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[O] Fwd: Cooperating with oneself using the cloud?

From: Tim O'Callaghan
Subject: [O] Fwd: Cooperating with oneself using the cloud?
Date: Thu, 25 Sep 2014 14:10:06 +0200

I'm more pragmatic. Obfuscated code or not, it works better than any
other Linux cloud storage system i've used. So far my solution has
allowed me to maintain a reasonably good pan system (and OS)  emacs
and org configuration. Dropbox also 'versions' the encrypted files, so
i can restore them if i need them, which has proven handy. The killer
feature for me is that once i set it up, i do not have to fiddle with
it. No git pulls, pushes, merges or whatever, dropbox does that for

If someone has an open *reliable* equivalent solution then I might switch?

I have no instructions per-se. I did consider git, using git-annexe or
similar tool, but the pre-internet encryption i require does not
easily happen out of the box. If you are only syncing between your own
git servers though and do not care so much file level encryption
git-annexe a remarkable tool. I still cannot get my head around how it
works (symlinks galore!) but it seems ideal for personal sync (but not
to github). This is the nearest thing i've seen to dropbox.

Worth mentioning too is flashbake. This will auto commit your changes
with notes in the commit messages like what mp3 you were listening to
and pages you were browsing at the time of the commit. IIRC you would
have to do the pushing and pulling, but if like me, you are always too
busy or forgetting to commit and push your org files before you switch
systems, this might help.


On 24 September 2014 17:42, Christoph Groth <address@hidden> wrote:
> Tim O'Callaghan wrote:
>> I collaborate with myself via dropbox and encfs. encfs does the
>> encryption, (via  an encrypted fuse filesystem) and dropbox syncs the
>> encrypted files.
> That might be a perfect solution if the dropbox client wasn’t the
> obfuscated piece of closed code it is.
> I actually wonder why they don’t make the client free software. If
> their service is well-designed, security shouldn’t depend on this. Is
> there so much valuable code in there?  Github is tremendously successful
> with a free client (and, regrettably, closed server-side software).
> Christoph

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