rclone is a life saver. You might think that’s
hyperbole, but it’s not. Rclone is this file storage Swiss army knife it speaks
many protocols between the various online storage providers allows transfer
between them. I just helped my sister download a massive set of photos shared
with her from Google Drive that were refusing to be zipped and downloaded. We
were waiting for a while to download these files, until I said let’s just go
and use rclone. It’s not exactly a tool that is friendly to expose to the
average nontechnical user, but when you need it you need it. So I went ahead
and set it up to connect to her Google Drive.
One of the most important things you as a civically engaged person can do is
write your local politicians at all levels of government a letter about the
things that annoy and upset you. If you come with solutions, and rational
arguments you will get results by showing that these matter enough for you to
take time out of your day to condense your thoughts into a well defined format.
This is a list of things I learned setting up a Linux lab for my
university. The lab contains 10 workstations, and 1 server. The users are
authenticated centrally against LDAP, and their home directories are
mounted as NFS shares on the server. The lab is powered by Scientific
Linux, which is a Red Hat Enterprise Linux derivative.