That time Dropbox was announced on Hackernews
Yes, Brandon. Those are things that all Linux users enjoy setting up and maintaining on a routine basis whenever they change a system
@cypnk have to admit, even tho i was never on hn [shudder], back at the time, i *did* think "isn't this just a poor implementation of cached nfs?"
@cypnk yeah! in retrospect, everyone hated NFS, nobody could get it to work well, and a lot of IT was reluctant to set it up...
i had a more nuanced view of dropbox's sync strategy, since i used to work at danger
"they solved the multi-way sync problem... by just... choosing not to solve it? ... they just pick an arbitrary version of the file?! and tell the user they should try not to do that?!?!" [walks deep into the forest to meditate]
but it's totally "good enough"
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