An exercise in my art class. Reference used.
I read a couple of stories to my 4 year old daughter every night before she sleeps. Writing a book for a kid is not an easy task. Most take the easy way out and write straightforward stories that try to teach ‘good habits’ to kids: don’t litter, share your toys, be kind and so on. I suppose this sort of book serves a useful purpose and I’ve read several of these to my daughter too.
So, about a year back I covered my bookmarking workflow. In short, I was using Evernote and Google Drive to store PDF versions of links that interested me. One, it prevented link rot in case the site went down at a later point. Two, I wanted full text search over the content of the pages, not just the title and tags.
I eventually stopped using Evernote because its web interface is rubbish. I used a tool I wrote to download PDFs for around 2000 bookmarks and dumped them in Google Drive. That folder is now reaching 10GB in size.
I’ve now come to the depressing realization that none of this effort was of any use. When I need to dig through this archive and recollect something, there is so much noise that I don’t immediately get what I’m looking for. Or, as it often turns out, I hadn’t archived that page at all because I didn’t think I’d need it later.
The few PDFs that are actually useful to my reading style are the weekly LWN editions and other magazine-style PDFs like CACM, because I can save them to an ‘Incoming’ folder and read them at my leisure in my commute. But general web bookmarking doesn’t seem to be useful here.
So I’m changing tools again, to another old favourite: Diigo. It has a decent interface, supports full text search, and has a nice outliner tool to organize links and take notes. No idea if this plan will stick for long, as nothing in this area ever does, but let’s see.
Played and thoroughly loved this game on my Vita. There aren’t too many games I’ve invested more than two dozen hours, and this one took more than forty hours. There also aren’t too many games where I stopped pushing the story forward and instead finished every single side quest. In this one, I explored pretty much 100% of the island, and was the part I liked most.
Here are some screenshots I took from the game. Spoiler definitely abound.
I’ve decided not to renew my old domain (indeliblestamp.com). So I’ve got a new one, less imaginative but certainly simpler: arunsr.in.
‘arunsrin‘ is my handle at work and seemed to fit well with the .in domain.
I’ve now migrated indeliblestamp.wordpress.com to arunsrin.wordpress.com, and may in the future point my main domain to it.