gnupg arch pinentry

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I always get a pleasant feeling when I recieve a PGP encrypted file or message, but the message isn't much good if I can't read it. Unfortunately, as I receive so few of such messages, my setup decays without daily use and becomes broken.

Case in point: Decrypting a message using GnuPG on a headless Arch Linux box:

Case in point 2 (added 2015-04-10): this just happened again, I should maybe submit a patch?

  • gnupg has a dependency on pinentry

  • the pinentry package in Arch has this closed bug (closed as 'n

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virtualbox crash selecting ISO

Fixed a sweet bug affecting VirtualBox today in a way that I really didn't expect.

I use a lot of virtualization for my work, and use both VirtualBox (4.2.18) and VMWare Workstation (9.0.2) on a daily basis. But setting up new virtual machines using VirtualBox has been a painful experience over the past few weeks because the GUI seemed very unreliable.

When selecting an ISO for the virtual cd drive, everything would work fine until clicking the actual ISO or typing the name or full path of an ISO, at which

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puppet requires DNS

PuppetWorking at ResTek over the summer is a much different experience than working during the school year. For one: I am now working 40 hours per week (up from 15), and also many more people are working in the office regularly which makes collaboration easier. All this leads to an environment where things get done in a third or less of the time it would 'normally' take to complete. And the bugfixing is very intense.

The first big project that's nearing completion is a new deploy...