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New (to me) technology

So Google has done a pretty spectacular thing. It allows me to upload the movies I generate from my experiments to Google Docs. It then allows me to have the entire contents of an experiment (in avi form) available to everyone. For instance, here is a folder containing an assay,

https://docs.google.com/leaf?id=0B4rJrKuZEFPWYThlYzYyOGItODBmOS00Y2RlLWE4ZTMtZmIzYjIwZWY1ODc0&hl=en

It works quite well. The only issue I have with it is that you are not able to preview the movie file in Google Docs. I'm sure this will change at some point in time but for now it works great.

On top of the spectacular ability to upload my files, I can tag them using the xmp protocols from Adobe. And guess what, we have the Creative Suite to tag my files! This means I can have metadata attached to my videos! I can then search my videos via Google and have the capability to download them any where. This is awesome. Of course, it is going to be a massive amount of work considering I have nearly 0.5TB worth of data to tag. But, I think it will be helpful for myself and anyone looking for my data in the long run.

Man, open science and technology kicks ass!



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