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The timing couldn’t be better! I’ve been considering writing another post about the virtues of Dropbox as the best solution to your online storage and file sharing needs… I just didn’t want to rehash the same ole thing that I’ve already discussed before. If you’re not using Dropbox, why on earth not??? It’s free! (yes, there are paid plans, but you don’t need those unless you have massive amounts of data that you want to store) It’s simple! Even your grandmother could do it. And that’s not a knock against grandmothers… it’s a fact!
When I logged into my Dropbox this morning I saw a notice that I had received bonus space. Cool! To what did I owe this pleasant surprise? My Dropbox folder appeared to be about 4GB larger than before, but I didn’t immediately see any reason for that. There was nothing in my inbox. No flurry of referrals had signed up through the night. What then?
Seems that the fine folks over at Dropbox have been rather busy. When I stopped over to their blog I immediately noticed their announcement of the double referral space. Incase anyone isn’t quite sure what that means exactly… if you have free account, and refer a friend using your unique referral link, each of you will now receive an extra 500MB of space! Not just you.. but your friend too! It’s a pretty sweet deal. And if you have a paid account, you receive an additional 1GB of space for every referral. Yup. And the best part? It not simply for new referrals. They’ve applied it to existing referrals that you might already have!
And then I noticed something on Twitter… U2’s Bono and The Edge invest in Dropbox? Nice. Well, if you won’t take my word for it, maybe you’ll take Bono’s! Get a Dropbox account. Use your Dropbox account. It will help simplify your life.
And we could all use a little more simplicity in our lives.
After seeing U2 in Moncton this summer, I figured that my major concert days were over. I’ve seen Phil Collin, Genesis, and U2… those were the three biggies that I needed to see before I died. Throw in Bon Jovi in Moncton back in 2009, which actually turned out to be more enjoyable than some of the “must see” ones… and well… I think that I’ve seen my fair share. It would take something special to get me to go back there with all those people.
And then I saw this… Notice July 20, 2012…
It’s totally unconfirmed at this point, but the website DrownedMadonna.com seems to have an inside track on these things, so it’s not just random speculation.
So is the Material Girl enough to send me back into that mudfest called Magnetic Hill? I don’t know for sure… but it’s certainly intriguing… I’ll be curious to see what kind of announcement is made October 31.
One thing is for certain… Moncton’s Magnetic Hill has definitely established itself as a premiere concert venue!
Last night a dream many years in the making was finally realized. My mind is still so scatter-brained right now that I can’t even find the words to fully describe the experience. Moncton’s Magnetic Hill concert venue packed with 80,000 (I’ll be curious to know what the real number finally is) people was just insane. Add to that the fact that it had been raining through much of the day, and people were slogging through a giant mud pit… I’m not sure that wearing sandals was the best choice, but hey… I lived.
The 360 Tour stage was amazing. The sound and light show were amazing. The 2 CF-18s that buzzed the crowd were amazing. (See a theme here?) And the music… ahhh… the music… wow… I have to admit that I was unfamiliar with a few of the songs, but that didn’t matter. They were still awesome. And when I did hear one of the ones that was on “my list” … Beautiful Day… Where The Streets Have No Name… One… and finally… With or Without You… I can now die a happy man.
The entire experience was surreal. I know that this post doesn’t even come close to doing it justice… but it’s just so hard to put into words.
There was a minor snafu of passing out cold in the mud and being taken to the medical tent, but all in all the night was absolutely amazing. And no… it was not substance-related.
This is one of many sets of pictures that someone has posted from last night. I don’t know who this particular person is, but he has some great pics!
I’m hoping to be able to link to other posts and pictures that some of the readers and tweeps have as well… so if anyone has anything, feel free to throw it in the comments, and I will add it here!
This morning I woke up in my own bed, and got ready to come into work. Until recently, that actually was not the plan for today. No, today was supposed to be the day that I woke up in a hotel room in Montreal, tired from a night of watching Bono and the rest of U2. Tired, but happy. U2 is the last of my “must see” concerts, and I was very much looking forward to it… and very disappointed a couple of months ago when they announced that the concert would be postponed until next year because Bono had hurt his back. I haven’t given much thought about next year. I’d still like to go, but things are different now than they were when I first booked.
So… here I am, at work… Maybe I’ll listen to some U2…