Today, while heading by the Belgravia elementary school, I found a Coyote perched on top of the tobogganing hill. It's pretty brazen for a coyote to be out in a public area like this. After getting spooked, it loped its way through the elementary school playground.

I've been debating whether to lug my camera around on the off-chance I happen to find something interesting when I'm out and about. This was reinforced by the near-miss I had yesterday with the great horned owl perched on my neigbour's garage.

I found two old friends while I was sorting my lego.

I'd love to see the distribution of random seeds chosen for ML experiments. I bet 42 is over-represented.

Losing power during the winter is an eerie thing. Really reminds you how much our way of life depends on utilities.

A socially distant visit

closing tabs is self-care

Everyone is talking about finding gray hairs from the stress of 2020.

I just found a white beard hair, so maybe I’ll age into a wizard instead.

Behold the loaf

## What I did Nov 9th-15th

• took a mini holiday
• added unit-testing to my indieblog
• small typesetting and UX changes
• made it possible to post multiple photos quickly
• generated PGP and SSH keys
• made my first batch of eggnog

## GPG command cheat-sheet

Check what your key id is:

gpg --list-keys

The output will display: rsaXXXX/your_key_id_here

The key fingerprint will also be listed below.

Check a key fingerprint:

gpg --with-fingerprint <public_key.asc>

Let's say that you have a secret key on a card device (e.g., a yubikey) and you don't want it on the device anymore.

gpg --delete-secret-keys <key-id>

You can verify the key has been removed by running

gpg --card-status

which will display all the info about the card. Under general info sec# should now be listed instead of sec> this means that the secret key is now stored offline and not on the device.

If you're using MacOS, add this to your bash configuration, typically ~/.bash_profile.

 # Restart the GPG agent
gpg-connect-agent KILLAGENT /bye
gpg-connect-agent /bye
if [ -S $(gpgconf --list-dirs agent-ssh-socket) ]; then export SSH_AUTH_SOCK=$(gpgconf --list-dirs agent-ssh-socket)