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Thread: Quilting and fabric sites

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    All of you have so many quilting and fabric sites and great ideas I can hardly keep up. I have found a way to capture some of the info without bookmarking all of it. I keep a small notebook by my computer with specific sections and when you send something out that I want to reference I write it in the appropriate section along with what it is . This has worked well for me.
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    I was having the same problem and so I started doing somewhat the same thing. Works really well for me too. Pam

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    why don't you want to bookmark them? you can bookmark the yellow pages and it would barely make a dent in the memory, if that's your concern.
    or, if you have a mac, you can put them in finder. that way if a site disappears you maintain ll the info anyway.

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    Interesting! I need to keep that kind of info on the comptuer! And Bookmarking works for me!

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    You can also set up folders in your bookmarks to make it easier to find stuff. I probably have a dozen different folders just for quilt sites.

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    Quote Originally Posted by butterflywing
    why don't you want to bookmark them? you can bookmark the yellow pages and it would barely make a dent in the memory, if that's your concern.
    or, if you have a mac, you can put them in finder. that way if a site disappears you maintain ll the info anyway.
    sorry - i should have explained this better. when you bookmark a site or any information from that site, it's only as permanent as the site. think of the site as a store. you get whatever as you need it. maybe one at a time. but if the store closes, you can't get anything anymore. bookmark is the store. when the store shuts, everything you ever bought there is gone.

    on the mac, or somewhere else on windows, there is finder. finder, or something else, is your house. whatever you bought at the store, is safely at home with you even f the store closes down. if the store closes, you have your thing in your pantry at home. you can't lose it. think of the site as the store here, too.

    anyone who knows me, knows i'm no computer genius, but this was the way my dil explained it to me, and it works! before this i lost some of my favorite patterns because the site went away and took everything with it.

    does anyone out there understand this garble?

    i have my folder titled quilting. i have sub-folders set up as patterns, websites, tutorials, videos, etc. i add as needed. whatever is in finder, or the equivalent, is forever and takes up one pimple on an elephant.

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    do you bookmark on this site or on the internet?

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    ahh! i don't know the internet from a hair net. for that i suggest you pm liseann (she works on a mac) or moonpi or patrice. they're all very helpful. you can copy the link to what i said and they will refine it for you, i'm sure.

    i told you i was no computer genius :lol:

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    oh, jeannie, i finally see what you mean. no, i don't use this site to bookmark my special stuff, because if this site goes down, all my stuff.......
    you get it. if i want to keep something from here, usually a tute, i highlight and either bookmark or save as.. or immediately file it in finder.

    once you do bookmarking, its very easy. browse for free instructions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by butterflywing
    sorry - i should have explained this better. when you bookmark a site or any information from that site, it's only as permanent as the site. think of the site as a store. you get whatever as you need it. maybe one at a time. but if the store closes, you can't get anything anymore. bookmark is the store. when the store shuts, everything you ever bought there is gone.

    on the mac, or somewhere else on windows, there is finder. finder, or something else, is your house. whatever you bought at the store, is safely at home with you even f the store closes down. if the store closes, you have your thing in your pantry at home. you can't lose it. think of the site as the store here, too.
    That is done by preserving a cached image of a website. For obvious reasons, some parts are not always preserved, like 20-year old pricing on stuff. The most well-known of these is called the Wayback Machine, after the old cartoon machine.

    http://www.archive.org/index.php

    It does not bookmark your sites, but often, you can find things there that you thought were gone forever. If you've ever Googled a subject and seen "cached" in the description, it was preserved as an archive, not necessarily as the current site version.

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    Moonpi, if I use the "Favorites" instead of Bookmarks, will I lose all of these if my computer crashes?
    I am wondering if I should be using my Yahoo or Google Bookmarks instead....

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    When I used a PC I saved favorite sites in my "Favorites". Now that I have a Mac I save my favorite sites in my "Bookmarks" (the little 'plus sign' on the top left hand side of the screen--just to the right of the backwards and forward arrows). What kind of computer are you using?

    I've never had my computer crash so I don't know if you would lose the info or not. I keep a miniature address book next to my computer and I put into it the names of all my favorite forums, sites, etc. along with the password and username that I need for each. Any of the passwords that would be unsafe for snoopy eyes to see I just make a code that only I would understand to remind me which password I would need for that site.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moonpi
    Quote Originally Posted by butterflywing
    sorry - i should have explained this better. when you bookmark a site or any information from that site, it's only as permanent as the site. think of the site as a store. you get whatever as you need it. maybe one at a time. but if the store closes, you can't get anything anymore. bookmark is the store. when the store shuts, everything you ever bought there is gone.

    on the mac, or somewhere else on windows, there is finder. finder, or something else, is your house. whatever you bought at the store, is safely at home with you even f the store closes down. if the store closes, you have your thing in your pantry at home. you can't lose it. think of the site as the store here, too.
    That is done by preserving a cached image of a website. For obvious reasons, some parts are not always preserved, like 20-year old pricing on stuff. The most well-known of these is called the Wayback Machine, after the old cartoon machine.

    http://www.archive.org/index.php

    It does not bookmark your sites, but often, you can find things there that you thought were gone forever. If you've ever Googled a subject and seen "cached" in the description, it was preserved as an archive, not necessarily as the current site version.
    if a site goes out, don't you lose everything you ever took from that site?
    with Finder, you keep everything, including the site itself.

    Nov 22, 2009 19:54:49 Subject: Re:Quilting and fabric sites
    When I used a PC I saved favorite sites in my "Favorites". Now that I have a Mac I save my favorite sites in my "Bookmarks" (the little 'plus sign' on the top left hand side of the screen--just to the right of the backwards and forward arrows). What kind of computer are you using?

    [quote=cabbagepatchkid]I've never had my computer crash so I don't know if you would lose the info or not. I keep a miniature address book next to my computer and I put into it the names of all my favorite forums, sites, etc. along with the password and username that I need for each. Any of the passwords that would be unsafe for snoopy eyes to see I just make a code that only I would understand to remind me which password I would need for that site.[quote]

    yes, i have a mac. sometimes i bookmark, sometimes i Finder. it depends on how much i love it. sometimes i print it out so i can study it while i watch t.v. i have the same exact password for all quilt and craft related sites. i have a 'real' mailbox for household, personal business. that one has a secret password.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Moonpi
    Quote Originally Posted by butterflywing
    sorry - i should have explained this better. when you bookmark a site or any information from that site, it's only as permanent as the site. think of the site as a store. you get whatever as you need it. maybe one at a time. but if the store closes, you can't get anything anymore. bookmark is the store. when the store shuts, everything you ever bought there is gone.

    on the mac, or somewhere else on windows, there is finder. finder, or something else, is your house. whatever you bought at the store, is safely at home with you even f the store closes down. if the store closes, you have your thing in your pantry at home. you can't lose it. think of the site as the store here, too.
    That is done by preserving a cached image of a website. For obvious reasons, some parts are not always preserved, like 20-year old pricing on stuff. The most well-known of these is called the Wayback Machine, after the old cartoon machine.

    http://www.archive.org/index.php

    It does not bookmark your sites, but often, you can find things there that you thought were gone forever. If you've ever Googled a subject and seen "cached" in the description, it was preserved as an archive, not necessarily as the current site version.
    moonpi, i looked at that link. i didn't understand a thing. what should i have been looking for?

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