Tuesday, June 05, 2012

PGP, email and Lovecraft.

When your mind is full of flu, it is difficult to think of things to do.

So part of my day I finally worked out how to digitally sign an email, so now I have a
pgp public key. I am not completely sure that I need this, but a lot of the cool hackers (or want to be hackers) have one. There is a brief introduction here. Well I can now send encrypted email, I think that I can.

I also spent part of the afternoon reading an essay by HP Lovecraft on weird and horror literature. He clearly likes a story with a lot of atmosphere, but with little physical explanation. I was amused to see him complain about the moralistic elements of the Frankenstein novel.