Earlier today, a tweet from a colleague got me wondering whether I could set up cron on my NAS drive to give me the ability to run scheduled tasks. I don't leave any machines on at home, but my NAS drive is on 24/7, so it could be useful - especially as a backup system if Google open an API to Takeout!
Compressing Folders into Individual Encrypted 7-Zip Files from the Command Line for Backing Up to Dropbox
As previously mentioned, I've started backing my important files up to Dropbox to make sure I have a copy of the things I can't replace, should the worst happen. To easily encrypt the file contents, I decided to put things into password-protected 7-Zip files before copying into my Dropbox folder.