[Chicago] Cloud storage: Dropbox or Google Drive?

Jason Wirth wirth.jason at gmail.com
Sat Dec 7 02:17:45 CET 2013

Thanks for the responses.

I agree with Brian, I don't mind paying for software that I enjoy. I think
it's a good part of the process. But on a related point Carl's comment, a
extra couple bucks won't break the bank but money has alternative uses. If
I choose to spend $10 a month, I could decide to go with Google and use $5
for a monthly git-tip allowance.

The alternative options are interesting, but not quite this exact fit. I do
like the privacy of SpiderOak, it could be good for business with sensitive
security data needs.

Jason Wirth
    wirth.jason at gmail.com

On Fri, Dec 6, 2013 at 2:32 PM, Matthew Erickson <matt at soulrobotic.com>wrote:

>  Not to do something as crass as suggest the company I work for or
> anything, but…
>  …to suggest the company I work for, might I note SpiderOak (
> https://spideroak.com)?
>  <soapbox type=“better-my-company-than-the-competition”>
> We have desktop clients for all desktoppy platforms, and read-only for
> mobile devices. Our big thing is “zero-knowledge” privacy, where your
> private key is derived from your password, and we don’t know or have the
> ability to change either. $100/yr/100GB.
>  As to Python… we’re pretty much an all-Python shop with some Erlang and
> more and more JavaScript, and are slowly making it a point of hiring
> maintainers of software we use (we pay the salary of one of the PyWin32
> maintainers, for example).
> </soapbox>
>  -- Matt
>   On 12/6/13, 12:22 PM, "Jason Wirth" <wirth.jason at gmail.com> wrote:
>   My 2GB Dropbox account is getting pretty full and I'm thinking about
> paying for a storage subscription. The problem is I'm a bit torn between
> Dropbox and Google Drive.
>  Dropbox has some nice features, like Linux support, which Google refuses
> to offer, as well as working with PythonAnywhere. I also like that Guido
> works there and they use Python -- that's something I'd like to support.
>  Google Drive however integrates nicely with Gmail (and increases your
> Gmail inbox size). It's also a better value. Google offers 200GB of storage
> for $10/mo, while DB is only 100GB. (100GB on Google is only $5.)
>  Anyone have thoughts?
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