If you haven’t heard about this already, be prepared to thank me for the largesse I am going to bestow on you. Well, technically not me but the messenger is just as important, right? Gabe Anderson points us to an amazing extension Gmail Drive Shell Extension. Simply put in Anderson’s words, “it maps your Gmail account to your file system so that you can drag ‘n drop files for backup directly into your Gmail account.”
Considering that everyone connected to the Internet now has a Gmail account (with 50 invites per account), you technically will have 100GB (and counting) of backup memory space. If you create a Gmail account specifically for backup (like I have), the 50 invites that you get with each new account exponentially increases your memory. Of course, you have to be connected to the Internet if you want to access that drive, but then again in these days of broadband and wireless connectivity, who isn’t?
If you were considering buying a new HDD, send me the money. Or just say O’ Hail Mighty Patrix; errr; actually thanks to Havoc for bringing it to my attention. If you had already heard of this news long time back (first posted on March 10th), why the hell didn’t you tell me?
PS. The irony is that just after writing about continuous internet access, my ISP conked out for a day and just came back up. Damn technology!
Update: @#$*&, the damn thingie isn’t working…Did Google sense something wrong?