Pat Gunn (dachte) wrote,
Pat Gunn
dachte

Bookmarks Cleanage

Cleaning out my bookmarks makes me feel very old. A few things that make it really bad:

  • Less than a third of the links in the non-frequently-used section work
  • Merging the MacOS and the NeXTStep resource sections (maybe 2 NeXTStep resources are still good, one of them being Stepwise.)
    • The other site being OmniGroup, being able to sadly answer a question I had when I heard about the NeXT/Apple deal - would Omni finally get the recognition it deserves for making awesome software for NeXT all those years? No. Sigh.
  • Finding sites for businesses that closed up shop four years ago (meaning I must have last visited them likely over five years ago).
  • SGI. *sniff*. I still get kind of sentimental seeing SGI websites. I know they're not gone yet, but damn were they cool.
  • There were times when most applications didn't have their own hostname, half of them hosted off of some university server somewhere in Germany
  • People still had names. It wasn't rare for people to know the developers of many cool Unix apps one ran, and their friends might've had a site called "Largo's Windowmaker Themes" or similar and that wouldn't seem odd
  • Internet Junkbuster (now known as Privoxy) was considered edgy once, as was egcs
  • Oracle bought sleepycat software... ISAPNPTools existed...
  • I think this bookmarks file was converted, over the years, from running Netscape 2.0, and has been touched by Windows, OS/2, and Linux, Netscape, Mozilla, and Firefox. It's probably at least ten years old in continuity, and has seen well over twenty different computers. At some point, I expect I'll be talking computer stuff with people who are younger than my bookmarks file.

Oh, yes, this reminds me - apparently before I ran mplayer, I used an application called xanim to play videos on Linux. I don't remember much about it though.

Also, today the Zets gathered for the first time in .. a fairly long time. Sorrento's has not regained its former coolness though.

Subscribe

  • Revising Dreams

    Dream:I was in some strange kind of situation where I had just managed to escape some kind of captors in a large school, but didn't feel safe to…

  • Visiting a Dream Element

    Just had an extended conversation in a dream.. I may have written about this before here. If so, this is an elaboration. One of the things that was…

  • Half-written dreams

    Last night I had a strange dream that was operating from the certainty that I was going to have a baby (not physically), but didn't actually provide…

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

  • 2 comments