I'm digging Skype more and more, the I'm tired of all the different "Me" issues. Also, moving your Skype contacts.
I'm digging Skype more and more. I'm GlucoPilot (note the custom URL handlers). The new Skype 1.1, while it apparently has some installer issues (I haven't faced) is a great improvement over 1.0.
The best new addition is conference calling. It seems to only be as good as the worst connection in the conference. I spoke with Omar in California and Adam in Brazil (this week), and it seemed a little dodgy due to Adam's connection.
Skype is great but I have to problems. One is simple, the other is unforgivable.
1. It's yet another identity. As far as I'm concerned my email address is the closest thing to "who" I am online that I can get. I'd rather not have ANOTHER 'nick.' But, I can live with this.
2. The real issue is that I have three computers and (unless I'm nuts) Skype doesn't allow storing your Skype Contacts remotely and don't even have an export function.
This is nuts. But, I figured I could look in Applicationdata\skype, etc and manually merge XML files, right?
GASP. This is the first time in recent memory that I looked at a settings file for a NEW application (especially a 'viral marketing' one like Skype) and didn't find XML config underlying. Skype uses a binary format to store your contacts list locally. Frankly - SHOCKING.
However, someone pointed me to www.jyve.com which purports to offer another abstraction layer on top of Skype and manage contacts. We shall see.
For now, there's a lot of Me's out there.