I thought it was quaint that our members of parliament physically walk through a counting area, and are physically counted, until I watched it in realtime. FFS, get an electronic vote counting system like everyone else.

@wiktor Hey, d'you know of an existing authentication protocol over HTTPS that uses PGP keys?

Thinking about tunnelling our API calls inside e.g. AES-GCM (like 1Password for teams), looking for an existing mechanism for establishing the shared secret based on the user's PGP key...

Awesome watching @ian automate deleting email addresses from a Google Sheet after 30 days. More of this to come ...

Trying to detangle my final Google thing: Calendar.

I've been stuck because of reciprocal sharing with my family's calendars.

Google makes it impossible for them to share with me if I don't have a Google account...

Solution is to keep an otherwise inactive Google account *just* to "receive" their calendar, then pull their cals into Fastmail by connecting it to the G account :\

Can anyone name some good technical non-profits? I’m planning to read their articles of association and see how they’ve defined their social purpose. Obvious ones: signal, mozilla, tor, let’s encrypt...

Entirely pointless potential Saturday morning project alert.

Now that smart reply AI has got so good, it feels like the right time to revisit making a chatbot to reply to all the exciting “business opportunities” I’m getting via email...

Just came across @wiktor's Web Key Directory (WKD) tester, awesome!

(WKD is a way of finding a PGP key from an email domain via HTTPS)


Huge week starting on the teams functionality in Fluidkeys and working through how to become a non-profit. Gonna be a busy March :) fluidkeys.com/weeknotes/week-2

I wonder if Australia's new Technical Capability Notice powers could be used to compel Google to switch on that disabled microphone?

"compulsory notices for a designated communication provider to build a new interception capability"

I mean, it seems like it fits...

I’m officially intrigued. I’ve never used Gopher but it sounds like we’d get along... does it make sense to port/serve my blog to/on Gopher[space]?

“We must revive Gopherspace”

Anyone have a recommendation for a @mailchimp alternative? Our wish list:

* EU based company
* API: get subscriber list & webhook on subscribe
* Respectful of privacy (can disable link/open tracking)
* Aimed more on *announcements* than marketing

Will consider self-hosting!

One of my favourite things about working on Fluidkeys is speaking to new people every week, and discovering there are *soo* many people trying to do security right for their customers. It's definitely not all doom and gloom!

Thanks to everyone whose valuable feedback guided today's release of Fluidkeys 👋

Now you can send private keys and certs direct from a file with no fiddly copy/paste 💾


Nor are companies:

"Perfect credit cooperation models between retailers and suppliers. Strengthen anti-monopoly and anti-unfair competition law enforcement, strengthen investigation and prosecution of acts of market distortion, false propaganda, commercial swindling, commercial slander, commercial bribes and other such unlawful acts, expose model cases and major cases increase the costs for enterprises to break trust, and stimulate sincere business and fair competition"

Civil servants aren't off the hook:

"...enter civil servants’ personal credit information concerning reports on events, records of sincerity and cleanliness in government affairs, the results of annual evaluations, acts violating laws, disciplines and contract into their files"

Some select highlights:

"Sincerity in government affairs is the crux of social credit system construction..."

"[to] perfect mechanisms and procedures for government policymaking, raise the transparency of policymaking"

"...broaden channels for public participation in government policymaking, strengthen social supervision over and constraints on the use of power, improve government credibility, establish an honest image of an open, fair and clean government."

(it isn't how I expected)

Finished prepping my talk on China's Social Credit System (thanks for the great links).

I was most surprised by the official Planning Outline [translated]: chinacopyrightandmedia.wordpre

1/2 of the focus is on government itself (typically I read only about area #3):

1. integrity in government affairs
2. commercial integrity
3. societal integrity
4. judicial credibility

Slightly sad but mostly relieved to be shutting down my PGP keyserver monitoring service.

It wasn't working well and it was difficult and stressful to maintain.

Planning how to close it respectfully and delete people's data has felt good. Getting some nice email replies :D


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