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My PGP Key – II

Filed under: Personal — abbe @ 0032

My previous PGP key (ID: 0xA03F4261) is no more. :-(. It expired yesterday, and before I extend its lifetime, I accidentally did rm -rf .gnupg. So, from today I’m using a new PGP key (with no expiry date). Following are the details:

PGP Key ID: 0x1F2F8410762E5E74
PGP Key Fingerprint: 1E00 4679 77E4 F8EE 2E4B 56F2 1F2F 8410 762E 5E74
Public Key: http://keyserv.nic-se.se:11371/pks/lookup?op=get&search=0x1F2F8410762E5E74


OpenDNS for faster domain name resolution

Filed under: Experiments, Fun — abbe @ 0209

I just discovered a cool service named OpenDNS. OpenDNS provides a free domain name resolution server. The domain name resolution is quite fast and with no noticeable latency. They also provide a phishing filter, where phishing sites were blocked at the time of domain name resolution, and typo-correction.

Fishing G00GL3

So, why not try it.

gbye Gaim

Filed under: Personal — abbe @ 0148

Well, I recently stopped using Gaim, as I realized that I’m not using any other IM technologies except Jabber (well I’m also using IRC but not on Gaim), so why carry a Swiss Army Knife. So, for Jabber, I’m using Gajim (Gaim with a j in the middle). It is available as an RPM from Fedora Extras. It supports Gmail notification, and couple of other extensions to XMPP protocol like Multi-user chat etc., XML console and many more (which I’ve not encountered yet) in addition to core XMPP protocol.


Filed under: Hacking — abbe @ 0124


Last fortnight, I created an SRPM for Exaile to Z0D. Exaile is a cool amaroK like media player for GNOME. It is written in Python. It also supports my now favorite last.fm track submission. Anyways, you can download the SRPM from http://wahjava.googlepages.com/exaile-0.2.5b-1.src.rpm (md5sum50d2a83185b0173ba24eec81efc8b9bf). Happy Exaileing


Free and Open Source Java

Filed under: Yippee!! — abbe @ 0135

Sun Microsystems Inc. is planning to release complete Java stack (including Standard Edition, Enterprise Edition, Mobile Edition) under GPLv2 license. For more information, refer to Free and Open Source Java.

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