A Brief Status Update
I will also try to write a post soon listing some of the books, and authors, I've found worth reading over the years. It won't be the "100 best books ever" sort of post. It is just too hard to remember every book, then decide which of them was better than another. But I will list books I think are interesting, and I hope some of you will enjoy them if I tempt you to read them.
However, in the meantime, it's late, and I'm not sure when I'll get to writing either post, or when I'll get to editing my NaNo novel. Earlier this week, I discovered that I'd lost some of my bookmarks from my main collection. These are links I need, for my work and for my writing. I do have backup files, but each of these is missing some of the bookmarks (one is earlier, another was edited, and so on).
They are also in formats which will not import well in any central place, such as my browser or a bookmarking service. So, the only solution I have is to manually go through these files, figure out which links are duplicates, and assemble all of the links by hand. Some of you, who only have a few hundred bookmarks, no doubt think that sounds easy. In my case, I have a few thousand... and five partial files to sort through. I fear all my "spare time" for months will be spent recovering from this.
For those of you who think that is a bit drastic, I can only say that, in the past few days, not having these links conveniently to hand has cost me roughly an extra couple of hours per day digging out the resources I need. As I get more of them in one place, accessible, I hope that time will decrease, but there are other links I don't need right now, but will soon. Thus, the need to salvage all that I can.