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In: Uncategorized29 Aug 2008
In a nutshell, Mozilla Weave as a plugin will periodically (and on demand) copy your data (bookmarks, cookies, history, etc.) to a server. The main audience is people who work on multiple computers: say a work machine and a home machine, or a laptop and a desktop, etc. Mozilla started offering this as a service, but its servers filled up. The server is basically just WebDAV + mod_auth, making it fairly easy to set up. So I set my own server up. (Of course, I currently only use one computer, but next time I boot into Linux, it’ll be nice…)
I have a page up on weave.n1zyy.com explaining how to set it up, but in a nutshell, you download and install the Weave plugin, but instead of letting it take you to the signup page, you hop into the Preferences panel and set it up to use weave.n1zyy.com instead of the default Mozilla one… And then you sign up for an account on weave.n1zyy.com and use those credentials to log in. (Even though I’ve never seen anyone have problems, it’s recommended that you back up your Firefox profile first.)
I do warn on the signup page that I make no warranties about service: I don’t expect there to be problems, and I expect the service to stay up a nice long time, but think it’s important to warn that things could stop working.