A Live Mesh Moment


While I was out in the bush near Krueger national park in South Africa recently I found a great use for Live Mesh...  After a full day of seeing some excellent big game I had a ton of photos to show for my effort.

Later that night, back in the lodge, I was briefly able to get on the spotty, very low bandwidth wireless network to work for me.  So I shared my pictures using live mesh and immediately shared getting a cloud hosted backup of my precious photos.   As they were uploading I was thinking about how much I wanted to share this experience with my wife and kids who where half a world away and fast asleep. 

I thought it would be fun to make the kitchen laptop display my latest pictures.  So I "connected" to my wife's machine and effectively got a terminal server session from 10,000+ miles away. image

It was exactly like I was sitting at the keyboard of our kitchen laptop.  Even over the very bad network, I was quickly able to change her screen saver to point to the new live mesh folder with my great pictures. 

When they got up that morning, my five year old son was the first to notice pictures of giraffes and lions on the kitchen laptop!  The magic of shared experiences through live mesh!

Throughout the trip whenever I was able to get a little network connectivity a few more pictures would get uploaded and by the time I got the MS office in Johannesburg my family had a full copy of my adventures.

Thanks Mesh. 

Comments (11)
  1. niel says:

    You surely mean Kruger national park 😉

  2. Lee Timmins says:

    You’ve gotta love kruger.  Did you see any lions?  I spent 2 weeks in kruger and didn’t see any.

  3. JJ says:

    Brad,

    Are you sure that was your wife’s PC?  I found lions, tigers and bears on my PC today…

    Kidding, that’s a great Mesh scenario!  Thanks for sharing.

  4. I’ve been using Mesh for a while. I really like the remote desktop function. It simply works.

    I have a question: the Mesh software that’s running on your wife’s computer, it’s running under your own account? My wife subscribed to Mesh, but I did not find any way to allow someone else to share your remote desktop. I suspect it’s something that would be quite useful. For example, I could install Mesh on my mom’s computer to help her remotely when she has questions. I wouldn’t dare installing Mesh on her computer using my account, which I also use for more important stuff!

    Also, for sharing folders. I’m quite technical, but I’ve had trouble with the following scenario. If I have an existing folder with existing files I want to share. If I activate this folder on another computer, it rarely syncs. I’ve had luck when adding files to a Mesh folder, but not while sharing an existing folder. Any thoughts?

    Finally, I can’t wait for the Calendar/Contacts syncing + the developer’s SDK!

  5. [Post directly inspired by Brad Abrams ] Did you know that you can use Live Mesh to share and sync your

  6. [Post directly inspired by Brad Abrams ] Did you know that you can use Live Mesh to share and sync your

  7. You know, I'm so jaded from having working for Ray Ozzie at Groove and John Landry at Adesso so I

  8. 【原文地址】 A Live Mesh Moment 【原文发表日期】 15 July 08 09:35 当最近我在南非的 Kruger国家公园 附近的灌木丛中游玩时,我发现了 Live Mesh 一个绝妙的用途……在观赏了一整天精彩的大型游戏之后

  9. You know, I’m so jaded from having working for Ray Ozzie at Groove and John Landry at Adesso so I have seen all this before and passed on LiveMesh the first time 🙂 However, reading Brad’s post about the Terminal Service from 10,000 miles away and listening

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