GMail: how to fill 1000Mb?

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Given 1Gb of free disk space, what’s the first thing you want to do? Fill it! And what better way than Goollery;

Goollery is a GMail based photo gallery. You can upload pictures from a website. The pictures will automatically be stored in your gmail accout.

It’s written in PHP and takes advantage of libgmailer – a PHP client library for GMail.

There’s other people looking for innovative ways to fill that GMail account such as GMail FS for Linux and GMail Drive shell extension for Windows (where’s the source!).

With more and more Linux distros coming on “Live CDs” which allow zero install / boot anywhere, seems like Google is the perfect match. Side note: coolest I’ve played with recently was dyne:bolic which, if you’re working with multimedia, is worth checking out, especially the approach clustering it uses.

Anyway would be great if Google offered some kind of official service of this nature…

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  • http://www.practicalapplications.net bwarrene

    This should certainly boost the storage media economy..

    ; > )

  • http://zimba.oree.ch zimba

    Too bad gmailfs doesn’t store the files in the same formats.
    I would love to cp -a ~/pictures /mnt/gmail/ :)

    And don’t forget Gallina, the Gmail blog :
    http://ion.gluch.org.mx/files/Hacks/gallina/

    GMail as backend..

  • Rick

    So are you saying that you can actually run that dyne:bolic operating system from your mail and, for example, stream music? Have you actually tried it?

  • http://www.phppatterns.com HarryF

    So are you saying that you can actually run that dyne:bolic operating system from your mail and, for example, stream music? Have you actually tried it?

    No no. You can’t run those Linux distros from your mail; needs something your PC can boot from like a CD or a USB stick – pick up a Linux magazine offering Knoppix on the cover CD and you’ll get the idea.

    The “problem” the “Live CD” Linux distro’s have where to store stuff when they’re actually running – all I’ve seen emulate the filesystem using ramdisk but how does it live between boots? That’s where some kind of network storage comes in and for home users, something like GMailFS could be a good option – transfering data will be slow but if transfers are made between ramdisk and the remote FS in the background, could be no problem.

  • raj_freind

    How can I get Gmail account to fill 1000mb….

  • DeAnn

    Yea…How do we get one of those to fill up?
    :)

  • http://blog.casey-sweat.us/ sweatje
  • CTS_AE

    Just store a whole game on it like Warcraft or sumthing now that it is about 3gb now days, and i’ve been useing GMAILFS also it just good to make a label in Gmail that will take anythiing you upload and have it achived and moved to the label like i have mine as GMAIL STORAGE