Twitter Weekly Updates for 2012-09-30

  • My Top 3 #lastfm Artists: Marsheaux (5), The Raveonettes (3) & Ambra Red (2) #
  • Dear #NFL Fuck you… Pay the fucking referees! #
  • Fed up with the crappy officiating in the NFL? CALL ROGER GOODELL and let him know how you feel: 212-450-2027! #
  • RT @thatDJSpider: It still boggles my mind that some people don't know what browser they use. #CustomerServiceWoes #LittleRedFox #BlueEee #
  • 400 Pound Monkey, an English IPA I picked up in Myrtle. Good stuff! @ Holiday Sands South #
  • Used condom wrapper found in the room… Stay classy, Myrtle Beach! @ Holiday Sands South #
  • @steelers CAR v ATL, since I'm from Atlanta originally. #

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The Filecloud Workaround is one of the most popular cloud services for sharing files. The only problem is that, at some point in the past week, the site owners have changed something so that every time you go to download a file, non-premium members get the following message:

you need to have a premium account to download this file

Bummer, right? Well, there is a workaround for this, although it requires a free Filecloud account and takes a few steps:

1) Create a free Filecloud account (if you haven’t already). Make sure you’re logged in for the next steps.

2) Copy the full URL of the file you want to download (e.g.,

3) Go to any Filecloud page and click the “Tools” button in the upper-left corner.

4) Click the “Clone files” link.

5) On the next page, paste the URL from step 2 into the “URLs” box and click “Continue”.

6) On the next page, click the file name. You should be sent to a new page which will allow you to download the file normally.

As the site says, what’s happening is that you’re copying the file you want to download to the “public” section of your own account. So you probably don’t want the files sticking around any longer than necessary. When you’re done downloading, click the Filecloud banner in the upper left of the screen to go to back to your account settings page and delete the files from your account (I just CTRL+Click the file(s) in step 6, so the new download page opens in a new tab, then close that tab when done and go back to the original tab and delete it from there, but that’s just how I roll).

I have no idea how long this workaround will last. I tried it just now, and it seems to be working, though.

UPDATE: There has been a change in how Filecloud handles file imports that you should probably know about. If you import a file into your account and immediately go to download it, you may get a “blank” page instead of the file download page, Just wait several moments and try again. I think (but do not know) that Filecloud’s servers are actually copying the file to your account, and I guess there’s some sort of queue for the file copy to take place. It can take anywhere from 30 seconds to 2-3 minutes for the file to be able to be downloaded from your account. It’s unthinkable to me that they wouldn’t use Single Instance Storage, but that appears to be the case.

PRO TIP: on Sunday nights (a big downloading night for me) I usually open a Notepad++ window and go through each post and copy the Filecloud URLs (on a single line) to the Notepad window. That way, when I go to import the files, I can do all of them at once. And once the first file is available to download, the others will certainly be ready by the time the first download is done.


SimonHey, ya’ll! Simon here! Wow, was last weekend WILD or what? Yes, there was the Monday Night game everyone was talking about… But how about this: last weekend was the first time Tom Brady, Drew Brees, Peyton Manning, Aaron Rodgers and Ben Roethlisberger all lost in the same weekend! I guess that’s why I went 8-8 last week and am a middling 26-22 so far! Here are my picks for week 4!

[NOTE: Simon regrets that he was a ton of stuff to do this week and is too busy welcoming a new baby sister to write up his usual sassy commentary. He did, however, provide his picks.]

Cleveland at Baltimore: “Are you serious? Bet it all on the Ravens!”

Carolina at Atlanta: “Pffft! Atlanta’s looking too good! Take the Falcons!”

New England at Buffalo: “The Patriots will want revenge!”

Minnesota at Detroit: “Take the Lions at home.. Rawr!”

San Diego at Kansas City: “Could be a toss-up.. I’m leaning towards the Chargers.”

Seattle at St. Louis: “After Monday, I’m a believer in the Seahawks!”

San Francisco at New York Jets: “My 49ers will get it done.”

Tennessee at Houston: “Should be a bloodbath; go with the Texans.”

Oakland at Denver: “I take the Broncos… with glee!”

Miami at Arizona: “Are the Cards giant-killers? I’ll take them.”

Cincinnati at Jacksonville: “Yep, the Bengals will win this one.”

New Orleans at Green Bay: “The Packers will vent their frustration on the Aints!”

Washington at Tampa Bay: “I think the Redskins bounce back this week!”

New York Giants at Philadelphia: “I take the Giants, but not by much”.

Chicago at Dallas: “If this was in Chicago and Forte was healthy, I’d pick the Bears. But it’s not and he’s not, so I’m taking the Cowboys!”.

I hope ya’ll enjoy the picks! See ya’ll next week!


– The Simon

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2012-09-23

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SimonHey, ya’ll! Simon here! Wow! What a crazy weekend! Who knew the Saints would become the Aints again, who knew that Dallas would suck so badly, and who knew that New England would miss a makeable field goal to lose to… Arizona? My lil’ kitty brain hurts just thinkin’ about it… No wonder I went 8-8 last week! Here are my picks for week 3!

New York Giants at Carolina:
Well! The G-Men sure looked fallible against the lowly Bucs, didn’t they? If it weren’t for the sexy duo of Victor Cruz and Hakeem Nicks, they might not have pulled out the win there! Of course I’m rooting for my hometown kitties – didn’t that handsome Steve Smith play like a beast last week, ladies? – but I think the Giants just have too much firepower to lose this one. Although my heart – and my naughty bits – will be cheering for my chocolate thunder, Cam!

St. Louis at Chicago: The Rams beat my main man RG3 last week? What the heck? How do professionals make a living predicting these games? Honey, I just don’t know what to think sometimes! But I do think that those mean, grizzly Bears will win this one, although if the Rams play like they did last week, it could be an interesting game! Grrrrr! Go Bears!

Buffalo at Cleveland: Oh my! A game with not one, but two mistakes by a lake! Oh Lord, I crack myself up sometimes! You know, as awful as Cleveland is, they sure play with a lot of heart, which is good. Because they’re going to need it this week! My daddy – a Georgia Tech fan – hates CJ Spiller (who played for Clemson). I just don’t have the heart to tell him that Spiller is one sexy hunka man meat that’s gonna run wild against the Browns. Take the Bills in this game, but take a couple of white crosses so you can stay awake through it! My goodness… I’m such an l’enfant terrible, aren’t I?

Tampa Bay at Dallas: The boys from Dallas went up to Seattle last week… and got SPANKED! That dreamy Marshawn Lynch carved Dallas up for 122 yards, and the Seachicken’s D made Dallas look as lame as parachute pants! Tampa Bay, meanwhile, took it to the Giants, losing by 7. I think Tony McButterfingers will rebound, as will the rest of team.. especially since they’re playing at home. Take the Cowboys to win this one, although it won’t be the convincing win ‘Boys fans want it to be. By the way, have you heard about McDonald’s new sandwich? It’s called the McRomo, and if you eat it in the 4th quarter, you’re guaranteed to choke! L’enfant terrible strikes again!

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Top 10 Tunes

Here’s my top 10 song chart for the week ending September 9, courtesy of the home office in London:

1) The Raveonettes – “She Owns The Streets”
2) Marsheaux – “Inside”
3) The Raveonettes – “You Hit Me (I’m Down)”
4) Paul Young – “Love Of The Common People”
5) Thermostatic – “Close Your Eyes”
6) A Fine Frenzy – “Blow Away”
7) Saint Etienne – “I’ve Got Your Music”
8) The Raveonettes – “Downtown”
9) Madness – “It Must Be Love”
10) Cocteau Twins – “In the Gold Dust Rush”


SimonHey, ya’ll! Simon here! The football feline went 10-6 in Week 1… not too shabby if I say so myself! But let’s see if I can do even better this week! Here are my picks for week 2… have fun with ’em, ya’ll!


Chicago at Green Bay:
Oh my! My sexy mens Devin Hester and Matt Forte will have their beefy man-hands full this week against Clay Matthews and his beautiful long locks! Who to choose? My kitty intuition tells me that the Pack will be raring to avenge their loss last week to the 49ers, and will run all over sexy meathead Brian Urlacher. I like the Packers, but I think the Bears will play hard and might make this an interesting game! 

Tampa Bay at New York Giants: In the 1970s, when the Atlanta Braves were at their worst, radio commentator Skip Caray once began a game by saying “like lambs to the slaughter, the Braves take the field”. Simon feels the same thing about this game. I’m pretty sure the Giants are going to roll in this game. That slinky, spicy Victor Cruz will see to that! This is Simon’s lock of the week, ladies! Take the Giants to the bank in this game!

Oakland at Miami: Ya’ll know that old joke about how even if you win a gold medal at the Special Olympics, you’re still retarded? This is the NFL’s version of that! Girlfriend, the only way this game could be entertaining is if you sped it up and played “Yakety Sax” over it! Thankfully, this snoozer won’t be televised in The Simon’s area, so I won’t have to take a nap to escape it. Wait a minute! I want a nap! Oh poo! Anyway, I’ll take the Raiders to win… although the only real winners are NFL Films, who will undoubtedly come away with hours of footage for the next NFL’s Greatest Bloopers DVD.

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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2012-09-09

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