In broad strokes:
"Finally! After 20+ years now there's a way I can learn Linux!"
"If only a way I could 'save' this and revisit later... or a way to 'share' it with others... hmmmm..."
and someone just asked how to wipe a hard drive (?!)
and 415 upvotes?
It is not April 1st, and I'm not on The Onion. If everyone is sincere, great, and good for you, but I'd love to know that.
Is it because school is out for the summer now? At least here in the US.
And I'm curious: did any one else have a similar reaction?
People would be FAR better off with "Linux for Dummies" which despite the name is an excellent book.
And it has a free "cheatsheet" : http://www.dummies.com/how-to/content/linux-for-dummies-chea...
File them into other Bookmark folders if needed, but go through them. You'll notice 1 or 2 (or more) gems that you need to get to, some more you forgot about, but are definitely important, and you'll delete/re-organize any that aren't that important any more (but you thought might be).
I think bookmarks are gold for my scatter brained multi-device using personality.
I have years of helpful bookmarks that stand the test of any computer outage, all easily accessible from any chrome browser i log into.
When i die my kids will be able to access my bookmarks giving them an advantage of getting some finely curated knowledge articles spanning a lifetime from someone they trust.
Honestly it actually affects the support I had for the the anti-startup 'I can run a business on my own and grow it myself' narrative that pinboard represents.
Basically, don't use pinboard if you expect any kind of support.
EDIT: plus, for some bizarre reason the full-text search doesn't work on pinboard's own notes features, which was something I just assumed would be the case. Big letdown.
I'll fix this and credit you for a year due to the fact that you had to come to HN for actual support. The underlying issue is sometimes I burn out and flee to the woods/southern ocean for a while. But my bad work habits shouldn't be your problem.
I don't actually mind that sometimes things don't run as smoothly as they would for a product that has an entire team and/or dedicated support behind it (or appear do so to at least), and in fact I think it's part of the agreement, in a way. If I like the fact that you're a one-man shop, I should also accept some of the downsides.
Anyways, things are working now, thanks! I'm curious: what happened there? Was it just my account?
Also, turns out pinboard does index notes. Awesome!
Could you email me your pinboard username? I appreciate your kind words but am serious about comping you.
I fixed fulltext search that was falling over on a caching server, so it affected a bunch of users besides you.
I'll email you my details, thanks.
Certainly not bad, but there are hostable solutions that would work on $15/year VPSs, and that's at consumer pricing and supports multiple users.
On the other hand, this is just penny pinching and <$1/mo is phenomenal.
> Right now, users pay a one-time signup fee that grows by a fraction of a penny with each new signup. At the moment, this fee is $10.55. Pinboard also offers archiving accounts, which cost $25/year. Users who upgrade after joining Pinboard can deduct the signup fee from the first year of archiving.
> Under the new scheme, basic Pinboard accounts will cost $11/year, while archiving will continue to cost $25/year.
> My main reason for making the change is so that I don't have to keep explaining how pricing works. An astonishing number of people already believe that they're paying annually for Pinboard. Others accuse me of baiting and switching them when they upgrade to archiving and get a renewal notice. Note how much easier it is to describe the new policy than the old one.
Can you recommend any?
It's also built-in to Firefox, even though a lot of people hate that idea.
the great thing about it is that it indexs with your google searches. So if you had saved a link about "Sphinx Admin Configuration" that you really liked, you could forget about it and then on a google search it would pull it to the top of the list and show it as a kifi saved site.
Also cool is the social network effect, the people in your "network" you can see what searches they saved.
Not exactly what you're asking for but, seriously, if you sign-in to the browser you can access the same history and bookmarks on Android, Linux (desktop), Win, Mac OSX, etc.
Firefox Sync seems to offer the same sort of thing.
It's got some positives and negatives, though I'm fairly impressed so far (this is rare, so that alone is high praise).
1. Tags. Lots and lots of tags. It doesn't tell me how man I've got, though >1,000 wouldn't surprise me. I tend to organise stuff heavily.
2. Title, tag, and FULL TEXT search. This alone is a huge win over Readability, which lacked text-based search. The bad news: search appears to be OR rather than AND, meaning that lots of search terms increase rather than narrow search scope. If that's true, it's fucking idiotic. (Ello's search has a similar failure.)
3. Pretty good rendering. Overall the Pocket Android app is far better than the Readability app.
4. Responsive support. I've filed a mass of suggestions through the Pocket web form, plus a few through email. The latter have elicited responses, which is promising. No actual bugs fixed yet, though I'm hoping this will happen.
5. Good presentation defaults. Essentially preferable to ALL default Web design. White, sepia, and night-mode options, with font face and size controls.
6. Active development, support, communications. Readability appears to have entirely ceased public activity as of ~December 2012, with a (fairly annoying) set of feature changes. I suspect it's not long for this world.
What's missing from Pocket:
1. Counts. Count everything, at least on request.
2. User stats. Overviews of article counts, add, archive, read, and delete rates would be helpful.
3. Multi-tag search. My tagging pays off most if I can filter to specific sets of topics. Generally, the tag system wants a lot of UI/UX love.
Some longer comments on how tags might be improved:
Plus it doesn't have that ridiculously large "modern" UI style that takes up so much space. Just a simple, no-frills interface with superb tagging and search.
This isn't right is it? Echo doesn't read anything from stdin:
echo <<< HelloWorld
$ ls | grep *.txt /tmp
grep: /tmp: Is a directory
$ echo The quick brown; fox jumps over the lazydog > sample.txt
The quick brown
bash: fox: command not found
BSD and MINIX lack a Unified kernel? What?
(Yes, I know Android is linux, but you know what I mean you pedantic know-it-alls).
h or the left arrow - will move you left one character
j or the up arrow - will move you up one line
k or the down arrow - will move you down one line
l or the right arrow - will move you right one character
It's a shame, I've felt wonderful switching to Arch based distributions just due to pacman.