A quick way to remove pass-phrases from RSA keys.

openssl rsa -in ~/.ssh/id_rsa -out ~/.ssh/id_rsa_new

The resultant file will contain the key minus the need for a passphrase.

This obviously reduces the level of security so you should be careful when using this feature.

So as part of my move to Manchester I now ride a bike most days either as part of my commute or just to get into town.

This new section on my blog will record my thoughts regarding my cycling adventures.

As recommended by Julio d’Escrivan I have been using Strava to track my rides and while Strava is designed for athletes I have found it very useful.

While I have found it interesting to see how much distance I am covering I have found that the ‘gamification’ of my journeys has added a very enjoyable aspect to them and driven to ride faster and get fitter. I am however very conscious of the fact that this gamification could prompt me to take risks while cycling so I am very careful to avoid that.

Working with python at the moment for the HELOpg Slime Project and needs to remove the duplicates from a list in python and found this great little method.


myList = list(set(myList))

` Found [online][1]. [1]: http://love-python.blogspot.co.uk/2008/09/remove-duplicate-items-from-list-using.html

So this is something I always forget how to do, so I am going to post it here so I don’t lose it and perhaps it will be off use to others.

M-x load-file

Found via http://www.saltycrane.com/blog/2007/07/how-to-reload-your-emacs-file-while/

Adam Jansch and I are commenting on HackManchester for 24 hours, the stream is below.

Part 8 The End

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