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Author: pyratebeard <>
Date:   Fri, 25 Mar 2022 23:05:35 +0000


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diff --git a/entry/ b/entry/ @@ -0,0 +1,17 @@ +For a long time I was constantly leaving browser tabs open for months at a time. If I saw an article that I didn't have time to read, or a guide which I wanted to refer back to I would just leave the tab open and either never go back to it or struggle to find the correct tab. + +My browser tabs reached over a hundred open tabs for a long time, and I was terrified of it crashing and being unable to restore. + +It was time I made use of bookmarks. My browser of choice is normally [qutebrowser]({target="_blank" rel="noreferrer"} or Firefox, although I have tried others along the way. I wanted a bookmark manager that was browser agnostic, and being such an avid user of command line tools I opted for [buku]({target="_blank" rel="noreferrer"}. `buku` is a great tool and really easy to use. It has the ability to add tags, custom titles and descriptions, as well as easily export in various formats. + +These days I keep a minimum number of tabs open, generally trying to close them all at the end of the day or whenever I log off. I make heavy use of the tags in `buku`, and one method I have adopted is a "readlist" tag. + +Whenever I find an article I want to read but don't have the time to read it immediately I add it to `buku` with the "readlist" tag. I then run a simple script to routinely export all the URLs tagged with "readlist" and create a simple HTML file, which is then hosted on my webserver. If I have some time I can pull up this list and pick an article to read. + +I would like to figure out a better way to manage my `buku` from another device, like my phone. I have written a messy syncing script but usually I will `ssh` to my PC and add into `buku`. + +Another idea I have been mulling over is being able to search and select bookmarks from my startpage. + +Using bookmarks has relieved me of the stress of so many open tabs, while making it much easier to organise and search for links. + +Are you a "keep the tab open" type, or do you use a bookmark manager?