But as you can see from the screenshot above, the default view is rather dull: white background, uninspiring syntax highlighting. It’s a shame that you can’t match the Chrome developer tools code panel with my text editor of choice.
Well, it turns out you can! Chrome provides a “User StyleSheets” directory into what you can drop a Custom.css file.
One of the immediate attractions is that their basic, free account offers 15GB of storage space, compared with 2GB on Dropbox, for example. As a limited time offer they will also give you and me an extra 5GB if you sign-up from this referral URL: https://copy.com?r=SJuusn
So far I’m impressed. The software does everything I want it to:
Windows and Android applications
Easy Web access
Ability to share files and folders
Of course, I need to look into the privacy issues but this may be a contender for moving me away from a Dropbox subscription.
When I was a boy, growing up in Selkirk in the Scottish Borders (about 40 miles from the sea), I was given a Hang Ten t-shirt from my American cousin Charlotte in California. She grew up in Hawai’i and told me the significance of the name:
Hanging Ten is a surfing maneuver and is considered one of the most impressive and iconic stunts one can perform with a surfboard. Hanging ten is when the surfer positions the surfboard in such a way that the back of it is covered by the wave and the wave rider is free to walk to the front of the board and hang all ten toes over the nose of the board.
Perhaps in an ideal world I would then say that wearing my green and white striped Hang Ten t-shirt, as an eight year old, inspired me to learn to surf and I became one of Scotland’s finest surfers ever.
But it’s not. And I didn’t.
But isn’t that video just incredible, and beautiful and terrifying.