I’m preposting this, so hopefully it is still accurate: SEMIBUG has a menu of lightning talks tonight. It’s online.
I managed to avoid a dominant theme this week. On purpose! I think it means a better summary.
- Build a tablet out of your Framework motherboard.
- In-browser retro-futuristic tank game, open source. (via)
- Laptoppin’ like 1975.
- The Pong you could program, possibly: the MOS 7600/7601.
- The Comics Journal has been publishing link roundups about comics – all kinds, including good ones – for quite some time. Here’s a recent one.
- The Spriter’s Resource. Sprites sprites sprites. (via)
- Plasma Tweeter.
- What I learned about markdown from interviewing a bunch of people.
- Decisions, decisions: Principles for making important choices in open source.
- Unhinged old newspaper reports lead to interesting ARPANET “first message” question.
- Reassembling a 3.5″ floppy. (via)
- Video Nub Shank.
The last link has some interesting applications to try.
- logcheck – egrep: trailing backslash (\).
- Meta-programming in Shell. (via)
- MGR, a pre-X windowing system that I’ve never knowingly seen before. (via)
- The odd return value of the original 4.2 BSD
- NetBSD 9.3 released.
- FreeBSD 2022Q2 report.
- svnlite(1) removed from FreeBSD base.
- Ada development on FreeBSD 13.1. (via)
- FreeBSD 13.0 EOL.
- Valuable News – 2022/08/08.
- /usr/games removed from the default $PATH. (OpenBSD)
- What softwares do you recommend to a daily use BSD system?
This week’s BSD Now has a bunch of how-to-do-this links, as you might guess from the headline.
Some cranky links, some fun links.
- Re-reclaimed from nature: Resurrecting a DT80 terminal. I’ve seen hardware worse off than this come back… but rarely.
- Amazon is incentivized to support ripoffs. (via)
- It’s not just books, either.
- The Blessed Valley of Mild Proficiency. (via)
- The Gametank game console.
- rePalm. (via)
- 40 years of AutoCAD. (via)
- Emacs Timeline. (via)
- Mapmaking as a Game within a Game.
- Nam June Paik’s Wobbulator. (indirectly via)
Unrelated game of the week: Hexagonal Pipes.
Some useful tips hidden in there this week.
- How to use two gpus (intel and nvidia) attached to two monitors on FreeBSD.
- Freshly installed NetBSD booting on a 80386 DX40 with 8MB of RAM. MB.
- OPNSense 22.7 released. (via)
- Advocating for FreeBSD in 2022 and Beyond.
- Valuable News – 2022/08/01.
- Ten Things To Do After Installing FreeBSD. The source link has a good comment about what’s wrong with sudo as currently used. Also, I did not know about .hushlogin.
- Even more randomness.
- HardenedBSD July 2022 Status Report.
- depenguin.me, reminded of this FreeBSD-on-shared-host-install by this Hetzner news.
- A brief history of looking up host addresses in Unix. Ugh, NIS.
- Run FreeBSD 13.1 for ARM64 in QEMU on Apple Silicon Mac with HVF Acceleration. (via)
- Microsoft’s Xenix – Microsoft tries their hand at UNIX.
There’s an unofficial NYCBUG meetup, tomorrow at 6:45PM. Go, if you are near New York City.
No mini-theme this week, just a mix.
- No leap second this year.
- BUY NOW, the BeOS screensaver. (via)
- The Old Computer Challenge V2: day 1, day 2, day 5, done!
- An SPA alternative. (via)
- The History of User Interfaces. Linked for the screenshots. (via)
- Status Update on LS1028A Open Hardware CPU Module. Mntre is serious about that open hardware thing. (via)
- Not so Common Desktop Environment (NsCDE) 2.2. FVWM disguised as CDE. (via)
- Digital dice towers built in beautiful retro cases.
- The Codecs of Streams Past. Linked cause reading about RealVideo and Silverlight gave me painful flashbacks.
- Rocking the Web Bloat: Modern Gopher, Gemini and the Small Internet. (via)
- arttime 1.8.0: “Enabled desktop notifications for BSD Unixes.”
- So I’ve patched KDE Plasma/Wayland under CheriBSD for pure-capability mode. It works. (via)
- How to use sshfs on OpenBSD.
- Guest Post: FreeBSD in Science.
- KDE Plasma 5.25 delayed on FreeBSD.
- My new Sony NW-A55 Walkman! Also a review. Linking just because rsync works to move files onto it, therefore BSD-compatible. I can’t simply put files on an iPhone the same way.
The lead link in this week’s BSD Now is the sort of thing I like to link to: debugging Lisp in space. There’s more than that.
Old machines week.
- An excellent payphone project.
- The Goriest Fight Scenes from The Iliad, Pt. 1. I enjoyed those books for a reason.
- A tiny Pinball Fantasies table – Intro.
- Crypto Ancienne 2.0 now brings TLS 1.3 to the Internet of Old Things (except BeOS). Linked for the screenshots.
- The Commodore 64 Smartwatch can now sync with your Commodore 64 desktop. Not a sentence I expected to type.
- In the Hall of the Third Blue Wizard Issue 1 – PDF Released. I just found my copy of the Peridot the other day, which was a fun read.
- Macintosh Common Lisp. (via)
- Contributing to Open Source Beyond Software Development. For example, this very blog.
- Sweet Mars inspired theme for WindowMaker.
- Writing and Running a BBS on a Macintosh Plus. Somewhat bonkers.
No mini-theme this week.
- An assortment of timestamp formats found in our (Unix) logs.
- How efficient can cat(1) be?
- NetBSD can also run a Minecraft server.
- Related: rjc shows Minecraft running on OpenBSD too.
- Also: DragonFly too; I did it.
- Valuable News – 2022/07/18.
- Game of Trees 0.74 released.
- OpenBGPD 7.5 released.
- Using BSD make for your (small) project. A mini-tutorial. (via)
- NetBSD is using a fork of the tz database. There’s a backstory.
- -current has moved to 7.2-beta.
- What is the most minimalistic BSD for desktop?
I mentioned a new committer for DragonFly, Sergey Zigachev, recently. He hasn’t shown in the commit logs for DragonFly directly – cause he’s fixing up dports. I’m mentioning that because the amount of work that goes into dports to keep all those ports working on DragonFly is separate and unseen – but necessary.
BSD Now 464 is out for the week, and has the normal roundup. Nothing unusual to point out, just good reading.
SEMIBUG is having a presentation on Jupyter notebooks tonight, online. The presenter is using them for genome sequencing, so this should the interesting.
I think I cover all the popular Lazy Reading topics: old computers, RPGs, graphs…
- Doom on Doom.
- An explanation of phone firmware using the PinePhone as the base example.
- Watches that don’t tell time. (via)
- The Impact of Open Connectivity.
- Your Adventure Ends Here, blogging ‘playthroughs’ of choose-your-adventure books. (via)
- Rewilding PowerPoint.
- Supertab for vim.
- god damnit adrian stop it.
- @defensecharts. I have encountered some of these in the wild.
- The Lost Tron Arcade Documents. (via)
- CP/M is (more) officially open source.
Your unrelated music link of the week: Better Living Through Synthesizers.
Started with overflow from last week.
- Toolchains adventures – Q2 2022.
- Your next C compiler is a D compiler: Introducing DMD’s ImportC.
- Comparative BSD cheatsheet?
- From 0 to Bhyve on FreeBSD 13.1.
- /bin/true used to be an empty file. (via)
- How we run a Minecraft server.
- Self-hosting a static site with OpenBSD, httpd, and relayd.
- Looking for a USB WiFi adapter that is compatible with FreeBSD, OpenBSD, and NetBSD.
- rpki-client 7.9 released.
- Porting OpenBSD pledge() to Linux. (via)
- How Unix didn’t used to support ‘#!’, a brief history.
- Valuable News – 2022/07/11.
- Desktop Environments Resource Usage Comparison. It’s been a long time since E17.
- helloSystem version 14-experimental is tagged.