I don’t think they are related (perhaps someone in-the-know can chime in), but two fairly new (and delicious) technologies have made my life a little easier as of late. del.icio.us is a social bookmarks manager. It’s somewhat difficult to explain, but essentially it keeps track of your bookmarks and displays information about who else bookmarks the same things, which you may or may not care about. You can tag each bookmark with keywords as you make them, which comes in really handy when you are looking for something. You can also share them with other people. I have so many bookmarks, that I had to do something different. Out of all the bookmarks I keep within Firefox, I only visit a handful of them on a regular basis. I don’t see much of a reason to keep bookmarks the way that most web browsers do it, especially since I have so many. If I ever want to find something, it’s really difficult. del.icio.us allows me to keep everything on a web site, which is accessible no matter where I am (assuming I have internet connectivity).
Delicious Library is a new program for Mac OS X. I had read about it a while ago, but this afternoon I saw reviews on O’Grady’s PowerPage and Ars Technica. In short, the program allows you to catalog your music, movies, video games and books. You can use your iSight as a barcode scanner to scan the barcodes on the back of your favorite media. It pulls information from Amazon and allows you to fill in the blanks with you own information as well. In a matter of 10 minutes I decided to purchase the program and in about 40 minutes I had scanned in over 200 CDs. I have been wanting to catalog my CDs for a while, and it looks like I will be working on that.