11 – Take Back Your Data
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Join Daniel Messer, the Cyberpunk Librarian, as he discusses the ways, the means, and the reasons for taking back control of your data. Do you really need a cloud based solution? Maybe not! And even if you do, make sure you get the right thing for your needs. Links OwnCloud – It’s like Dropbox for your own server Setting up OwnCloud on GoDaddy – I’ve done it, and it’s not hard; especially if you know how to make MySQL databases work with websites. BitTorrent Sync – Using torrents to sync your data with yourself and your friends. SyncThing – Like BitTorrent Sync, but open source. Vienna – Standalone RSS reader for OS X NetNewsWire – Another standalone RSS reader for OS X Liferea – Standalone RSS reader for Linux Akregator – Standalone RSS reader for KDE (Also Linux, but specifically for KDE.) RSSOwl – Cross platform, Java based RSS reader. Brief – A RSS reader add-on for Firefox. Also a cross platform solution that integrates right into your browser. AlternativeTo – There are other solutions to your software…