Man, I’m a little bummed to hear that yahoo are shutting down de.lico.us – the bookmarking site. There’s been a billion little useless web thing-ama-jigs invented over the last ten years and I’ve steered clear of most of them, partly because they weren’t useful but also because of this possibility of death. Delicious was useful because I often saw pages which didn’t really merit being commented upon here, but are worth noting nonetheless, and it was fairly easy to search back through. I am able to export a copy of the bookmarks, and I may stick it as a static page here, but it’s annoying that a company the size of Yahoo (who don’t deserve the exclamation point they claim) can’t make the commitment to keep things like delicious going.
Here is an example of the kind of bookmark that interesting and would have previously been quietly added to the top-right sidebar for the reader to browse if they so chose: dragtimes – filthy rich Russians drive expensive cars fast on public highways. Now I will have to put them back into the main body text, as I used to 6 or 7 years ago, and then needlessly blither on about what the link is.
I’m always a bit fascinated by the new wild-west places, like Russia at present, or Abu Dhabi etc. – where money is being thrown around in huge chunks. Not so much because I want the money but it’s interesting to see how it shapes the society. I would be tempted to think about working in Russia if it wasn’t so fucking cold.