via Million Short – What haven’t you found?

This is a search engine that lets you  dig deeper into the search results.  It lets you exclude the top 100 to 1 million most popular search results, getting you into the deep meat of the web.  The Wikipedia page on Million Short is also of interest.

I really like this!  Note, they seem to be using their own crawler, this could get even more interesting in the future.

Source: by Hope Thanks!

 

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If you have serious bookmarks scattered about on various browsers and bookmarking services and want to consolidate them into one index you might consider a web directory script.

This solution is not for everyone, but if you already have a C-panel type web hosting account for your blog, the kind of hosting where you can create either more subdomains or host more domains you can do this with ease.

As an example: 1. I don’t have the hosting account but I need one for other projects anyway, 2. I’ve got about 30 parked domains I could be using, 3 or I could put the bookmark directory on a subdomain.

Pros:

  1. Web based so you have access anywhere across all devices.
  2. Searchable and can be categorized using any structure you devise.
  3. Most directory scripts will let you have hidden categories that you can keep private.
  4. Nobody is tracking what you bookmark and selling the info.
  5. Dead link checker.
  6. No ads.
  7. It’s on your own domain so you have control.  You don’t have to worry about third party bookmark site getting bought up or going pay or changing business models.
  8. Many directory scripts have a free version with fewer features.  This might be enough for a bookmarks directory.

Cons

  1. Not quite as easy to add bookmarks to.
  2. More set up and maintenance.

 

I’d never really thought about this until Amit Gawande asked about bookmarking.

Download Ringlink for free. Ringlink is a CGI Perl program that provides the tools necessary to build and run rings of websites, i.e. systems of links between websites of similar contents.

Bookmark: Ringlink download | SourceForge.net

Eureka!  Now this is a genuine FIND.  I looked for this weeks ago, but the script website is dead and I thought I had reached a dead end.  Today I tried my search differently on a different engine and found the actual Ringlink script.  Better, it was last updated in only 2017 so it’s current!

Ringlink is a perl script for hosting webrings. Note the plural.  You can set this up as a webring hosting platform. Yes strangers can sign up and start their own webring or webmasters can sign up for a pre-existing ring.

There are still some small highly niche ring hosts running this script today.

I once ran a small niche webring hosting service using an earlier version of the Ringlink script back in 2003ish.  It worked like a charm.  I think I had about a dozen rings running on it, not all of them were mine.  I don’t know what the top end is for this script, that is, how many rings it can run and how large.  I know my version had a proper index of rings and I think each ring also had an index of sites.  Ringmasters had their own admin panel and the RingLink host had an admin panel.  On my version ring codes were all HTML.

To get this running you need a CGI host.  Some knowledge of perl and HTML.

Now this is a tool for a webring revival.

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A self-contained PHP/MySQL script for creating and managing a full-featured webring

Bookmark: The Orca Ringmaker – PHP Web Ring Creation and Management

This is a full featured script.  If you want to create and host one webring.  This is not a server for hosting multiple webrings.  Still very handy since you have control on your own server.

Lucky Tackle Box is the most popular monthly fishing subscription box that introduces fisherman to new baits and fishing tackle every month for every species! Get the best new baits from the top brands, SAVE MONEY and CATCH MORE FISH! No mystery in the tackle box you’ll get… perfect for yourself or as a gift!

Bookmark: Lucky Tackle Box | Monthly Fishing Bait & Tackle Subscriptions Boxes – LUCKY TACKLE BOX

I just gave a subscription as a birthday gift and it was a hit.  Good gift for an angler.

Wordstar was the second word processor I ever learned and used. Certainly the first I used in MS-DOS.  (The very first was Perfect Writer in CP/M.)  I always liked Wordstar but I think I replaced it with the DOS version of MS Word.

Bookmarked: WordTsar – A Wordstar clone

(The keyboard shown in the slide show, looks like it could be from my old Kaypro II CP/M computer, a Keytronics keyboard.  Wordstar was the most popular word processor in CP/M.)

Hat tip: Boingboing.