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A hacker's replacement for Dropbox (and that old NAS in the basement with dying hard drives)

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TL;DR My answer here is rclone (mount) + insert-favorite-cloud-storage (I use Jottacloud) + Seafile on top. Multiple levels of accessibility, no more Dropbox and worrying about hard drives. Scroll to the bottom for a best effort diagram. (-:

Perhaps you can relate; I had a Dropbox account on a free …

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My dead simple note system

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I'm a fan of the terminal and a thoughtfully chosen $EDITOR variable. But enough with the intro. Here is my system, in action. Around 100 lines of bash and a directory with sets of plain text files.

A new document

torvald@gauda ~ $ note
[0] /home/torvald/notes/private
[1] /home …
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Norske og habile passfraser

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Du har sett denne; en lett blanding av tilfeldige ord kan være langt mer habilt enn korte og knotete passord. Men fire «tilfeldige» ord man selv skal finne på blir sjeldent veldig tilfeldig. Debian (med venner) har i pakkebrønnene sine hele ordlister fra de fleste språk. Under er litt bash …

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Website change detection

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I have used for a while. But it has always annoyed me that they don't send me the actual diff when they send me a change notification, just a link to a status page. So here is a simple self hosted version, written in Python, using …

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RSS reader with RegEx matching and push notifications

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Many years ago I made an awful bash script which subscribed to a couple of RSS feeds and pushed notifications to me if it found keywords of value in the title. In the event doing some changes, I made the jump to python. Here is the gist of it, where …

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