I have procrastinated this question a lot because I know it is a complex and a "crossover". That's why I have hesitated if to ask it here, on Ask Ubuntu, or somewhere else, let's say, Freelancer or Workspace. But, I have decided in the end, I need technical solutions to my socio-professional problems.
So, let's get to the point. I've been working as an online shop administrator for my former boss. But, till now I was paid only with praises and thanks. When I have explicitly asked for my money, I was asked to give detailed "proofs" of my work. Giving the fact that, at the beginning of our collaboration, my ex-boss told me that he knows everything I do online, I find it very weird to be asked right now for "proofs". So, I believe now this is only one of his tactics to delay my payment or even to discourage me.
Anyway, luckily, I had the inspiration to install Ubuntu One and to synchronise my work folder. So, theoretically, I have most of my "evidence" online and I can send him the link to see it. But here is the hard part, and here I need your answer and advice.
I am new in this Linux world and I had a lot of headache to make Ubuntu One work (and I still can't make the right-click menu work all the time). And I am hesitant about sharing my precious work files to a person that might try to erase or alter them.
Giving these facts, here are my worries and questions:
- How can I share my folder (and its files and sub-folders) to my former boss in such a way that he cannot alter them?
- Does Ubuntu One show (to the person I share with) the hour and date of the synchronisation (or when I have uploaded the file online)?
- Does Ubuntu One have any bugs related to synchronisation? If so, how can I fix this? I mean that, long after synchronising (or directly uploading) a file/folder, I saw a message in the right-top part of the screen saying something like that "file blablah.jpg it is uploaded". How can taht be? I mean, if I synchronise file blablah.jpg on 1 September, how can I see the message about its synchronisation on 5 or 10 or 12 September? Shouldn't it happen instantly? How does it affects the date shown online? I need the read time dates to be shown, in order to convince my boss that my work was real. (And if I can't convince him, I need to convince the authorities if it is necessarily to go my issue further).
- What other security advices can you give me related to Ubuntu One?
Please, excuse the complexity of my question, but I really need an answer so I can then answer to my ex-boss. I also intend to continue to use Ubuntu One at work to upload my important files.
If my question is not clear enough, please, do ask me for further details. I look forward for your answers as I think they will be helpful for other newbies too.