The hole…fills!

Earlier today, I did some out-loud thinking about what my archiving needs are and how I might fill them. I wound up openly re-evaluating my attachment to Dropbox. I’ve returned here to re-evaluate that. So exactly what was it I wanted?

  • My Dropbox in transparent, friendly Dropbox-on-my-desktop form on a shared/public computer.
  • Protection against other people on the shared computer accessing the same Dropbox folder.

On the second: I have no secret to hide. I am simply deeply uncomfortable with the idea of being exposed to personal embarrassment because somebody decides to grep my chat logs.

With all of this in mind I went looking for solutions and came back with two:

  1. EncFS – an open encrypted filesystem. Encrypt my home folder. Cuts out hassles I might have with encryption on my own laptop.
  2. Truecrypt – turn the contents of my Dropbox folder into a single encrypted volume. This creates a minor headache in usability for me elsewhere.

by Mark Grealish

in technology

Dashing brigand, handsome rapscallion, father, crazy cat lady and the world's greatest lover and liar, living in Dublin, Ireland.

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