oh my god https://omar.website/tabfs/
“TabFS is a browser extension that mounts your browser tabs as a filesystem on your computer.”
“Now you don't need to code up a browser extension from scratch every time you want to do anything. You can write a script that talks to your browser in, like, a melange of Python and bash, and you can save it as a single ordinary file that you can run whenever, and it's no different from scripting any other part of your computer.”
@wgahnagl [the call is coming from inside the house voice] the internet is coming from inside the local file system
I cannot tell you how afraid I am of this. Afraid of getting so deeply lost in it I can't climb out. Afraid of getting hooked and then having it taken away.
@resynth1943 i got it off changelog’s github hotness tracker email but no surprise re: HN; there’s so much crossover it’s like a single circle 😂
@mood the scariest part about this is that as i read it more i'm just thinking, "hey, i kinda like this..."
@mood I somehow missed the "tabs are the new bookmarks" trend. By the time it started, I had already stopped using bookmarks and learned to rely on browser history instead.
I didn't even notice when Firefox moved bookmarks out of my way in the UI, I already disabled those UI elements myself on every fresh browser setup.
My tabs are my inbox, not my archive. And I practice Inbox Zero with them.
@mood personally I think that having a browser that supports this natively would be awesome. There’s probably a Plan 9 browser that does this actually.
@mood wouldn’t it be possible to share browser state over a network? That would be fucking awesome. Maybe that’ll be my first thing to try.
@mood well, it would ultimately depend on whether or not you can access <iframe>'s in TabFS, 'cos postMessage isn't really useful outside of that.
Close all Stack Overflow tabs $ rm mnt/tabs/by-title/*Stack_Overflow*
I love it. most blessed thing I’ve seen this year
@mood didn't try yet
but I'm a fan already
and why the hell isn't this build in in all modern browsers?
Unstoppable shitposting engine.