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Just killed my dropbox account in my continious effort to leave the cloud and Google. I replaced it by FTP SSH SCP or SFTP acces which are more flexible anyway. As a reason asked by dropbox I told them:

I do not trust cloud services anymore. Especially no US services that are beyond my juridical reach. I have always been a cloud sceptic but after revelations made by Snowden and others I decided it is time to take back my data and probably avoid the Transatlantic Bottleneck as much as possible anyway.

I will know host my data myself adding flexibility, security and worldwide access that is obviously build on proper RFC  protocols better faster cheaper and unlimited compared to the crummy cloud services we are sold.

Last but not least. Your sucker the people in 50 Gb I got with my Samsung note will last another year and then you will want me to pay for it. As I am not planning to pay for a service that took me a day to download 12Gb I move in 20 minutes on my home network I think I explained you sufficiently why I think The Cloud is evil and I hope dying.  

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How's it goin' +Roelf Renkema ?
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In my effort to escape the evil google with its mongrel Eric Schmidt I took the next step. My Blogger and Picasa has been replaced. An example of Blogger I showed this morning. It will always be reachable under http://www.roelfrenkema.com/mediawiki . Googles Picasa was another quest. Well not really worth calling it that as a simple script called Jigle http://xome.net/projects/jigl/ does it all really.

I did cheat a little by invoking exiv2 http://www.exiv2.org/index.html but considering that these are command line tools you may just get a bit of an impression wat shit Googre (like in ogre) is selling you and making you grateful for.

Please be aware that these tools are all free and I didn't even bother to go in depth to show off. Just wanting to show you what a fake Google is and that you actually sort of paying more then what you getting. Wink Wink Nudge Nudge
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I've been tested nothing to worry about here. 
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Not buying uncle Tom. 
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well, better late than never ;)
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A lot of you fine Plussers have been asking me if I am going to leave Plus and why I am not around much.

So to question one. Not on short term but if I find that the replacement I got in mind is usefull I might.

Question two. At this moment my chemo therapy just sends me through an emotional roller coaster.  I almost pushed a neighbour who was not nice through a brick wall yesterday and that is something I really shouldn't.

I will be posting my usual renegade stuff but dont expect me to answer. If you want to reply to me I do get the replies by mail but I will not answer them on plus to avoid discussions.

Alternatively you can reach me on my new non-google email address roelfrenkema@gmx.com

My therapy goes till the 9th of September, after that things should quickly get better and I will become more involved I hope.
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+Roelf Renkema Good luck on your treatment, my friend. <sending good thoughts> And speedy recovery. I have checking out your wiki. Good work! Keep it up!!
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My words for Trevor and all those who make him a racial victim and ignore that a phallic gun against soda pop is just sexual agression that probably will not be recognised nor punished for the next 500 years. 
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I wish you well my friend, your in my thoughts if you need someone to talk to im here for you take care......
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is this you, Roelf?
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Lol +t-mobile maakt grapjes. 
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