[extropy-chat] gmail invitee thanks you
emlynoregan at gmail.com
Tue Aug 3 03:02:03 UTC 2004
I'd say so, it's early days... many things are bare bones (eg: you
can't save a draft of a message!)
On Mon, 02 Aug 2004 20:27:17 -0500, Extropian Agroforestry Ventures
Inc. <megao at sasktel.net> wrote:
> 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?
> Emlyn wrote:
> > 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!
> > Emlyn
> > 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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