Monday, March 27, 2006

Hackergotchi Received

I received a really great head from Aaron 'abock' Bockover.
Karel 'scapor' Demeyer also submitted some excellent heads. My thanks go out to both of you.

Hackergotchi Request

I have a couple of source images if someone would be kind enough to make me a hackergotchi. Thanks.

Sunday, March 26, 2006

Go Forth and Popt No More!

In the spirit of the GNOME Goals, I have created a patch to transition Seahorse to GOption.

This weekend was crazy with the rents and the twin visiting for Clemson Sprints. The races went well on Saturday with Clemson earning the Men's Points trophy for the second year in a row! The alumni party last night was wild as we were all drinking from our trophy.

LUG Pimpage: Next weekend CLUG is sponsoring TigerLAN, the biggest LAN party in the upstate of South Carolina. If you're in the area, admission is $10 until Wednesday night at midnight or $15 at the door.

Monday, March 20, 2006

Signing Blog Posts

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Some people have been wondering why I've been GPG signing some of my blog posts. I'm attempting to demo the Encryption Applet present in Seahorse HEAD. It GPG encrypts, decrypts, signs, verifies and imports the contents of both the select/middle click and ctrl-c/v clipboards. It was created to provide some friends who use web mail an easy way to use GPG. The reason that some posts are signed and others aren't is because signing a text block strips fancy formatting and reinserting the formatting after signing the text destroys the validity of the signature.
Version: GnuPG v1.4.3rc2 (GNU/Linux)


GnuPG Glossary

This first installment of GnuPG Glossary comes straight from sunny Cocoa Beach, FL. There are two versions of the same term that always give me and sometimes other developers that work very closely with GPG considerable consternation. The term trust is often used to both describe believing a key to belong to who it says it does as well as believing that person to be capable of verifying other's identities properly. More correctly, one should say that the key is valid and the owner is trusted for each of the respective concepts. Here's a reference with an example of each.

Thursday, March 16, 2006

Free at last Free at Last

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After the week from hell studying almost non-stop, I have successfully completed the two exams ghoulishly planned for the week before spring break. I am now officially finished with school for a solid week. I am off to Cocoa Beach, FL to row with the manatees and porpoises.

I also lucked out by finding out last night I didn't have to be in the driver's seat for 9 hours. If you don't hear from me, assume I've passed on to a much better place.
Version: GnuPG v1.4.3rc2 (GNU/Linux)


Wednesday, March 15, 2006

New House and Exams

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My roommates and I signed a lease this morning for a farm house 15 minutes from campus. 4 bedrooms, 3 baths and high speed internet. What more could one ask for? The yard is enormous and I'll attempt to post pictures at some point. It's great to get that taken care of. We move in May 1st.

In the wind down into spring break, I have two big exams. One is this afternoon and the other is tomorrow morning. I've been studying nonstop for the past week and will officially be on break after tomorrow. *whew*
Version: GnuPG v1.4.3rc2 (GNU/Linux)


Sunday, March 12, 2006

Fight in the Dog: NCAA Championships for Men Must Die!

Fight in the Dog: NCAA Championships for Men Must Die!

Even though this blog focuses on LWT women, who definitely deserve more than the two sentences recently written in Rowing News, as a LWT man I must agree. I think the NCAA has hurt women's rowing as much as Title IX has helped it. I'd hate to see men's rowing share the same fate.

Thursday, March 09, 2006

Patches Patches Everywhere

Reworked a patch for respecting proxy preferences. Wrote a patch to allow the cache reminder in the notification area to be disabled.

I also received my new WinTech 1x today. I had a great row and many more are expected. : ) I'll make an attempt to post pictures later.

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

You can't foo everyone all the time

I made a couple of quick changes to window icons in seahorse-daemon and seahorse-applet. The about dialog now displays the snazzy new icon Nate whipped up.

I posted a patch so that our HKP key fetching respects the GNOME proxy. Hopefully, I'll find some time to create a patch to hide the passphrase cache icon in the notification area soon.

If this post finds it's way to p.g.o, hello to everyone!

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Seahorse Development Release

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Hot on the heels of 0.8.1 is our first development release 0.9.0. This is from HEAD in cvs, soon to be svn. Here are the highlights from the release notes:

* Major Changes between 0.8 and 0.9:

* Simple management of SSH keys
* Panel applet for clipboard encryption [Adam Schreiber]
* Better HIG in dialogs [chpe, Jim Pharis]
* Display keys and key properties in a simpler manner.
* Uses libnotify to display signature notifications.
* Key sharing on local network via DNS-SD
* Better help documentation [Adam Schreiber]
* Display photo IDs on OpenPGP keys [Adam Schreiber]
* Tons of other smaller UI enhancements and bug fixes
[MD5 sum: 43f84868090b1c41d82ef8d5e9165481]
Version: GnuPG v1.4.3rc1 (GNU/Linux)


Sunday, March 05, 2006

New Stable Seahorse Release

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Seahorse 0.8.1 Has just been released with some fixes and updated/new
translations. 0.9.0 can't be long now, so get ready to be blown away by
the changes between the two. The release notes follow.

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A stable release

* About Seahorse:

Seahorse is a GNOME application for managing PGP keys. It also
integrates with nautilus, gedit and other places for encryption,
decryption and other operations. Seahorse is based on GPG and GPGME.

This release implements most 'PGP type' functionality and should be
useful for anyone familiar with OpenPGP.

Current work on seahorse is going into making encryption easier for end
users to use and (where needed) comprehend. The 0.9.x releases will
reflect this.

* Changes between 0.8 and 0.8.1:

* Better HKP support for strange key servers.
* Updated gedit plugin to work with gedit 2.14
* Fixed signing of keys with GPG 1.4.2 [Daniel Rodriguez Garcia]
* Fixed some minor packaging and build problems.
* Many smaller bug fixes.

Updated Translations:

* Alexander Shopov (bg)
* Miloslav Trmac (cs)
* Manual Borchers (de)
* Adam Weinberger (en_CA)
* Francisco Javier F. Serrador (es)
* Ilkka Tuohela (fi)
* Gabor Kelemen (hu)
* Takeshi AIHANA (ja)
* Tino Meinen (nl)


Source code:
[MD5 sum: 1f16678e465f20758aff293676e7e291]

Seahorse 0.8.1 requires GPGME 1.0 or later and GPG 1.2.x or 1.4.x:


* The website and other online resources haven't been updated to
reflect the new release. This will occur shortly.
* Bug reports are appreciated should be filed in the GNOME Bugzilla.
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Saturday, March 04, 2006

Sickness and Slackware

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I'm feeling much better today after fighting with a sinus infection for
the past half week. I managed to get Network Manager 0.5.0 installed and
working yesterday after seeing Bill Moss give a presentation at the
Clemson Linux User Group meeting this past Thursday. Buoyed by that
success, I wanted to get 0.6.0 working and set out to find out how
Dropline GNOME built it. I ended up creating a patch against
src/backends/NetworkManagerSlackware.c that tests for the presence and
executability of rc.howl, and rc.avahidaemon and restarts the
appropriate one. Hopefully in the near future the latest hal and dbus
will be available from DLG and 0.6.0 will build.

I recently ordered a new racing shell from Wintech Racing and found out
it will be delivered this week. I'm very excited to get back out on the
water again.
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