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Tutorial: How to use sftp with keys in Gnome Files (Nautilus)

For all the non-geeks reading this: “Gnome Files” (in this tutorial I will refer to it by its old name, Nautilus) is a file manager in Linux. (A file manager is the program which lets you browse your all your files and folders). “Sftp” is a protocol that makes it possible to remotely access a server that’s running a program called “OpenSSH”.

Recently I discovered that it was possible to use Nautilus in order to access sftp (ssh) servers. Continue reading “Tutorial: How to use sftp with keys in Gnome Files (Nautilus)”

Why Angela Merkel’s idea of a European Internet is insufficient to prevent snooping by the NSA

This week it was widely reported that the German chancellor Angela Merkel, intended to discuss the creation of a European communications network with the French president Fran├žois Hollande in a meeting scheduled for today. (19/02/14.) The intent behind this ‘EU Internet’ is to avoid surveillance of emails and other sensitive information by storing data on servers located in Europe instead of in the US. Continue reading “Why Angela Merkel’s idea of a European Internet is insufficient to prevent snooping by the NSA”

Dreaming of a White Christmas

The perfect Christmas is always white. At least for those of us who live in an area where snow is a phenomenon of regular occurrence. Of course the snow we’re yearning for isn’t of the wet, sloppy, annoying kind that makes your boots wet and miserable and make everybody inclined to hasten back indoors as soon as possible.

Instead the snow of our wildest Christmas dreams is of the variety that covers everything with a celestial gown consisting of countless billions of tiny frozen jewels, fit for reindeer sleighing late at night under a starry black winter sky. Continue reading “Dreaming of a White Christmas”

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