this is not quite the cipherpunk's creed...because there is
no such jingoist thing. but still:
"this is my pgp key. there are many like it, but this one is mine.
my key is my best friend. without me, my key is useless."
...except that there are assholes out there who spend time on
engineering pgp short-id collisions.
so, this is my key, as is this really ancient one and also this work key (ignoring some revoked
and expired old keys). my set of keys is of course also available
on this very website.
but if you search the keyservers for keys with my email address or
by short key id, then you'll find some very clashing crap that does
not belong to me at all:
$ gpg --batch --search-keys --keyid-format short B963BD5F
4096 bit RSA key B963BD5F, created: 2014-06-16, expires: 2016-11-02 (revoked) (expired)
4096 bit RSA key B963BD5F, created: 2013-11-03, expires: 2019-07-02
$ gpg --batch --search-keys --keyid-format short 5B586291
1024 bit RSA key 5B586291, created: 2014-06-16 (revoked)
1024 bit RSA key 5B586291, created: 1996-08-03
$ gpg --batch --search-keys --keyid-format short 42BD645D
1024 bit DSA key 42BD645D, created: 1999-06-06, expires: 2015-09-11 (expired)
1024 bit RSA key 42BD645D, created: 2014-06-16, expires: 2015-09-10 (revoked) (expired)
in all three cases the key created on (or with the clock set to) 2014-06-16
is not mine, despite the short form of the key id matching mine. the
long ids are different, just as expected.
morale: short key ids are passé, use the long ones and only the long ones.
morale 2: there's always some asshole somewhere who tries to wreck things
just to wreck things.
[ published on Sat 05.11.2016 12:34 | filed in interests/crypto
...pity that its topic totally applies to me.
(source: the ever-awesome xkcd)
[ published on Sat 03.09.2016 17:20 | filed in still-not-king
das 'innenministerium' heisst auf ungarisch 'belügyminisztérium'.
[ published on Fri 26.08.2016 13:33 | filed in interests/humour
she's a cool person, i highly suspect her boyfriend thinks she's
hot - i find her awesome, because i get the best birthday presents from her.
this year they included, amongst other things, some really hot stuff:
i opened one bottle yesterday, and wohoohoooooot! two hours after having
a little on some toasted bread i still felt it burn around my mouth.
very nice stuff, thank you conny!
[ published on Sat 30.07.2016 21:59 | filed in still-not-king
...finding that photo. i still find it pretty funny.
[ published on Fri 22.07.2016 20:47 | filed in interests/au
weil einen braunen arsch zu haben ist wirklich das letzte.
das wählen in österreich ist ja meistens mehr eine
übung zum arschauswischen; aber diesmal brauchts grad das
[ published on Sat 21.05.2016 15:54 | filed in interests/anti
looking at my life so far i'd classify myself as
a facultative perfectionist, in contrast to my father who
is an obligate perfectionist: i can (occasionally) call something
'good enough' and leave it at that (but i won't be happy), whereas he just
cannot stop until the required degree of perfection is reached.
(of course there's also the dark side of any degree of perfectionist
affliction: lots of things don't get started, at all, if you know or feel
that you won't have the time/energy/whatever to finish it off perfectly and
where that data point fits into the nurture versus nature discussion
i don't know.
[ published on Sun 08.05.2016 16:10 | filed in brainfarts
i salute that 82 year old granny: hers is a perfect example of
making things do what you actually /need/, completely ignoring what
the ven$$or may have intended them for.
[ published on Sat 16.04.2016 13:46 | filed in interests/humour
i though that i have to handle enough bullshit support stuff at work,
but no; apparently you can never have enough of that kind of crap.
[ published on Sat 12.03.2016 12:03 | filed in interests/anti
contrary to initial expectations
azquotes.com neither collects
nor presents any of az's quotes.
bummer. i'm clearly defunct in the notoriety department.
[ published on Sat 06.02.2016 10:15 | filed in interests/humour
after 2.9 years half of them will have died.
i have two colo'd servers, each with two disks, hosted in a well
cooled and ventilated datacenter, all four disks have had less than 75
load cycles, have never been hotter than 29 degrees celsius - but regardless
of that nice environment, the barracudas suck.
the second out of my four Seagate Barracuda 7200.14
is dying, after a measly 2.9 years of constant operation.
the first of the bloody things died precisely at the 2 year mark.
[ published on Mon 25.01.2016 08:24 | filed in interests/comp
english is pretty inconsistent - but hold the presses: this can't be
news to anybody.
this is pretty silly but fun, maybe even news: a few years after
the austrians, the czech now also accept pastafarian traditional headgear!
this is pretty cool and not silly at all: the czech team of developers around
Jan Mate (inf-it.com) have developed two pretty calendar and contacts
web applications that talk calDAV and cardDAV - and it's all self-contained
ECZEMAscript: you park it somewhere (not necessarily on a server), configure
it a little and hey presto, it'll talk to your calendar server.
even better: both CalDavZAP and CardDavMATE are
open and free software under the (A)GPL.
i use both occasionally (with my radicale server), works really well.
colanders off to these guys!
[ published on Fri 01.01.2016 10:37 | filed in interests/comp