I'm not terribly happy with media fire (it's just a free account anyway). I need to figure out how to host downloads through my website next so I don't have to use other download services (they all seem to be a bit of a pain if you don't pay for membership).
Post by Adam Souza on May 24, 2011 17:20:58 GMT -9
Try Drop Box. Jim suggested it a while back and it's pretty painless to use, once you've installed the software.
Then, any file you want to share you drag and drop a copy of into the dropbox shared folder. Give it a mintue to uplaod and then you can right click on it to get the link to the file, now hosted on drop box.
The only drawback is that you have to install the software. It was pretty painless and I don't find it intrusive. It runs in the background by default, but I've never noticed a drain on on system resources.
Does the end user (the downloader) have to install any software? I'd like to make it as easy as possible for my potential customers to get files from my website and not force them to jump through all kinds of hoops to get files.
If you find a hosting site with out all the hoops to jump through, please let me know.
I think that is a bit of a trick. I've found that I can host easily through my website and it works great for like a one page PDF that will open right in the browser. But what about a 30 page PDF (which would still open in a browser, but would take a while to load) or a file type that can't be displayed with a browser?
I'm going to have to do some research, there must be an EASY solution, especially if I am hosting through my own website...
About opening in a browser or not, i sometimes find PDFs that opens the save file dialog instead of the adobe "plugin". I guess it is a matter of declaring the file type using the appropriate HTML tags.... which i don't know so much.
wyvern: surfduke: You should be able to post links to any files or images already on a website somewhere by just adding the URL when you set-up a post using the full "Create Post" Forum post editor (i.e. NOT the "Quick Reply" version).
May 27, 2020 10:20:28 GMT -9
wyvern: I've found Photos loading the first image slowly every time I've switched on the computer in recent times. It's been OK after that, but seems like it can't quite remember how to do it just after it's been woken up...
May 27, 2020 10:17:36 GMT -9
surfduke: Do you want a preview pdf of the Jupiter 2 here? If so how do I post it.
May 27, 2020 0:39:56 GMT -9
Vermin King: That would explain why 'Photos' loaded slower this weekend. It was 'improved'
May 26, 2020 8:07:25 GMT -9
wyvern: It wasn't some fresh Windows "improvement" then... I noticed the icon for the MS image viewer, "Photos", changed a few days back as well. Doesn't seem to have changed the app, as far as I can tell. Yet.
May 26, 2020 4:26:25 GMT -9
lightning: Glad that only a restart was involved. I wouldn't have the energy to much more today :-)
May 26, 2020 3:01:39 GMT -9
Vermin King: I had a scare and a half. Went to open a pdf for the first time today and nothing happened. Checked All Programs and saw that Reader updated on 05/23. Restarting fixed it. Whew
May 25, 2020 10:56:44 GMT -9
Vermin King: His eyes must not be as old as mine
May 21, 2020 11:12:39 GMT -9
cowboyleland: I always thought Tirick was a little mad.
May 21, 2020 7:11:40 GMT -9
Vermin King: Really worn out tonight, so when I'm like that I just look for things I used to have, but don't any more. I got the Zippy models and am rebuilding my Tirick/TCF Gaming folder. How the heck would anyone build his 1/1000 Battletech mechs without enlarging
May 20, 2020 17:12:58 GMT -9
Toman: yea I have been. pretty cool project. I've done a few scratch builds like that but not as large. cutting individual stones or carving stones in foam sucks.
May 19, 2020 16:50:41 GMT -9
Vermin King: Anybody else following Mauther's home-made Playmobile castle build? Looks really good so far
May 18, 2020 18:13:38 GMT -9
cowboyleland: Good point. Maybe make the wing feathers seperately so that the wind could get through them?
May 14, 2020 6:10:23 GMT -9
squirmydad: We had two operators for the hawk though, one to carry the weight and the other to flap the wings.
May 13, 2020 11:02:25 GMT -9
squirmydad: Probably silk and dowels. I assisted in the construction of a giant hawk puppet for an indoor show, probably about the same size as that pegasus.
May 13, 2020 11:01:49 GMT -9
Vermin King: It's got to be really light. The article dealt with parade puppets. I don't think I'd want to be trying to control that in a stiff wind
May 13, 2020 4:21:20 GMT -9
lightning: that's a nice pegasus!
May 13, 2020 4:10:32 GMT -9
shep: Will it fly, if you move the wings fast enough?
May 13, 2020 1:10:51 GMT -9