March 25, 2009

Beware: Is Not A Joke. I Repeat, Not A Joke.

Reading Dilbert panels is really really important.

I once formulated an extremely convincing argument for including a visit to once a day in order to, well, something something, business acumen, cultural something finger on the pulse, savvy insight, something something staying on my game. Be the ball.

I wish I could remember it.

So when I went to read me some Dilbert this afternoon - after work, uh, during research time, preparing for tomorrow something something be the ball - I saw a link to something called

Instantly I broke out into psychotic laughter because Dogbert was pointing to the ad and clearly a joke was intended. Eventually, through my tears of internet mirth, as I came out of my coma, I could see Dogbert was quite serious.

Hmmm. Confusion. This was a real link to a real service, and I was not actually supposed to split open with laughter and spill my convulsively cramping innards onto my desk.

So, I cleaned up the blood and clicked on the link.

Apparently, for a nominal fee, you can create an online server space which can be used to transfer monster-sized files to people, with upwards of a hundred huge attachments on a single standard email. You can created shared folders, password accounts, and the like, and use the space as an online backup for everything which you can actually access from any computer anywhere with no special software.

Question is, how safe is Dogbert going to keep my files??

I don't personally see a compelling need to subscribe to any level of the service they offer, but I can see how some small businesses or a professional, like a graphic artist for instance, might find this pretty handy.

Talk amongst yourselves. I'm heading back to the funny pages.


At 7:11 PM, Blogger Riot Nrrrd™ said...

Hey Don - just read your post about XTC on this old blog post:

Just as an FYI - the canceled XTC show in 1982 was at the Hollywood Palladium, not the Hollywood Bowl. Still have my (unused) ticket for it.

(I saw them in 1979 at The Starwood and in 1980 at the Hollywood Palladium)


At 11:03 PM, Blogger Don Sheffler said...

Hollywood Palladium! Thanks for the fix.

You have something I don't have, a tangible memento. I had all the ticket stubs from all the shows I attended those years, for a long time, including that one, of course. All disappeared, though, every last scrap.

One thing I had from that last XTC show was a poster I bought off the backside of the souvenir trunk.

It was a huge replica of the English Settlement album cover, the British version, and they weren't selling anything like it amongst their wares. So I asked one of the guys what he wanted for it and I remember he told me I could pull it down for $2.50. Actually, he said "Two bucks, fifty".

It was a true one of a kind since this was their first and last stop in the states.

At 10:06 PM, Blogger Don Sheffler said...

Oh and hey by the way, I found that poster. Turns out, just about 4 or 5 years after that show, I had the poster mounted, and then it slipped into stacks of photos and paintings I kept wrapped up for a couple decades +


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