I have been searching for a good alternative, but haven’t found one which really satisfied me, despite all the hassle with AVOS.
I am now considering to enter, or at least regularly backing up my URL’s directly here in WordPress, see collected-links. I now regularly export my bookmarks to file, so to not lose any data. This export file is then run through a Perl script named delicious. This output is then manually put to collected-links.
See my post Migrating from delicious.com to WordPress.
Addendum, 27-Dec-2014: Exporting bookmarks via Export Bookmarks does not work, you get the message “502 Bad Gateway”. As stated in their blog at May-8, 2014, Delicious is now owned by a company named “Science”. It looks like they want to scare off any users.
Added 22-Apr-2017: Company “Science” apparently has lost interest in del.icio.us, it is now owned by a company called DomainerSuite.
Mark Twain’s (1835-1910) words still relevant today for people who want to change established things hastily.
One of my favorite posts to the Unicode mailing list came during a heated debate about “simplifying” certain character sets. I believe it was Joe Becker who re-posted Mark Twain’s humorous proposal for simplifying English spelling:
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Although probably known in most circles it is worth repeating that
scp by itself does not honor symbolic links. To overcome this limitation just combine
tar on sending side, untar on receiving side:
tar cf - /src/dir | ssh remotehost "cd /dst/dir ; tar xf -"
Usually this is even faster than using
scp, as now only big chunks of data are transfered via TCP. Expect an almost twofold performance increase for larger directories which contain a couple of small files.
See also commandlinefu.
Data from Average Web Page Size Triples Since 2008 extrapolated to the years 2014 and 2015 via exponential fitting.
Added 26-Mar-2017: Also see Most of the web really sucks if you have a slow connection by Dan Luu. In a more funny form see The Website Obesity Crisis by Maciej Cegłowski.
Using data from websiteoptimization.com I graphed the development of web page sizes over the years. I also included the exponential fit:
As you can see, the 1/2 MB mark was cracked in 2009 and the 1 MB mark was cracked in 2012. Despite the seemingly random fluctuations, an exponential trend is clearly visible. The power 0.3 indicates that the web page sizes doubles about every 2.3 years. Assuming this exponential trend continues we will have these average sizes in the coming years:
2013 – ca. 1600 kb
2014 – ca. 2100 kb
2015 – ca. 2900 kb
So the 2 MB will probably be cracked in 2014 and in 2015 we will already be close to the 3 MB mark. Of course the trend is bound to flat out, but at this point there’s no telling when it will happen.
A colleague of mine noticed some strange behaviours in his programs. It was later discovered that this is due to SyncSort not conducting a stable sort. Stable sort means that the sequence of elements in input is not changed if there is no strict need to change them.
Unfortunately, the documentation of SyncSort apparently does not contain a hint on that.
Some statistics from WordPress just for month July, 2013. These sheer numbers almost sound unbelievable:
- 1 million new blogs
- 7 Exabyte of data
- 1 billion pages accessed by mobile devices
- 9 million YouTube videos embedded
- 500.000 posts per e-mail
- 200 posts per voice
When you hit “Publish” and send your work out into the world, do you stop to think about the larger ecosystem in which your blog is embedded? After all, one of the things that makes a blog a blog and not simply a website is that it’s part of a larger community and conversation.
Well, we do, so we thought we’d take a look at July by the numbers to get a sense of the scope of your creations.
Ready? You might want to sit down first — you’re an impressive bunch!
You started 1,204,432 new blogs, for an average of 38,853 a day. Tuesday, July 2nd, was the most popular day to start a new blog.
You wrote a grand total of 11,549,273,687 words in 47,231,836 posts, which racked up 4,000,863,171 pageviews.
That’s 133,672 words every single minute…
… or 20,624 copies of the English translation of War and Peace…
… or 7,537,707,792,351,330 bytes of data…
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