Monthly Archives: February 2014

GloucesterCast 2/24/14 With Host Joey Ciaramitaro and Guest Craig Kimberley

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GloucesterCast 2/24/14 With Host Joey Ciaramitaro and Guest Craig Kimberley

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Topics Include: Craig Going To Spring Training In Ft Meyers, The New GMG Google+ Community Group , The new GMG CopterCam/Drone Capturing Insane Footage, Nichole Schrafft Recomendation For The Museum of Natural History In Cambridge, Tauton Cancels February School Vacation- a good Idea?, Passports Oyster Po’ Boy, Bahn Mi, Steak Tips Today, Gas Grill Theory, Football vs Soccer, World Cup In Brazil and The Over Under On How Man Fan Deaths Will Ensue,The Podcast Set-Up.

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Part II Online Free Storage- Dropbox Free- All About Making It Easy To Sync and Collaborate

I wrote this two years ago but it remains my favorite collaboration and sync storage option when working with decent sized files that you can’t transfer by email-

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File this under cool free useful stuff on the internet.

What is Dropbox you ask?

From the website-

Dropbox is software that syncs your files online and across your computers

Put your files into your Dropbox folder on one computer, and they’ll automatically appear on any of your other computers that also have Dropbox installed (Windows, Mac, and Linux too!). You can even download Dropbox apps for your smartphone or mobile device (iPhone, iPad, Android, and Blackberry). Everything in your Dropbox is available from the Dropbox website, too.

I use it almost daily for files that I want to have access to on my android phone, desktop computer and iPad.  The feature I like most however is the sharing capability.  Kenny MacCarthy and I share an online Dropbox folder in which he copies the file of our weekly podcast when he is done editing it to and w can both access it.  I then grab the file from wherever I happen to be Home computer, on my mobile android phone or on my iPad at a coffee shop and I can then upload it to the blog.  The difference between this way of sharing and storing files through email is that Dropbox hosts theme everywhere at once because it is stored to the cloud and you can transfer and store huge files that would never be allowed through regular email because they are too large.

You get 2GB of free cloud storage and it opens up a ton of possibilities to host music, pictures or movies which you can stream from any of your devices.

You can’t beat it so if you want to get something  cool for free, you can go to the Dropbox website and sign up for a free account here

Here are some reviews from trusted tech websites that can probably explain it even better than me-

The appeal is its utter simplicity — it’s essentially invisible, doing the task that isn’t hard but none of us care to remember to do, namely, backing up our files.

from “There’s room yet in the cloud”

by G.F., The Economist – 8/24/10

We’re building the fabric for a new, different kind of Web, where your files follow you to whichever device you happen to be working on.

from “Dropbox: Files without Borders”

by Victoria Barret, Forbes – 6/10/10

Pick a file: a photo, text document, PDF, … or anything supported on the iPad. Tap the “Open In” icon and choose from the list of available apps. You’re done.

from “Dropbox Updated for iPad, External Editing Added”

by Charlie Sorrel, Wired – 5/4/10

Dropbox is better.

Dropbox replaces:

  • Emailing file attachments to yourself and other people
  • Using USB drives to move files between computers
  • Renaming files to keep a history of previous versions
  • Complicated backup software and hardware
  • And more!

Not convinced yet? Then take a look at our list of features. Otherwise, go ahead and get started!

Download Dropbox

Lifehacker posted a good explanation of ways to collaborate using Dropbox today.

2013 Sunday Greasy Pole Walking for Loved Ones and Former Champs

Another favorite event to look forward to this coming summer!

Nicky Avelis Walking for Loved Ones

Nicky Avelis captures the flag for the third year in a row. Avelis dedicated his win to family friend and St. Peter’s Fiesta legend Sleepy Pallazolla.

Congratulations Nicky!

Originally posted on GMG July 5, 2013

Video – 2013 Sunday Greasy Pole Walking for Loved Ones and Former Champs

New Show Opens March 1st at Flatrocks Gallery in Lanesville

west-end1West End Boys featuring Jack Evans, Willie Alexander & Jon Sarkin starts on Feb. 28 with the opening reception Mar. 1 from 6-8pm.   See Noise cover story about Willie Alexander here.

Address: Flatrock Gallery ~ 77 Langsford Street/ Route 127 Gloucester, MA 01930
Hours: Thurs-Sun 12-5pm
Phone: 978-879-4683

If you haven’t joined the new GMG Google+ Community Group then you missed…

If you haven’t joined the new GMG Google+ Community Group then you missed Cigar Joe Talking About Fishing In The Earl;y Part of The Twentieth Century, Ron Martel’s Belgian Waffles with Ya Mon drunken syrup with pineapple, coconut, Jamaican rum and fresh berries and EPIC storm off South Coast of Ireland video-

I’m just sayin…

It’s a great way for the GMG FOBs to communicate.
Join Here

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25 Pound Lobster Attacks Gloucester Fisherman!!!

Gloucester Fisherman Chief Fulford Attacked By 25 Pound Lobster

More Monster Lobster Photos Here

Can You Only Imagine If This Allston Couple Ran Into This Monster In A Dark Alley?  Guy would need therapy for years-

The Bostonians who were scared of lobster

By adamg – 2/23/14 – 5:14 pm

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Monday February 24th 2014 Cape Ann Forecast ..

Marine Forecast …
Small Craft Advisory…
Mon: NW winds 15 to 20 kt…becoming W 20 to 25 kt in the afternoon. Gusts up to 30 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft.

Mon Night: NW winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. Light freezing spray.

Now to our forecast .. Well Cape Ann I hate to be the bad news messenger but our mild warm times are done for the time being . Temps today 35-40 degrees with clouds and sun .. West to north west winds 15-20 mph .. Monday night cold yup cold nights are back for quite sometime .. Lows in the lower 20’s..
Tuesday even colder highs only around 30 degrees with mostly sunny skies and west winds 15-20mph!
Tuesday night temps plummet into the teens with a chance of snow after midnight ..
Wednesday chance of snow highs around 30 degrees …
Thursday through Sunday sun and clouds temps in low to mid 20’s with night time lows in the single digits to teens .. Saturday snow threat / then very cold Sunday high 21 degrees …

So winter is back with only 24 days left till spring , March is actually looking to be a very cold and potentially snowy stormy month .. 10-15 degrees below the monthly average .. And plenty of chances for frozen precip events …
So hang in there for a 3-4 more weeks .. Then hopefully will have “SPRING” like weather… Thanks for reading … I’ll have more on Wednesday’s snow threat Tuesday morning …Have a wonderful day ..
Peter Lovasco
GMG
Weatherman

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Golden Opportunity- Gloucester Fire Department Open House This Thursday For Recruitment

If ever there was a city job that you want it’s the Fire department.  Great Hours – Great Pay – Tremendous Benefits.  If you fit the criteria and don’t have a direction in life, let me tell you, it doesn’t get much better than being a Local Fireman.  I never even knew the had to recruit.  I just figured there was a backlog a mile long of applicants kinda like the waiting list for a mooring.   If you have a son or daughter who fits the age requirements or are a vet returning from duty without a job you’d be crazy not to show up for this Gloucester Fire Department Recruitment Open House.   Thursday February 27, 2014.  get on it!

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