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Why you should care about privacy

To follow-up on the article by Arjen Kamphuis, here is another excellent post, by Cory Doctorow, about why you should care about privacy. You should care about privacy because privacy isn’t secrecy. I know what you do in the toilet, but that doesn’t mean you don’t want to close the door when you go in…
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Moving windows to the second (SSD) drive

Apart from a Macbook I also own a private windows laptop. It is a rather old machine (more than three years), so it is becoming a little slow compared to modern hardware. Time for a SSD with more space than the packed 320Gb normal disk. To fully enjoy the new SSD the whole windows installation…
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How to thwart internet spying

Arjen Kamphuis did a great article on the current state of the internet in the light of Snowden and what you should do about it. Apart from the good information he gave, he also offers the best argument against the “but I have nothing to hide” argument, I have seen in years: Despite what some…
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Fix Time Machine Sparsebundle NAS Based Backup Errors

My time machine backups go to an USB disc that is connected to my wifi router. For some reason I got regular problems with time machine. It tells me “Time Machine completed a verification of your backups. To improve reliability, Time Machine must create a new backup for you.” Doing so deletes all past backups. It…
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Host subsonic at home with SSL (Ubuntu install)

Install subsonic at home on your own apache with https and access it over the internet.