Presented by:


Wm Salt Hale (


/?/ Kilted Globetrotter,
Free/Libre/Open Advocate,
and Lifelong Hacker /?/

Wm Salt Hale is a Seattle local who studies Technology and Society at the University of Washington (UW) Department of Communication and is the Community Director at

He focuses on Free/Libre/Open Source Software (FLOSS) and Culture; Hackers, Makers, and Breakers; and Computer-Mediated Communication using real-time synchronous systems.

Salt attends, organizes, and speaks worldwide at: conferences, conventions, events, festivals, and faires; on the topics of communication, crowdmatching, gnu/linux, information security, music, science fiction/fantasy, web development, and windsurfing. He is very approachable and will always be found wearing a kilt.

No video of the event yet, sorry!

Do you use the same few passwords over and over? Is there a piece of paper with hard-to-remember ones somewhere? How about a file that lives on five different devices and is never up-to-date?

Even the most secure passwords can be broken with a $5 wrench. Long forgotten websites are frequently compromised. Files can be stored in The Cloud, but is that really where such sensitive data should be?

By the end of this presentation, you will be able to combine keepassx and git-annex to maintain and synchronize all of your secure credentials.

2017 October 6 - 10:45
50 min
Room 5102
Seattle GNU/Linux Conference 2017

Happening at the same time:

  1. Passing the Baton: Succession planning for FOSS leadership
  2. Start Time:
    2017 October 6 10:45

    Room 3187

  3. A division of labor: Attempting to measure free software
  4. Start Time:
    2017 October 6 10:45

    Room 5104

  5. SSH and the shell: go forth securely
  6. Start Time:
    2017 October 6 10:45

    Room 1113

  7. Clojure for Unix Hackers
  8. Start Time:
    2017 October 6 10:45

    Room 3199