Twitter to share this stuff. But shortening URLs from my BlackBerry is by no means fun; and Twitter as a medium is very temporary, even more so than shared items on Google Reader.  I certainly wouldn’t have the inclination to sort through my tweets months from now to sift out the shared stuff of interest from the futile shite.

So, advice needed.  How do I manage my unsubscribed content?  And how do I seamlessly jump between devices and retain my browsing world?

Anyway, thanks to @willsh, here’s the inspiration behind the frustration: a video showing what can be done when you RAID together 24 SSD drives.  Geekery at its best.


7 Responses to “Bookmarks, unsubscribed content and RAIDed SSDs. (FTW.)”

  1. Simon on April 22nd, 2009 23:03

    Am I missing something? Why not ?


  2. Simon on April 22nd, 2009 23:05

    and for sharing… feel free to merge these two!

  3. Greg Baker on April 23rd, 2009 11:55

    I’ve been struggling with this exact same issue. For articles and post I would like to keep copies of long term, I share them in Google Reader…using Tabbloid I have a PDF ‘newspaper’ of the latest updates to my RSS Shared Items feed sent to Evernote for storage and tagging. Not a straightforward approach but until Evernote allow direct RSS input it does the job.
    Anything short term I ‘star’ in Google Reader and then either add to Delicious with a to:read tag (if it’s a useful link), send to Evernote via the above (if it’s a useful article or great photo) and the rest I read there and then.

    I can’t recommend Evernote enough, I use it for wine tasting notes, research on purchases, archiving good articles, backing up PDFs and photos (which then all become searchable using VERY clever OCR)…

  4. Dan on April 23rd, 2009 17:04

    I think I need to research Evernote and del.ici.ous. More to follow.

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  6. Greg Baker on April 24th, 2009 10:52

    Me again. As an example, I’ve shared by ‘Articles’ notebook from Evernote ( and the PDFs with Tabbloid in the name are my collated Google Reader Shared Items outputs…and the other articles are those I want to keep copies of and have simple ‘clipped’ them to Evernote.

  7. Dan on April 24th, 2009 20:47

    So. I’ve taken a leap of faith and signed up to delicious. (When did it change from being EverNote is a step too far at the moment. Watch this space.

    It seems that bookmarking pages from my BB will be a copy and paste job. Not pretty. That’s what you get for not having an iPhone, I guess.

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