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Standard Notes vs. Joplin

Standard Notes vs. Joplin

"Note taking" is an app category that I have played with before, but never taken seriously because the dots did not all line up -- there was insufficient feature coverage. Now that I have that, "note taking" (and syncing, and organizing, and search....) has suddenly become a veritable killer app. I use it constantly during the day, obviously more than just note taking: I am building a personal knowledge base.

Current Options for Private Chatting

Current Options for Private Chatting

Time to get off the mass surveillance grid. There are now multiple open source, point-to-point-encrypted, seriously evesdropping-resistant chatting options, most of them quite polished and easy to use.

Android: Copperhead vs. CyanogenMod

Android: Copperhead vs. CyanogenMod

(I am afraid I have never actually used stock Android, thus it gets no mention here.)

E-Mail Encryption is Smooth as Silk

E-Mail Encryption is Smooth as Silk

I believe it has been probably ten years, perhaps even longer, since the first time I set up my e-mail client for encryption. And then waited, eagerly, for someone else to join the club so I could play with it. Ten long years I have waited, and finally I have some play-mates!

Hard Disk Encryption Soothes Laptop Loss

Hard Disk Encryption Soothes Laptop Loss

One of several compelling cases for hard disk encryption: laptop loss or theft.

If You are a Geek, Do Run Your Own Mail Server?

If You are a Geek, Do Run Your Own Mail Server?

For starters, it is not very hard because there tends to be a lot of documentation out there on the subject. Here[1] for instance is a rock-solid, step-by-step recipe for setup on a Debian Linux machine. Figure it out once, keep good notes, and you are good for a lifetime.