Python Backup Script with rsync

UPDATE: I rewrote the whole script. You can find it here!

I wanted to get into Python recently and to have a reason to actually learn the language, I thought to myself, why not replace the bash-scripts I use on my private computer. I started with my backup script, that saves my home-folder to my external usb-drive.

With this article I’ll describe what I did and why. I’ll have some thoughts in my mind on what the script should do. You’ll see these below. Afterwards I’ll show how I accomplished these things.

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My conky setup

I’ve been a longtime fan of conky setups and watched many threads where users post their configurations, but I couldn’t bother writing my own configuration.

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MAC Spoofing under Linux

The announcement of the recent attacks on Tor-users that exploit a Firefox vulnerability in Javascript suggested some things to remain anonymous whilst using Tor, such as disabling JavaScript, using the most recent versions of Firefox, install firewalls and so on. One interesting measure named was to often change your MAC address so there’s one less vector to identify you and your surfing behavior.

I thought to myself, why only use it with tor, why not always? There’s no reason not to do it. The term we’re looking for here is called MAC spoofing. There’s a short but interesting paper discussing this topic. Be sure to read it.

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