I regularily use several different computers, and moving bookmarks between these is sort of a hassle. Or rather, it was sort of a hassle, now I’m using Movable Type to organize my bookmarks. Inspired by this entry on A Whole Lotta Nothing, I created two small bookmarklets that will send a Category TrackBack to my blog.
The first thing you need to do, is to create a category where you wish to store your bookmark and enable category trackbacks for that category. Movable type will give you a trackback URL to use, that may look similar to this:
http://www.example.com/cgi-bin/mt-tb.cgi/131. If you wish to password protect category trackbacks, please do that at this stage. I’ve personally opted to .
The last thing we need to do is to make Movable Type display your results somewhere. The Movable Type documentation has all the relevant stuff. Here in this blog, you will find my last twenty bookmarks under the “On Roll” header in the sidebar. My template for doing this is real simple:
<ul> <MTPings category="Bookmarks" lastn="20"> <li><a href="<$MTPingURL$>"><$MTPingTitle$></a></li> </MTPings> </ul>
That’s it, really. Enjoy, and feel free to ask if anything’s unclear or doesn’t work.
Update: The bookmarklet does not work with Microsoft Internet Explorer. Use a Mozilla browser or Opera.
Update: The bookmarklets have been updated. They are now compatible with MSIE, and are available here.