Saturday, November 25, 2017

Sharing Kindle content between Amazon household members

Amazon lets you create a "household" to share content, but it's really not obvious how you make kindle content from the other adult turn up on your kindle. Once you have created a household you need to go into each device under your devices section in the web app. There you can click a box to "show content from [insert other adult's name]". Then when you sync your phone kindle app or your physical kindle the books shared will show up. So you'll need to do that every time you want to read on a device.

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Adding a yubikey GPG key onto a new machine

If you are using a Yubikey encryption scheme and want to add the key onto a new system there's a few hoops to jump through. These instructions are for Ubuntu trusty.

First, get set up for using the yubikey:
sudo apt-get install gnupg-agent scdaemon pcscd pcsc-tools
you probably need to logout and back in. This post has extra setup, but I didn't have to do any of that, perhaps the gnome keyring badness has been fixed now.

Now check your yubikey is recognized:
pcsc_scan
gpg --card-status
Import the public key into the keyring and trust it:
gpg --import mykey_public_only.asc
gpg --expert --edit-key 123456
trust (set to ultimate)
save
You should now be good to go!