Posts tagged ‘online storage’

Wuala: more information

On a dual-core 64 bit 3 gig AMD processor (A8V-E deluxe motherboard) while running it uses about 3-4% CPU time.  No significant RAM footprint.  I have ‘lost’ internet connection during startup because it wants to connect.  What does? the virtual drive and the virtual microsoft board, of course.  I’ve taken it off startup (I’m on 7/1 DSL, so it’s fast) and since the Wuala program isn’t hogging everything trying to connect to the internet and Windows at the same time…the boot time has merely been reduced by about 90 seconds.  The response practically reminds me of dialup.  I’m getting close to the end of my testing on it. 


I would use it to connect to others like me… [oregonnerd–gmail]  I do have invitations.



(it’s just I wouldn’t wish this on anyone)

July 18, 2008 at 10:52 pm Leave a comment

Wuala/Online Storage

For the average reader, I’d say don’t try this for now.  I do actually have a Norton Ghost type backup in the wings if it truly gets serious.  It is still in alpha stage, so I’m not providing links. is one of the lesser-known online mailbox offerings, that’s been around since the days of Compuserve.  The download seems quite harmless, and the load of spam that used to come with my old address (no longer available because of suffix) doesn’t now, which probably means better AI type screening.


July 17, 2008 at 5:48 am 3 comments

Perhaps I’m missing something.

Maybe our governments just need to do online storage for crucial information for their brains, and then maybe take it off, like some kind of hat.  After losing a few classified documents and weapons parts, that is.


To be quite a bit more serious, the online storage model actually dates from the very early days of computer intercommunication.  I can remember when 5 meg free was kind of a big deal (I don’t remember if it was before or after the common hard drives).  If you have a crash, even a hard disk crash–even a catastrophe such as a fire or flood–you have heavy chances of recovering most of your data.


And here’s step one.  On the serious side, after Symantec Support and that particular article, I will have to commend Norton 360, especially for the novice user and the one who won’t protect his or her data.  Online data tends to be much more invulnerable to things like viruses.  So it’s something to think about.


June 17, 2008 at 8:21 am Leave a comment