Been out and about the past month or so.

Day trips with my partner. Mostly to hunt down rocks of various sorts, as well as plants.

Cheviot Rock hunting. Cheviots

Glasgow Botanic Gardens Glasgow Botanic Gardens

Leadhills rock hunting Leadhills



Stay The Course

Be a fucking wolf. Be a fucking lion. Take no shit. Set goals, smash them. Eat people's faces off. Be a better person. Show people who the fuck you are. Never apologise for being awesome. Stay the mother fucking course.



A Year of Crossfit

Well, year and a few weeks. Been going 2-3 times a week to Claymore Crossfit and I have to say, I have had a blast. Cardio has improved, lifts have gone up, all round fitness has increased. And I have to credit it with some other benefits to my life.

Here's to another year of Crossfit!




Updated GPG Public Key

Just a quick note to say my GPG public key has been updated. Same fingerprint and key ID but I added an authentication subkey.

Also, I am in the process of migrating to a hardware token for increased security so my keychain will be completely regenerated at some point, once I have ironed out all the kinks and done some more research. Will keep you posted.


One of the great things

about having a 110 Defender hardtop is the ability to stick a bicycle in the back and have it be completely protected from the elements, as well as not having to partially disassemble it to get it in.

Troll in the Landie


Cryptographic ID

A couple days ago, Peter posted about having a record of cryptographic information that folk can use to verify that he is who they think they are communicating with. I thought this was a good idea and set about creating my own record.

The idea is broadly similar to Keybase but doing it this way means I am not relying on their system for providing verification. It does mean that there is less automation involved but it should be workable for everyone who uses GPG/PGP.

For the record, my current GPG key setup is less than ideal. The private key is held on my daily use machine which is not the most secure method. I have ordered a set of smart cards and a USB reader and I will regenerate my keys to be used on them on an air-gapped computer, likely running Libreboot. When this happens, I will update the id file with my new public key fingerprint and also sign the file as before.