December 27, 2003
Some New Photos
December 17, 2003
So, I've been running FreeBSD for years. FreeBSD is an amazing operating system. But over the past weekend, I tried Gentoo again. I had tried it just to see what the packaging system was like and I ran it a while back.
But man, what has happened over the years! Linux is so accepted! Flash plugins just for linux. Games just for linux. Binary drivers from ATI for ATI's cards. Linux is becoming very respected. I was happy to see a portage entry for America's Army -- a free game, on a free platform. Wow. Now all we need is for the microsofties at Valve and Sierra to port HalfLife and HalfLife2, and Linux will be in seventh heaven.
December 12, 2003
December 10, 2003
Adding CAs on OS X 2
My last entry was the way you do this pre-Panther (before OS X 10.3). Now, you can just double click the .pem or .crt file, and voila! The keychain opens, asking you which key to add it to. Select the X.509 Anchors keychain, and add away! So much simpler.
Also, since Apple Mail supports Keys and things you can now sign and encrypt mail using X.509 keys. Thawte and others offer these keys for free for individuals. This is a neat page showing how to get this working using Thawte as your CA.
December 08, 2003
Adding extra CAs on OS X
In looking around for stuff, I found this neat FREE Certificate authority, www.cacert.org. Decided to look at it. Looks like the browsers don't have it listed. They're lobbying Mozilla to include it in their CA list. They have a link to add it to your CA list though. For Safari, it required a little more than mozilla, as mozilla is automatic, but it looks like this method of adding the CA to OS X makes it system-wide, not just the browser, but there for Mail and stuff:
- Get This.
- Place it in ~/Library/Keychains/
- Now, at the commandline, execute the following instructions.
cp /System/Library/Keychains/X509Anchors .
certtool i cacert.crt k=X509Anchors
sudo cp X509Anchors /System/Library/Keychains/X509Anchors
- Quit and restart Safari, and you should be good to go (in any WebCore-based application).
December 04, 2003
It's Amazing that houses can be made of toothpicks.
December 03, 2003
New Peek-a-Beuk entries
On Peek-a-Beuk 2003: