If you have a whole lot of I/O on a HAMMER2 system, this change will help. This is I assume an outgrowth of dsynth testing, cause that causes many, many threads to be reading and writing.
This week’s BSD Now is double-coloned. Colonned? I don’t know the plural possessive of colon, but there’s a nice selection of links to follow there.
It’s now possible to pick which sort of compression you want to use for dsynth packages – xz is the default, but you can go gzip for speed.
SeMiBUG meets tonight, 7 PM, Altair Engineering. Go, if you are near.
(not sure about capitalization on semibug…)
A mix of complaints, history, and odd technical items. The usual!
- Unsung Beauty of Analog Devices Datasheets. (via)
- Managing passwords using ed and gpg2. Because: no tempfile.
- Adding redirection to the gopher protocol.
- How Long Will Unbreakable Commercial Encryption Last? Readers of a certain age will remember how PGP was briefly export controlled; also remember that history rhymes. (via)
- How my application ran away and called home from Redmond. (Thanks, Heiko Kuhrt)
- Twenty Thousand Hertz, a podcast about audio. (via)
- The tiniest FatMac. (really a console and an emulator, but that’s fine.)
- Thoughts on (and pics of) the original Macintosh User Manual. (via)
- 93% of Paint Splatters are Valid Perl Programs. This is not the throwaway joke it sounds like. (via)
- ChessBoss – enhancing physical chessboards with computer vision. Chessboards are natural placemarkers. (via)
- Wackaging, a trend I hope will end. (via)
- The Fantasy of Opting Out. (via)
- Backblaze Hard Drive Stats Q2 2019. (via)
- James Mickens’ Tenure Announcement. It is exactly as wonderful as you would think. (via)
I’m sure there’s some recent stuff I missed; I will catch it in next week’s roundup.
- SeMiBUG meets Tuesday the 15th.
- FreeNAS datasets and snapshots.
- Defense at Scale. There’s a BSD system in there. (via)
- History of UNIX Design and Interfaces. BSD history mixed in. (via)
- 1 day / 1 game: solene@ playing Unexplored on OpenBSD. Links to FLV.
- OpenSSH 8.1 released. (via)
- Care and Feeding of OpenBSD Porters. (via)
- By the numbers: ZFS Performance Results from Six Operating Systems and Their Derivatives. This and following are vBSDCon 2019 videos. (via)
- Transitioning from FreeNAS to FreeBSD. (via)
- In-Kernel TLS Framing and Encryption for FreeBSD. (via)
- 20 Years of FreeBSD Jails. Last video. (via)
- Ken Thompson’s Unix password. He doesn’t need it. (via)
- OpenBSD crossed 400,000 commits. (via)
- Porting NetBSD to the AMD x86-64: a case study in OS portability. Old news but why not. (via)
- Resurrecting Ancient Operating Systems on Debian, Raspberry Pi, and Docker. Very early BSD. (via)
- FreeBSD and custom firmware on the Google Pixelbook. (via)
- Causing ZFS corruption for fun, profit, and quality assurance. Can’t tell if they are doing this on FreeBSD or not. (via)
Posting this now cause tomorrow’s too late: the 2019 Bay Area FreeBSD Vendor and Developer Summit is happening today and tomorrow. Go, if you are near.
Tomohiro Kusumi has been bringing in a large number of fixes to the msdos filesystem, mostly from FreeBSD, but from other sources. I’m not going to link to them all, cause there’s many over the last few weeks, but the good news is that there’s performance gains for this lowest-common-denominator filesystem.
ChiBUG meets tomorrow, the 8th. Go, if you are near Chicago.
Pre-posted in advance cause once again working through the weekend.
- BBSes: Partying Online Like It’s 1989. (via)
- The 25th Interactive Fiction Competition is Open.
- After Dark has been ported to Twitter.
- Text Rendering Hates You. (via)
- A computer built from NOR gates: inside the Apollo Guidance Computer. Wonderful pictures, as always.
- Feast of Legends. A RPG from the Wendy’s fast food chain. It’s a legit PDF rulebook, and looks like a D&D-style product, but everything is themed to match Wendy’s food. It’s bizarre. (via)
- This to That, answering how to glue two different substances together. Really! (via)
- Media Accounting 101: Appholes and Contracts, a long read about reading.
- Springer’s History of Computing series. Seriously in-depth; this is research, not light entertainment. (via)
- How to remove a part of a video using ffmpeg.
- “Night of the Lepus” was based on a book? Excellent use of the interrobang, and also you should see this movie.
- Reminiscences on 5.25? floppy drives of the early 1980’s.
There’s been a lot of BUG meetings lately; I think it’s time to form some more.
- Fixing up KA9Q-unix, or “neck deep in 30 year old codebases..” Packet radio!
- ZFS performance really does degrade as you approach quota limits.
- How To Set Up Buildbot on FreeBSD. (via)
- Next ChiBUG meeting: October 8th. I’ll post a reminder.
- pkgsrc-2019Q3 is out.
- Fuzzing Filesystems on NetBSD via AFL+KCOV. (PDF, via)
- NUMA Siloing in the FreeBSD Network Stack. (via)
- OPNsense 19.7.4 released.
- Project Trident 12-U8 available.
- FreeBSD 12.1-beta2 available.
sysupgrade(8)Added to OpenBSD 6.5.
- OpenBSD moving towards 6.6.
- Valuable News – 2019/10/01.
- Cannot destroy ‘pool/data’: dataset already exists.
- Support for the sgi platform discontinued. (OpenBSD)
This week’s BSDNow, number 318, “The TrueNAS Library“, covers some links I’ve picked up before but also has BSD and presidential library news, an uncommon combo.
You should set hostname in /etc/rc.conf. I am mentioning this now because not doing it kept me from running X apps from a DragonFly system on a Windows 10 system with vcxsrv, and I wasted half an hour of my life figuring that out. Apparently this is a lesson I need to keep relearning.
Plan 9: Not dead, Just Resting, presented by Ori Bernstein, is happening tonight at the ever-mighty NYCBUG. Go, if you are near.
KnoxBUG meets tonight, with home labs being the topic. Go, if you are near.
You may be able to tell one of my link sources changed RSS feeds, so I had some catchup to do this week.
- What is “DCC SEND startkeylogger”? (via)
- Challenges in the Decentralised Web: The Mastodon Case. (via)
- Imaging Floppies. (via)
- Just Delete Me. (via)
- ReMarkable review. Has anyone used one of these recently?
- Explanations, about X and beyond. (via)
- Recent News in Narrative Games.
- What Happened to the Real Time Strategy Genre and When games grow and time passes.
- It’s almost XScreenSaver in clock form.
- Bits vs. Things.
- Gastropod facts. I greatly enjoy this podcast.
- Reverse-engineering precision op amps from a 1969 analog computer. Worth it for the pictures alone.
- Risky line printer music on a vintage IBM mainframe.