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Hi, This is Wayne. This is my site, my stuff, my blog, blahblahblah. The site itself is powered by WordPress and the Scary Little theme. I thought it was cool, and I still do.

I’m in favor of Cloud-like services.

I now have

  • 25GB Microsoft SkyDrive from live.com (free)
  • 20GB Amazon Cloud Drive from amazon.com (free for one year)
  • 50GB premium Dropbox account from dropbox.com ($99/yr, free for 2GB)

I prefer Dropbox for many reasons – the primary being I can sync a folder from My Documents on my laptop, desktop and also access files from my iPhone… all without having to worry about a thing.  I haven’t seen SkyDrive and Amazon have that kind of integration yet, so it’s worth the $99/yr to get that for more than the free 2GB Dropbox gives you.

I think I got the 1 yr Amazon for buying the Weird Al Yankovic album “Alpocolpyse” for $3.99.  After I purchased it, it said “hey Wayne, we can store this music in your free 20GB Amazon Cloud drive – would you like to do that?” and I was all “um, are you really talking to me, cuz usually people just do what they want and don’t ask first, so yeah, I guess I might like that because I’m really happy you asked and did you” and then it interrupted me with “Just answer the question, I don’t have time for your prattle, meatbag” and I was like “Um, yeah.” and it said “Ok, done.  Now don’t start talking again. Just take your free space and enjoy your cheap album, cheap human scum.  All your files are belong to us.

Maybe I like most Cloud-like services, but Amazon’s kind of a jerk if you ask me.

Apple’s keynote presentation on iCloud also looked interesting, so I’ll be glad to add that into the mix when it comes about.  I don’t remember the technical details (size, limitations, etc) but I do remember it’s “free” with IOS 5.  I saw a lot of things I liked in IOS5.

One thing that will surely come about one of these days is a way to sync all of them.. so it’ll be like a backup of all the cloud drives.

Speaking of sync – I’ve been struggling with syncing up all the contacts from Google Gmail, my iPhone, and Outlook.  I’ve been playing with Syncfriend, gSyncit, and scrubly.com to try and find the Holy Grail of de-duplication, merging, and syncing of all the people and notes I want to keep around.

I’m almost there.

I think.

I think, therefore I am.  Almost there, that is.

I sync, therefore I am.

Ok I just designed the next killer app.  iSync.  iSync, therefore I am.  That would be the tagline.  It would sync EVERYTHING – files, contacts, email, music, notes, music notes (for composers)…

Shouldn’t I be rich by now?

And lo, the people did comment thus:

4 Comments

  1. Sybil Law says:

    Yes. Yes, you should.

  2. Outlook says:

    c’mon i want the iSync for real

  3. JasonDroid says:

    don’t forgot SugarSync…5gig for free!

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