• GPG Fingerprint ID

    Right before I headed back to Maryland yesterday, I spotted some laserable aluminum cards on one of the supply shelves at my parents’ house. Since I’ve been messing around with GPG & keybase.io lately, I thought I’d make an ID card with my GPG fingerprint. I think I need to do a bit more work on the Uniontown Labs logo to make it scale better, but I was running short on time. If anyone has interest in a card like this, please let me know.

    GPG Fingerprint Card

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  • A Plaque for Luka

    A friend’s puppy recently passed away, and I thought I’d make something for her since I know how much she cared for Luka. My mom started a laser engraving business when she retired, and I decided to engrave Luka’s photo into a piece of hard maple using her laser engraver. I don’t like using computers for creating things when possible, but it seemed like the best option in this case. I had to spend a decent amount of time in Photoshop trying to get rid of image scaling artifacts, but I think I found a way to hide the blocky scaling artifacts by adding a subtle random noise texture to the image.


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  • A First on My Last Day

    Disclaimer: I know enough about security to know that I know next to nothing about security.

    Today is my last day as an employee at SparkFun Electronics, and while trying to wrap up a few loose ends, I found myself needing a secure way to send Tyler a private key so he could access a few AWS instances. Luckily, he has a link to his GPG key on his site, so I decided to give that a try. I’ve used GPG in the past, but I was only messing around with it, and never had a legitimate use. This, I’m sad to say, would be my first real use of GPG. Here’s how to send someone an encrypted file using GPG.

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  • Roubo Top Glue Up

    In the spring of 2014 I had some red & white oak 6x6s milled by a local mill so I could eventually build a Roubo style workbench. The legs will be made of the white oak & the bench top will be made of the red oak. These 6x6s will take forever to dry, but I need a new bench, so I decided to give it a shot.

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  • New Site

    I thought I should take a minute to describe the web stack I’m using for this site, so here it goes.

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