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The Shut-In Economy

That’s the other side of this, the gender one. The errands being served up by the on-demand economy — cooking, cleaning, laundry, groceries, runs to the post office — all were all once, and in many places still are, the jobs of stay-at-home mothers. Even now, when women outnumber men in the formal workplace, they continue to bear the brunt of that invisible domestic work, often for many, many hours a week. So women — those who can afford it, at least — have the most to win from passing that load on to somebody else.

via The Shut-In Economy.

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SquidMan

SquidMan
SquidMan

SquidMan is cuter and much less dangerous than Cthulhu, and simplifies installation and management of a Squid caching proxy server that you can use locally or make available to other users.

Use case: Household web cache to accelerate browsing for all devices and computers, and also improve privacy by configuring Squid to intercept requests destined for analytics providers, and to ensure web browsers are benefiting from other compliance tools like DNS sinkholes to known-malicious addresses.

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Filosync beta

Have you ever wanted to benefit from using a service like Dropbox for easy and accessible cloud storage without handing over your unprotected data to a third party? Filosync gives you a lot of the benefits of Dropbox or similar services but allows you to have control over the storage and sync service by using encryption and Amazon Web Services.

You run the App, give it your AWS credentials, and you’re done. A safe remote storage service for synchronization.

Filosync is currently in beta, and is headed by Stefan Reitshamer; who is also the author of Arq, the best backup software for the Mac, full stop.