Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Getdropbox & Thesis Document

I wrote this following questions from some friends at Plurk about why I do not use googledoc instead.

Since I worked on my thesis last March, I has at least 2 workstations. My notebook at home, my notebook in the office ( I do in-company thesis), and computers in my faculty.

I've tried to only use my office notebook, but after some times, carrying the notebook back and forth on twice a day 1,5 hour indirect train travel became too annoying.

I have a special folder for my thesis work, including subfolders that organize my literature collection based on how I get them and whether I have printed them or not. It's common for me to add new articles or move some articles to printed-folders.

For that reason, I back up my files by simply copying my thesis folder to my flashdisk and copying it again to my home notebook. However at some point, my pathetically-small-capacity flashdisk (256Mb) can't handle my files anymore :p

I tried to send files to my own email address. But this really is not the best solution, because I can't have my perfectly organized thesis folder on hand.

That's how I started using Dropbox from Getdropbox.com. It gives me 2Gb online space.
I installed it on my home notebook. Then I moved my thesis folders to the Dropbox folder. When I installed the same application on my work notebook and link it to my own account, it automatically made an exact copy of my Dropbox folder at home.

Everytime I made changes to my thesis at work, i.e.: document update, document relocation, etc, the application automatically synchronize the change online and when I get home, the same synchronization is also performed in my home notebook.

That's how Dropbox helps with my thesis work :D
Btw, I need more Dropbox space. If you register through my referral link, you and I (it's fair right? hehe) will get additional 250Mb space, haha.. So, if you wanna give it a try, register through this link :D

There are similar concepts that might be as useful, such as online desktop (I forget the application name).

12 comments:

Paris Turnip said...

oooo,gitu.ak coba deh pake ini ntar :D

Rizny Saldi said...

dicobaaa..
tampak berguna :D

Credo said...

Seeep!!
Hahaha, aku udah dpt tambahan 250Mb dr registrasimu Ris (Riris, bukan Paris, heahaha):D Dikau dpt jg ga?

Rizny Saldi said...

Dapet donks...
Sangat berguna kak Curedo...
say good bye to USB nih :D
thanks ya sudah diperkenalkan :P

download free dvd movies said...

I've tried this! This is so cool coz i can save all my important files without me worrying about a Hard Disk crash :)

Credo said...

@Riris: sipp. Thanks udah register & membuat aku dapat tambahan space :D

@downloadfreedvdmovies: That's what I'm glad about too :p

Las Vegas Flights said...

Now, I've seen many of these before onthe internet, but what is the source, if you can tell me the book they are from, or a site that hosts scans, I would appreciate it.

mothers day flower said...

How can I make a drop box like this for my website for my colleges to submit tests for different positions on are council? I only have a small/basic knowledge of html, css, xhtml, and javascript.

mothers day flower said...

I finished the research part of my masters thesis, and I am planning to start writing it up in a word document. I want tips on how to write it professionally using MS word 2007.

Las Vegas Flights said...

Could I just put a few stamps on it and put the letter in the box just like a domestic letter? Or are those boxes only for domestic stuff? In the past I've always just took the letters inside.

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You can tell me the book they are from, or a site that hosts scans, I would appreciate it...

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I only have a basic knowledge of HTML, CSS, XHTML, and java script.