I need to work with two Dropbox accounts on my Mac, one for work and one private account. I came up with the following solution:
- create an additional user account on your mac
- install Dropbox and set it up for the secondary account
- choose a custom location for the Dropbox folder
- As location choose or create a folder inside the “Shared” folder (Users/Shared/)
- set the permissions so that the primary user has read & write access (select the folder and type command-i)
- in order for the syncing to work properly, the secondary user needs to stay logged in in the background
To be clear: I respect that DroBox has a freemium pricing model and I don’t want to encourage you to double the size of your Dropbox folder using this workaround. However, sometimes it can be practical to be able to access two accounts.
It’s high time that the the process of filing patents gets simplified to reflect the triviality of what qualifies as patentable. By making filing of patents informal and easy, we create a more inclusive and democratic institution and may shift power from large corporations to individuals and small companies who may lack the means of production and even the skill to realize their ideas and establish a business model around them. Skill is a modernist concept that seems outdated in times of Real Post Modernism.
Towards the end of the Q&A session at “BERLIN’S MEDIA ART COMMUNITY: A FEMALE PERSPECTIVE” the inevitable question whether the panel members considered themselves feminists was asked. The panel’s reaction was predictable: No one wants to be seen as the cliché feminist. The organizer points out that the they used “female” in the title of the event instead of “feminist”, because they thought not every participant would see herself as a feminist. Everybody seems to agree that feminism has negative associations. It is obligatory to distance oneself from those uncool bitter and unsexy feminists form the seventies.
Last Friday (March 3, 2012), Tobias Leingruber issued IDs. The number was limited to 100. As expected one had to stand in line in order to get one, after all standing in line has at all times been an essential part of any interaction with administration.
Unlike other artists and activists before him, Tobias does not claim to start his own state and his critique is not aimed at the state as such, but at what he believes may replace the state some time soon: Facebook