Dan Boone wrote:
5) Strive to choose software that will store your data locally, on a hard drive or media that you own and control. This is another way of saying "Never put your data in the cloud." "The cloud" is marketing-speak for somebody else's computer. They can turn it off, delete your data, hold your data hostage, hand your data over to any cop or bureaucrat who emails them a good story, whatever. They control it, not you. That's bad. Jason Scott, archivist for the Internet Archive, calls it "the clown." Never put your data in the clown. If somebody suggests you put your data in the cloud, change the word "cloud" to "clown" and ask yourself if the proposition still sounds good to you. "Sure, I'm happy to put my data in the clown." Right. No. Fuck the cloud.
I have been using Hydrus since some time in 2015 - so if you have any other questions/criteria that you want me to answer (to save you time before you decide to try it or not), I am more than happy to!
Dan Boone wrote:Logan, thank you for those suggestions! I will check out both of them. These little capsule reviews are very helpful to me, even if not everything lines up with my most curmudgeonly desiderata. Online software reviews that are written as SEO bait usually focus on a few of the flashiest features of the software without ever really diving into the sort of nitty-gritty platform details that are, IMO, usually more important than the features.
Dan Boone wrote:It's been almost a year since I started this thread. Has anybody found any good sustainable software (by the cranky/personal definition of sustainable I outlined in the original post) since reading this?
K Eilander wrote:
As far as backups go, I'm using SyncTrayzor, which is the windows ui version of Syncthing though there are mac, linux, and android versions as well (all opensource) The important thing is the tool backs up data between my own computers. All it does is watch for files that change and then copies them back and forth when it detects the other computer/device is online. Set and forget. Works great.