DragonFly will now run on a Threadripper 2990wx. What’s more, Matthew Dillon has published some testing results showing how power, CPU use, and memory speed all interact with these things. There’s a followup, too. I imagine these are interesting CPUs to most people, since they perform well and don’t have recent Intel-specific security problems.
Done well ahead of time, knowing I’d be on the road this past week.
- A little bump in the wire that makes your Internet faster.
- A timesyncd total failure and systemd’s complete lack of debugability and Systemd’s
DynamicUserfeature is (currently) dangerous. Yeesh.
- Pure Bash Bible: A collection of pure bash alternatives to external binaries. (via)
- unabridged history of unix / linux? Lots of reading suggestions.
- One simple general pattern for making sure things are alive.
- As Michael W. Lucas points out in his site redesign, Let’s Encrypt is great.
- Dislikes the Sea, but Will Venture Upon It If Necessary. An adult looking back on his D&D papers from childhood. (via)
- Polyhedra Viewer. Sorta related, in a dice sort of way. (also via)
- 24-core CPU and I can’t type an email (part one). (via)
- Q: Why Do Keynote Speakers Keep Suggesting That Improving Security Is Possible? New James Mickens! (via many places)
Overflow from two weeks running, cause of travel.
- Next SemiBUG meeting is on the 21st. I’ll post a reminder.
- Solene’s percent % : Easy encrypted backups on OpenBSD with base tools. (via)
- installing Postgresql on NetBSD, need help.
- Why do you use (or contribute to) BSD, rather than Linux?
- The Battle of the Schedulers: FreeBSD ULE vs. Linux CFS (USENIX).
- EuroBSDCon 2018 registration is open. Early Bird until the 24th. (via)
- And now your “bsd.network is a goldmine of BSD information links” section:
- VMware vs bhyve Performance Comparison. (via)
- BSD Pizza Night in Portland, Oregon, on the 30th. I’ll post a reminder. (via)
- BSD Users Stockholm Meetup #3, September 5th. I’ll post a reminder for that too.
- “Wrote a dynamic inventory provider for FreeBSD jails.“
- Divelog programs: subsurface, divecmd. Things I didn’t know existed, and they are ports.
- Also now in OpenBSD ports: spacetrader. My favorite game genre.
- Godeps support in pkgsrc.
- Absolute FreeBSD, 3rd edition, off to the publisher.
- MidnightBSD: an Introduction, available as a free ebook from Amazon.
Michael W. Lucas is reading from his ‘git commit murder‘ book tonight at 7 PM, in Clawson, Michigan.
BSDNow 259 is out, and I happen to have just come off a 10-hour drive, so I will do nothing other than point you at the episode.
I have been meaning to post this for a while: gridgenerator.com, a painting web app, is running on DragonFly. I was told this on IRC and of course lost all details since then, but that’s fine – go draw something!
Nicely esoteric this week.
- “It is impossible to work in information technology without also engaging in social engineering”*…
- DFaaS (Dumpster Fire as a Service).
- Server names: One of the remaining places where IT managers can be a little silly.
- Platform Studies at 10.
- Books that explain (parts of) how the world really works.
- Tips for using tmux more effectively.
- How did you get it to run on a gameboy? More oddities at the source link.
- Where Vim Came From. (via)
- Related, same source: An incomplete history of the QED Text Editor.
Overflow that I couldn’t catch up to before last weekend’s In Other BSD’s posting time. I try to always have these by 9 AM Eastern time Saturday. (Same for Lazy Reading on Sunday) I mentally imagine everyone sitting down with a drink and nothing else to do but click links, those mornings. At least, I hope that’s what it is.
- Happening later today, at 2 PM Eastern: “OpenBSD ports: the basics” on twitch.tv.
- Valuable News – 2018/08/04.
- Jared McNeill has finished porting #NetBSD to ROCKPro64.
- The third BSD Users Stockholm Meetup, September 5th. (via)
- The Etsh Project. Enhanced Thompson Shell; an updated version of the V6 UNIX shell originally written by Ken Thompson in 1975. (via)
- TrueOS test on ThinkPad T410 notebook.0
- Implementing a clone of OpenBSD pledge into the Linux kernel. (video, via)
- Where are the config for pkg_add and pgkin located?
- Writing Business Cashflow. KPIs for your own business, which in this case is (partially) BSD books.
- Speaking of which, Second Editions versus the Publishing Business.
- OPNSense 18.7 released.
- FreeBSD on ARM64. Hosted service, via.
- Changes to NetBSD release support policy. (via)
- Anyone use netbsd as a desktop, how is it?
- looking for help with freebsd 11.2 install.
- Ask Noah Show 77: Should You Ditch Linux for FreeBSD. (via)
A reminder: you need some loader.conf changes if you are booting with EFI/i915.
(Sort of a repost, but someone may need it.)
BSDNow 258 showed up a bit early this week: Among the normal news articles about technology and BSD conventions are notes about how HardenedBSD is setting up their non-profit board. I like seeing that sort of governance documented as it’s happening; it’s the right way to inform people.
The eerielinux site has a followup on Ravenports, which digs into something I’ve covered a bit here: Ravenports is technically excellent and a better choice than dports in many ways – but Ravenports needs more ports. How many more? Probably not very many…
Speaking of which: Ravenports is kept vigorously up to date.
This is a straight dump of open browser tabs. You can tell what motivated me to set up the Mastodon account for the Digest this week, from some of the content.
- Save RSS and Atom! The source link has mention of a number of resources.
- The history of design systems at Clearleft.
- Inside Out. View Source as an important tool.
- The web’s transition from nomadism to feudalism.
- Facebook killed the feed.
- 10 Common Git Problems and How to Fix Them. (via)
- State Sponsored Trolling. (via)
- The Cyberdeck: a homebrew, 3D printed cyberspace deck. (via)
- Two-factor auth and SMS hijacking.
- Amazon sells Bitcoins now! There’s two levels of joke in that link.
- News for the tz database. (via)
- DJ rig with two Amiga 1200 PCs. (via)
- What OpenStreetMap can be. (via)
- Commodore 64 SID replacement using a Teensy 3.6. (via)
- A Brief History of SourceForge, and a Look Towards the Future. I consciously avoid Sourceforge material now, it’s so toxic. (via)
- Freeciv 2.6.0 released. And playable on the web. (via)
- Friday Furnace.
- A Mansion Filled With Hidden Worlds: When the Internet Was Young.
- LambdaMoo. (via)
- Life in System Administration.
- Taskbook: Like Trello but for the Terminal. (via)
Your unrelated video of the week: LOCAL58 – Show for Children.
I have more to post but just plain couldn’t get it all pasted!
- OPNsense 18.1.13 released.
- rtadvd(8) has been replaced by rad(8).
- More mitigations against speculative execution vulnerabilities.
- Theo de Raadt on “unveil(2) usage in base”.
- g2k18 hackathon reports: Kenneth Westerback on dhcpd(8) fixes, disklabel(8) refactoring and more, Ingo Schwarze on sed(1) bugfixing with Martijn van Duren, and about other small userland stuff.
- Visualizing ZFS performance.
- OSCON 2018. With Microsoft as a major participant; odd.
- An Introduction to VerifiedExec in NetBSD. Video from 2012, but recently mentioned here.
- Reflection on one-year usage of OpenBSD. (via)
- Revamp of DiscoverBSD.com.
- Howto: FEMP stack on Amazon EC2. (via)
- ZFS Boot Environments at PBUG.
- Valuable News – 2018/07/27.