A few weeks ago, I discovered pam_mount. This wonderful piece of software allows you to type in a single password, log into your system and mount all encrypted drives at the same time, by using the same password for your encrypted drive as your login password. While this makes your encryption password slightly less secure, as there is a hashed version of it available, it also makes it so much more convenient to use ecryption in the first place. If you would go unecrypted otherwise, it is definitely worth a look.
Archive for July, 2008
Finally I found out how to bring my Thunderbird back to speed. The extremely simple solution was to move all e-mails out of my inbox and create a dedicated folder for those that I want to keep. Simple and effective. Now Thunderbird is fun to use again
EDIT: I should also mention that I have tried several alternatives, like claws-mail or KMail and while they are definitley good mail clients they did not provide the features (especially live virtual folders) and stability I was used to from Thunderbird.