Accidental theme this week… video games, though not strongly.
- Eaten by a Grue, the Infocom podcast. There’s a lot to listen to here. (thanks, swildner)
- Urbigenous Library. There’s a lot to read here.
- Modern-Day BBSing on an Epson CP/M-based Laptop from 1984. (via)
- Jengo, a new point-and-click game.
- Dwarf Fortress dwarves to be given memories, dev shows no remorse.
- Home automation notes, not really BSD-related.
- The Game of Everything, Part 6: Civilization and Religion.
- “Why is the kernel community replacing iptables with BPF?” On Linux, where reinventing wheels in the system is a constant. (via)
- Pinebook: An Affordable 64-bit ARM based Open Source Notebook. Linked for the source link commentary, not for the selling page.
- Weekly Command: going over Git history with tig. (via)
- Zulip, an open source team chat. (i.e. Slack and Teams category) (via)
- What Video Games Have to Teach Us About Data Visualization. (via)
MAP_STACKStack Register Checking Committed to -current.
- Nextcloud 13 on FreeBSD. (via)
- Run OpenBSD on your web server. (via)
- Introduction to HardenedBSD World. (via)
- MirBSD Korn Shell on Jehanne. (via)
- Distributed Object Storage with Minio on FreeBSD. (via)
- Open vSwitch Overview.
- How to do math on the Linux command line. Or BSD.
- IKEV2 EAP User name/Password client on *BSD.
- Taylor Campbell, new to netbsd-core.
- [on sale] Bioware, FTL, System Shock, and more. (OpenBSD Gaming, though it may extend to other BSDs.)
- BSD Magazine wants article feedback.
- OpenBSD router/firewall?
BSDNow 242 has no interview and the normal wide range of topics: TrueOS, F-Stack, jails, SmartOS, and most interesting to me, open source business model development with iXSystems.
I like code that travels through multiple BSDs.
No theme grew this week.
- Conserve the Sound, “vanishing and endangered sounds”. (via)
- Why does Twitter allow third-party clients? Another walled garden approach winding to its end stage.
- z, a tool for navigating by regex. Odd, but powerful. (via)
- Ikea-style instructions for programming algorithms. Not sure if this makes them clearer, or not. (via)
- Seashells, piping CLI output to the web in realtime. (via)
- Why does”=” mean assignment? (via)
- The Game of Everything, Part 5: Civilization and War.
- Why SQLite Does Not Use Git. (via)
- XScreenSaver 5.39 is out. New hacks!
- The NES homebrew scene.
Your unrelated comics link of the week: Belfry WebComics Index. Very 90s. (via I lost it, sorry)
Totally last-minute summary, but I’m hitting every BSD category.
- Godot running on OpenBSD, though I didn’t know what Godot was.
- Finding what you’re looking for on Linux. BSD too. I link it because I always forget arguments to find(1).
- OPNsense 18.1.6 released.
- New M-Series storage devices from iXSystems.
- How to write ATF tests for NetBSD. (via)
- FreeBSD Desktop – Part 2 – Install. (via)
- Using FreeBSD Text Dumps. (via)
- Transparent network audio with mpd & sndiod. (via)
- Michael W. Lucas’s Penguicon 2018 Schedule. Several BSD presentations.
- pkg vs. underlying OS upgrades.
- The BSDCan 2018 schedule is posted.
This week’s BSDNow interviews Kevin Bowling of Greenlight Networks, plus lots of filesystem conversation.
I haven’t been able to say this in a while, but: I like cross-pollination.
As the title says, you can register for BSDCan 2018 now.
(Not leaving this for the weekend BSD summary cause I need to remind myself to plan for travel if possible.)
Accidental theme this week: Social media is a dead end.
- ViperCard – An open source re-creation and re-imagination of HyperCard. I… could have sworn I already linked to this but I can’t find it. (via)
- gokrazy – Go userland. Every language eventually reinvents the wheel this way. (via)
- The Game of Everything, Part 4: Civilization and Geography. First 3 parts linked last week.
- It’s Time for a RSS Revival. (via)
- Growth At Any Cost. Facebook is designed to take your data and give it to others. It will never not do that. Don’t participate.
- Cracks in the Wall. Blogging is better than social media, but of course I would say that. (via)
- And here’s some more reinforcement of that idea. (via)
- A 1970s disk drive that wouldn’t seek: getting our Xerox Alto running again. I like the platter shots.
- An oral history of the L0pht. Part 1, with subsequent parts linked. (via)
- The definitive resource for imagemagick scripts. I have needed this many times. (via)
- AlterEgo: A Personalized Wearable Silent Speech Interface. Neat but creepy creepy creepy from the illustations. (via)
- dotdrop, dotfile management. (via)
- Prince of Persia from Apple ][ to BBC Master. (via)
Your unrelated food link for the week: King Arthur test kitchen disasters. Summarized annually on April Fools Day, every year.
Losing power at home this week put a dent in my reading throughput, so to speak, but this will do.
- DragonFFI: FFI/JIT for the C language using Clang/LLVM. Not actually related to DragonFly or really BSD, but I like the synchronicity. (via)
- Simplifying Linux with … fish? Or BSD.
- New BSDMag issue – with a feature on OpenBSD Gaming. (via)
- Tarsnap pricing change.
- BSDCan 2018 schedule is up. Some people from my employer are going; I may too.
- DIY Hardware firewall on OpenBSD.
- OpenBSD 6.3 Released.
- Untangle vs pfSense.
- Nextcloud 13 on FreeBSD. (via)
- 32+ great indie games now playable on -current; 7 currently on sale! Rogue Legacy is fun, though I’ve only played the Windows version, not on any BSD.
- TrueNAS 11.1 – What’s New.
This week’s BSDNow has an intriguing title, and the show covers a number of hardware and software changes – no interview.
Shutdowns are a bit faster in DragonFly, thanks to the addition of a QUICKHALT shortcut. How much faster? It depends on what devices you have mounted, I suspect. I haven’t yet updated and tried.