fighting the lack of good ideas

p2p cloud storage

I have yet to find a peer-to-peer file storage system.

You’d think that with all the p2p and cloud services out there, there’d be a way of dropping files into a virtual folder and having them show up around the network (encrypted, of course) – replicated on some kinda of RAID-over-WAN methodology.

I’m thinking Cryptonomicon’s data haven, but done on the cheap (and not in a dedicated place like the Sultanate of Kinakuta).

I’d use it if it were built.

when asking for help, appeal to people’s self-interest, never to their mercy or gratitude – law 13 – #48laws by robert greene

Law 13

If you need to turn to an ally for help, do not bother to remind him of your past assistance and good deeds. He will find a way to ignore you. Instead, uncover something in your request, or in your alliance with him, that will benefit him, and empathize it out of all proportion. He will respond enthusiastically when he sees something to be gained for himself. –Robert Greene, The 48 Laws of Power (review)