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Aaron Toponce
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Attended Weber State University
Lives in Suracuse, UT
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The Pokémill.
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From L12 to L15.
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Yeah. There are tons of players, so there are a lot of lures usually running, plenty of gyms, etc.
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Got to level 10 today walking around the local park. Picked up several new Pokémon, and dozens of duplicates. Traded in the weak dupes for candy, and powered up and evolved a couple.
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Christmas village complete with auto-reversing UTA model train. https://youtu.be/s5iFRgovYTY
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I just released my #GnuPG private key publicly on my blog. Am I crazy, or are we being just a bit too paranoid in the whole PGP community?

https://pthree.org/2015/11/19/your-gnupg-private-key/
This post is inspired by a discussion in irc://irc.freenode.net/#gnupg about Keybase and a blog post by Filippo Valsorda. I was curious just exactly how my private key is encrypted. Turns out, gpg(1) can tell you directly: $ gpg --output /tmp/secret-key.asc --export-secret-keys ...
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But I thought that protecting your private key is the most important job you have to use GnuPG correctly. More important than using it, right? I was planning on using it regularly just as soon as I finished my deadly maze in the sub-basement where my offline signing laptop will be stored, or as soon as i figured out using sub-keys without breaking signatures and standing my keyring on its head.

So instead I can just have a really strong random passphrase and always wear my aluminum foil hat to keep it safe from the mind readers? Super!
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It would be nice if the app had built-in screenshot taking. However, here is what is in my Pokédex.
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After a couple hours with lures on a number of Pokéstops. Finally evolved an Eevee, caught and powered up a Rapidash, evolved a Paras, evolved a Pigeotto, leveled to 11, got a number of bronze awards and one silver. Needless to say, productive night.
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So, is it just me, or are the algorithms from the field test to general availability significantly different? No longer do I get free Pokécoins when randomly visiting the store. In fact, it appears that Pokécoins will cost real money now.

Up through level 5, all Pokéstops just gave regular Pokéballs. The frequency of the Pokémon seems about the same, but so far through level 5, the strongest one I have has a CP of 69 with Cubone, with the other 31 Pokémon having 53 CP or less

The GPS does seem more accurate though. In the field test, I know I walked a lot more than was recorded.
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It appears you get 10 coins for defending gyms. Go in the shop and check the upper right.
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Wow. I haven't laughed this hard in a long time.

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Looking at cellular automaton as a possibility for PRNGs. Criteria:

1. The rule must not be biased.
2. The rule must be a Class 3 rule from elementary 1D cellular automata.
3. The initial generation must be "random".

Upon initial inspection, if the initial generation has a pattern, the pattern will exist in each generation. However, it's unclear if a pattern can be determined in any given column. Stephen Wolfram claims that the center column of Rule 30 is as random as true random events found in nature. That needs to be tested, and it remains to be seen if the other rules can also be random.

Rules shown: 30, 45, 75, 90, 105, & 150. Mirrors, complements, and complemented mirrors are not shown.
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I was watching https://qrng.anu.edu.au/RainCol.php and thought, I bet I can implement this in the shell.

$ while sleep .01; do printf "\e[48;5;$(($(od -d -N 2 -A n /dev/urandom)%$(tput colors)))m \e[0m"; done

Looks best in shells that support 256 colors.

#unix   #bsd   #gnu   #linux   #randomart
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Actually, the screen shot is showing /dev/ttyACM0, which happens to be a TRNG that I have plugged into a USB port.

I take a screenshot of my workstation when I lock it, and set a blurred version of the screenshot as my locking background image. Both the original screenshot, and the blurred image, are calculated with SHA-256, and appended to a SHA256SUMS file. That file is then sent to /dev/random to reseed the kernel CSPRNG.

So, in other words, every time I lock my workstation, the kernel CSPRNG is reseeded. I'm thinking that I can add, maybe 20-30 colored bars to my status bar with a script, that is always updating. Then, every time I take a screenshot, I can guarantee that there is some entropy in the image.

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Work
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Senior Linux Systems Administrator
Employment
  • XMission
    Systems Architect, 2012 - present
  • Beyond Oblivion
    Systems Engineer, 2011 - 2011
  • SAIC
    Systems Administrator, 2009 - 2011
  • Guru Labs
    Instructor, 2007 - 2008
  • introPLAY
    Web Application Architect, 2007 - 2007
  • Venture Data
    Data Miner, 2005 - 2007
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Suracuse, UT
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Ogden, UT - Layton, UT - Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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Storage architect, cloud engineer, system administrator.
Introduction
I'm a Debian GNU/Linux user for all my computers as my main operating system of choice. I'm an advocate of Free Software and find proprietary software and software patents evil.

I am a Applied Mathematics major and Computer Science minor, with an emphasis towards software engineering. I study Cryptography as a hobby. In my spare time, when I'm not on computers, I'm with my family hiking, playing games or watching movies.

Professionally, I'm a Linux and Unix Systems Administrator for a local ISP. I maintain hundreds of servers, both physical and virtual, help maintain and engineer the network, several VLANS, and much, much more.

Last, but certainly not least, I am an Amateur Radio enthusiast. My callsign is a vanity call, AE7ST. It's super short on CW (reasonably short, at any event), has a good ring to it, and is one of the few 2x2 calls available. Check me out at http://ae7.st.
Education
  • Weber State University
    Mathematics, 2011
  • Weber State University
    Computer Science, 2011
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