26 Feb 2000 gbritton   » (Journeyer)

Spent much of the day in a half awake, but what else is new. I'm pretty sure I passed a test this morning, atleast I remember making it to the test, so that's atleast half the battle I suppose.

I became slightly bored this afternoon and wrote a tiny webserver as an exercise, it works quite well actually.

I've also been playing this evening with GnuPG. I decided my 1024bit key wasn't really good enough, so I revoked it. I've been playing with larger keys and have found that 4096bit keys are SLOW. It took 37 minutes to generate a keypair on a p2-233 and took roughly 20 seconds to send an encrypted email to myself. I'm generating somewhat smaller keys now. I'll probably endup settling on a 2048 bit key, but 3072 might be speedy enough for my taste.

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