I figured IE would be a squirt or nerf gun.
Subject: Social Media Explained
Remember that idea that facebook was created by the goberment to get information on people and get people to
give up their personal information willingly?
Subject: Re: Social Media Explained
G+ is more than just "Google employees." People who don't "get" G+ or who think it's a wasteland are just those who expect it to behave like Facebook. Seriously? Who wants another Facebook? One is already too many.
Subject: Wanted: Open Source Cloud
Three of my clients have been asking me for a while now, if it was possible to "give some people access to the local nas", via their dsl.
I think that is beyond stupid for several reasons, so I try to propose a dedicated server with some open source cloud software, hence I am asking for your advice.
- The clients all know each other, they have their offices in the same building, they already share printers and meeting rooms.
- All of them need to share stuff for inhouse employees who work on building sites, etc.
- All of them need to share lots of 50-100mb pdfs with sub contractors. (They are architects and need to share building plans)
- Some of them need to share stuff with partner companies.
- Most of the files are project related.
The software should be easy to use and one of their more tech savvy employees should be able to operate it, set permissions, create project based shares, etc. It should be a bit like dropbox, some things should be accessible without authorization, some things should be locked by passwords.
Any thoughts or hints?
Subject: Re: Wanted: Open Source Cloud
Just wanted to know if there were any alternatives to check out, wether I should have a look into OpenNebula or OpenStack or some such thing.
Or if anyone could tell me about hosted solutions. OwnCloud is high up on the list, since there are apps for every major mobile OS.
At my previous job, we used Google extensively.
They provide storage, email, a very nice way to collaberate on writing documents that can be turned into PDFs, and so on. You can choose to share what you want from the storage.
But it isn't open-source. Well, their APIs are open source, but their technology itself isn't. If you can't get to the internet, you can't use them. But if you're talking about cloud solutions, you're already going to need constant access to the internet, so that shouldn't be a problem.
Stuck on a moronic phone call and looking for something to keep me awake, I just perused the entirety of this blog:
A lovely and scenic tour of establishments in buildings that used to be Pizza Huts. The iconic roof humps and trapezoidal windows truly are magnificent accomplishments of architecture.
Ugh, my stomach does not agree with that kind of architecture. Luckily, we have enough "real deal" italians all over the country so we are spared by the Hut.
Combine the two and have an adult pizza shop!
And apparently, lots and lots of cheese....
Do you really give a flying fuck?
If so, you're putting this in someone's gift basket:
(I want a fleet of these.)
My wife says that I can't buy a fleet of them. Bummer, it would have been both fun and stupid at the same time.
Heh. I typed "<grin>" after a snarky comment on a Disqus thread, and Disqus decided to show me how smart it thinks it is by "closing my tag for me" and adding "</grin>" at the end.
Subject: On the web no one can eat icecream...
I think I asked here about an open source cloud solution for business use and somebody told me it was obvious to use owncloud.
Well a friend of mine had some consultants test it for his company, the result was devasting:
They have about 20gb of files and 16k files or something along those numbers. Now owncloud is written in a way that it checks each and every file's hash with the sync server for changes. So in his scenario, a computer had to be continually online for 48h to check if any of those files was actually changed.
And this is not a bug, it is the way it works, they were told by upstream.
Today, these numbers of files and gb are not really uncommon, I guess. Think about movie and audio collections...
My clients do not have to sync barely 6gb in 1k files, but I am currently trying Seafile. Looks nice, relatively easy to install and seems to work so far.