(wasn't sure where to post this)
So, I've recently found the power of Dropbox.
I used to backup my web server's lampp (apachefriends.com xampp for linux) installation to a ftp mapped curlftpfs directory that went to my other tower in the house and thought twice about that.
A couple days ago, I was experimenting with Dropbox. I found they have a Linux release (.deb or .rpm) that works superbly well on Ubuntu 10.04.03 LTS SE.
I now have my entire /opt/lampp/* folder mapped to dropbox (via symlinks), and every night my server makes a .tgz backup of the whole installation.
I can now edit files on-the-fly between my 4 main workstations (at work, home, and mobile) whenever I need to without ssh, remote desktops, or any other special protocols. It's pretty slick.
I used to not see the point of Dropbox. As long as I kept backups wherever I needed, it didn't really seem necessary to keep a copy on some remote service.
Now that I see the power of this software, I can see its true potential. Of course the way I'm using it has a few security risks, but everything does.
I've extensively used it to rebuild my friend's record label website (http://www.blurredvizionstudios.com) and plan to use it to build all of the other sites I have on that server.
Eventually someone will release a dropbox-alike as a software appliance and it'll be usable by people who don't trust a third party service.
You could be looking for something like MyDitto.
That's ok...the ones already made will survive Iran.
If I start reading this site I'll be stuck at the computer for days.
They've scanned in nearly every catalog from 1940 to 2003.
Gads. Don't do it, IG. Keep away.
Any mention of free batteries?
Thanks IG. I looked up the 3 channel CB radio (portable) that I had as a kid. Love the fact that I spent 20 minutes looking up something that I spent months saving up for.
Lots of re-living my childhood.
CB radio ... one more thing killed by computers and the Internet. :(
Yes, a whopping 3 channel one as I remember. Had to buy crystal pairs for each channel (transmit and receive).
I think the cell phone killed the CB radio. The Internet reduced the popularity of ham radio. When I was in Florida I would hear commercials trying to get people interested in HAM radio. They focused on trying to convince the public they would be heroes during an emergency.
worth having one in the truck. Almost.
Is channel 19 still alive? It was popular way back when.
I ditched my last CB in 1997 -- traded in the car and didn't bother to uninstall it. In the early 1990's I had grand plans to come up with a packet radio setup that ran over CB frequencies. Heh. Funny stuff.
Of course, most of us who were *children* in the 1970's were stuck with the cheaper Radio Shack HT's that ran on 48.86 MHz and didn't even have a squelch control, so you had to listen to constant white noise when no one was transmitting.
I wonder how many people actually bothered to learn Morse Code from that scene. I didn't.
My childhood walkie-talkies had a Morse code diagram and key on the front. We just thought it was better to talk because we could never figure out what the other was tapping.
One year I got my brother-in-law an external speaker for his CB radio. He thought that was great, he was always shouting at people on the road.
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