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Old 03-21-2007, 02:13 AM   #81 (permalink)
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I'm speechless with such an informative post. I have just one inquisitive quest.

How on EARTH do you manage such a huge booklist in your BB Browser?!!

Thank you for such an incredible list!
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Old 03-24-2007, 11:07 AM   #82 (permalink)
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Thank you for all of the sites... loving the BBeryone and mobile craigslist
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Old 03-31-2007, 04:57 AM   #83 (permalink)
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robbym,

I'm speechless with such an informative post. I have just one inquisitive quest.

How on EARTH do you manage such a huge booklist in your BB Browser?!!

Thank you for such an incredible list!

Yeah I know... That's one of the reasons I've been slowing down. I usually copy to a text editor like bbedit (or dreamweaver) to work on it and then paste it back into the post. As for planning and organization it's mostly committed to memory with a few post-its here and there. I've mined hundreds more sites but it's time consuming to test, organize and format the urls for use on this site. Thanks for the compliment though. If anyone has an idea about how to more efficiently or easily manage long lists for posting on forums like this I'm all ears.
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Old 03-31-2007, 12:14 PM   #84 (permalink)
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If anyone has an idea about how to more efficiently or easily manage long lists for posting on forums like this I'm all ears.
Well, as I mentioned above usng Del.icio.us is great. If you create a new user specifically for these bookmarks and simply add them all using your categories, other people can 'subscribe' to your user account and see all the changes you make. Then, if they want to snag a bookmark to add to their own stack it's a one-click task!

You:
- add link in category / categories as you see fit (basically exactly what you do already, but in a webform specifically tailored for this - you can even add notes)

Me:
- 'copy' link to my account, add my tags (mobile, mtag, and mobleo)

I then use the two mobilizing services Mobleo.net and Mobilici.us that are already hooked into my Del.icio.us account and have immediate mobile access to your links. It's a win-win situation for everyone; you have easy control and editing of all your links that requires minimal effort, we gain immediate mobile use (no sending links to our phones, cut-n-pastes to our own Memopad, whatever) of your work.

http://del.icio.us/
http://www.mobleo.net/
http://mobilicio.us/www/

I mean no offense here, but keeping a list of links on a forum post is pretty darn inefficient for both you and me; you have to do all this work (and you can't multiple-categorize easily), and I can't easily visit the links from my phone efficiently and/or have easy search/filter capabilities.

I want to enjoy the fruits of your labor (thanks! but without the pain as it currently exists. If desired, you could then post a note (weekly?) just to keep the thread bumped up, "I added 15 new sites this week!" or whatnot.

My $0.02 USD.
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Old 03-31-2007, 12:21 PM   #85 (permalink)
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I should have given an example above -- here's my 'mobleo' tag that has the URLs I want to show up when I visit the http://mobile.mobleo.net/ website on my phone, which I mainly get from this thread of yours:

http://del.icio.us/rivviepop/mobleo

You can see how I then get to add my own unique categories which would maybe be in addition to yours, or replace them because I have a different personal organization system (not that I do, my account looks like a shotgun blast of randomness, heh).
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Old 04-02-2007, 02:22 AM   #86 (permalink)
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I should have given an example above -- here's my 'mobleo' tag that has the URLs I want to show up when I visit the Mobile Bookmark Manager website on my phone, which I mainly get from this thread of yours:

rivviepop's bookmarks tagged with "mobleo" on del.icio.us

You can see how I then get to add my own unique categories which would maybe be in addition to yours, or replace them because I have a different personal organization system (not that I do, my account looks like a shotgun blast of randomness, heh).
rivviepop,

I looked at this option early on but it didn't seem to fit my needs. From what I can tell del.icio.us gives users the option to either upload single urls or import/export bookmarks files but no option to upload batches of urls.

My concern is that with 600+ links I have to be able to batch manage. I revisited this again tonight and found that the only way I could utilize del.icio.us would be to open, categorize, name and save each individual url as bookmarks which is actually more work than what I currently do.

The way I am currently mining urls, I copy/produce large html lists taken from a wide number of other html source files which I manually filter and categorize in large chunks, I then use my text editors find/replace function to change html tags into forum posting tags in one shot. If I am mistaken and del.icio.us does permit batch uploads of url lists please send me instructions.
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Old 04-02-2007, 12:36 PM   #87 (permalink)
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I looked at this option early on but it didn't seem to fit my needs. From what I can tell del.icio.us gives users the option to either upload single urls or import/export bookmarks files but no option to upload batches of urls.
A little bit of script-fu can make it all work -- the Del.icio.us import is looking for a simple HTML file, which you could easily construct to be created from your list of URLs, depending on the format it's in. Let's assume you have a text file with two columns:

TITLE <tab char> URL

Using a bit of 'awk' scripting (which will work on Linux and Mac without any problems, and you can download awk.exe and cat.exe for Windows easily) you can parse this file into an HTML doc that's easy to upload. (you could also use perl)

Code:
# set our file separator to TAB, print out the header
BEGIN {
  FS = "[t]";
  print "<!DOCTYPE NETSCAPE-Bookmark-file-1>";
  print "<TITLE>Bookmarks</TITLE>"
  print "<H1>Bookmarks</H1>"
  print "<DL><p>"
  print "<DT><H3>Del.icio.us</H3>"
  print "<DL><p>"
}

# main loop, $1 = title $2 = url
{
  print "<DT><A HREF=\"$2\">$1</A>"
}

# file footer
END {
  print "</DL><p>"
  print "</DL><p>"
}
Save that as like 'delbook.awk', and you use it like so:

Code:
cat bb_urls.txt | awk -f delbook.awk > delimport.html
Replace cat with cat.exe and awk with awk.exe if you download those and do it on Windows. The above is a template I wrote off the top of my head, so no testing -- it could easily be enhanced to handle a more complex text file, I tried to keep it simple and straightforward to get the idea across.

Personally I would think you keep everything in a spreadsheet (XLS), and then use the spreadsheet export function to a tab-delimited file which could be parsed in a million ways, one of which could be for your posting to a forum! Standardize the data (typically called 'normalization' in programmer-speak) and let code transform it into the need at hand.
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Old 04-03-2007, 11:58 AM   #88 (permalink)
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I just found www.kayakmobile.com and I like it. I built my own site, 1gpa.com Mobile Start Page months ago and posted it here and about 200 people a day use it. It's more for surfing the web and toggling images on and off. Kayakmobile.com is different in that it's to find food, hotels, etc. when you are on the road. It works really well and displays prices of hotels too.
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For the Books & Literature section:

DailyLit: Read books by email
http://dailylit.com/

Another BBF member posted this on a thread I started about SMS novels, and it works fantastically with the BB. Simply go to the site, find a book and put in an email that goes to your BB (I used my @yahoo.com via BIS one). I used a desktop web browser to actually find the book and subscribe initially, but you could do it from your phone.

The novel parts are easily readable on a bus ride and so forth, and you can manage it all right from your phone - get the next part sent, pause sending, configure when to send, etc.

This is one of my new favourite sites, I read two installments of a sci-fi book on the ride to work this morning.
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Old 04-05-2007, 02:14 AM   #90 (permalink)
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Robbym,
Great job, thanks for the good list of links.
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Old 04-07-2007, 07:59 PM   #91 (permalink)
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mobile connection speed test is NOT compatible with Blackberry JAVA... FYI
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holy list, thanks super useful!
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Hey that DailyLit one looks great, we've just added it to BBerryOne, thanks.
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Hello everyone. New Blackberry user here coming from the Palm and Windows Mobile world. I run http://pdamobileweb.com as a hobby and wanted to add it to the list. Its a pretty complete portal of mobile-friendly links that I've been maintaining for a while. It has over 400 links and growing, all of them viewable from a Blackberry of course. However, I just started adding Blackberry-specific links to it in the PDA's/Blackberry category.

This list here is a great and I already see a bunch of sites that I should add to PdaMobileWeb, but if you'd like to submit more, here is Recommend Link form.

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Tim sounds pretty good, I just sent you over a link to our new BlackBerry site called Cherry BlackBerry.
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Having problems with mobile.pgatour.com on the BB browser.... http request failure. The site works on a normal browser and according to their site, this URL is wap compatible.

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Hmmm dont think eVeek.com is on there! Free games, ringtones, themes, wallpapers, applications and all that ;)
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Arrow convert mp3 to ringtone

Do you often to change your mobile ringtone ? I think it is an interesting thing . I download mp3 to ringtone gold to help me at oursdownload , it is wonderful .
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Thumbs up Dictionaries, Games, Bibles and Spelling Checker for BlackBerry

Just to add another mobile web site:

BlackBerry direct downloads from BEIKS - there you can find dictionaries, bibles and a free spelling checker.
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