A Cloud Storage Breakup

Short article today. Not even a picture.

I think I understand how breakups work now. I broke up with Dropbox, after an intense, deep, 5 year relationship. I was afraid it was sharing my secrets.

First, I found someone new (ownCloud). We screwed around for a few hours, but it wasn’t the same. I thought maybe I could compromise in order to have my perfect cloud storage soulmate. So I broke up with Dropbox (deleted the account). But then, ownCloud turned out to be crazy, unstable, and slow.

I tried to make it work but all I could think about was how much I missed Dropbox. Dropbox did so many things that I took for granted, that ownCloud isn’t experienced enough to do. So I tried to go back, but while Dropbox was happy to take me back, there was nothing either of us could do to completely heal our relationship (account metadata, file revisions, camera upload metadata, and bonus space). The magic was gone, probably forever.

Finally, I decided to tell both Dropbox and ownCloud that I needed some time to myself. Maybe I should go without cloud storage for a while.

Google Drive, however, is clawing at my door begging for action.