Tuesday, March 15, 2011

"Corazon" by Katherine Tomlinson over at ATON; DropBox

Katherine Tomlinson's fresh, gritty re-telling of "Romeo and Juliet" puts a spin -- or two -- on the tale. I loved it.


And don't make the mistake I did of saying, "Clever! But I know this story..." Hmmm, maybe not!

I've got to thank Aidan Fritz for recommending DropBox to me. Since I signed up, I've been loving it. Basically, it puts an icon on your desktop. Once something is in your DropBox, it is on each computer you have and on the DropBox website. So if your computer crashes, you can access your account from another computer, or if you are at someone else's house without your computer, you can use theirs to get your stuff. In addition, it's accessible from your phone, and there is a "public" folder that gives items their own URL. If you want to share an item in your public folder with someone, you just copy/paste the URL and they can see it -- but they can't see anything else, just the single item.

Everything that was on USBs that still work has now been transferred there, as well as new work. And hopefully, tonight, I'm going to see the computer repair guys, and if they can get my data from the busted USB, I'll put all that stuff in my DropBox as well.

Did I mention how much I love it?

Thanks, guys, for all your support when I was having a meltdown over this. :)


  1. Rebecca, I'll be checking that story out. Dropbox sound cool BUT you should still back up your work to some sort od external hard-drive. What happens is Dropbox goes wanky?? Don't want to put the scares on you.

    See you at Lily's.

  2. I should probably have mentioned that I'm backing everything up an external hard-drive as well. I've had it for a year and stopped using it last fall, but now I'm using that as well. Back up, back up, back up! Thanks, David.

  3. Glad your finding it useful. It is nice knowing that as long as you can get to the Internets you can get at your work when inspiration strikes. Nice pointer to the Romeo&Juliet story.