Category: Online Tools

IFTTT: Applet Deletion – 4 clicks is 3 clicks too many

Maybe I am doing it the hard way, but I recently went in to my IFTTT account and wanted to clear out some old applets that now longer work. It takes 4 clicks to delete an applet.

 

 

Now I know the last one is an are you sure check so you don’t accidentally delete an applet. I would be ok with 2 clicks to delete or a way to mass delete my applets, but 4 clicks just seems like too many.

Is there an applet to delete old applets?

 

Living In The Cloud A Year With Dropbox

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It has been just over a year now since I started using Dropbox (March 1st 2009) and life in the cloud has been great.

From Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cloud_computing

Cloud computing is Internet-based computing, whereby shared resources, software and information are provided to computers and other devices on-demand, like a public utility.

It is a paradigm shift following the shift from mainframe to client-server that preceded it in the early ’80s. Details are abstracted from the users who no longer have need of, expertise in, or control over the technology infrastructure “in the cloud” that supports them. Cloud computing describes a new supplement, consumption and delivery model for IT services based on the Internet, and it typically involves the provision of dynamically scalable and often virtualized resources as a service over the Internet. It is a byproduct and consequence of the ease-of-access to remote computing sites provided by the Internet.

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I have been very happy with the Dropbox service over the past year. Although there are other options available I find that the ease of use of Dropbox makes it worth supporting this service.

My setup consists of three systems – My laptop, my desktop, and my media PC. I have setup Dropbox to sync my documents across all three computers. I can access everything on each computer at home and as needed from anywhere with the Dropbox web interface. There is even an Iphone app so I can keep track of what files I recently changed, share photos and more on the go.

I can be reading a website at night in bed that features a download then download it to my Dropbox folder. When I get up in the morning that file is then ready to go on my main desktop or media PC. If I had a work PC I could work on something at home and have Dropbox sync the file automatically to my work PC at the office. If I only get halfway through the file I can continue working on it a bit at work then work on it a bit more at home all without emailing the file anywhere. If I accidentally delete a file or want to access a version of the file before I made changes to It, Dropbox lets me do that too. With delta copies, Dropbox can undo pretty much any mistake you may make with your files. You can also use it to recover your information quickly in case you buy a new computer or you need to reformat your computer

When you sign up for Dropbox you get 2gb of storage for free and you can upgrade as needed up to 100gb of space. The software can be pointed at any folder, but it suggests making a My Dropbox folder somewhere on your computer. I went this route and moved my document/photo/whatever folders inside the My Dropbox folder. I then used a Link Shell Extension tool to point the My Documents and My Photos folder back at the folders inside the My Dropbox folder. I can use this tool to link any folder inside the My Dropbox folder to any other location on my computer. This allows me to sync save games, program settings, and pretty much anything else I want between my computers making my games and programs operate pretty much the same across all of my platforms.

There are versions for Mac, PC, and Linux as well as Apps for iphone and Android.

Click here to sign up using my referral link:
https://www.dropbox.com/referrals/NTY0MTQ3NDk

Raptr

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One of my friends one facebook started using Raptr so I decided to check it out. Raptr is at its heart is a chat client with a twist. The twist is that it keeps track of your games by tracking achievements, game time and more. It can scan your pc to see which games you have installed. It can go through your xbox live and PSN usernames and gather which games you have played. The main Raptr website gives you a profile, but you can also have it post to your facebook status. You can also compare your games/stats/playtime to those of your friends. You can also download updates for your scanned pc games right through the service. Overall it is a pretty neat service, only one week into it or so, but I am enjoying what they have to
offer.

http://raptr.com/Stormwolf359

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