[extropy-chat] gmail invitee thanks you
Extropian Agroforestry Ventures Inc.
megao at sasktel.net
Tue Aug 3 01:27:17 UTC 2004
I have about 16 megs of attachments to date and everything seems to work.
The main list screen won't resize the individual mail headers and there
is no indication that the search engine can drill down into say a pdf to
search for text within an attachment.
It would be nice if they docs opened/converted to open remotely without
But maybe that is part of what a full commercial service might offer?
> I'm using mine as a knowledge base; an online store of everything
> interesting that I want to remember. It works for this because it's
> web based (with an eminently usable front end and a half decent search
> engine :-) ), it's got huge capacity for web based email, and it's not
> attached to a workplace; rather, it's provided by a pretty big ompany
> that's unlikely to go away any time soon. The only worisome aspect is
> that it is in beta, so could be pulled.
> FWIW, I hardly ever use it for shipping attachments around, I find
> it's pretty crap at this (fairly small ceiling on attachments, not
> sure what that is), and I don't want to fill my quota. As it is, I
> pour high volume mailing lists into it and never delete anything, so I
> hope the 1 gig limit is grown over time :-)
> I know some people get stressed about google having all their private
> email, but really, "private email"? What an oxymoron!
> On Mon, 2 Aug 2004 17:06:25 -0700 (PDT), Adrian Tymes
> <wingcat at pacbell.net> wrote:
> > --- "Extropian Agroforestry Ventures Inc."
> > <megao at sasktel.net> wrote:
> > > Thanks immensely for the invite.
> > > I've been loading a mobile office platform on gmail
> > > and redoing my website and
> > > blog in tandem. Saves lugging a briefcase of
> > > documents I might or might not
> > > need and saves getting a laptop for the road.
> > This is why I turned down the invite I got: I've
> > already got an email service that does this. And
> > should that prove non-viable, I've got my own Web
> > server on which I can host whatever documents I want
> > for as long as I want, and anyone who knows the URL
> > can get 'em (which can be a good thing, so long as
> > one treats this as no more secure than a password: it
> > leaks or it doesn't, depending on who knows it and how
> > it's transmitted and stored).
> > Although...might it not also work to store the docs
> > on a USB keychain hard drive? They seem to have More
> > Than Enough capacity for this application these days.
> > (I've seen ones offered with 2 GB, smaller than a
> > mid-sized swiss army knife.)
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