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Self Sufficient computer repair and maintenance 26880

No Life Club Posts: 3,050 It is what it isn't.
Re: Self Sufficient computer repair and maintenance
« Reply #300 on: January 23, 2017, 01:54:39 AM »
then I would say stick with it.  most people who use Mate use it because it is so similar to Gnome 2. 
you did not use Gnome 2, so I would not worry about it

I probably have used it at one time since I have played/tried linux off/on for many years now but always run into a snag or two that causes me to quit using it.

Thanks for the help Detron and Whoey!  Much appreciated!
Hero Member Posts: 914
Re: Self Sufficient computer repair and maintenance
« Reply #301 on: March 20, 2017, 11:53:39 PM »
So, my uploaded pictures stopped showing since Dropbox changed how their service works (I can no longer use the "Public" folder to allow others access). So now I'm looking for a new solution and I am open for suggestions. I would prefer a solution where I can use the same service for both picture hosting and cloud storage and I don't really need any photo editing since I'm doing resizing locally right now.

Happy to hear your recommendations.
Administrator Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 10,598 I am geek, hear me code
Re: Self Sufficient computer repair and maintenance
« Reply #302 on: March 21, 2017, 12:49:28 PM »
So, my uploaded pictures stopped showing since Dropbox changed how their service works (I can no longer use the "Public" folder to allow others access). So now I'm looking for a new solution and I am open for suggestions. I would prefer a solution where I can use the same service for both picture hosting and cloud storage and I don't really need any photo editing since I'm doing resizing locally right now.

Happy to hear your recommendations.
I had no idea about this. what a dumb move.

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Re: Self Sufficient computer repair and maintenance
« Reply #303 on: March 21, 2017, 04:43:12 PM »
How about Google Drive?
Hero Member Posts: 914
Re: Self Sufficient computer repair and maintenance
« Reply #304 on: March 21, 2017, 08:30:55 PM »
It seems like what they did was removing what they called the "Public folder". Its removal has apparently been in the works since 2012(!) but who actually reads their announcement emails... (not me, that's who) So it seems like I can continue using Dropbox but will have to use it slightly different from what I have been doing (including some tweaking of the URLs each time I upload). All pictures that I have linked to before are down though  :(
Administrator Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 10,598 I am geek, hear me code
Re: Self Sufficient computer repair and maintenance
« Reply #305 on: March 21, 2017, 08:36:29 PM »
Yeah as will be mine. Annoying.

So linking is still possible, but not so easy?

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Hero Member Posts: 914
Re: Self Sufficient computer repair and maintenance
« Reply #306 on: March 22, 2017, 02:40:46 AM »
Yeah as will be mine. Annoying.

So linking is still possible, but not so easy?

My understanding is that using the "Share link" will still work, except that the link generated needs to have the last parameter /dl=0 replaced with /raw=1

This still leaves whether the pictures will continue to show or not up to Dropbox and they have shown that they don't really care too much about breaking my links  :-\

Edit: Oh, and there was also that time when they decided to shut down Mailbox, their email manager. Wasn't too happy with them that time either.
« Last Edit: March 22, 2017, 02:48:27 AM by Fortytwo »
Hero Member Posts: 914
Re: Self Sufficient computer repair and maintenance
« Reply #307 on: March 22, 2017, 02:45:28 AM »
How about Google Drive?

This might just be it. It would give me more space in return for just a little extra piece of my life handed over to the Google overlords.
No Life Club Posts: 2,569 Smurf it!
Re: Self Sufficient computer repair and maintenance
« Reply #308 on: March 22, 2017, 02:31:09 PM »
One of the reasons I read a while a go was it was supposed to stop people illegally sharing files.

TBH Dropbox offers so little in the way of protection to the user I ditched them a long time ago.

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Administrator Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 10,598 I am geek, hear me code
Re: Self Sufficient computer repair and maintenance
« Reply #309 on: March 22, 2017, 04:09:59 PM »
One of the reasons I read a while a go was it was supposed to stop people illegally sharing files.

TBH Dropbox offers so little in the way of protection to the user I ditched them a long time ago.
I get that, but jpg/gif/png?

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Re: Self Sufficient computer repair and maintenance
« Reply #310 on: March 22, 2017, 04:26:29 PM »
One of the reasons I read a while a go was it was supposed to stop people illegally sharing files.

TBH Dropbox offers so little in the way of protection to the user I ditched them a long time ago.
I get that, but jpg/gif/png?

I know, but there's no reaction like and over reaction  :twak:

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