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Michael Hanel
03-17-2006, 10:51 PM
1. A new day brings a new Greek database. This time Pseudo-Apollodorus' Library and Epitome. A classic in Greek mythology and a must have for anyone who's been downloading all of my other classical Greek offerings :) but I'm going to go about redistributing these files a bit differently (at least this is the trial run), which leads me to....

2. Knowing that poor Jim Darlack is over busy because of some silly thing like thesis writing (oh please, what kind of an excuse is that Jim :p), I've taken it upon myself to come up with a good store-house for BW resources so users can get things in one place. A friend of mine pointed me toward a website that may or may not be new (I really have no idea about it, but I'm trying it out) which offers free web storage and allows that to be shared among other users.

So for now I've put all the files I have contributed for BW on it at this address (http://www.box.net/public/u8lsyq5pjj). So check it out and let me know if this website really works as I am hoping. I think you will find it more convenient. If there are no major problems with it, I would suggest transferring some of the files that are hosted in other places to this site, but this of course depends on the reliability and feasibility of this system of delivery. So check out Pseudo-Apollodorus (psa.zip) at this site and any of the other files if you haven't downloaded them before and let me know what you think.

I hope it works as smoothly as I want it to :) Oh and Jim, if you are reading this, shouldn't you be working on a thesis??? :)

Adelphos
03-18-2006, 01:01 AM
So for now I've put all the files I have contributed for BW on it at this address (http://www.box.net/public/u8lsyq5pjj)...

Michael,

Thanks for all the work you've done on these modules. Just thought you might want to know that I accessed the site, registered, logged in, etc., but first, I don't see Appo... listed, and secondly, no matter which files I try to download, it gives me an "empty page, or not found" page.

Michael Hanel
03-18-2006, 09:46 AM
Michael,

Thanks for all the work you've done on these modules. Just thought you might want to know that I accessed the site, registered, logged in, etc., but first, I don't see Appo... listed, and secondly, no matter which files I try to download, it gives me an "empty page, or not found" page.

Ack. So you couldn't download anything? And it seemed so promising....

Well after further investigation, it doesn't look like that method will work well. It looks like I can share the files only by sending out email addresses of those with whom I wish to share. You have to pay $ to upgrade the account to allow public sharing. So much for hope. Anyone else know of a better distribution center? Meanwhile, Pseudo Apollodorus will be up at the old-school site here (http://www.cune.org/michael.hanel/psa.zip).

jdarlack
03-18-2006, 12:18 PM
Try this site. I don't know anything about it, but it seems to work.

http://www.bestsharing.com/ (http://www.bestsharing.com/)

Michael Hanel
03-18-2006, 01:39 PM
Try this site. I don't know anything about it, but it seems to work.

http://www.bestsharing.com/ (http://www.bestsharing.com/)

No fancy GUI like the Box site (I knew that was too good to be true), I could put files on there but any time I update the files it looks like that would change the web address to download them. So that's really not much of a step up for easy file sharing.

Any other good options from anyone? I'm going for user-friendly and something that's easy to update files. Oh yeah and free until someone wants to volunteer to pay for storage...

manthano
03-18-2006, 05:58 PM
There are a couple other possibilities. Try googling for online file storage. openomy.com is still in a beta stage, but they have a rss feed that lets you distribute files publicly.

jdarlack
03-20-2006, 11:06 AM
Hi Michael,

The box.net link (http://www.box.net/public/u8lsyq5pjj) you gave in the first post worked for me, but I had to sign up for an account and get a confirmation email that allowed me to sign in. You may want to add some instructions for this to your original post.

Michael Hanel
03-20-2006, 12:38 PM
Hi Michael,

The box.net link (http://www.box.net/public/u8lsyq5pjj) you gave in the first post worked for me, but I had to sign up for an account and get a confirmation email that allowed me to sign in. You may want to add some instructions for this to your original post.

However, once you did that were you able to download any files? The problem Scott reported was that you can sign up, but he still wasn't able to download anything.

jdarlack
03-20-2006, 01:40 PM
However, once you did that were you able to download any files? The problem Scott reported was that you can sign up, but he still wasn't able to download anything.Roger that, Michael. I was able to download without any problem once I had my own account and I signed in. (Excuse the CB talk, I'm in a punchy mood.)

Michael Hanel
03-20-2006, 03:01 PM
Hmm, well then except for the small annoyance of people having to sign in to this place, it might be the way to go. Anyone else want to chime in?

I can organize directories so it's divided into diff areas "Bible versions", "Synopsis Files," etc.

I know some users won't like logging in, but I like the interface.

Or do you think maybe creating one generic ID and people can log in using that to download stuff?

jdarlack
03-20-2006, 03:36 PM
Hmm, well then except for the small annoyance of people having to sign in to this place, it might be the way to go. . . . maybe creating one generic ID and people can log in using that to download stuff?Given that the login is email-based (and activated over email), it would probably be best to have people log in and then download.

I like the interface as well, though it would be better if brief descriptions could be displayed along with the file name. I tried the RSS feed, with my own account, and you can put descriptions there, but they do not show up in the standard GUI, only if you have an RSS reader looking at the files. The way you have a "directory_contents" file available is helpful.