the wonderful world of pgp

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so i finally made the plunge. i don't know what the hold up has been. i thought it would be a whole lot more complicated and not worth the hassle. so, i'm in now. i've got GnuPG (gpg) all up and running on my machine and public key sent off to a key server (wwwkeys.pgp.net). here's the key.

shaners becker [gyromx@mindspring.com] //tofu.equals.love

-----BEGIN PGP PUBLIC KEY BLOCK-----
Version: GnuPG v1.2.4 (Darwin)

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-----END PGP PUBLIC KEY BLOCK-----

Fingerprint:

F01F E344 A998 3F61 B6DA FEFD 644A 905C C74F 0352

it is also available here as ASCII-armored PGP key

anyone interested in PGPing their mac and needs a little help, go here. it sure helped me.