No interview in this week’s BSDNow, but there’s a good run through recent BSD news, including some talk about a “Aeronix” machine project, which led me to some other interesting links.
The weather’s nice but the links aren’t stopping!
- The future of education is plain text. (via)
- Compiling the Original Commodore 64 KERNAL Source. (via)
- Getting a working toilet in a video game. (via)
- Harvey OS, a descendent of Plan9. (via)
- Pointer Overflow Checking is in LLVM.
- Shanzhai Archeology. I like the multi-SIM phones. (via)
- 200-odd developer tools.
- How is GNU `yes` so fast?
- The smell of bad software.
- ‘Choose Your Own Adventure’ book structures. (via)
- What the jot command can do for you.
- How gaming got its dice. (via)
- Apple IIe Design Guidelines [pdf]. The human interface section is still relevant. (via)
Your unrelated comics link of the week: Mister Hayden Comics.
All found-this-week links, now.
- KARL – kernel address randomized link. (via)
- g4u (Ghost for Unix) 2.6, a venerable imaging tool, released.
- Native Command Queuing – merging and testing. (NetBSD)
- New TrueNAS x10, a BSD-based storage product.
- secmodel sandbox : An application sandbox for NetBSD (draft). (via)
- FreeBSD 11.1-BETA is out.
- FreeNAS 11.0 is out. (via)
- Running OpenBSD on Azure.
- Newbie from Linux – have a Lenovo Ideapad – best BSD?
- d2k17 Hackathon Report: Florian Obser on slaacd(8).
- d2k17 Hackathon Report: Antoine Jacoutot on rc.d, syspatch, and more.
- The NetBSD repo and moving to Git. (via)
- Oil changes, safety recalls, and software patches.
Matthew Dillon noted some OpenVPN problems, requiring him to disable compression. I don’t think this is a DragonFly problem, or even necessarily a BSD problem, but it’s worth mentioning in case you run it.
All over the map today.
- $3,200 per month for 5 megabytes of space: the first hard drives.
- csv,conf,v3, a cleverly named data conference. (via)
- Silicon Graphics’ IRIX and Magic Desktop return as Linux desktop. Nostalgia! (via)
- C64 Yourself. C64 palette applied to a picture. (via)
- Strategy headroom in roguelikes. (via)
- WiFi232 – An Internet Hayes Modem for your Retro Computer. (via)
- ESR Shares A Forgotten ‘Roots Of Open Source’ Moment From 1984.
- Plan9-9k: 64-bit Plan 9. (via)
- Leave Britney’s Command and Control Server Alone! Many places linked to this, but this is the best link text. (via)
- How Thou Canst Maketh a Fine Program in Fortran. (via)
- Best Board Games of Essen 2016. Complex games, too. (via)
- Warren Ellis’s podcast subscription list.
I think I’ve finally caught up on my BSD link backlog.
- d2k17 Hackathon Report: Ken Westerback on XS_NO_CCB removal and dhclient link detection.
- d2k17 Hackathon Report: Stefan Sperling on USB audio, WiFi Progress.
- NCIS: FreeBSD.
- UbuntuBSD is now DEAD!
- FreeBSD Core Team member: “[installer] might be the only part of OpenBSD that is friendly”
- Become FreeBSD User: Find Useful Tools.
- OPNsense 17.1.8 released.
- openbsd changes of note 623.
- FreeNAS newbie needing help linking to Active Directory.
- PKGSRC at The University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee. (via)
- Measuring the weight of an electron. (via)
- BSDCan 2017 Auction Swag.
- pkgsrcCon 2017 in London. (via)
- NetBSD 8.0 release process underway.
- Reading OpenBSD source code daily. (via)
- Free getopt. It’s BSD history, though nobody explicitly says it. (via)
Radeon hardware support in DragonFly has been moved up to match what’s in the Linux 4.7.10 kernel. If you have a R9 290 GPU, there’s some tweaks you may need.
(n.b. may be unnecessary now from later commits; I don’t have the hardware to check.)
For some reason I am completely unfamiliar with this standard, but UHS-1 support for Secure Digital cards has been ported to DragonFly by Imre Vadasz, for a limited range of models. UHS stands for “Ultra High Speed”, so perhaps it’s clear what that standard does for you.
A lot of this was picked up during the previous long U.S. holiday weekend.
- A Brief History of the ATM and As cash becomes quaint, are ATMs on path to obsolescence? (via)
- The evolution of the laptop computer. Clickbaity and not comprehensive, but fun to look at the pictures. (also via)
- A tip for catching process state changes.
- The Pacification of the Nerd.
- The forgotten joys of the screen saver. (via, of course)
- Erdos-Bacon-Sabbath Numbers. (via)
- Decalogue, by Jan Svankmajer. Svankmajer’s movie “Lunacy” is the most disturbing? distressing? film I’ve ever watched. (via)
- Speaking of which, Svankmajer was an influence on the Quay Brothers, whom I was talking about with someone else recently. Surely you’ve seen Street of Crocodiles?
- userland xnr jit.
- open-adventure, the original, ported. (via)
- Writing a Unix Shell. (via)
- Compiler Optimizations are Awesome.
- Tron B-Roll. Most evocative to those who remember computer graphics pre-texture-mapping.
Even more overflow, pushing my pre-published posts forward.
- “Relayd and Httpd Mastery,” both the good and the bad.
- OpenBSD on the Xiaomi Mi Air 12.5″. (via)
- iXsystems’ TrueNAS Receives Veeam Backup Certification.
- What does this joke mean? Well, I get it.
- experiments with prepledge.
- pFSense / VLAN – Security.
- EuroBSDcon 2017 Talks & Schedule published (via)
- network transparent audio with sndiod and vmd
- FreeBSD ( -current) now has 64bit inodes.
- Docker on OpenBSD 6.1. (via)
- Fixing FreeBSD Networking on Digital Ocean. (via)
- Thinkpad X230 / NetBSD.
- Introducing RunBSD.info. And here’s the site.
- Pfsense and edge router combo?
- Netgate now offers global support. i.e. pfSense.
As BSDNow closes in on their double-century episode, this week does not have an interview but does dive into a number of topics.
…And before you say, “It would be great if someone would put together benchmarks”, think instead, “I’m someone, and I could do it.”
Andrew MacIntyre manually installed DragonFly onto a UEFI system, and conveniently he posted his notes. It includes a GRUB menu entry, which will come in handy for someone
Tomorrow night, KnoxBUG’s monthly meeting has Sam Fourman of iXSystems talking about FreeNAS. Show up if you’re near!
All these links came together at once, after I cleaned up a lot of browser tabs.
- The Making of Freeciv WebGL 3D. (via)
- For those times when downloading over the Internet is too slow.
- Your choice of Telnet/SSH terminal client, and why? A perennial question.
- A brief history of IPv4 address space exhaustion. (via)
- Little Things I Like to Do with Git. (via)
- AmigaOS 4: Google Cloud Print driver released. (via)
- Tracking down a segfault in grep. The sequel: Digging deeper. (via)
- How Your Data Is Stored. Eventual consistency, explained. (via)
- Urban Exploration Resources. You’ll want to search or just dig.
- Rise of the Dungeon Master: Gary Gygax and the Creation of D&D. (via)
A good chunk of this is overflow from last week.
- The iXSystems Kansas Linux Fest report. I’d like to see the slides they used.
- PKGSRC at The University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee. (via)
- Best free alternative to pfSense?
- OpenBSD laptop.
- Is there a more clear PacBSD installation guide?
- GhostBSD 11 ALPHA having issues with MATE Desktop.
- documentation is thoroughly hard.
- Logical Domains on SunFire T2000 with OpenBSD/sparc64. (via)
- Are there are BSD projects similar to Googles Fuchsia OS?
- Any interest in porting TFS (the new ZFS clone in Rust) to BSDs? The most fun response.
- Can’t get Thinkpad t450s trackpoint working on OpenBSD.
- openbsd changes of note 622.
- Devuan Jessie 1.0 released. It’s Linux, but important here because it’s without systemd. (via)
- Support for Controller Area Networks (CAN) in NetBSD.
- KnoxBUG meeting on May 30th. Sam Fourman talking about FreeNAS.