The Future As Seen By Me In 2010

Well looky here, things one has scanned in eh. (ignore the photo, that's some guy that made some accounting software, not sure what became of him ;) MIKE RIVERSDALE is fuming. The expensive headphones he bought in Sydney three weeks ago have just died. His first reaction is not to randomly spill expletives into his coffee, but to use his iPhone to vent his frustration to his Twitter con- tacts, under the moniker Miramar Mike. "I will also put, 'What should I do?' It's a conversation. I'm reaching out to the people following me." The council predicts hand-held digital devices such as smartphones will rule the world in 2040. They already rule the life of Mr Riversdale, whose company WaveAdept helps businesses adapt - their computing sys- tems to allow staff to work from anywhere - and with anyone. In order of fre- equency, he uses his iPhone to tweet (1136 followers; 8363 tweets since joining), e-mail, make phone calls and use online services, such as checki

Omnidrive ... gone!

It's all well and good having your stuff stored in the cloud but if the service just ups and goes then what? You're stuffed.

I was using Omnidrive for storing some files I couldn't get into Google Apps. Mostly these were pdfs and the like and I do have backups of them (somewhere). However the most important file stored in Omnidrive was my favicon.ico (Wikipedia) used by this and my personal blog.

I'd noticed for quite some time that the favicon wasn't showing up in the browser address bar (check it out in your browser, to the left of the web address - it's probably the orange Blogger icon eh?). Luckily I got a copy down onto the desktop in order to move it somewhere else - at somepoint.

And today ... Omnidrive is gone.

I feel for those Zoho users that were using it as their main storage facility ... ick!

Lesson - go with the big boys and girls and spread the load (not that I do) with copies in multiple services whcih could (if you want) be your own computer.
Oh, and subscribe to ReadWriteWeb who called this back in December 2007

Oh, and in my search for somewhere to stick my NEW favicon.ico file (!) I am now using Google Sites.

Comments

  1. I just emailed the news to Techcrunch. You seem to currently have the only site with this finding.

    It appears that their domain has expired, and their domain register (Network Solutions) is parking the domain.

    http://omnidrive.com
    http://whois.sc/omnidrive.com

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  2. if you just want backup checkout jungle disk which uses Amazon web services on the back end

    although that probably won't give you what you're after for the favicon

    see my review at http://www.gavinknight.com/2008/03/online-backup-services.html

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  3. Thanks both of you ...

    The Google Sites option seems to be working for me at the mo - but will keep Jungle Disk in mind, thanks

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  4. This could be good news for you.
    http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/omnidrive_ceo_nik_cubrilovic_responds.php

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  5. @Daejuan - thanks for that. Yes, it's good that RWW can get answers out of people. I will be checking Omnidrive to see what I had on it and then moving it elsewhere - to be honest I think I had a stack of PDFs that are in GMail somewhere and that was about it.

    Thanks for leaving the comment, appreciate it.

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