Archive for the Internet Category

Free space

Posted in Features, Free, Internet with tags on April 13, 2011 by Edwin Boender

Since a while I have been using Dropbox with great pleasure. 2Gb space for free, easy to use and some nice features like public folders and sharing files. Also the possibility to install Dropbox on your iPhone, Android or PC/Mac is neat.
Despite those advantages, I was curious about alternatives and I had been using SkyDrive from Microsoft a while.
SkyDrive offers you loads of free space (25Gb) but has no application running on your device or PC. Although drag and drop is available on Windows(7). At the other hand you can make use of some native apps like Sorami on your Android.
Other free alternatives are published on: http://mybroadband.co.za/news/internet/16719-Dropbox-alternatives-Cloud-storage-burst.html
Futhermore (I have no idea if Dropbox has disproved this matter) there are some rumors about the vulnerability of Dropbox: http://dereknewton.com/2011/04/dropbox-authentication-static-host-ids/

Running

Posted in Internet on December 4, 2008 by Edwin Boender

One of my favorite sports is running. Good for me that I can combine IT and sports (while running) with both devices and great sites. As I already made use of a GPS watch for a few years and recently bought a new one (Garmin Forerunner 305), I also wanted to see some results. At motionbased the various aspects of GPS data, sports data, health data and outdoor data are combined.
By uploading your GPS data, motionbased, tracks not only where you have run (google maps, who else) but also what the weather conditions were.
As motionbased is a sort of community, there are more activities to explore, like active forms or training possibilities. But also blogs and setup running groups are possible.
Check out the site and find out where great running (or biking) paths there are to explore.

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Photos and movies

Posted in Internet on October 6, 2008 by Edwin Boender

Big chance that you have already made use of this site and its features. But nevertheless for some still interesting to have a look at it.
When you have some pictures at an event and want to share in movie format, this is the ultimate site to do so. Upload your pictures, choose a song or upload your own, and that’s it. Nothing more nothing less.
I assume that you are not going to use it for all your photos, but if you like to share some photos on e.g. Youtube it’s easy, fast and nice to watch.

Have fun, like I did.

Open Eco

Posted in Business, Internet on September 25, 2008 by Edwin Boender

How many organisations are currently working on corporate social responsibility (CSR) or using the term “Green” or “Eco friendly”?

I always wonder what they really do regarding sustainability and if so, how they gained their information. Today for the information part, finally a online community has been setup. You can gain information or share it with other companies. And even better, you can compare your self with other companies, even in the same area.

On OpenEco.org a few companies invested in sharing information about how to make your company CSR friendly. That fact seems to be already CSR.

I know that a few customers already are using this site to develop policy regarding CRS and to let their customers see the results.

Things to do

Posted in Business, Internet on September 24, 2008 by Edwin Boender

Just saw a great webiste, especially if you are one of those types who is forgetting something now and then.

Remember the milk sounds funny, but it is a pretty serious task mananger. The good thing is that they integrated with multiple platforms like google calander, all kind of devices like the iPhone and BlackBerry and that you are able to let this site send you email, sms or instant messenges.

And for our Firefox users, you can integrate it with Lighting (the online calander function).

Oh and btw it’s free

More music

Posted in Internet, Music on September 20, 2008 by Edwin Boender

This site goes futhers where others like last fm stop. Songza.com extracts songs from youtube, without much ads and other entertainments.

I have no idea if this is legal and which role exactly plays youtube in this case. In the meantime it is pleasurable listening to your favourite artists and the possibility to pick out your songs.

Choose the songs you like