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Postby Grinch » Wed Apr 06, 2005 4:21 pm

I read a news blurb about gmail going to 2 gigs, so I immediately logged into my gmail account and lo and behold I have 2 gigs of space :D
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Postby Rat » Wed Apr 06, 2005 8:10 pm

Great. I'm happy for you. :)
Really!



But I still don't want gmail.
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Postby Grinch » Wed Apr 06, 2005 11:50 pm

It makes a great spam catcher :D
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Postby nesman » Thu Apr 07, 2005 2:16 am

Sweet. Now if they'd just let me send an exe file. I'm getting tired of renaming these files.

Had some trouble at the library trying to print smoe tax forms off. Hadn't bought a printer yet, and needed to print.

The computers running XP were the only ones that could read my thumbdrive. Sadly, they didn't have adobe acrobat intalled.

I manage to find a nice, free, no-install pdf reader and run it. Printer doesn't respond. :(

Not a big deal. I move to the machine next to me, running NT or something else old after uploading a self extracting archive of all the files I need to my gmail, after changing the file extension to something gmail wouldn't whine about.

Get the file onto the desktop of the vacuum tubed computer and go to rename it. Nope. Right click = nothing. Select it and press the menu key, nothing.

Left the library and bought a printer. :P
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Postby KM » Thu Apr 07, 2005 8:48 am

its 2066MB atm - and I read somewhere about going up 10MB a day (forever?)

but who can realisticly use it? if people could use it they wouldn't offer it :-D
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Postby nesman » Sat Apr 09, 2005 2:14 am

I seem to remember reading a while back about an ftp tool that used a gmail account for storage. I still think that gmail will be a nice tool for file sharing.

I'm expecting to see gmail accounts named things like TMD.Shrek.2@gmail.com even without the ftp tool.
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Postby KM » Sat Apr 09, 2005 12:26 pm

you're probably thinking of the gmail drive :-) (which personally i found to be a waste of time - especially with a notifyer notifying me every time a new email arrives!)
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Postby nesman » Sun Apr 10, 2005 2:43 am

Wow, that's pretty sweet. That's worth setting up another account or 5. I almost feel bad to think that gmail has set itself up to have it's bandwidth abused like this. Upload a file to your drive, pass out the connection info, and BOOM! Your share ratio goes from 1:1 to infinity.
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Postby nesman » Wed Jul 06, 2005 9:56 pm

I tried to use the gmail drive to move a 1.3GB file from work to home. The setup was pretty easy and the transfer speeds were a alright for a free service. I got about 300MB in an hour. Took my shower while the file downloaded, and when I came back, it had been disconnected.
This is the message I got when I tried to log into my account.

Lockdown in sector 4!
Our system indicates unusual usage of your account. In order to protect Gmail users from potentially harmful use of Gmail, this account has been disabled for up to 24 hours.

If you are using any third party software that interacts with your Gmail account, please disable it or adjust it so that its use complies with the Gmail Terms of Use. If you feel that you have been using your Gmail account according to the Terms of Use or otherwise normally, please contact us at gmail-lockdown@google.com to report this problem.


I guess I should have seen this coming. Even though I won't be watching Batman Begins tonight, I still laughed at the message.

Even though gmail won't be the warez haven that I'd hoped, I think I'll still keep the gmail drive installer handy. It's pretty easy for small file transfers.
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Postby nesman » Thu Oct 18, 2007 6:44 pm

I've been watching my gmail as it slowly counted toward an upward limit of 3GB, and today I see it has moved to about 3.7GB :shock:

Here I've been waiting for it to turn over the 3GB mark, and it just skipped it.
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Postby Grinch » Thu Oct 18, 2007 7:40 pm

I didn't even notice, DAMN!!!
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Postby garmabeaneth » Fri Oct 19, 2007 5:57 am

i never use my gmail account for signing up to any sites.. and it still boggles me how i get 500+ spam emails!
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Postby battye » Fri Oct 19, 2007 11:22 am

garmabeaneth wrote:i never use my gmail account for signing up to any sites.. and it still boggles me how i get 500+ spam emails!


Me too, I log into it every few months, and without fail there is a tonne of spam. :?
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Postby BeeZer » Sat Oct 20, 2007 5:46 am

nesman wrote:I've been watching my gmail as it slowly counted toward an upward limit of 3GB, and today I see it has moved to about 3.7GB :shock:

Here I've been waiting for it to turn over the 3GB mark, and it just skipped it.


Kind of like when you're waiting for your car's odometer to turn over to 100,000 or some significant number and then you miss it even though you're in the car driving at the time. :lol:
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Postby battye » Sat Nov 10, 2007 2:30 pm

BeeZer wrote:Kind of like when you're waiting for your car's odometer to turn over to 100,000 or some significant number and then you miss it even though you're in the car driving at the time. :lol:


Yeah, that's always pretty annoying :evil:

I remember when CMX was approaching 10,000 posts (I think it was 10k) - I was posting like crazy to try and reach it, and when on 9,999, somebody else came in, posted once and then logged off :lol:
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