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What’s your public key?

I want to verify something that you’ve signed, what’s your public key?

You can actually get my public key (for leopugetsoundsoftware.com) from several key PGP/GPG servers out there, but for the record, here ’tis:

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Version: GnuPG/MacGPG2 v2.0.19 (Darwin)
Comment: GPGTools - http://gpgtools.org

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Using this you can encrypt something such that only I can decrypt it, and you can validate that something that’s claimed to be signed by me a) is, and b) hasn’t been tampered with.

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