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No interview in this week’s BSDNow, but lots of news topics including a note about how easy it is to mitigate WannaCry problems using BSD technologies. Also of potential interest, it links to an in-depth look at how traffic shaping in pfSense was able to significantly improve a home internet connection, from someone whose job is to think about that sort of thing.
The weather’s nice, so the links are light. Well, they were, then I got some reading done, and now we have a good-size list.
- Rule #1: Interop is all that matters. This is what gave us the Internet, really. (via)
- Nethogs, the tool.
- SIGGRAPH 2017 : Technical Papers Preview Trailer. See what will appear in movies and triple-A games a year from now. (via)
- The Restoration of Early Unix Artifacts. (via)
- The Computer Cook Book. (via)
- Internet Histories, a n in-depth examination of exactly that. First issue. The introduction has a great Tim Berners-Lee quote. (via)
- Please insert next floppy.
- Many pet rabbits will die in Second Life on Saturday. As the source link says, “At least nobody will ever make real food depend on the cloud, right?”
- Modern OS/2 released. (via)
- The Unix Webserver. Interesting to see as a concept, but not necessarily a good idea as implemented. (via)
- A list of “highly-specific one-person’s-passion” websites. One of my favorite things to see on the Internet. (via)
Your unrelated link of the week: Roads & Kingdoms Breakfast. Food and a story every weekday.
There’s been enough this week I’ve already started next week’s BSD entry.
- Installing OpenBSD 6.1 on your laptop is really hard (not). (via)
- Switching to OpenBSD. (via)
- FreeBSD on 11? MacBook Air 5,1 (mid-2012). 2012 is the hardware, not the post date. (via)
- Falling in love with NixOS. Not on BSD, but linked because the source has comments contrasting it with BSD packaging systems.
- openbsd changes of note 621.
- 2017Q1 FreeBSD status report.
- No sound with NetBSD in VMware.
- Re-Writing BSD 4.4 Shell Commands: cat. (via)
- A recap of the April KnoxBUG meeting.
- Promoting FreeBSD at Events. (via)
- NetBSD maintainer in the QEMU project. (via)
- OPNsense 17.1.7 released.
This week’s BSDNow covers different topics, with a specific link about a centrally managed Bhyve – a new feature to me. No interview this week, but don’t let that stop you from the full range of discussion.
Mobile Skylake CPUs appear to have issues with power management and direct video rendering. There’s potential fixes on the horizon, but until then, be aware if you have that specific hardware and software mix.
Reader suggestions always make me happy.
- Is stockpiling AMD Bulldozer-based hardware from 2012 a good idea for those that care about privacy and security, since those CPUs don’t have PSP/Intel ME?
- ECC Memory & AMD’s Ryzen – A Deep Dive. (thanks kerma on #dragonflybsd for this and the previous link)
- Scrum makes you dumb. I don’t know if he’s setting up the right enemy, but it’s a good analysis of organizational silos. (via)
- Memoir of a Homebrew Computer Club Member. Seriously homebrew, from that story. (via)
- New D&D magic spells, designed by neural network. (via)
- Related: same but for heavy metal band names.
- Sexy Emacs. Sexy Vim. (via)
- The Vim Learning Curve is a Myth. (via)
- U.S. frequency allocations, with detail. (PDFs, via)
- Zomg lots more anagram stuff. Lots.
- The early Windows phone devices were liquid-cooled, sort of.
- Zip Files All The Way Down. Oh, so that’s what a quine is? (via)
A good topic range this week.
- Why I love OpenBSD. (via)
- A plan for open source software maintainers. (via)
- Unix Architecture Evolution Diagrams. 1972 Research Unix and FreeBSD, compared. (via)
- Getting Michael W. Lucas to speak at your (possibly BSD) event.
- 4 Things About TrueNAS Replication Your Boss Wants To Know. Sounds clickbaity, but does actually describe TrueNAS usage.
- OPNsense 17.1.6 released.
- Health Tips for Unix Systems.
- OpenBSD and You, the slides. (via)
- gqrx on freebsd.
- I did not know there was a Samba conference.
- OpenBSD Community Goes Gold.
This week’s BSDNow has no interview, but it hops through a banquet of different operating system activities – wireless, routing, changing systems, etc. You will surely find something to pique your interest.
I noted commits about this before, but here’s the instructions: how to use DragonFly on a Macbook Pro with dual GPUs.
Accidental topic this week: text interfaces!
- PuTTY 0.69 has been released. (via)
- Made by the same author: Simon Tatham’s Portable Puzzle Collection. Like Minesweeper times one thousand. (via)
- Random ASCII spaceship generator.
- Telnet MapSCII.
- terminal emulators’ processing of escape sequences. I’ve Ctrl-S’d myself a few times, I’ll admit. (via)
- ZX Spectrum Next. Actually contains a ZX chip. (via)
- BSD author Michael W. Lucas is having a flash sale on his fiction. It may be over by the time you read this.
- The quest to crack and preserve vintage Apple II software. A podcast episode, with some speakers I really like. (via)
- Securing Telnet with SSL. (via)
- Apple ][ clone and lawsuit history, some of which is new to me.
Your unrelated video of the week: DOUBLE KING. (via multiple places)
All the text in the links lined up this week, which is mysteriously satisfying.
- PfSense 2.5 and AES-NI. (via)
- Tab completion in OpenBSD’s ksh. (via)
- Bringing up 802.11ac on FreeBSD.
- Installing V8 UNIX (4.1 BSD) from tape. (via)
- OpenSSH Removes SSHv1 Support.
- Installing Gnome 3 extensions freebsd11
- OpenBSD vmm hypervisor: Part 2. (via)
- pfSense 2.3.4 RELEASE Now Available!
- Official OpenBSD 6.1 CD – There’s only One!
- Related: Errata and (First) Binary Patches Announced.
- New synchronization mechanism – localcount(9). (via)
- Digging into BSD’s choice of Unix group for new directories and files.
- Announcing NetBSD and the Google Summer of Code Projects 2017.
It’s always nice to see this out of nowhere: How to Install DragonFly BSD 4.6 + Xfce Desktop + Apps on VMware.
BSDNow 192 is up, and has the normal news summary, plus an interview of Patrick M. Hausen.