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del.icio.us has become delicious.com, which, sans the domain name cleverness, really reminds me how the actual service name is silly, but enough about that.

I’ve been an avid user of the se.rvi.ce for the past (oldest remaining bookmark is from Sept. 06), but didn’t really *use* it other than a bookmarking service. That is I rarely used the web interface and mostly used it via the Firefox extension. I’ve hardly used the “social” features, or any other elements other than saving bookmarks across browsers/computers. So with this in mind, here are what I think of the new site.

The new look is definitely “new”, it has that sick, washed out, color scheme that is been associated with Web 2.0. Nothing of the healthy blue of before; on the other hand, the site is now fully AJAX-ian, so its a bit less quirky.

My constant annoyance with the web-interface was that the display settings were cookie-based. Meaning that with every new computer/browser I used, they would default to the long tag-based display, and not the alphabetical tag-cloud I preferred. This was solved interestingly by eliminating the entire display customizing feature (or hiding it really, really well). Tag bundling is slightly less annoying, it’s basically the same interface, but with better coloring and highlighting choices.

As before, none of the social features are of any interest to me, here.

Also, it appears that the service, which used to be Perl’s social flagship has now been re-written using languages that are not Perl. Oh well.


Written by Erez

Saturday, August 2, 2008 at 11:45

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So where was I?

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Ubuntu‘s been up to 4.08, so it’s been there for a while. Haven’t a clue as to their latest theme, since I’m on DWM for the past year. In two months it will be time for the new version, called Insidious Impala, or Intrigued Iguana. It’s gonna be cool, it’s gonna be brown, and there will be fun bugs to those upgrading. In case your X session goes frak, try some text-based lovin’.

The web is much more social these days. “Social” means here “much more stuff to use in order to avoid actual conversation”. Most of those include tagging people as “friends”. Google is probably evil. Microsoft is running out of ideas. Apple is running in all directions now. OpenOffice.org is neither Open, nor office, and not much of an .org.

I have a new niece, a (relatively) new job, and a lot of weird, half-baked ideas. On With The Show, then!

Written by Erez

Thursday, July 31, 2008 at 20:49

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