This week’s episode is about some critical stuff: making sure that the digital data that we produce doesn’t get lost. So we’re talking back-ups, passwords, and encryption. It may not sound like as fun and exciting of a topic as other things we’ve discussed, but it’s monumentally important. And really, the technical bits of this can be a really interesting puzzle piece together. It’s rare that I come across two people who have the same exact setup when it comes to doing their back-ups… and even rarer that they use the same password and encryption tools as well (if they use encryption at all).
Here’s a quick run-down of stuff covered in this episode:
- RetroPie’s call for help with trademark law
- Crashplan – a back-up solution that you can host yourself, if you want
- rsnapshot – an rsync-based back-up solution that I use in-house
- Let’s Encypt – a means of providing secure encrypted traffic to websites (for free)
- LastPass – an online password vault service
- KeePassX – the password manager I use (coupled with owncloud. But you could use nextcloud or even Dropbox if you want to)
- Archwiki’s description of using LUKS for full disk encryption
That should do it. See you next week!