Programming.DropBox History

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January 29, 2013, at 02:04 PM by OtherMichael -
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HN: [[http://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=389304|can DropBox be trusted?]] (mostly FUD on the eula, but gets some technical)
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HN: [[http://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=389304|can DropBox be trusted?]] (mostly FUD on the eula, but gets some technical) cc. 2008
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HN: [[http://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=2478567|file-sharing extension up, then down, then discussion]]


!! Hacks
[[http://dropfox.googlepages.com/manual_en|Dropfox]] - share a firefox profile cross-computer via DropBox
Life hacker: [[http://lifehacker.com/5358983/use-dropbox-for-more-than-just-file-syncing|Use DropBox for more than just file-synching]] -- a list of unusual uses. See also http://wiki.getdropbox.com/TipsAndTricks
[[http://storecrowd.com/guide/20-advanced-dropbox-hacks|20 Dropbox "Hacks"]]
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Life hacker: [[http://lifehacker.com/5358983/use-dropbox-for-more-than-just-file-syncing|Use DropBox for more than just file-synching]] -- a list of unusual uses. See also http://wiki.getdropbox.com/TipsAndTricks


[[http://dropfox.googlepages.com/manual_en|Dropfox]] - share a firefox profile cross-computer via DropBox

HN: [[http://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=2478567|file-sharing extension up, then down, then discussion]]
 
 
July 07, 2011, at 01:40 PM by OtherMichael -
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Lifehacker: [[http://lifehacker.com/5818908/dropbox-vs-the-alternatives-which-online-syncing-service-is-right-for-you|Dropbox vs. the Alternatives: Which Online Syncing Service Is Right for You?]]
 
 
June 20, 2011, at 01:01 PM by OtherMichael -
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[=HackerNews:=] [[http://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=2674369|June 2011 Security breach at DropBox?]] and lots of discussion on security in general
 
 
April 28, 2011, at 11:28 AM by OtherMichael -
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HN: [[http://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=2478567|file-sharing extension up, then down, then discussion]
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HN: [[http://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=2478567|file-sharing extension up, then down, then discussion]]
 
 
April 28, 2011, at 11:28 AM by OtherMichael -
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HN: [[http://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=2478567|file-sharing extension up, then down, then discussion]
 
 
March 01, 2010, at 01:02 PM by OtherMichael -
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[[http://wiki.getdropbox.com/|Dropbox Wiki]]
*[[http://wiki.getdropbox.com/MichaelP|my dropbox-wiki profile page]]

[[https://www.getdropbox.com/referrals/NTkzODUwOQ|Join Up!]] - this is a referral link, and we both stand to gain 250MB storage if you join through this link
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[[http://wiki.dropbox.com/|Dropbox Wiki]]
*[[http://wiki.dropbox.com/MichaelP|my dropbox-wiki profile page]]

[[https://www.dropbox.com/referrals/NTkzODUwOQ|Join Up!]] - this is a referral link, and we both stand to gain 250MB storage if you join through this link
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[[http://wiki.getdropbox.com/DropboxAddons/DropboxPath|.NET 3.5 program to set the path arbitrarily]] - have not tried. Only an [@.exe@] and no viewable source-code.
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[[http://wiki.dropbox.com/DropboxAddons/DropboxPath|.NET 3.5 program to set the path arbitrarily]] - have not tried. Only an [@.exe@] and no viewable source-code.
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[[http://wiki.getdropbox.com/DropboxAddons/PythonScriptToDisplayConfig|python script to display config info]] '''including path'''
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[[http://wiki.dropbox.com/DropboxAddons/PythonScriptToDisplayConfig|python script to display config info]] '''including path'''
 
 
October 27, 2009, at 08:58 AM by OtherMichael -
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and finally, but not extremely informative, DropBox help: [[https://www.getdropbox.com/help/27|How secure is Dropbox?]]
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not extremely informative, DropBox help: [[https://www.getdropbox.com/help/27|How secure is Dropbox?]]

Ultimately, I use it, and have experienced no issues.
 
 
October 27, 2009, at 08:57 AM by OtherMichael - FOSS alternatives to DropBox???
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!! (FOSS?) Alternatives?
[[http://fak3r.com/2009/09/14/howto-build-your-own-open-source-dropbox-clone/|How to build your own open-source dropbox clone]] -- more of "experimental notes" than a how-to, and more of a "some functionality, on some clients" than a clone. Points to some interesting existing projects, though.


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[[!Programming]] [[!backups]] [[!sharing]] [[!off-site]] [[!cloud computing]]
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[[!Programming]] [[!backups]] [[!sharing]] [[!off-site]] [[!cloud computing]]
 
 
September 17, 2009, at 10:04 AM by OtherMichael -
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http://dropfox.googlepages.com/manual_en

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//lifehacker.com/5358983/use-dropbox-for-more-than-just-file-syncing
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Life hacker: [[http://lifehacker.com/5358983/use-dropbox-for-more-than-just-file-syncing|Use DropBox for more than just file-synching]] -- a list of unusual uses. See also http://wiki.getdropbox.com/TipsAndTricks


[[http://dropfox.googlepages.com/manual_en|Dropfox]] - share a firefox profile cross-computer via DropBox

 
 
September 15, 2009, at 03:26 PM by OtherMichael -
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http://lifehacker.com/5358983/use-dropbox-for-more-than-just-file-syncing
 
 
September 09, 2009, at 08:59 AM by OtherMichael - some dropbox-emacs links for research
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see also:
http://blog.ox.cx/2009/01/14/ubiquitous-emacs-configuration/
http://setomits.vox.com/library/post/sharing-setting-file-of-emacs-by-dropbox.html?_c=feed-atom
http://jgoamakf.wordpress.com/2008/10/28/emacs-and-dropbox/
 
 
September 03, 2009, at 09:12 AM by OtherMichael -
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[[https://www.getdropbox.com/referrals/NTkzODUwOQ|Join Up!]] - this is a referral link, and I stand to gain 250MB storage if you join through this link
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[[https://www.getdropbox.com/referrals/NTkzODUwOQ|Join Up!]] - this is a referral link, and we both stand to gain 250MB storage if you join through this link
 
 
September 03, 2009, at 09:12 AM by OtherMichael -
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http://dropfox.googlepages.com/manual_en

 
 
August 13, 2009, at 03:52 PM by OtherMichael - notes on security
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!! but, just how SAFE is Dropbox?
"Any sensitive data you should be encrypting anyway. I use TrueCrypt volumes mounted inside Dropbox."
http://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=389404
from http://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=389304

"Dropbox currently comes with 2GB of free storage, which is in turn stored on their Amazon S3 account which they further secure with their own AES-256 encryption in addition to using SSL before anything is ever sent out."
http://paulstamatiou.com/thoughts-on-dropbox


paranoia about Dropbox security, and counter-arguments in the comments: http://bderidder.wordpress.com/2008/09/12/dropbox-passwordsafe-good/

and finally, but not extremely informative, DropBox help: [[https://www.getdropbox.com/help/27|How secure is Dropbox?]]
 
 
March 23, 2009, at 08:04 PM by OtherMichael - referral link
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HN: [[http://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=389304|can DropBox be trusted?]] (mostly fud on the eula, but gets some technical)
to:
[[https://www.getdropbox.com/referrals/NTkzODUwOQ|Join Up!]] - this is a referral link, and I stand to gain 250MB storage if you join through this link

HN: [[http://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=389304|can DropBox be trusted?]] (mostly FUD
on the eula, but gets some technical)
 
 
February 17, 2009, at 10:41 PM by OtherMichael - sharing other folders
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a quick tweet [[http://twitter.com/noahsussman/status/969924361|emacs remember mode + dropbox = Sharing the same notes file between all my computers]]
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a quick tweet [[http://twitter.com/noahsussman/status/969924361|emacs remember mode + dropbox = Sharing the same notes file between all my computers]] ... but... only the notes file, not the links to other files???

!! Other folders
http://lifehacker.com/5154698/sync-files-and-folders-outside-your-my-dropbox-folder
[[http://dorshemer.com/blog/2009/02/17/sync-greasemonkey-using-dropbox/|sync GreaseMonkey-folder via DropBox]] (in Hebrew -- scroll-down for English)
*requires [[http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb896768.aspx|junction]], or something like it
 
 
February 17, 2009, at 11:51 AM by OtherMichael - display path info (via Python, at any rate...)
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[[http://wiki.getdropbox.com/DropboxAddons/PythonScriptToDisplayConfig|python script to display config info]] '''including path'''

so. it IS possible.....
 
 
February 17, 2009, at 11:46 AM by OtherMichael -
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[[!Programming]] [[!backups]] [[!sharing]] [[!off-site]]
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[[!Programming]] [[!backups]] [[!sharing]] [[!off-site]] [[!cloud computing]]
 
 
January 26, 2009, at 03:32 PM by OtherMichael - more notes on path, wiki-profile link
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*[[http://wiki.getdropbox.com/MichaelP|my dropbox-wiki profile page]]

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!! Path
[[http://wiki.getdropbox.com/DropboxAddons/DropboxPath|.NET 3.5 program to set the path arbitrarily]] - have not tried. Only an [@.exe@] and no viewable source-code.

can't find a way to interrogate dropbox to get the path on any given machine... has the API come out yet? (Jan 26, 2009: '''no''')

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so far, just a simple copy-to-hard-coded-location. and open-my-dropbox.

can't find a way to interrogate
dropbox to get the path on any given machine... has the API come out yet?
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so far, just a simple copy-to-hard-coded-location (see notes in [@Path@], above). and open-my-dropbox.
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(defconst dropbox-path "C:/Documents and Settings/OtherMichael/My Documents/My Dropbox" "Path to DropBox ON THIS MACHINE")
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(defconst dropbox-path "</path/to>/My Dropbox" "Path to DropBox ON THIS MACHINE")
 
 
January 25, 2009, at 08:08 PM by OtherMichael - simple dropbox code
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so far, just a simple copy-to-hard-coded-location. and open-my-dropbox.

can't find a way to interrogate dropbox to get the path on any given machine... has the API come out yet?

(:source lang=lisp:)

(defconst dropbox-path "C:/Documents and Settings/OtherMichael/My Documents/My Dropbox" "Path to DropBox ON THIS MACHINE")

(defun dropbox-copy (&optional file-name)
  "copies provided file into DropBox.

If no file-name is provided, the current-buffer's file is copied.
Should make this smarter for non-file-visiting buffers, maybe...."

  (interactive)

  (setq file-name
(or file-name (buffer-file-name)))
  (copy-file file-name dropbox-path t))


(defun dropbox-dired ()
  "opens dropbox in dired"
  (interactive)
  (dired dropbox-path))
(:sourceend:)
 
 
January 08, 2009, at 11:17 AM by OtherMichael -
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!! [[#General]] General Notes
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!! Online cross-platform synchronized share
[[http://wiki.getdropbox.com/|Dropbox Wiki]]
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!! Emacs integration
.... hrmmm...
 
 
December 08, 2008, at 02:32 PM by OtherMichael -
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!! [[#General]] General Notes
HN: [[http://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=389304|can DropBox be trusted?]] (mostly fud on the eula, but gets some technical)

[[http://www.zoliblog.com/2008/07/17/sync-update-syncplicity-dropbox-windows-live-mesh/|dropbox vs (other) synching applications]]

a quick tweet [[http://twitter.com/noahsussman/status/969924361|emacs remember mode + dropbox = Sharing the same notes file between all my computers]]


!! [[#SeeAlso]] See Also
[[Archive]]

!! [[#Categories]] Category tags
[[!Programming]] [[!backups]] [[!sharing]] [[!off-site]]