Data-security

*Can* Users Consent to Data Mining, Ethically (Even if Legally)?

Having taken part this week in a panel discussion at the 2017 DLF Forum conference, I raise a question I’ve been struggling with: can users consent to data mining, if they can’t realistically be expected to substantively understand the risks?

Slides and speaking notes from a Digital Library Federation Forum Panel on Data Governance and Ethics

Earlier this week, I presented as part of a panel discussion at the 2017 DLF Forum conference. I am releasing my slides and speaking notes for that presentation.

A Self-Hosted Sync Solution for Zotero

Because of my preference not to use the Zotero server to sync my academic library, I have written a small bash (command-line) function to sync Zotero database files over any server of one’s choosing (including, e.g., OwnCloud or Dropbox).

KeePass2 KPScript Installation on Linux

KeePass2 comes with an extension that gives it a Command-Line Interface. I found it confusing to install in Linux, and so am posting instructions here.

A Converter for Full KeePass2 XML Export to CSV

If you use KeePass2, you may have noticed that CSV exports do not include user-defined columns. I wrote a script to convert KeePass2 XML exports to CSV, allowing CSV exporting from KeePass2.

A Note on Hard Drives and Protected Data

If you need to store protected information on an unencrypted hard drive, even temporarily, there is a quick step that you can take to protect your data from being written possibly irrevocably to the hard drive.

A Converter for Full KeePass2 XML Export to CSV

If you use KeePass2, you may have noticed that CSV exports only have

Paperback is Fascinating, Exciting, and Funnily Funny

Paperback is an open-source program that was apparently created as a joke for paper-based backups, but works, and well.