Spend This Christmas In the Cloud!

Spend This Christmas In the Cloud!

Christmas comes but once a year. But cloud computing brings us merry joy the whole year long. These two enormous forces in our community — the holidays and the ever-helpful cloud — will finally meet at a crossroads this Sunday.

Instead of dreaming about cloudy stocking stuffers, why not make your progressive technology dreams come to life for you this year? Here are three festive ways that cloud computing can upgrade your annual celebration from family-overkill bearable to fa-la-la-la beautiful.

Show Off Your Ugly Christmas Sweater!

How could it be Christmas without vacuuming away the mothballs from your prettiest, kitchiest holiday sweater? If you’re a true ghastly garment aficionado, cloud computing could help you win prizes for your ugly-awesome wardrobe. Young & Free St. Louis is staging an Ugly Sweater Contest via an ad hoc Facebook app. Snap a photo and upload it to the app’s cloud storage. A wince-worthy winner will be picked after December 22.

Buy Everything on Your Wish List — On the Cheap

Nothing aggravates me more about the holiday season than how easily I overspend. Sure, there’s tons of family and friends to spoil with cute presents. But it upsets me that bringing them joy means bringing my bank balance too close to zero, every year. Not this time, though! I’m using Pongr Beta, an application which stores pricing info for hundreds of great holiday items in its server. I simply snap a pic of the barcode for my favorite Christmas trinket, and Pongr pins down the best places for me to find it for as little dough as possible — either online or in a store. Wonderful!

Defeat the Gingerbread Man, Dodge the Eggnog

Dieters, duck! There is no more dangerous season for your physique than the fat-laden, carbs-packing, sedentary-lifestyle-celebrating tradition that is Christmas. If you’ve been a very good girl or boy this year, eating healthily in anticipation of holiday poundage, gorge away by all means. But I never make it off the naughty list; I eat sinfully the whole year through. This Christmas, however, I have a secret weapon: My Net Diary. The application maintains a food journal for me to track my calories. Its Instant Food Entry makes it so easy for me to add each of my Christmas meals to the app with a snap. The better to keep my holiday gluttony in check, and my mission for fitness on the rails.

By Jeff Norman

Jeff Norman

Jeff Norman is a freelance writer currently based in New York City. He's moved into writing about cloud computing from substantial work in culture and the arts. He earned his undergraduate degree in English at Stanford and has studied at Oxford and Cambridge.

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