Paperback-cli is a tool which encodes any file into a very large 2D #barcode which can be decoded back into the original file. The encoded barcode is resilient to error and can be printed onto a piece of paper to later be scanned and decoded. Paperback-cli can encode upwards of 500 kB of raw data per laser printed page.
Website 🔗️: https://git.teknik.io/scuti/paperback-cli
@skunksarebetter That... makes me feel happier. Thank you.
@skunksarebetter are there Screenshots? Err.. Papershots?
@fink Here's a file which is a very well known one. The DPI is 200, redundancy 1:5, and default for everything else.
@skunksarebetter super punch card, except printed.
@skunksarebetter is this better than magnetic tape in any sense but accessibility of the media??
@efi Paper based backup like this is intended for very small backups which need to have maximal compatibility and durability. The use cases for paper based backups are cryptographic keys for very low density (QR codes), up to password databases or books for high density (Twibright Optar, Paperbak/Paperback-cli).
Magnetic tape is great for large quantities of data, but the equipment needed is out of reach of most people, whereas most people can use a printer and scanner for cheap at a library.
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