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New iPhone Client Entering Beta

2010-07-12 UPDATE: Beta delayed due to additional work required. See below. Hello, your friendly local iPhone developer here. I’m happy to say that the first major revision of our client for the iPhone is now about to enter beta testing. There’s a bunch of new features to help make your SpiderOak storage more accessible to […]

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An Erlang/OTP SSL proxy and load balancer for Python Twisted’s Perspective Broker

(If the above sounds like gibberish to you, you’re probably not a programmer and this post won’t be very interesting.) SpiderOak clients maintain a SSL connection to a Python Twisted Perspective Broker service to coordinate their actions with the server and with each other. To load balance client connections across several Perspective Broker processes per […]

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Announcement: We’re now selling storage à la carte via HTTPS

Update: SpiderOak DIY service has been discontinued, and is being replaced by the our new Nimbus.io storage service which is a new work based on everything we learned from DIY and our previous internal storage projects. It is also open source, with a fancy new ZeroMQ based architecture. Please visit nimbus.io for more information and […]

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ShareRoom Embedding

We’ve had a lot of requests for a simple code snippet you can use to add a login form for ShareRooms to your own website. Well, we’ve come up with something for you! Just copy the HTML code below and paste it into your website or blog. It couldn’t be easier! Feel free to customize […]

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Feeling disconnected? This is why.

If you’re having connection problems from the SpiderOak client, the solution is to upgrade to version 3.6.9658 or later. … because 3 years ago when we launched SpiderOak I generated the SpiderOak SSL certificates that the SpiderOak client uses to verify the identify of the storage server. This is to protect against DNS poisoning attacks […]

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Upgraded ZIP Functionality for Web Access

We’ve upgraded the zip download in our web shares and web login, and it now creates ZIP64 archives (also sometimes referred to as version 4.5 archives). ZIP64 allows us to create archives with more than 65535 files and archives larger than 4GB. Unfortunately, not all zip programs support ZIP64. Most notably, Windows XP’s Explorer does […]

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Welcome to the New Blog

If you’re here visiting our blog in person (hello to all our RSS readers out there!), you’ll notice we’ve changed things up. Our blog has a whole new look, and behind the scenes we’ve changed how things work to make blogging easier on us. Our new blog allows us to better communicate with you guys […]

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User Signups Fixed

If you tried to sign up for a new account, add a device, or reinstall a device in the last day, you probably ran into the dreaded “502 Bad Gateway” error. After a routine upgrade, our new user process stopped working and unfortunately, due to complications with our monitoring systems and most of our customer […]

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Dramatic Discovery of New Interpretive Compression Algorithm

Here at SpiderOak, we’re always excited about giving back to the community. In the development of SpiderOak, we’ve contributed a number of our internal projects as open source releases. None of those projects had us quite as excited as our latest release, though. We present to you: Click here for more details on the algorithm. […]

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Improve Productivity and Health by Relocating your Chair

A few months ago I started standing during my working day. The center of the 30″ display is at eye level, with the keyboard and trackball slightly above hip level. Motivation I’ve read that sitting throughout the day (with your upper body supported by leaning against the back of the chair) causes the back and […]

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