Rants, Raves, and Rhetoric v4

Return to personal archiving

A prior habit saved so many possibly interesting things that I mostly never returned to. Think of it like instead of hundreds of open tabs, I collected thousands of items. Most recently the tool to collect them was Pocket, but I’ve abandoned huge troves of items in other bookmarking sites or apps. Evernote, Diigo, Instapaper, and others which escape my memory. With the implosion of a servic, i lost everything put into it. Unless, I was active enough to know to export it all.

woman sitting crossed legged and making a scrapbook
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Anyway, I was chatting with someone at work and noted this news item I saw today is possibly related to why that group runs a system. That, and a really big pivotal event a decade ago.

I went to find that old event to provide additional context. Other than a single cryptic work email and a later news article about the past event, I can’t find anything. I can’t find it in DuckDuckGo, Google, or personal chats. The work chat we used at the time is gone. (The current chat doesn’t keep much history.)

My frustration makes me think I should return to heavily bookmarking. I have lots of stuff from the newspaper that covers the area I am seeking in Pocket, but they are from after the period.

I had to look at Wikipedia, and Pocket was Read It Later in the relevant period. Doing more poking, I suspect I was using Instapaper then. And moved to Pocket within a couple years after the window sought.






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