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Name: V. Alex Brennen
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It's been a while since I've been on Advogato. There's not a whole lot of new stuff going on in my life. I'm still working as a sysadmin. As I've gotten older, I've gotten a lot more interested in making money and a bit less interested in free software. So, most of what free time I've been able to find recently has been spent on commercial projects and stock/options trading software. Work at my day job has been super busy. But, it's finally starting to kinda slow down now.

I just released a new version of passgen. Mostly it was because some of the users I support have been having trouble with homoglyphs. This release adds the ability to suppress homoglyphs and force either upper or lower case.

I've been learning a lot about image processing, vision, and AI, for a project I'm working on. I've been spending most of my time working on code that uses openCV. I want to give the openCV people big props - amazing job guys it's one of the cleanest, clearest, and most robust libraries I've ever used. It's saved me *so much* time and effort.

I've finally released a new version of the PGP Keysigning Party HOWTO.

I've also now gotten the vast majority of things properly redundant and mostly automated at work. So, I'm finding myself with much more time for such things.

26 Apr 2007 (updated 26 Apr 2007 at 19:56 UTC) »

I've started a new vertical blog on cryptography, called CryptoWatch, and started back-populating it. There's just under 50 entries now. There's obviously tons and tons of other stuff that I need to back load. But, I keep getting busier and busier with other stuff. So, I'm letting people know it's there now in case I don't get back to it for a while. I am keeping an eye on all the crypto related journals, blogs, mailing lists, etc... as I had been before I started CryptoWatch. I will post anything note worthy that passes in my periphery.

CryptoWatch is basically meant to highlight the announcement of technological and mathematical advancements that may impact decisions about the use of cryptographic systems. I hope that it will be a great way to stay informed about bleeding edge advancements in fields that effect cryptosystem, algorithm, key length, and expiration date choices. I'll also try to help keep you keep abreast of the state of emerging disruptive technologies like quantum computation.

If you decide to become a reader, I hope that you enjoy it.

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