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Migrating from Dropbox | the Atomic Bird House
Over the past year or so I've been trying out Resilio Sync (formerly BitTorrent Sync) as a possible alternative to Dropbox. It's gradually improved to where I think I can rely on it. With my Dropbox subscription up for renewal in a couple of weeks, now's the time. In this post I'll describe how to set up Resilio to get a Dropbox-like experience.
dropbox  ssh  sync  bittorrent  mac  backup 
november 2016 by Aetles
Syncing a fork - User Documentation
Sync a fork of a repository to keep it up-to-date with the upstream repository.
git  github  sync  webdevelopment 
may 2016 by Aetles
rentzsch.tumblr.com: Using ownCloud for Contacts and Calendar Syncing (instead of iCloud)
Fortunately both OS X and iOS also support CardDAV for contact syncing and CalDAV for calendar syncing. I decided the time had come for me to make the jump and host these services myself, for myself.

Fortunately I read about Alex Payne’s Sovereign project when he announced it and I remember it had contacts and calendar support. I looked into it a bit more, and discovered those services were provided via ownCloud.
icloud  caldav  carddav  osx  ios  apple  sync  contacts  calendars 
april 2014 by Aetles
ownCloud.org | Your Cloud, Your Data, Your Way!
ownCloud gives you universal access to your files through a web interface or WebDAV. It also provides a platform to easily view & sync your contacts, calendars and bookmarks across all your devices and enables basic editing right on the web. Installation has minimal server requirements, doesn’t need special permissions and is quick. ownCloud is extendable via a simple but powerful API for applications and plugins.

ownCloud started with a keynote by Frank Karlitschek at Camp KDE’10 where he talked about the need of a self-controlled free and open source cloud.
cloud  dropbox  opensource  php  sync 
december 2012 by Aetles
Abandoning Simplenote: Simple, But Difficult
It appears that Gabe over at MacDrifter was right (and to quote him, “this post is only going to be interesting to someone that lives in plain text“, so consider yourself warned). There comes a time when every edge case needs to leave Simplenote. If you’ve read this blog, you know I love the app, but I’m finding that my time to abandon it has come.
ios  mac  productivity  simplenote  sync  syncing 
october 2012 by Aetles
The Problem With iCloud | TightWind
iCloud’s promise is a dream: your contacts, calendar, backups, songs, documents and application data are on all of your devices, whenever and wherever you need them. No need to worry about moving files from device to device on a flash drive or emailing them or any of the other crazy stuff we used to do. All of your stuff, always there when you need it. If that were completely the case, it would be a no-brainer for me. I’d implement iCloud syncing immediately, because that idea—never having to worry about where my stuff is again—is one of those ideas that makes my heart flutter with excitement.

Unfortunately, that’s not the case.
icloud  apple  ios  osx  sync  development  developers 
august 2012 by Aetles
Developers dish on iCloud's challenges | Macworld
With services like Dropbox, Google Docs, and even IMAP email, users today expect their data to remain up-to-date and available on every device. iOS users want conflict-free access to their data—whether it's documents, in-game progress, or other details—on their iPads, iPhones, and Macs. Apple aims to satisfy that user need with iCloud.

With iCloud, Apple promises developers that they can keep their users’ data in sync. But while a steadily increasing number of developers are implementing iCloud support within their apps, its adoption rate still seems surprisingly low overall.

Are developers hesitant to embrace iCloud? And if so, why?
apple  cloud  icloud  ios  osx  development  developers  sync  from instapaper
july 2012 by Aetles
FolderWatch - Brothers Roloff
Automatically keep a copy of your project up-to-date on an external drive or a file server.
backup  mac  sync 
december 2011 by Aetles
Where can I find information about Contact Sync? - Contact Sync Help
Information that is synced
On Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard), only contacts in the My Contacts group in Gmail are synced. On Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard), all Gmail contacts are synced.

The following information is included when syncing to Gmail:

People's names and job titles
Company names
Email and postal addresses
Phone numbers
IM names, including the type of service
Notes
Photos (on Mac OS X 10.6 only)
googlesync  addressbook  osx  google  sync 
september 2011 by Aetles
how to sync your google calendar and ical and stop your google calendars appearing as delegates in ical. updated.
This post will tell you what a delegate is, how to get rid of it if you need to, and how to get your ical and iphone to be properly in sync with multiple top level calendars

I just had a look at the top keywords for the last 7 days. not surprisingly there are lots of entries for ‘ical delegates’, ‘google calendar’ + ‘delegates’, ‘what are ical delegates’ etc. so, I had a look at the stuff I did with google calendar, syncing it to your mac’s ical and thought the explination was a little poor.
calendar  google  ical  sync 
may 2011 by Aetles
Google Contacts Sync Broken with 10.6.4 — Updated x2 | Rocky Mountain Mac Repair
With the Snow Leopard update (10.6.4) that Apple pushed out earlier this week, they released a problem that not many people have yet to realize: Google Contact Sync (GCS) is broken. I actually stumbled upon this information when working with a client earlier this week and set time aside to find a solution. Once updated to 10.6.4, you can still go into the Address Book preferences panel and enable GCS but it won’t actually save that preference. If you quit Address Book, open it again and travel to the preferences, you’ll notice that your GCS settings have been removed.
addressbook  googlecontacts  sync 
october 2010 by Aetles

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