Gmail Journal, Streamload, and secure blogging
I have made three major changes to my working practice today:
- I have setup a StreamLoad account which provides me with UNLIMITED storage and 1GB a month of download capacity for $4.95. I am in the process of uploading my entire software library and music library, my photo’s have already been uploaded. Streamload has a great feature that allows you to send emails from your account with embedded download links, effectively allowing you to send multi-gigabyte attachments! Pretty useful for emailing around Virtual Machines for example!
- I have setup a company NDA area on my blog where I can post information for readers from my company that I receive under NDA or information on projects that is appropriate for company only readership. You won’t see this area exists unless you login.
- I have a new gmail account especially for use as a journal/archive of all sorts of useful bits and pieces. See below for details.
Gmail as an archive:
- Get an account especially for the purpose so you can keep it clean
- Create labels for all of your archive/journal categories
- For each label create a filter that looks for emails sent to <yourname>.journal+<yourlabel>
@gmail.com replacing <yourname> and <yourlabel>. I didn’t realise today that email servers – or at least gmail – ignores anything between the + and the @
- The filter needs to be set to “skip inbox” and to “apply label” <your label>
here are some example filters:
Do this: Skip Inbox, Apply label “notes”
Do this: Skip Inbox, Apply label “thanks”