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Self Sufficient computer repair and maintenance 28050

No Life Club Posts: 3,064 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!
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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: 10,736 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?
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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  :(
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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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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 »
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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.
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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: 10,736 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:

"Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm." - Winston Churchill
"Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference." -  Winston Churchill
"The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other peoples' money" - Margaret Thatcher
"I seem to smell the stench of appeasement in the air." - Margaret Thatcher
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Re: Self Sufficient computer repair and maintenance
« Reply #311 on: May 28, 2017, 04:32:13 AM »
My boss got me a newish (refurbished) laptop for work. Dell ultrabook with 8 gigs ram i7 256 ssd. Major upgrade from my little laptop that couldn't. :D

Thing is , it came with windows 8.1.  I found you can legitimate get bumped up to 10 pro 64 bit for free if as the website states: People who use assistive technologies still quality for the free upgrade, though Microsoft doesn't ask for any evidence that you actually use such tools. ( Works for windows 7 and 8.1)

Not sure if this is helpful, useful as I kinda felt bad for taking advantage to get a free 10 download as I don't use assistive technology at work. But free Windows is free Windows. Not linking but Google is your friend . If this is just wrong feel free to delete post.
« Last Edit: May 28, 2017, 04:44:58 AM by Pacu »

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Re: Self Sufficient computer repair and maintenance
« Reply #312 on: June 24, 2017, 07:42:40 PM »
Another smurfing seagate drive has failed today >:D  the last seagate I will ever trust, that's now 4 out of 4 gone bye bye.  :facepalm:

"Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm." - Winston Churchill
"Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference." -  Winston Churchill
"The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other peoples' money" - Margaret Thatcher
"I seem to smell the stench of appeasement in the air." - Margaret Thatcher
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 7,383 Tool Carrying Linux User - I'm Iron Man!!!
Re: Self Sufficient computer repair and maintenance
« Reply #313 on: June 24, 2017, 07:46:24 PM »
Another smurfing seagate drive has failed today >:D  the last seagate I will ever trust, that's now 4 out of 4 gone bye bye.  :facepalm:

sad to hear of your troubles, but yes, Backblaze tracks all drive failures, and seem to agree with you

I finally bought a 4 bay NAS and run a RAID 5.  I get an email if there are any problems, and as long as I only loose one drive at a time, I will not loose any data. (if I replace it before another failure)

If I can help, let me know 
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Re: Self Sufficient computer repair and maintenance
« Reply #314 on: June 24, 2017, 08:35:25 PM »
Another smurfing seagate drive has failed today >:D  the last seagate I will ever trust, that's now 4 out of 4 gone bye bye.  :facepalm:

sad to hear of your troubles, but yes, Backblaze tracks all drive failures, and seem to agree with you

I finally bought a 4 bay NAS and run a RAID 5.  I get an email if there are any problems, and as long as I only loose one drive at a time, I will not loose any data. (if I replace it before another failure)


Yup after the others failed I bought a NAS, I also use an online backup but recovering using that takes weeks/months. The online is part of the 3-2-1 backup stratergy


3 copies of the files
2 different backup media
1 off-site


I know you know that Det but just in case anyone else wonders.

"Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm." - Winston Churchill
"Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference." -  Winston Churchill
"The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other peoples' money" - Margaret Thatcher
"I seem to smell the stench of appeasement in the air." - Margaret Thatcher
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 7,383 Tool Carrying Linux User - I'm Iron Man!!!
Re: Self Sufficient computer repair and maintenance
« Reply #315 on: June 24, 2017, 10:27:33 PM »
Another smurfing seagate drive has failed today >:D  the last seagate I will ever trust, that's now 4 out of 4 gone bye bye.  :facepalm:

sad to hear of your troubles, but yes, Backblaze tracks all drive failures, and seem to agree with you

I finally bought a 4 bay NAS and run a RAID 5.  I get an email if there are any problems, and as long as I only loose one drive at a time, I will not loose any data. (if I replace it before another failure)


Yup after the others failed I bought a NAS, I also use an online backup but recovering using that takes weeks/months. The online is part of the 3-2-1 backup stratergy


3 copies of the files
2 different backup media
1 off-site


I know you know that Det but just in case anyone else wonders.

3-2-1 is a smart setup,  and I just did a recovery for a guy at work who had ALL of the pictures of his daughter from birth to entering college on one external spinning disk hard drive. not sure the cause, but the end result was the drives partition was not recognized.  lucky for him I took several college courses on computer forensics, and was able to recover his data  (88 Gig)

now he has a 3-2-1 system set up, and his wife is no longer mad at him (she thought the pictures were gone forever)

If I can help, let me know 
No Life Club Posts: 3,064 It is what it isn't.
Re: Self Sufficient computer repair and maintenance
« Reply #316 on: June 25, 2017, 12:20:20 AM »
Regarding backups!  I went thru all the stuff I was backing up all the time and realized I didn't need much of it so I fine tuned it to just what was needed and did away with all sorts of hard drives, which I now just have sitting around here collecting dust!  I now keep my backup file on Google Drive and for daily backup, I just use Dropbox, then transfer any keepable docs to Google Drive at the end of the day.

The worst part of me using Linux (Mint 18) is that I have a Dropbox folder on my file manager setup but it does NOT seem to sync automatically with my online Dropbox account so I have to log into Dropbox and upload them.
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