Posted by J. Lawson-Bradfield on April 22, 2013
OK, so I’ve been finding myself using GDrive more and more but missing the sync capabilities as with DropBox and of course there is no Linux client/integration because why would anyone want to do that. Don’t you know Linux is used to bypass DRM and hack people and stuff!? OMG! I mean really the next thing will be cats and dogs living together, mass hysteria!
So, after poking around grive seemed to be the most flexible, allow for actual sync and not be tied to a beta (see InSync beta program) and only free for that beta. That’s not really free in my mind and yes I’m arguing semantics; it’s my site, I can do that.
- $ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nilarimogard/webupd8
- $ sudo apt-get update
- $ sudo apt-get install grive
- $ mkdir /home/[your home directory here]/gDrive
- $ cd $home/gDrive
- $ grive -a
- follow the prompt from Google to allow Grive to access and then copy the key and paste it as instructed
I personally don’t like having to execute manual things so I also added a Cron entry to sync every 15 minutes
- $ crontab -e
- */15 * * * * cd /home/[your home directory here]/gDrive && grive
Posted by J. Lawson-Bradfield on April 16, 2013
It seems only fitting that just over a year later I perform what appears now to be my annual post to a site that is supposed to be all about writing. At least I have pictures for your viewing pleasure.
Posted by admin on March 6, 2012
A few pictures from Jamaica have been uploaded to the photo album. This is one of my favorites.
Posted by admin on March 4, 2012
But as before, I’m back and with some interesting thoughts, links, notes other. For starters, check out this video from YouTube – Edinburgh to Sky.
Posted by J. Lawson-Bradfield on May 17, 2011
I’ve been tracking the efforts of Liferay and working with Alfresco for a couple of years now and this article at Rivet Logic Blogs by Alaaeldin El-Nattar caught my eye. Discussed are the integration capabilities of the two products and the JSR-168/286 specification. Check it out!
Posted by J. Lawson-Bradfield on May 6, 2011
And it was after years of missed shots and failures to flash…
Posted by J. Lawson-Bradfield on April 20, 2011
It could be viewed as no longer linux at this point but regardless of what you consider Android, the new Moto Xoom tablet is pretty slick. It’s no replacemet for a laptop or even a net book (at least the one I have) but it excels in every other way. Application list to follow.
Posted by J. Lawson-Bradfield on February 18, 2011
Like Evernote for Windows(bah!), Android, Blackberry, iPhone, or Mac? Been running it in Wine for Linux? I just found a decent version for Linux called Nevernote. By all appearances it’s just like the actual client minus a few of the visual features (e.g. icon view of notes).
Posted by J. Lawson-Bradfield on November 30, 2010
It’s the small things in life like the amazing sunset we were treated to on Thanksgiving this year.
Posted by J. Lawson-Bradfield on October 18, 2010
This is the fine quality workmanship of Comcast in the greater Chicagoland area. Yes folks, that is a powerstrip zip-tied to the drain pipes…