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GPG key transition

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I’ve recently set up a stronger (4096R) OpenPGP key, and will be transitioning away from my old (1024D) one. The old key will continue to be valid for some time, but i prefer all future correspondence to come to the new one. I would also like this new key to be re-integrated into the web of trust. Please find here a statement signed with both keys, certifying the transition.

The old key was:

pub 1024D/6286FB6D 2007-11-03
Key fingerprint = 62EE D4F4 6D46 BE9E FF02 220A 2F89 3E7C 6286 FB6D

And the new key is:

pub 4096R/D53FDCB1 2010-09-24
Key fingerprint = 6EB2 23D7 D71E 67A5 3C93 A7DA 3B56 E2BB D53F DCB1

To fetch my new key from a public key server, you can simply do:

gpg --keyserver --recv-key D53FDCB1

If you already know my old key, you can now verify that the new key is signed by the old one:

gpg --check-sigs D53FDCB1

If you don’t already know my old key, or you just want to be double extra paranoid, you can check the fingerprint against the one above:

gpg --fingerprint D53FDCB1

If you are satisfied that you’ve got the right key, and the UIDs match what you expect, I’d appreciate it if you would sign my key:

gpg --sign-key D53FDCB1

Lastly, if you could upload these signatures, i would appreciate it. You can just upload the signatures to a public keyserver directly:

gpg --keyserver --send-key D53FDCB1



Written by andrewsomething

September 24, 2010 at 10:21 pm

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U.K. National Lottery Winner!

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Well, not really….

For some reason, my spam folder doesn’t contain the usual Viagra, porn, and Nigerian prince emails.  The most frequent spam I receive generally is letting me know that I just won £1,000,000 in the U.K. National Lottery. As I’ve only been in the U.K. once, and I certainly never played the lottery while there, I assume they are a scam. (Although, there might actually be some lottery official out there who doesn’t understand why I don’t want to collect my money.)

Well, the other day I opened an email from a British company that began: “Congratulations!” This time I’m pretty sure it wasn’t a scam. The good folks at Canonical accepted my sponsorship request for UDS Dallas! As this will be my first UDS, I’m incredibly excited. I just booked my tickets, and can’t wait to finally meet you all in meatspace.

See you in Dallas!

Written by andrewsomething

October 5, 2009 at 8:43 pm

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print “Hello, World!”

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Alright, I’ve been a Ubuntu Member since last October, and I haven’t set up a blog to be syndicated on Planet Ubuntu yet. That changes now. There hasn’t been an UbuntuOne post in almost two days. I just couldn’t let that happen. Let me tell you what I think!

Alright, I’m just kidding. You don’t have any reason to care what I think about anything since chances are you have no idea who I am. So, please allow me to introduce myself…

My name is Andrew, and I’m an Ubuntu Universe Contributor (aka Ubuntu Contributing Developer). I’ve been an Ubuntu user since Feisty and an active contributor since the Hardy cycle.  I also maintain a few packages directly in Debian. You can find out more about my specific contributions on my wiki page or on my Launchpad profile. I’ll also be up in front of the MOTU-Council on May 28th, as I’ve finally applied to become a MOTU!

So why start a blog? Well, I’m not sure how much I’ll end up posting here, but I’d like to think that some of the things I’ve gone through in my journey into the world of Ubuntu development will be helpful to others thinking about diving in…

Written by andrewsomething

May 20, 2009 at 10:59 pm

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