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Entries for Monday, January 30, 2006

January 30, 2006

My OpenPGP smartcard

My OpenPGP smartcard

Now I can pretend to be Jack Bauer with my GPG encryption keys stored on a smartcard. If you encrypt something to 0xC84C962B, you can be certain that it will be seen by my eyes only. Unless a rather bad man has managed to subtly convinced me to give up my PIN, using little more that the art of persuasion, and a length of rubber hose.

I'm not entirely sure what the legalities are of my importing this card into the US, but for now it's nestled snugly in my wallet between my Green Card and my ACLU membership card.

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App to apply ReplayGain volume normalization to MP3s by tweaking the audio data, so the normalized files can be played back on any player (such as yer iPod), not just those that understand the tagging format.

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Slumber Party

Slumber Party

Joy phoned me on my cellphone at work this week.

"Look at your cellphone."


"Look at your cellphone."


I look at my cellphone. This shot, taken by Joy that morning, was my phone's wallpaper.


(Apparently, when Joy decided to take the photo, Bacon was asleep too. However, by the time she'd worked out how to take a photo with my phone, he was just staring.)

About This Site

This is an archive of groovmother.com, the old blog run by Rod Begbie — A Scottish geek who lives in San Francisco, CA.

I'm the co-founder of Sōsh, your handy-dandy guide for things to do in San Francisco this weekend.