Another cover-all-categories week.
- The Valley Girl of Oz, Bjork Bjork Bjork.
- Character by character TTY input in Unix, then and now.
- howto: create your own time zone. (via)
- Guide to computing. (via)
- Restoring an Apollo Guidance Computer, part 1, 2, 3, and 4. There’s more than what I have linked. (via)
- A book list for OS kernel developers and device driver writers (2006). (via)
- git-secrets: Prevents you from committing secrets and credentials into git repositories. (via)
- SpamAssassin is back. (via)
- FreePizza.io – free pizza for usergroups, meetups, hackathons, talks. (via)
- Redox – A Unix-Like Operating System Written in Rust. (via)
- “As far as I’m concerned, email signing/encryption is dead.” It’s all web pages now for encrypted traffic. (via)
- What MUDs Are You Playing?
- Raw Tty Input: Then And Now. (via)
- Managing Dotfiles with GNU Stow. A GNU version of null mounts, sorta? (via)
- How Many Computers Are In Your Computer? (via)
- Vim in the Future. (via)
- Related: Why Kakoune.
- Colin Raff animations. (via)
- Modern day vacuum tube use. More than just expensive amplifiers.
- mtime comparison considered harmful. (via)
Your unrelated music link of the week: A Guide to Breakbeats on Bandcamp.
Still lots of BSD stuff happening.
Aaron LI has brought dhcpcd into DragonFly-current, as a replacement to dhclient(8) and rtsold(8). dhclient does support IPv6 but it’s bundled with server and BIND applications, so it’s harder to support.
There’s a section of the DragonFly website (a wiki) that records success with various laptops and DragonFly. The latest addition: Lenovo IdeaPad Y500.
For better or worse, there’s different browser options out there, especially for non-mainstream platforms. You know what I mean. DragonFly developer tuxillo has put together a helpful page listing options and how to get them to build.
The movies link should keep you busy.
- 1,150 Free Movies Online: Great Classics, Indies, Noir, Westerns, etc. It’s divided into sections, each one alphabetical, so if the first group doesn’t interest you, there’s more. Be ready to scroll to find a section that’s all martial arts, or an interview of Benoit Mandelbrot, or the classic Heavy Metal Parking Lot. (via)
- Learning When Values are Changed by Implicit Integer Casts.
- Metadata that you can’t commit into a VCS is a mistake (for file based websites).
- What Does It Take to Keep a Classic Mainframe Alive? (via)
- Another look into The Psychotherapy of Racter. Linked because Racter is a sort of anti-Eliza.
- Ten Great Adventure-Game Puzzles.
- “I do not understand your concern…“
- Goodness, Enumerated by Robots. Or, Handling Those Who Do Not Play Well With Greylisting. From a BSD person but not BSD specific.
- David A. Wheeler’s 6502 Language Implementation Approaches. i.e languages on an Apple ][ mostly. There’s some really interesting links down at the end of that article. (via)
- For example, Applesauce.
- Oddball epoch dates and also microfortnights.
- DKIM provides sender attribution (for both spam and not necessarily spam).
- Revisiting the Unix philosophy in 2018. Maybe clickbaity a bit. (via)
- I AM A COMPUTER. (via)
For future edification: If you have HAMMER2 installed, the bulkfree operation will create console/dmesg activity even when nothing is wrong, to show operations are happening.
BSD Now 271 is up with no interview but a news summary, including EuroBSDCon and MeetBSD con reports, and an OpenBSD and Ansible item that should be interesting to most anyone, among other items.
If you happen to be using DragonFly from a network location that only allows http/https as outbound traffic, you won’t be able to update /usr/src using defaults. /usr/Makefile pulls DragonFly source using a git:// URL.
The fix is to use the read-only Github mirror. You can set origin manually or just change GITHOST in /usr/Makefile (or GITURL_SRC if you are on DragonFly-master) to “https://github.com/DragonFlyBSD/DragonFlyBSD”.
(Guess what I did today? Updated to note it’s different on -master. Thanks tuxillo for reminding me of this whole thing.)
Ensuring Perl’s Viability on FreeBSD: A NYCBUG-NY.PM Collaboration is the presentation at tomorrow’s NYCBUG meeting. Going by the details, it’s covering multiple BSDs. Go, if you are near – I wish I was.
Aaron LI’s added ip6addrctl(8) to DragonFly; on by default. There should be a man page entry for it within a couple hours, online.
I almost put the OpenSSH stuff in In Other BSDs yesterday, but it is really cross-platform at this point.
Backlog finally cleared! You have a lot of clicking to do because of that.
This week’s BSDNow has a whole lot of release news – GhostBSD, OpenBSD, OpenSSH, plus plenty more. Make sure to check the Beastie Bits at the bottom of the page.
Aaron LI has added openresolv to DragonFly. According to the commit message, this is for dhcpcd(8) support later. It’s added as resolvconf(8), needed for IPv6 DHCP support and a replacement for rtsold(8).
arp(8) can now be limited to a particular interface on DragonFly; a minor change but I mention it because otherwise you may not realize it.
DragonFly has an automated installer, called PFI, for “pre-flight installer”. It’s not well-known, and there isn’t a man page to link to for it that I can find. Because of that, I jump at any chance I can get to link documentation or example configs.
I realized I’ve been working on the Digest for almost a decade and a half now, and I have readers outside of just DragonFly. I’ve always been grateful for the attention people pay to my aggressive trips down the rabbit hole.
I’m also always hungry. Hungry for more information, sure, but also for a sandwich. If you want to send me a link, that’s great, but until now you couldn’t really send me a sandwich. I’ve set up a Patreon page, so now you can.