Thursday, March 17, 2005

How to survive the next outage

I discovered that allows you to export your bookmarks to your browser, but this works only in Windows. However, instead of adding the bookmarks to the browser, here is a better way (actually, I am making a virtue out of a necessity, since this is the only workaround if you are not using Windows):
  1. Click on the 'Export' link in your bookmarks page and click on the 'Export' button in the next one.
  2. After observing that your browser bookmarks remain unchanged, turn your attention to the browser window.
  3. You will notice that a new HTML page has been built, which sort of mimics your bookmarks page.
  4. Save this page to your hard disk.
  5. Add a bookmark in your browser to this saved page.
  6. Now you are all set to tackle the next outage.
If only Bloglines had such an export feature for the feed URLs as well...