Update for Nov 2018
I’ve entirely given up on PGP since this post in 2015. I still have and still love the YubiKey for 2FA (Second Factor Authentication, or Two Factor Auth), but I have never once ran into any situation where having my own PGP encrypted email or signed file was a benefit for me or anyone else I communicate with.
Signal, and even WhatsApp, have become encrypted communication paths of choice as far as I can tell.
I do still keep GPG around on my Linux system because sometimes you want to validate a downloaded packages signature, but usually just to make sure all the right bits got there.
Original Page From 2015
If you want to send me a secure email find my burns at bbbburns com public key here.
Fingerprint: 44D9 CD4E B5DE 7C25 67B6 969C 4B33 CDC4 9039 40DE
I experimented with GPG / PGP keys a while back but never got into the habit of using them regularly. Remembering the pass phrase was just too cumbersome for signing, and I only had one other friend I could badger into using Thunderbird and Enigmail.
I purchased a Yubikey and moved to Linux and the Mac (completely Windows free) so I’m giving it another go. It’s really easy on the Mac. Surprisingly so.
I followed this guide here for the Yubikey. It’s certainly complicated to setup. I recommend you follow this one. Check out keybase.io as well, they really simplify this process. I have invites to give out if you’re interested.