Cyberpunk Librarian – Episode 11 – Take Back Your Data

Cyberpunk Librarian
Cyberpunk Librarian
Cyberpunk Librarian - Episode 11 - Take Back Your Data

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.


  • 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 needs. Check them out, shop around, and get the best thing for you!


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