This space holds helpful information about software and hardware and vendors
that Dr. Hain has discovered by trial and error. Perhaps if enough of us do this,
searches on these devices or companies will bring up more relevant information.
Main Rants/Raves page
Dropbox solves several problems -- backup, multiple computer synchronization and file sharing. It works by keeping a copy of your files on a server, and "syncing" them between PC's that you have set up with your account. This gives you instant access to your files, and reasonably fast access when you move from computer to computer.
- Syncing -- it consumes disk space and computer power. This problem can be avoided by devoting another computer to the syncing (a NAS).
- Dropbox (as well as VPN and google) does not work in China (although other clouds such as Microsoft's cloud work to some extent). We would not ever want to rely on Microsofts cloud however. Thats another rant. If you need to use your dropbox in China, we think the best way is to copy as much of it as practical on a large USB key drive and just bring it in your pocket.
- Dropbox does not work with the Endnote reference manager.
Overall however, it is a wonderful thing.
October 4, 2015
, Timothy C. Hain, M.D.
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