All this "is it real" crap could have been avoided with a single, PGP-signed message.
Customer education is needed. Many of theses devices have upgrades available. Those that don't may not be able to run the newer versions satisfactorily. If a law like this is passed, I see carriers and makers having to shoehorn updates that don't fit and run terribly onto consumer devices that are years out of date.
Carriers and handset makers need to educate customers in order for the customer to protect themselves. The customers themselves need to take responsibility for their device and its security. Carriers' and makers' security history should affect their reputation.
Isn't one of the known goals of capitalism to drive prices to free?
You clearly don't do CACert assurance
If your house were to burn down this evening, your bank accounts emptied, and someone hacked the IRS, state, and local government records to show that you have not paid your taxes, how would you prove otherwise?
The initial purpose of keeping the information is completion. I sheepishly admit to digital hoarding, and this may be feeding that desire. To me, it's easier to scan a document and tag it, rather than importing its information.
I need to keep things like receipts for large purchases for insurance, expense, and warranty purposes, bills and account statements, tax documents, and even things like the rare paper letter I get (e.g. my former tax preparer died last year. If I were to be audited, I'd need some evidence that she's dead. I have a letter from her next of kin and coworkers saying that she died.)
I need original paper for SOME receipts, things with raised seals such as birth certificates or car titles, and other unique items that the originality of the paper would increase its authenticity in a court of law.
What you do seems very similar to what I want to do, perhaps with the exception that I'm a metadata nut and want to be able to search things a little easier, should the need ever arise.
Using Camscanner or its ilk is something that a few friends have suggested, but I find the quality of the scans to be less than I really want for long-term archival. This may suffice for many documents that I'm likely never to look at again, such as bills, but things like letters or tax documents I think may require a little higher quality. Also, if a document is more than one page, camera scanning quickly gets unwieldy. I scanned a 30 page document on the go using Camscanner and it was a painful experience.
Please do post the script. Throw it up on pastebin, or, better yet, https://gist.github.com./
Thanks for this. This is definitely a workflow I need to model.
Thanks for this. It's pretty damned close to what I want, the sole exception being that it's not open source and not cross platform. I might go in on it anyway if I can't find something better.
You are correct. I meant to keep only the things I need originals of: birth certificate, car titles, etc.
As for physical space, I have better things than documents to store in my available basement space: wine, beer, computers, etc.
That's actually a good feature I'd not considered. As a document is added to the system, sign it using PGP and store the signature. That way, I have reasonable certainty that the document has not been modified since initial ingestion, or at least a warning that it may have been compromised if the signature doesn't check out.
These features you list are examples of what I desire in a package that manages documents. I'm not as concerned with OCR, but that'd be a nice feature to have for the lengthier letters and such.
I'm concerned with privacy of backing up to Gmail, even if its labeling is completely what I'm looking for. I suppose I could encrypt everything I send and base its subject on something I can read and label, but that's a lot of rigmarole for something that I really would rather keep locally or on my own backed-up network.
I think SW:TOR is a BioWare thing, with LucasArts just owning the IP.