mom’s birthday

Today would be my mom’s 64th birthday.
I dedicate each Dec 29th to renewing my GPG keys (it is the day my GPG keys would expire if I take no action).

I celebrate mom’s birthday in this way because after one of the (many) times I’ve lost key material (lost in the sense of “the private key is gone” or “I forget the passphrase”) mom offered to keep printouts of said secrets. Unfortunately, mom understood that these things should be well-hidden, and I have yet to figure out the combination of places the various cut-out pieces of paper were hidden… so the key I use now was created after her passing.

Nevertheless, my mom was an amazing lady and I miss her every day.

(Photo: Mom looking contemplative on her 60th birthday)