GPG Key Transition
My current PGP/GnuPG key is expiring, so I've rolled a new one. The ID of the new key
0x3C7775DD37811E62 (full fingerprint:
1ED5 E5A3 01C3 D109 9040 2289 3C77 75DD 3781 1E62)
and it should be in your favorite keyservers,
cross-signed by my old key. You can also find it at https://files.roguelazer.com/roguelazer.gpg.
It has also been attached to my keybase.io account and my Github
profile. My previous key (
) has not been revoked
and has not been compromised, but you should still stop using it if possible. The new key is a 4096-bit RSA
key with SHA-2 digest signatures — I'm not quite bold enough to switch to ECC for a long-lived key yet.
My signed transition document is below, and can also be found at
you prefer to download it directly.
Additionally, I have generated a separately-signed key with ID
0x233E5EAF0EC3ABA9 (full fingerprint:
14E8 9660 188D BC9B 2C17 67AA 233E 5EAF 0EC3 ABA9). This key should not be used for communication,
but will only be used to sign VCS commits/tags/&c (in Git and perhaps in
Pijul). It's going to be on my [managed] work computer, so treat it with a grain
Vim Setup: 2019
It's been a little while since I posted about my editor configuration, and I thought I might post what I'm using
now. I guess the most notable change is that (after much prodding from my coworker Drew
Ditthardt) I've switched from Vim to Neovim. Neovim is a vim-compatible editor
written in C and Lua (as opposed to Vim, which is written in C, Vimscript, and prayers). I upgraded to Vim 8 last
year and have had a few too many segmentation faults in the editor, so I decided to switch to something where more
functionality was implemented in a memory-safe language. So far, Neovim has been pretty good to me, although the
new process model means that it's pretty hard to write functions which invoke an external process which takes
interactive input from a user.
As is probably expected for this sort of thing, here's a couple of screenshots; the first is of VimR, and the second is
from NeoVim in
Terminal.app, both editing files from rust-mysql-binlog:
Firefox Setup: 2019
Here's a quick post on how I use and configure Firefox on my Macs. The last time I posted
about any of this was in 2011, and things have
changed a fair bit since then. First, a screenshot (from my new iMac):
Key extensions for this setup:
- Vim Vixen
- Vim keybindings for Firefox. Not quite as good as Vimperator, but works with modern Firefox, and getting better
all the time. The only thing I really miss is macro recording, which I used all the time in Vimperator.
- Tree-Style Tabs
- Our monitors are widescreen; why would you try to stack tabs …
2019 iMac First Impressions
For the first time since early 2010, I have a desktop computer again!
It's a 2019 5K Retina iMac with an Intel Core i5-9600K (9th Generation, 6 physical cores), 16GB of RAM, AMD Radeon
Pro 580X, and a 1TB SSD. Geekbench isn't exactly scientific, but it reports this computer as 50% faster single-core,
150% faster multi-core than the computer it's replacing.
I don't know if you're aware of this, but Twitter hasn't been a very good
company in the last few years. Between the aiding and abetting of white supremacists,
the continued hosting of our obnoxious orange tweeter-in-chief, and the ongoing
user-hostile platform changes, it's just not
as fun of a place as it was when I joined on November 14,
2007. So, uh, I'm not there any more.
No, I didn't delete my Twitter account. However, I have started trying to use a new
microblogging system in its stead: Mastodon. Mastodon is an
interesting idea: it's a federated social network …
Pebble Time Steel Review
In February, I Kickstarted the Pebble Time. As soon as it was announced (March 3), I upgraded my Kickstarter pledge to the Pebble Time Steel. As you might remember from last year, I had Kickstarted the original Pebble ("Pebble Classic" now) and purchased the Pebble Steel as soon as it was released, so this was a no-brainer.
Well, it took a few months longer than expected, but my Time Steel arrived about a week ago, and here's my review.