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Rebuilding my home server with Indie Box

My wife and I have run a server at home pretty much continuously since we came to California in 1995. I remember carrying stacks of Slackware floppy disks home from work: whatever code was needed, I downloaded it at work to a 1.44M floppy disk, and installed it when I got home. Lots of driver…

Idea for how to secure my digital assets

Here's an outline for how this problem could be solved. Note that this is only about "archived", "backed-up" versions of the data, not production use. E.g. to edit my family pictures, I continue to have them on my PC. And to log into a website, I continue to use a local password manager. This is…

Further thoughts on how to secure my digital assets

Further thoughts on this problem. It appears that my different digital assets should be managed using different protection levels. Examples: I don't want my family photos to be publicly accessible. But if a few are, or even if all of them are, that's a much smaller problem than if the login information for all of…

Securing My Personal Digital Assets

Some questions to ponder: If your house burned down, with all your computers inside, how much critical data would you and your family lose? What if you were hit by the bus, could your family still do everything they needed to do? Would they even know which bills to pay on-line every month? It struck…

There’s room for lots of Raspberry Pi alternatives

My Pool Timer is working fine in the back yard. It's really cool to drive it from a web browser, and track when it's running graphically. The Raspberry Pi is working fine. But, the Raspberry Pi is really not the answer for this kind of project. In fact, I'm not entirely sure what project the…