Because I know how much you love my screenshots

Do you ever open up new browser tabs to read later?

I do. It’s a very bad habit – I sometimes end up with as many as ten blogs and news articles open at once, and it can take me days to get through all of them. It’s the internet version of my eyes being bigger than my stomach.

It’s also very confusing, as I sometimes forget exactly which articles are currently waiting for me. So I’ll be switching from email back into our ethics applications website, and catch sight of something like this:

At first I thought it must be a report of an Arsenal game, but why would I have opened that, unless they’d just played Newcastle, which I knew they hadn’t?


Mystery solved!

Well, the browser tab mystery, anyway. Too soon to tell about the origins of life on Earth mystery.

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6 Responses to Because I know how much you love my screenshots

  1. makita says:

    Funny. When I saw the screenshot with "Arse.." I knew exactly which article that was.

  2. Bob O'Hara says:

    So, not News Arse then.

  3. Nina says:

    Someone wrote on our whiteboard in the tearoom "microbes using Arsenic, my As"I do the tabs as well, it's horrible. Especially when you close you computer and are asked "save tabs?" and the next morning you get all these useless tabs slammed into your face and you have no idea anymore why you ended up with all these articles and things …

  4. Cath@VWXYNot? says:

    Makita, the problem is that I open up so many "things to read later" that I completely forget what links I've clicked by the time I come to read the article!Bob, ooh, fun site!Nina, I love it! And yes, I get Firefox to restore the previous session too, and all those tabs are indeed even more confusing the next morning!

  5. Nico says:

    Even better, with the Sync Add-on, I can open all those tabs at work, and then retrieve them on my laptop at home! So now I get confused twice a day instead of once… Progress, I tell you!

  6. Cath@VWXYNot? says:

    That sounds dangerous!