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Cool Website Tip #2:

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Previous website tip.

Today I'll show you a nifty little tool for developers out there who have blogs.

My blog ( is hosted by a little company called A Small Orange. They're very good with no down time in the whole year I've been with them and their prices are very affordable. I pay 25$ a year for hosting. Bandwidth and disc space are not too shabby, but I've noticed that my hard drive space is filling up - and fast.

Most of my articles have lots of pictures in them, and I've almost exclusively used to host them. Problem is, the pictures might get deleted and I would lose all the work I've put in.

Minus gives you 10GB of free space to upload files to.

This is the screen you see when you are logged on their website.

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It has a very clean, drag and drop interface where you can just drop files and you'll zip them up the cloud.

The tool they offer is magnificent.

If you head on over to their Tools section, you'll find their official client app. This little rascal gives you a tray icon that offers you all sorts of goodies, for free!

They offer clients for all three major OS's, so you Gentoo users can also use it. ;)

When you right click the icon a task list shows up. Take a screenshot and it automatically uploads it for you:

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When you hover your mouse over the icon you get a nice landing zone where you can drop files:

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How long do they keep your files?

According to their Help page:


We keep all files indefinitely unless deleted by the uploader or if it violates our terms of service.

Register For Free

Registration is very fast and simple, you can even login using Facebook or Twitter (eek!).

If you'd like to kick some karma points towards me, you can use the referral link below. :) Thanks for reading!

Register Here!

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30 August 2011 - 12:14 PM
This is better than the last one, thanks.

Sergio Tapia 

30 August 2011 - 12:19 PM
Thanks for the comments, I hope you find it as useful as I did. :)


30 August 2011 - 12:23 PM

Sergio Tapia, on 30 August 2011 - 02:19 PM, said:

Thanks for the comments, I hope you find it as useful as I did. :)

I signed up with your referral link, but I'm not sure if it went through.

Add me if you feel like it, user name is "Creech"

Sergio Tapia 

30 August 2011 - 12:27 PM
Yeah, I think it went through. Thanks for taking the time to use my referal link, kind of you. :)


31 August 2011 - 10:56 AM
Looks interesting but I think that I am going to stick with dreamhost since I have exceeded 10 GB of disk space and well over 100GB of transfers since signing up a few years ago. $110(ish) plus domains a year and I love their tools and support.

Sergio Tapia 

31 August 2011 - 12:20 PM
DreamHost was my first hoster. I joined them during their 9$ for a whole year + free domain reg for first time customers. After that ran out, the 12$ per month cost was too steep and pointless for my little blog.

Their tools and support are phenomenal though, not a single complain in that department.


31 August 2011 - 02:50 PM
There's something like this that I liked to use for awhile. It's called puush. I'm not sure of the status of it but when I had it, you use hotkeys to activate it, drag on the screen where you want to screenshot, and it will automatically upload it and put the link in your keyboard.
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Bienvenidos! I'm a USA ex-pat living in Bolivia for the past 10 years. Web development is my forte with a heavy lean for usability and optimization. I'm fluent in both English and Spanish. I guest write for the popular Python website Python Central. Visit my website.