Over the bank holiday weekend I found time for some maintenance on the Android port of Simon Tatham's Puzzles. For users, this mostly means a few interesting new grid types in Loopy now that I've caught up with upstream. As always, you can update on Android Market, or manually on the project website.
World IPv6 Day is 1 week away, and for what it's worth, I'm joining in. On Wednesday 8th June, if you visit my site or any of the other participants, such as Google, you'll be helping to test whether mass deployment of IPv6 is likely to break anything.
I'm now the proud owner of a Crypto Stick, an OpenPGP smartcard implementation in USB stick form. It is apparently capable of generating and using 4096-bit keys, but GnuPG has a limit of 3072 bits (quick tests and git master show this is still the case). Fixing this doesn't sound that hard, from that message; I'll be taking a look at this when I get time and energy. Given my track record on getting time and energy to do such things, don't let that stop anyone else from working on it. :-)
For my latest ugly hack, I wanted to give any/every machine in the house a globally-routable IPv6 address, and I didn't want to have to babysit the setup every time the router's IPv4 address changed. I actually already had 6to4 up and running on one machine (but failing these two requirements) since this post a couple of years ago. To extend it, I've borrowed heavily from Michael Wensley's howto, but used a different approach which I find more readable. (Danger, automatic modification of config files ahead…)
LiveJournal and other sites using the same software don't provide a feed of your friends/reading page, something that has irritated me since I signed up. As more of your friends migrate to Dreamwidth or elsewhere (here's the latest reason) and more people thus suddenly want to keep up with multiple LJ-like sites, I'm guessing this will be an increasingly common irritation. These sites provide feeds of individual friends, but when you're reading a couple of hundred (making your feed reader's update cycle take forever), and/or you frequently edit the list, this is not ideal.