I’ve got some esoteric stuff this week.
Unrelated audio link of the week: Alan Lomax recordings are up on Bandcamp.
It’s accidental how-to week!
If you’ve had odd behavior with node.js (which I have) on DragonFly, it may be fixed now.
You can guess what BSDNow is about this week, can’t you? Well, there’s more than just ZFS, though there’s an excellent historical summary on the site.
Sascha Wildner has updated ACPICA in DragonFly to Intel’s version 20170629. This will be of most interest to those with newer motherboards, as it matches ACPI 6.2.
I’ve waited to post this because it’s a bit complicated, but here is the summary: dports didn’t get updated with new binary builds for a while because Rust stopped working, which killed Firefox. Michael Neumann got Rust working again, and packages are updated.
(Use -f if you have upgrade troubles.)
There’s some meaningful links buried in here, among the trivia.
I’m late noting this week’s BSDNow – I’m also changing the capitalization, since BIND in this case is an acronym. No interview this week but discussion of various BSDCan 2017 reports.
Your midweek short read: A “Putting DragonFly on a desktop machine” story that would incidentally work as an informal installation guide.
A recent commit from Matthew Dillon serves as a rough safety valve, making it harder to fork/chroot yourself to death.
User am_dxer is using DragonFly, blind, with Orca. I didn’t know if it was possible, but this person proved it can be done. (and that’s an achievement worth supporting.)
Bryan C. Everly eventually figured out how to configure his ThinkPad x230 so that the TrackPoint worked in xorg, and he wrote it down.
This wrote itself a week ago.
- More dialing, more weirdness.
- The Internet On Dead Trees. I remember a number of these products.
- If you’d like to pay too much for ancient Radio Shack electronics, now’s your chance! (via)
- books chapter two, a followup to books chapter one which I thought I had linked before, but maybe not. Anyway, the same numeric chapter from a number of text books, described.
- And I delayed long enough to add books chapter three.
- The Internet Phone. Most inconvenient way to browse the Internet ever? (via)
- Stopping the Internet of Noise. RSS still works, and works well! (via)
- Urban and suburban camouflage.
- Trying to work in Haiku, the BeOS successor. (via)
- Winamp’s woes: How the greatest MP3 player undid itself. (via)
- Bashfill – art for your terminal. (via)
- Skip grep, use awk. (via)
- The origin of HTTP POST explained in a dinosaur comic.
- Not-butters. (sorta via)
- IFComp 2017 is open.
- Get My Books Cheap. Not me, Michael W. Lucas’s books – his fiction work, along with a number of other authors.
Your unrelated video link of the week: Animated Short Films. An animator’s favorites, if the above list of links hasn’t kept you busy enough..
If you have any local-only branches in your DragonFly git repo, you will need to apply this quick fix.
Hey, BSDNow episode 201 took its title from something I already planned to link for In Other BSDs. This week has an interview with Peter McDonald and covers FreeNAS 11, among other things.
Do you have an isp(4) device? That would be a Qlogic SCSI/Fibre adapter. If you do, firmware handling has changed internally, thanks to Jan Sucan. I think configuration is unchanged, however.
A bumper crop of odd links today! Reading for a long weekend, or at least it’s a long weekend for most North American readers, I think.
I am entertained by how Github seems to randomly burp up historical software artifacts on a semi-regular basis. (see link below)