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Apr 1, 2010, 12:10 PM
 
MobileMe web interface is down and I need to access it to download my presentation which I do in 41 minutes. Hopefully it'll be back up. Is anyone else here affected by this outage? The support site says all services are online, yet reading Twitter, a lot of people are having issues.
     
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Apr 1, 2010, 12:15 PM
 
Seems to work ok for me.
     
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Apr 1, 2010, 12:33 PM
 
Bet you wish you'd still got a floppy drive now. Rarrrr!
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Zip drives are the new floppy.
     
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Apr 1, 2010, 03:57 PM
 
Service was luckily up for me in time. I've had so many issues with MobileMe... they always say it's my network configuration (which is all Apple devices at home), but I get problems at school too (like today). Any subscribers feel as if $99/yr is a ripoff for MobileMe? My problem is that it's become so engrained into how I operate, when it goes down I'm all messed up if I don't have my MacBook Pro with me. I'd kind of like a refund...
     
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Apr 1, 2010, 04:32 PM
 
Dude, just buy a Datatraveler already.
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Apr 1, 2010, 05:30 PM
 
What's the "pregnant, engaged or moving to France" reference, out of curiosity?

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Apr 1, 2010, 05:31 PM
 
You could also try dropbox.
     
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Apr 1, 2010, 05:48 PM
 
Originally Posted by Cold Warrior View Post
You could also try dropbox.
Which JUST WORKS ™.
     
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Originally Posted by Big Mac View Post
What's the "pregnant, engaged or moving to France" reference, out of curiosity?
See besson and lexapro.
     
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Originally Posted by mattyb View Post
Which JUST WORKS ™.
Boom™
     
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Apr 1, 2010, 10:42 PM
 
Originally Posted by mattyb View Post
Which JUST WORKS ™.
Until they decide to switch from getdropbox.com to dropbox.com and all of your hosted images suddenly stop working.
     
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Originally Posted by Laminar View Post
Until they decide to switch from getdropbox.com to dropbox.com and all of your hosted images suddenly stop working.
Really, I didn't notice - since I very rarely link to stuff in dropbox, and I think that I deleted all links with my photos here.

What idiots. Not even an alias done to hide the change. You using the free dropbox or the paid one?
     
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Apr 2, 2010, 03:55 PM
 
I can't justify paying for mobile me, I mean maybe it would be worth it, but my web hosting is cheaper, if I need to have my calendar sync with iCal and my iPhone I can use Google Calendar over exchange, I've got drop box for universal file sharing, I use gmail for email... I mean it's great for people like my mom... but, it's just too limited. If they gave me support for MySQL databases I'd probably consider it.
     
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Apr 2, 2010, 03:56 PM
 
Originally Posted by mattyb View Post
Really, I didn't notice - since I very rarely link to stuff in dropbox, and I think that I deleted all links with my photos here.

What idiots. Not even an alias done to hide the change. You using the free dropbox or the paid one?
The free one (I'm using 34% of my 2.25 gigs). And since graduating, I use Dropbox almost exclusively for hosting photos.
     
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Apr 2, 2010, 04:57 PM
 
Dropbox FTW.

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Apr 2, 2010, 05:03 PM
 
I have a Dropbox account, but my only issue with it is that I like to save files directly to my MobileMe iDisk, which I can't do with Dropbox, at least that I'm aware of. Maybe a third party app exists for that?
     
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Apr 2, 2010, 06:15 PM
 
Do you have the desktop app installed? Save as> yourUserHomeFolder>DropBox
     
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Originally Posted by imitchellg5 View Post
I have a Dropbox account, but my only issue with it is that I like to save files directly to my MobileMe iDisk, which I can't do with Dropbox, at least that I'm aware of. Maybe a third party app exists for that?
Huh ?

Dropbox is a local folder that gets synchronized to the cloud in the background.
No third party app needed.

The best thing about Dropbox: you can save audi files on it, and then pull it up on your iPhone and listen to it. Heck, you can even upload files to your Dropbox via the web browser. It can't get more flexible.

-t
     
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Apr 4, 2010, 05:56 AM
 
I think mitchell means that he likes being able to directly save files to his iDisk mounted locally on his Mac.

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Originally Posted by Big Mac View Post
I think mitchell means that he likes being able to directly save files to his iDisk mounted locally on his Mac.
Yeah, and turtle is pointing out you do that the same with Dropbox except there's nothing to mount. You save to a local folder that's being monitored by Dropbox. The file will then get synced to the cloud in the background. Done. No extra mounting required.
     
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Apr 4, 2010, 07:33 AM
 
Yes, but that REQUIRES keeping a local copy of the file in the synced folder.

MobileMe has a local syncing feature (which keeps a copy of your iDisk on your desktop at all times), but you can switch that off if you want to.
     
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Apr 4, 2010, 07:48 AM
 
Why wouldn't you want a local copy of a file on your Mac?
     
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Apr 4, 2010, 07:54 AM
 
Because I really don't want to clutter up my Mac with that 4.8 GB zip file of a project I already have among my documents?

And that's really what I use iDisk for, apart from image hosting.

(except, of course, that iDisk appears to have a 4GB file-size limit... )
     
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Apr 4, 2010, 08:13 AM
 
For file access, Dropbox is superior to MobileMe in every way.

I've just added on Packrat, a $3.00 a month service that gives me unlimited versioning. The ultimate in file insurance.
     
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Apr 4, 2010, 09:24 AM
 
Same here. I find Dropbox far better value than MM.
     
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Apr 4, 2010, 10:49 AM
 
Originally Posted by Spheric Harlot View Post
(except, of course, that iDisk appears to have a 4GB file-size limit... )
It's 5Gb
     
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Apr 4, 2010, 12:45 PM
 
8GB flash drive FTW. I've had plenty of opportunities for such a device to save my bacon, both in school and work projects.

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Apr 4, 2010, 01:26 PM
 
Originally Posted by Salty View Post
I can't justify paying for mobile me, I mean maybe it would be worth it, but my web hosting is cheaper, if I need to have my calendar sync with iCal and my iPhone I can use Google Calendar over exchange, I've got drop box for universal file sharing, I use gmail for email... I mean it's great for people like my mom... but, it's just too limited. If they gave me support for MySQL databases I'd probably consider it.
Where are you getting free MS Exchange access?

The Google CalDAV server you can use w. iCal has nothing to do with MS Exchange.
     
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Apr 4, 2010, 01:28 PM
 
Originally Posted by Spheric Harlot View Post
Because I really don't want to clutter up my Mac with that 4.8 GB zip file of a project I already have among my documents?

And that's really what I use iDisk for, apart from image hosting.

(except, of course, that iDisk appears to have a 4GB file-size limit... )

Where do you keep a backup of this project? Just wondering...
     
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Apr 4, 2010, 01:51 PM
 
ZIP FILE.

I have the (non-zipped) project folders in my Logic folder, and backups on Time Machine.
     
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Apr 5, 2010, 02:59 PM
 
Originally Posted by Spheric Harlot View Post
Because I really don't want to clutter up my Mac with that 4.8 GB zip file of a project I already have among my documents?

And that's really what I use iDisk for, apart from image hosting.

(except, of course, that iDisk appears to have a 4GB file-size limit... )
My Dropbox folder IS my Documents folder.
     
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Originally Posted by Laminar View Post
My Dropbox folder IS my Documents folder.

So what is your backup?
     
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Apr 5, 2010, 03:04 PM
 
Dropbox and Time Machine maybe?
     
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Apr 5, 2010, 03:14 PM
 
Yep. Plus my Dropbox is synced to my work laptop, garage computer, and Mac Mini so I have multiple copies of everything important in multiple locations.
     
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Apr 5, 2010, 03:58 PM
 
Originally Posted by Laminar View Post
My Dropbox folder IS my Documents folder.
Mine isn't, won't be, and can't be.

Also, my projects folder is currently 25.69 GB.

I need that backed up, but not necessarily synced among various machines.

Projects I need to share go online in zipped format, for single-click-in-mail-downloadable goodness.
     
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Apr 5, 2010, 04:20 PM
 
Originally Posted by Spheric Harlot View Post
Also, my projects folder is currently 25.69 GB.
Bloody hell. Are you recording at 16/22 or just plain lazy?
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Apr 5, 2010, 05:01 PM
 
Originally Posted by Spheric Harlot View Post
Mine isn't, won't be, and can't be.

Also, my projects folder is currently 25.69 GB.

I need that backed up, but not necessarily synced among various machines.

Projects I need to share go online in zipped format, for single-click-in-mail-downloadable goodness.
Just as an FYI, dropbox files come with a download link. Put file into public folder, right click to retrieve link, email.
     
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Bloody hell. Are you recording at 16/22 or just plain lazy?
Touché.

(that's current stuff, following a studio re-org)

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