Evening Reading

The last days of Age of Empires developer Ensemble Studios are chronicled in this final blog post from co-founder Bruce Shelley. A sad time for a solid team. Good luck to everyone moving on.

Also, happy birthday Duke Nukem 3D, I guess? For some reason I just can't get behind marking the "birthdays" of videogames. Maybe it's because these birthday celebrations only seem to extend to a few select hardcore PC shooters. I mean, I'm as big a Doom fan as anyone, but where's the party for X-Wing? Who bakes a cake for Mario?

The news from today worth repeating:

From The Chatty
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    January 29, 2009 6:07 PM

    repost cause there's gotta be something

    Is there *anything* like Dropbox for a company who doesnt want to send their data to an unknown persons' server? I swear someone could make a mint selling this software.
    I know countless people who have multiple machines and want their files (not even that much data) synced via the net, and backed up through the server at the same time.

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      January 29, 2009 6:09 PM

      Not the best solution but you could use a SVN or CVS and have it hosted on the companies network.

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        January 29, 2009 6:10 PM

        are there clients that'll auto sync from time to time?

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          January 29, 2009 6:19 PM

          I dunno, I use TortiseSVN for a project and it's pretty nice. All you have to do is right click and then click update.

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      January 29, 2009 6:11 PM

      You could put a TrueCrypt volume in your Dropbox folder if you want things encrypted.

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      January 29, 2009 6:25 PM

      I'd check out Live Mesh. It's still a very beta product, but you hook it into your Live account and can create shares that look and feel like Windows folders, and even set which direction files synchronize in (inlcuding telling it to skip the central MS server).

      I use it at work to ferry files around and it works great. The sharing options are killer.

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      January 29, 2009 6:27 PM

      Another idea:

      Set up an SFTP and create a script to pull down any new or updated files. My boss helps set up our clients with something like that.

      It's not pretty but it would do the job

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      January 29, 2009 8:48 PM

      I asked them back during the beta if they were going to release a corporate version of Dropbox and they seemed to indicate that they were working on it

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      January 29, 2009 8:49 PM

      Setup a Windows 2003 server, Hamachi, and use Offline files on the shares.

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