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Archive for April 6th, 2009

So, what’s up with Twitter?

Posted by Lee on April 6, 2009

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So, what do I have against Twitter?  Nothing. Nothing at all. That’s right, I think Twitter is terrific, and micro-blogging is here to stay.

What I do lose patience with is some of the people who have been bitten by the Twitterbug. Some people just don’t get it. It is too easy to clog up the feeds coming through onto other people’s mobiles and pc’s with inane tweets.

Some thoughts on Twitterquette: Read the rest of this entry »

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Cloud Computing and secure online storage

Posted by Lee on April 6, 2009

dropbox_logoOn top of the usual online places I use for pics and other low level documents, I needed access to a relatively secure storage option online. Something that would allow me to upload various files, including video clips, and that I can retrieve as and when I need them from wherever I may be. It would also be useful to be able to allow access to certain designated files, via a password system for other people. It also needed too be simple and as easy as saving / retrieving files on my own computer, while still being available from other  PC’s.  I did a bit of online research and explored a few options before settling on Dropbox.

This is ideal for my needs, as it ticks all my requirements for simplicity, flexibility and mobility, and provides a decent level of security as all data is transferred over SSL and encrypted with AES-256 before storage.

Well worth a look!

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