: Help me grow my drop box service..


macintosh doctor
Nov 18th, 2011, 12:20 PM
Shameless plug , but if you join, you will get free cloud space from dropbox, use this link and I will receive 250 MB free for referring you..
please
:)
Always have your stuff when you need it with @Dropbox. 2GB account is free! http://db.tt/P1ZDQVrp

Sonal
Nov 18th, 2011, 12:54 PM
Well if you're going to be shameless, than I'm going to be shameless.

If you help me grow my Dropbox account, I will reward you by writing a limerick in your honour using your username.
http://db.tt/nf4T0kZ

I was first introduced to Dropbox through one of my writing teachers, the Giller-nominated author Sarah Selecky. (Who is, incidentally, a Mac user.) She had her house broken into and her computers stolen, but thanks to Dropbox, her work was safe.

Read her take on the theft here: The value of the written word | Afterword | Arts | National Post (http://arts.nationalpost.com/2011/07/29/sarahselecky/)

EDIT TO ADD: I should also point out, not only do I get an extra 250 MB, but I believe you get and extra 250 MB. It's a win-win. Plus, limericks.

Macfury
Nov 18th, 2011, 01:49 PM
OK, Sonal--your shame wins. I signed up on your account. Write me a Limerick.

Sonal
Nov 18th, 2011, 02:00 PM
Thanks MacFury! I will have a limerick for you tonight.

Hmmm.... fury, jury, penury, Madame Curie...

macintosh doctor
Nov 18th, 2011, 02:42 PM
Well if you're going to be shameless, than I'm going to be shameless.

If you help me grow my Dropbox account, I will reward you by writing a limerick in your honour using your username.
http://db.tt/nf4T0kZ

I was first introduced to Dropbox through one of my writing teachers, the Giller-nominated author Sarah Selecky. (Who is, incidentally, a Mac user.) She had her house broken into and her computers stolen, but thanks to Dropbox, her work was safe.

Read her take on the theft here: The value of the written word | Afterword | Arts | National Post (http://arts.nationalpost.com/2011/07/29/sarahselecky/)

EDIT TO ADD: I should also point out, not only do I get an extra 250 MB, but I believe you get and extra 250 MB. It's a win-win. Plus, limericks.
thanks for being shameless in my thread.. :roll eyes:

I will be sure to return you the favor

Macfury
Nov 18th, 2011, 02:44 PM
thanks for being shameless in my thread.. :roll eyes:

I will be sure to return you the favor

Sign up to Sonal's drop box and you get a limerick and extra storage for yourself! It's a macintosh doctor win!

tilt
Nov 18th, 2011, 02:45 PM
Thanks MacFury! I will have a limerick for you tonight.

Hmmm.... fury, jury, penury, Madame Curie...

Ali Farka Toure

Cheers

Sonal
Nov 18th, 2011, 02:56 PM
thanks for being shameless in my thread.. :roll eyes:

I will be sure to return you the favor

You're more than welcome to sweeten your deal by topping my limerick offer.

Chimpur
Nov 18th, 2011, 02:58 PM
I used one of you're links. I'm not sure whose I used. I opened both into new tabs and then i randomly clicked one tab and went from there. You know; just to be fair

macintosh doctor
Nov 18th, 2011, 03:00 PM
You're more than welcome to sweeten your deal by topping my limerick offer.

since you like stealing.. then here is one for our protection against you..

"pour thy purse in thy into your mind and no man can take it from you "

macintosh doctor
Nov 18th, 2011, 03:01 PM
I used one of you're links. I'm not sure whose I used. I opened both into new tabs and then i randomly clicked one tab and went from there. You know; just to be fair

Thank you.. sir.. :)
for supporting the original not the copy.. ;)

Always have your stuff when you need it with @Dropbox. 2GB account is free! http://db.tt/P1ZDQVrp

Sonal
Nov 18th, 2011, 03:03 PM
since you like stealing.. then here is one for our protection against you..

"pour thy purse in thy into your mind and no man can take it from you "

I'm not stealing.

I'm making them an offer they can't refuse. beejacon

Macfury
Nov 18th, 2011, 03:17 PM
Sonal's link is prettier.

Chimpur
Nov 18th, 2011, 03:29 PM
Either way I now have 2.5GB!!!

jimbotelecom
Nov 18th, 2011, 03:33 PM
Ali Farka Toure

Cheers

RIP! Great musician! Timbuktu ` Niafunke.

steviewhy
Nov 18th, 2011, 04:53 PM
sudo rm -rf /

macintosh doctor
Nov 18th, 2011, 04:54 PM
here is my offer to help in the effort to my box growing
Pole-Dancing Disasters - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D0PaLWvhVsM&feature=player_embedded)

Macfury
Nov 18th, 2011, 05:27 PM
Box Wars!

i-rui
Nov 18th, 2011, 05:36 PM
here is my referral link :

http://db.tt/T8mZaAz

since fear is the best motivator :

i promise to never physically harm anyone who signs up with it.

can't say the same thing about those who don't....

Sonal
Nov 18th, 2011, 05:47 PM
here is my referral link :

http://db.tt/T8mZaAz

since fear is the best motivator :

i promise to never physically harm anyone who signs up with it.

can't say the same thing about those who don't....

Ah, but the pen is mightier than the sword. Think of the joy your own, personalized Sonal-crafted limerick will bring.

A referral for Sonal is a referral for limericks! http://db.tt/zJcSOmU

(Thinking about MacFury's limerick... what rhymes with 'libertarian'? Hmm... carrion, barbarian, ovarian....)

Sonal
Nov 18th, 2011, 05:50 PM
here is my offer to help in the effort to my box growing
Pole-Dancing Disasters - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D0PaLWvhVsM&feature=player_embedded)

Most of these disasters are the same, but a limerick by Sonal is always an original!

A referral for Sonal is a referral for limericks! http://db.tt/zJcSOmU

macintosh doctor
Nov 18th, 2011, 06:05 PM
Most of these disasters are the same, but a limerick by Sonal is always an original!

A referral for Sonal is a referral for limericks!
Once a thief always a thread thief - I do believe in karma
So enjoy yourself

Macfury
Nov 18th, 2011, 06:16 PM
This is a poem for Sonal,
Who nailed Macintosh Doc to the the wall,
She hijacked his thread,
Grew her Drop Box Instead
And now it's the biggest of all!

jamesB
Nov 18th, 2011, 07:03 PM
^^^
really LIKE! :clap:

John Clay
Nov 18th, 2011, 07:24 PM
This is a poem for Sonal,
Who nailed Macintosh Doc to the the wall,
She hijacked his thread,
Grew her Drop Box Instead
And now it's the biggest of all!

+1 :clap:


For the record, Sonal's offer is WAY better....

SINC
Nov 18th, 2011, 07:51 PM
LOL, MF! Good one!

Sonal
Nov 18th, 2011, 08:14 PM
I'm afraid I will not live up to MacFury's literary achievements in the form of limerick.

However...

The rugged individualist MacFury
was over-taxed to sheer penury.
From his Toronto highland
he dreamed of an island
where no government could do him injury.

Macfury
Nov 18th, 2011, 09:57 PM
I like it Sonal! Step right up gents and get your Limerick here!

Rob
Nov 18th, 2011, 10:32 PM
I have a few questions that I couldn't find answers to on the Dropbox site.

Does it work with Tiger, and PowerPC Macs?

Can you load content to an iPhone independently from iTunes? I'm thinking of my own mp3 files.

If the answer is yes to both, then I could be suckered, er ....... interested.

jamesB
Nov 18th, 2011, 10:43 PM
I have a few questions that I couldn't find answers to on the Dropbox site.

Does it work with Tiger, and PowerPC Macs?

Can you load content to an iPhone independently from iTunes? I'm thinking of my own mp3 files.

If the answer is yes to both, then I could be suckered, er ....... interested.
I definitely works fine with my G4 Cube running 10.4.9,
hopefully someone else can help you with your other questions.

Rob
Nov 18th, 2011, 10:49 PM
Thanks, JamesB

crawford
Nov 20th, 2011, 01:57 PM
Can you load content to an iPhone independently from iTunes? I'm thinking of my own mp3 files.

I'm not sure that I exactly understand your question; however, any file that you save in your Dropbox folder (or any subfolder) will by synced to the Dropbox service. You don't pick and choose via iTunes. If you have the Dropbox app on installed on your iOS device, that file will be available to you.

The iOS app also has a built-in file and media viewer, so if you have an .mp3 file in your Dropbox, you will be able to stream that file via the app (bypassing iTunes). Similarly, you can view photos, PDFs and other kinds of documents within the app.

Chimpur
Nov 20th, 2011, 02:05 PM
I'm not sure that I exactly understand your question; however, any file that you save in your Dropbox folder (or any subfolder) will by synced to the Dropbox service. You don't pick and choose via iTunes. If you have the Dropbox app on installed on your iOS device, that file will be available to you.

The iOS app also has a built-in file and media viewer, so if you have an .mp3 file in your Dropbox, you will be able to stream that file via the app (bypassing iTunes). Similarly, you can view photos, PDFs and other kinds of documents within the app.

But my no means is the Dropbox iOS app meant as media player replacement on the iPhones or iPads.

crawford
Nov 20th, 2011, 02:26 PM
But my no means is the Dropbox iOS app meant as media player replacement on the iPhones or iPads.

Agreed. However, it's a handy tool for streaming media that isn't synced to your portable device.

Rob
Nov 20th, 2011, 02:42 PM
Here's my dilema. I got a used iPhone 3GS that came with iOS 5. My main computer is a G5 with Tiger, and the version of iTunes is not compatible with iOS 5, and I can't transfer my music into the iPhone.

I can download new music and apps from the iTunes store using the iPhone connected to the web via WiFi. There doesn't seem to be any way of moving files into the iPhone unless it is done through iTunes, however. I was hoping that Dropbox would create this pathway, but it looks like it doesn't. I'm guessing that you can look at the files and open them when you're connected to Dropbox, but you can't actually download and save the files to your iPhone. Is that correct?

Macified
Nov 20th, 2011, 05:20 PM
Here's my dilema. I got a used iPhone 3GS that came with iOS 5. My main computer is a G5 with Tiger, and the version of iTunes is not compatible with iOS 5, and I can't transfer my music into the iPhone.

I can download new music and apps from the iTunes store using the iPhone connected to the web via WiFi. There doesn't seem to be any way of moving files into the iPhone unless it is done through iTunes, however. I was hoping that Dropbox would create this pathway, but it looks like it doesn't. I'm guessing that you can look at the files and open them when you're connected to Dropbox, but you can't actually download and save the files to your iPhone. Is that correct?

Yes, you can flag files in the dropbox folder so that they stay on the iPhone when disconnected. You can also use other apps to access dropbox and might be able to find a music app which is better suited to playing audio than directly in dropbox. Good reader is a document viewer that can access dropbox, there may be more.

Once the ITunes Match service is available you will be able to download any music you synch into the service to your iPhone.

Rob
Nov 21st, 2011, 12:39 PM
Thanks everyone.

mguertin
Nov 21st, 2011, 01:21 PM
Next up ... we'll all start spamming the forum and our signatures referral/click-thru links like the spambots do.

OH WAIT, it's already happening.

jamesB
Nov 21st, 2011, 07:05 PM
Next up ... we'll all start spamming the forum and our signatures referral/click-thru links like the spambots do.

OH WAIT, it's already happening.
This post reminds me of an idiom, "like a fart in a windstorm"