I’ve been playing around with :: SiteBar :: The Bookmark Server for Personal and Team Use which is a pretty useful app in consolidating all your bookmarks onto an online application hosted on my webspace. Using php and mysql it contains all my bookmarks imported from 3 pc’s and 5 browsers with search, MRU and availability on any pc that I use – very handy. It can be installed to host different peoples bookmarks, although in my case it just hosts my own. It integrates with ie and firefox (among other browsers) via extensions or bho’s to give right click functionality to add bookmarks to sitebar and uses the sidebars for main navigation. There are a couple of things that would be nice – synchronisation of the bookmarks back to the browser, 1-click addition of a bookmark to my local bookmarks and sidebar and bookmark validation – I just know loads of mine are dead links.
All in all I’m pretty impressed. If you want to try it yourself I think you can sign up for a free account at sitebar or download the free copy to install yourself.

Wot no Water?

You would have thought that with all the rain there would be no problem with water in Congleton, but alas there is a burst water main. NorthWest Water or United Utilities as they are now known, can be contacted at 0845 746 2200 to find out if the problem is known.

Page changes

A long time ago before blogs, I used to use a service called netmind that would monitor a webpage for change and send you an email when it changed. This was a handy way of checking pages such as a release log for a utility that didn’t have its own mailing list etc. They then shut down and another service called spyonit did the same thing – again they shutdown (or you had to pay for it). This morning I discovered pagedetection which does the same thing. The blurb mentions that you can add a “subscribe now” type link in the page so users can sign up to be told when your page changes, but you can also add pages of your own choosing as a user too. Not much use on a blog (after all thats what RSS is for) but handy for pages that don’t change often or don’t have an rss feed.
I know you could use livebookmarks in firefox but in my short play with firefox I didn’t discover a way of notifying me the page had changed.