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I tried out JungleDisk as well as SpiderOak as I was looking for client-side encrypted cloudspace.
I was disappointed in both of them.
Spider-Oak was slow and I could never tell what the software was actually doing. JungleDisk was more transparent. Yet both have severe issues with special characters in filenames. I'm from Germany and we have umlauts (ä,ö,ü) and other weird characters (ß) which are part of our language. When cross-syncing between a PC and a Mac I ended up with duplicates for all files with special characters, half of them not accessible anymore. It was a big mess. I thought these special character issues should be gone, but they are not.
I went back to DropBox and now use Securstick ( for client-side encryption as I wanted individual file/filename encryption instead of a fragile encrypted container (although plain Truecrypt works fine with Dropbox).

Duplicati ( with plain S3 is also a contender for client-side encrypted cloudspace, but it's not out for Mac yet.

wurst: heh, yet another tool... and using webdav for local access of files? Seems pretty... funky. Is there any guarantee that unencrypted data is never exposed?
The WebDAV approach makes it possible to use it even without admin rights.
As the magazine is excellent and they are VERY security conscious, I couldn't imagine them developing a faulty tool. All components are open source. But I haven't tried it yet...

AFAIK TC Explorer needs admin rights as well.

Just a week ago the excellent c't magazine introduced a tool for true usb-stick encryption with open source tools, working in Windows/Linux/OSX.
This method does not need admin rights and works cross-platform.
Check the (google translated) website here:|en
Or Original in German here:

DC Website Help and Extras / Donating with Paypal doesn't work
« on: January 31, 2007, 02:15 PM »
I wanted to donate today via Paypal.
I got to the Paypal site, I log in - and I always get
We are sorry, we are experiencing temporary difficulties. Please try again later. If this error occurred while making a payment, avoid duplicate payments by checking your Account Overview before resending a payment.

Message 3504
that's happening the whole of this week
German Paypal site....

Find And Run Robot / ndff - could it be of use for FARR?
« on: January 28, 2007, 01:46 AM »
already a couple of months ago I discovered ndff, a blazing fast commandline search for the NTFS file system. it's very quick but I never used it much....
could it be made useful for FARR by integrating its searching techniques?
NDFF is command-line utility that performs extra fast file searching on local NTFS partition. The main advantage over any other file searching tool currently available (including the one found in Windows Explorer) that it looks for file directly in MFT, which is system data table of NTFS. This approach lets avoid reading all the directories contained on the volume, thus speeding up the operation by many times. For example, my 30 GB large partition full of files and directories is scanned in less than 10 seconds, while it takes several minutes to scan it in traditional way.

The main disadvantage of the approach is that the tool cannot look for the file in directory subtree. NTFS partition is the only scope understood by it. Of course, the utility could have filtered out the files that are not located in subtree of interest, but this did not decrease the time to scan the scope wanted. In other words, file search time depends only on number of files located on partition, and cannot be decreased by any hint from user.

This makes the utility useful for searching the files that user does not have an idea where they could have been placed of. On the other hand, it is not efficient to find the files that are known to be located in a dozen or two of subdirectories.

Find And Run Robot / Re: FARR: One Commandbox to rule them all...
« on: January 26, 2007, 01:37 AM »
sorry, I meant SPOTLIGHT
it's one box on the top right, searches a full-text index, the start menu, everything.
so it's a search-engine-program-starter-one-in-all-thingy

Find And Run Robot / Re: FARR: One Commandbox to rule them all...
« on: January 25, 2007, 09:51 AM »
great news!

Find And Run Robot / FARR: One Commandbox to rule them all...
« on: January 25, 2007, 09:22 AM »

I have a vision of FARR: One Box that I can input text and that then transfers the input to either

- start a programm (like FARR does now)
- open a folder (like FARR does now)
- transfers to input my favorite desktop searchengine (e.g. Copernic Desktop Search, Google, or Locate)
- transfers the input to my favorite command line (e.g. monash)
- transfers the input to the inbuild Opera Mail Search

any other box I put my mind to  (= some sort of a plugin system; Launchy has e.g. a plugin for Firefox favorites)
One could e.g. work with prefixes (like "S" for search, "C" for command, etc.)

See what I'm up to? Something like Finder on Mac in advanced...
You only have FARR to start stuff, search for stuff etc... FARR would just pass on input to other search boxes on the computer
Because I don't like all those boxes on my desktop.

Would that be possible?



Find And Run Robot / Re: FARR v2.00.01 ALPHA PREVIEW Release
« on: December 23, 2006, 01:02 AM »
that looks amazing! please hook a brother up with a download link...


UrlSnooper / Re: URLSnooper Standalone Version?
« on: February 13, 2006, 10:19 AM »
ah, cool.
this in fact would be fab-ou-lous....!!!
;) thanks

UrlSnooper / URLSnooper Standalone Version?
« on: February 13, 2006, 09:44 AM »

I have, like some others I think, problems with the correct winpcap and urlsnooper comibination. somehow i don't get it to work correctly...
what about releasing urlsnooper as a 'standalone' version that brings a network driver with it (something bullet proof...)?
I think that could solve some problems...

best regards and thanks for all your great stuff,


Find And Run Robot / Re: Links to Review and Comments - Add yours!
« on: January 22, 2006, 05:34 AM »
Entry in the EFB, the biggest german freeware forum:

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