Emailing Large Files

A friend told me a story recently about a colleague who walked into her office, in a panic about backing up the organization’s files: “When do you do backups? How long has it been? I woke up in the middle of the night worrying about this. I couldn’t find a backup disk. What if the hard drive crashed? WHAT WOULD WE DO?”

You might remember from a posting a few months ago about a web service called Mozy that we use to back up files. For a small, monthly fee (less than 1 Starbuck’s mocha/movie ticket) we have our files “on the cloud” . . . just in case. In case of hard drive implosion, theft, or a fire in the building. With that kind of security–knowing every thing is backed up somewhere on the cloud and still retrievable–I sleep peacefully.

Online file savers are secure and there are many, many options out there. I’ll sort ’em out for ya here.


{Free – $20/mo}

This one popular. It simplifies file-sharing, and you and your team can collaborate with ease. No one needs to download an attachment or install any software. They will just click on a link that magically shows up in an email notification.

If you try it and don’t think it’s fast and easy to use, they’ll give you a free upgrade for three months.
Sugar Sync
With SugarSync you’ll get the best value along with the most comprehensive product offering around. After your initial trial ends, plans start as low as $4.99 a month for 30 G of storage.

Gmail Space – Turns your Gmail into online storage.
This is specific for Firefox browser users.

This allows you to use your Gmail Space (700.1 GB and growing) for file storage. It acts as an online drive, so you can upload files from your hard drive and access them from every Internet capable system. The interface will make your Gmail account look like a FTP (“File Transfer Protocol” ) host.

It’s great for storing/sharing files with your friends. Also very good to backup photos and music files (as you can view/listen to them from Gspace).

Office Live

Microsoft offers 5 G of free storage for Hotmail account users. Works with products you are already familiar with, suc Microsoft Office Word, PowerPoint, and Excel files from your Web browser.

Access Files Anywhere
Online Storage and Sharing
Works with Programs You Know

Mozy – 2 G if Free storage, Unlimited Storage – less than $5/month

Easy Share

Easy Share

Free: 1 G at a time. Easy Share is one easy way to upload your files. You can upload files from your PC or from a remote server. Upload via FTP, web, software or web embedded widgets.



Free: 2 G/upload. Unlimited Files. DepositFiles offers free storage of your files on their servers for any period of time.You can also send free emails with downloading link for your file to all your addressees.



Free: 300 MB; 1 G w/free registration. YouShare enables you to upload up to 300 MB at a time without any registration. If you want to upload 1024 MB at a time and organize your files, you can register for free. You can add your friends and give them permission to upload to your albums.



Free: 100 MB. Senduit is one of the great file hosting service. This is a free
service that allows you to upload up to 100MB files and then send a link to your friends or relative to have them download it. Cool how you can have link expire in increments from 30 mins – 1 week.

File Savr – Free File Hosting

File Savr

Free: 10 G. FileSavr.com makes file hosting easier with Web 2.0 technology and the use of Ajax and Flash. FileSavr has 10 GB upload size limit, currently the largest available on the internet. This allows users the flexibility to upload any large file of 10 GB or less.

File Dropper – Free File Hosting for MP3, Videos, Documents

File dropper

Free: 5 G/upload. FileDropper’s beauty is in its simplicity. It has one click file hosting where you simply click on the upload button and select your file. After the file is uploaded you are taken to the page where the file is hosted. If the file is an image, it shows the image directly on the page for easier sharing. Upload size is an impressive 5 GB.

File Factory – free and simple file hosting service

File Factory

Free: 100 G.  You don’t have to register and there is nothing to download. Your files can be downloaded an unlimited number of times! One thing we found very annoying and spammy about FileFactory was the number of ads they have on the page. If you pay for Premium membership, the ads go away and you can store up to 1,000 G of data

FileDen – Free file hosting and online storage

File Den

Free: 1G. With File Den’s free file hosting and online storage service it’s easy to share files across the internet with friends, family, work associates or anyone else. They allow our users to direct link to their files also giving you the oppurtunity to embed your files into your webpages, myspace or other social networking profiles.

Mobile Me: Mail, Contacts, and Calendar. All your stuff. Always in sync.
Maybe you have a Mac at home, a PC at work, and an iPhone. MobileMe uses push technology to keep them all up to date. Make a change on one, and the rest are automatically updated.

With MobileMe, you can create a beautiful web gallery of your photos in just a few clicks. Add new photos directly from your iPhone. And let your friends add photos of their own.

iDisk makes it easy to store and share files online, so you can access them anytime from any computer and, soon, from your iPhone, too. iDisk also lets you share files too big to email.

Don’t know where your iPhone is? Let MobileMe help you find it with the Find My iPhone feature. And soon, a free iDisk app for iPhone and iPod touch will let you access and share files wherever you are.

Our Favorites: Sugar-Syn for syncing multiple computers via on-lien storage; Mozy for backup; Box.net for very simple solution.

Free Music Concerts from San Francisco to Los Gatos

Free Concerts 2010

San Francisco down to Los Gatos

Every city, it seems, in the SF Bay Area has free weekly concerts. Does it get better than this? Each month, I’ll post my list of the next 2 months of concerts, my selection and any new venues I find (from your suggestions, I’m sure). Below you will find a random list of cities offering free concerts plus you’ll find “Clyde’s Choice” of music that appeals to me – that I’ve seen or want to explore. I can definitely be influenced one way or another. If you’re playing in one of these bands, feel free to post your site here and let us know about your band. If you know of another city offering free concerts, post it here and I’ll update my list!

Concert Locations

Listed by Days of the week

Los Gatos Music in the Park Artist Line Up LGP
Sundays, 6/20 – 8/29, 5-7 pm

Sundays at 2:00 p.m.
June 20 – August 22, 2010
Sundays, Sigmund Stern Grove, 19th Avenue and Sloat Boulevard in San Francisco

Sunnyvale Music Series Svl
Wednesdays, June 16-Sept.1, 5:30pm-8:30pm

San Jose Music in the Park SJ

Thursdays, June 3-August 26, 2010, 5:30 p.m. to 9:15 p.m.
Plaza de Cesar Chavez (Market Street between San Fernando and San Carlos streets)

Redwood City Downton RWC
Music on the Square

Fridays, May 14-Oct 8, 6-8pm

Santa Cruz Friday Night Music on the Boardwalk SC
Fridays, June 20 – Sept 3, 2 shows for each band: 630 pm & 830 pm

Sausalito Jazz and Blues by the Bay SA
Fridays, June 4 – Aug 20th 630 pm – 800 pm

Vasona Vibraions Vas
Saturdays, from 5-7 pmVasona Lake County Park 333 Blossom Hill Road, Los Gatos, (408)354-2608

On the lawn near the Ranger Office, and just down the hill from the pedestrian entrance at University Ave and Pepper Tree Lane.

The Concerts

Near each date is a 2-3 digit code which represents the location. If you want to go together, just drop me a note!

June 4 RWC (Great concert!)
The Refugees  – Tom Petty Tribute; Fridays, 6-8pm

June 10 SJ
Lenny Williams (R&B) and Prince Damons (Hip Hop/R&B)

June 11 RWC
White Album Ensemble – Beatles

The Beatles