Call me slow, but I just now got around to playing with direc.tor.

What is it? According to the site: direc.tor is a prototype for an alternative web-based rich UI for It leverages the XML and XSL services of modern browsers to deliver a responsive interface for managing user accounts with a large number of records.

But if you ask me, it's brilliant. Not the UI, which is nice but needs a bit of work yet. The concept of doing this all in the browser with a some JavaScript and XSLT. Installation was easy, I just drag a link to my toolbar.

Kick Ass.

This gives me a whole new (and very fast) way of re-discovering stuff I've bookmarked. That's a good thing, since I have 1,090 bookmarks in as of now.

There's a lot of potential here.

Posted by jzawodn at July 11, 2005 01:38 PM

Reader Comments
# Hashim said:

it is such a great feeling to re-discover old stuff that I've bookmarked. It's that same feeling as reading old journal entries and peeking at how you used to think years ago.

And yes, Director makes it very easy to do.

on July 11, 2005 01:45 PM
# Otis said:

Talking about forgotten bookmarks, here is how to get it in Simpy, another Social Bookmarking tool with tags and full-text search. For example, for user 'otis':

What's considered forgotten? I can't remember what the criteria is.... oh, I think I remember, it's "not clicked in 2 months". The period should really be an adjustable setting.

on July 11, 2005 07:28 PM
# Mike said:

Hi Jeremy,

I am a big fan of your blog. I have it my feed reader and check it every day. I wonder how you find all the great stuff online but this time you were a little bit behind.

Direc.tor is pretty slick, I have to admit it. I started my own personal bookmarking engine at because I wanted a more simple UI. Now will have to see how to differentiate ourselves. is definitely a great offer and they have a ton of momentum. I wonder when they will offer this or another new UI as part of their regular site.

For anyone that has not adopted an online bookmarking and tagging tool, give it a try. It is way cooler than relying on favorites!



on July 11, 2005 09:10 PM
# Danny Dawson said:

I got tired of clicking Johnvey's bookmarklet, so I converted it into a Firefox Greasemonkey script, available here:

on October 27, 2005 04:04 PM
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