No More Compiled Software For Me

25 November 2009 | talking about Cloud Computing, Infrastructure

Spicer Is Moving To The Cloud
As many of you know I am the founder and president of Cloudmanic Labs, LLC. At Cloudmanic Labs it is our goal to build web applications that traditionally were handled via compiled native software and stuff them in the Cloud. For a while now I have been not eating my own dog food (for a lack of a better term). I stilled was using a native mail client, still listening to my stored mp3s in iTunes, using word to type documents, still using some sort of compiled solution for a twitter client and so on. Then the recent preview release of Google's Chrome OS came out and it gave me a wake up call.
A New Man, Thanks To Google
So I watch the presentation that Google put on last week highlighting how the future of computing is just a web browser. Our documents, music, videos and more will live in the cloud through cloud services. For the record I am so excited to see Chrome OS mature. This type of overhaul of operating systems was a long time coming. So I spent a better part of this past weekend truly moving to the cloud. I officially use only a web browser for my everyday computing. There are a few things, which I will get to in a bit that still lack. I read and write all my email in gmail, I type of my documents in google docs, I tweet and listen to music all from my web browser. I even went as far as storing my files in the cloud. I am only storing files with Dropbox from now on. It is so nice to be able to pick up any computer and pick up where I left off. In fact I booted my Mac Book to Windows Xp a few days ago to test out a website and I have not found a need to boot back, a browser is a browser after all. I have even linked up as many services as possible to sync with my iPhone. My iPhone is in the cloud with me!
A Few Things Holding Me Back From Being A Real Man
Music and Video. Where are we on this front? There are tons of services out there that have content I can stream or buy to enjoy on the Internet but I want a place that I can upload movies and music I already own and play it on the go on any computer. I know Google is heading in that direction but I want it now! I sure hope Apple is working their tails off to make a web based version of iTunes. I want a private web based version of iTunes that I can upload all my music and video to and Apple will "sync" it to my Apple Tv, iPhone, and more. This is something we need now not later. If Apple is not already far down this path they will lose to Google. We need to bridge the gap between already owned content and external media devices and we will have an Internet 100% ready to support cloud computing.

Spicer Is Moving To The Cloud

Cloud ComputingAs many of you know I am the founder and president of Cloudmanic Labs, LLC. At Cloudmanic Labs it is our goal to build web applications that traditionally were handled via compiled native software and stuff them in the Cloud. For a while now I have been not eating my own dog food (for a lack of a better term). I stilled was using a native mail client, still listening to my stored mp3s in iTunes, using word to type documents, still using some sort of compiled solution for a twitter client and so on. Then the recent preview release of Google's Chrome OS came out and it gave me a wake up call.

A New Man, Thanks To Google

So I watch the presentation that Google put on last week highlighting how the future of computing is just a web browser. Our documents, music, videos and more will live in the cloud through cloud services. For the record I am so excited to see Chrome OS mature. This type of overhaul of operating systems was a long time coming. So I spent a better part of this past weekend truly moving to the cloud. I officially use only a web browser for my everyday computing. There are a few things, which I will get to in a bit that still lack. I read and write all my email in gmail, I type of my documents in google docs, I tweet and listen to music all from my web browser. I even went as far as storing my files in the cloud. I am only storing files with Dropbox from now on. It is so nice to be able to pick up any computer and pick up where I left off. In fact I booted my Mac Book to Windows Xp a few days ago to test out a website and I have not found a need to boot back, a browser is a browser after all. I have even linked up as many services as possible to sync with my iPhone. My iPhone is in the cloud with me!

A Few Things Holding Me Back From Being A Real Man

Music and Video. Where are we on this front? There are tons of services out there that have content I can stream or buy to enjoy on the Internet but I want a place that I can upload movies and music I already own and play it on the go on any computer. I know Google is heading in that direction but I want it now! I sure hope Apple is working their tails off to make a web based version of iTunes. I want a private web based version of iTunes that I can upload all my music and video to and Apple will "sync" it to my Apple Tv, iPhone, and more. This is something we need now not later. If Apple is not already far down this path they will lose to Google. We need to bridge the gap between already owned content and external media devices and we will have an Internet 100% ready to support cloud computing.
 

tags: google, chrome os, the cloud

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