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Maaike Groenewege had an additional elaboration on my suggestion of
gathering your favorites into a Web page and publishing it: <<I solved this
problem by creating a weblog that contains links to all my favorites. A
weblog basically lets you create an entry on an HTML page without having to
start your HTML-editor or having to (manually) FTP the data to your website.
Instead, I can access a shortcut menu in my browser that opens a small
publishing window. Here, I can simply enter the URL and some comments. It
gets uploaded to my website immediately, in a preformatted layout.>>
That's an even better suggestion than carrying your links around on a floppy
disk! One caution, however: keep a really good backup. One friend lost large
amounts of data when their ISP went out of business and dissappeared from
Earth. She had no backups because she worked directly online. Another lost
her links when someone receiving her e-mail newsletter accused her of
sending spam, and her ISP shut down the account without warning. In theory,
you can also get TOSsed off a server (TOS = terms of service) if you publish
something the ISP considers objectionable and in violation of their terms of
service; spam is one example, but an inflammatory opinion piece or public
link to a questionable site could also get you tossed.
--Geoff Hart, FERIC, Pointe-Claire, Quebec
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