ChiBUG will be meeting today at 6:30PM CST via Zoom. Go, even if you aren’t near.
Some looks backward to prior links, but in a good way.
- Beatportal’s Definitive Guide to Techno. (via)
- Which reminds me of eternal favorite Ishkur’s Guide to Electronic Music.
- Your E-Mail Validation Logic is Wrong. There’s a whole chapter about this in the most in-depth regex book I ever read.
- ifconfig.co. Fetch that site for your plain text IP, plus other features. (via)
- How does Go know time.Now? (via)
- When Hackers Were Heroes. A worthwhile history read / book review. (via)
- Map ruler overlays in Cogmind. Linked for the quality demonstration animations.
- AFFINITIES, public domain images bound.
- Gossamer Network, an exploration of very specific data visualizations through a website. (via)
- Generative Unfoldings, computer art. (also via)
- 50 Years of Text Games: 1983: Suspended and 1984: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.
- Even the footnotes have footnotes.
- research!rsc: Unix Viruses. Linked for the history. (via)
- Picking an operating based on feel.
I’m hitting all the unixes.
- Atari Heavy Sixer. Not BSD, System V, but also note the post date.
- Knuth is still working on TeX. (via)
- Managing Multiple PostgreSQL Instances on FreeBSD. (via)
- XScreenSaver 6.00 out now. Haven’t seen it in dports yet.
- I got the GNU Modula-2 compiler working on OpenBSD.
- ChiBUG will be meeting on April 13th at 6:30PM CST via Zoom. I’ll post a reminder, of course.
- The pubnix history project. (via–via)
- Teach yourself Plan9 via SDF boot camp! Also why not get a mug? (via)
- i386 on FreeBSD 13 will be Tier 2, a reminder and look back.
- FreeBSD’s ports migration to git and its impact on HardenedBSD.
- Apologising to wpa_supplicant and FreeBSD Wi-Fi.
- Steam on FreeBSD.
- Valuable News – 2021/04/05.
- Interview with Abhinav Upadhyay, NetBSD contributor and machine learning software developer. (via)
- The state of toolchains in NetBSD.
I thought I had done this before, but apparently not: the site is switched to https by default. Tell me if you notice problems from that.
HardenedBSD 2021 “State of the Hardened Union”, presented by Shawn Webb, happening at NYCBUG at 6:45 tonight. See the announcement for how to get the invite.
I lost the origin of some of these links this week; too many tabs open. Sorry!
- Moog System 55, so many analog controls! (via)
- Mike Beauchamp Projects. I like the clock. (via)
- Shrink, Reduce, and Implode: The Legacy Zip Compression Methods. (via)
- The complete guide for open sourcing video games.
- A Gemini (and Atom and RSS) feed reader.
- Golem and My Other Seven Computer-Generated Books in Print.
- Don’t End The Week With Nothing.
- Anarchism in Practice Is Often Radically Boring Democracy.
- Equa! by James Chip. Tabletop RPG as a set of equations. This will scratch someone’s very particular itch. (via)
- Recognizing and rectifying your mistakes as an engineering leader. If you aren’t too sick of talking heads.
- Designing calculator apps.
- Internet routing can now vary based on things you wouldn’t expect, or ports matter for routing, not just destination.
- Different views of what are basic and advanced Vim features. A questions for every time I link a Vim tutorial.
- Is the Psion 5 still usable in 2017? (video, via)
- Turn your iPhone into a 90s pocket organiser. (also via)
- Hacker Simulator.
Your unrelated music of the week: The Best Beat Tapes on Bandcamp: March 2021.
Well, I made up for last week’s short list.
- What tool you use to read IPMI sensor information can matter. Not directly BSD, but the tools described are in ports.
- The origin of POSIX. The name, not the standard. TWAIN has the best pseudo-origin. (via)
- Does the old Unix still exist, besides its descendants? Yes, and so does Theseus’s ship.
- Related: Plan 9 is now open source, along with Inferno. Technically a later version of Unix – plus Inferno can run on BSD. (via)
- NetBSD Bounties for xhci features scatter-gather, suspend/resume. (via)
- HardenedBSD March 2021 Status Report.
- GSoC Reports: Make system(3), popen(3) and popenve(3) use posix_spawn(3) internally (Final report).
- KDE on FreeBSD 2021o2.
- Hitting donation milestone, financial report for 2020.
- How to split a file into small parts.
- UFS Boot Environments.
- What security does a default OpenBSD installation offer?
- Nginx as a TCP/UDP relay. On OpenBSD.
- pkgsrc-2021Q1 branch announcement.
- FVWM(3) and the quest for a comfortable NetBSD desktop. (via)
- Valuable News – 2021/03/29.
- OPNsense 21.1.4 released.
- Only Footnotes. But some of them are BSD footnotes!
Semi-BSD-related: One of my 3 workplaces needs a Software Team Lead. (scroll down) The main product is FreeBSD-based, though this team position does not directly work with it.
This week’s BSD Now is the usual roundup of news; FreeBSD-heavy, including some of the future planning for the project.
No theme this week cause I really did touch all the themes.
- The Smallest Keyboard. to smol
- About Deformin’ In The Rain.
- Spaceship builder. (via)
- Saying goodbye to my Commodore 64. Linked cause of the hardware mods.
- 50 Years of Text Games: 1981: His Majesty’s Ship “Impetuous” and 1982: The Hobbit. I never encountered these games, but they are better than I would have expected for the time.
- Diagrams for Penrose Tiles. (via)
- When you have too much memory for SheepShaver.
- Cursed Keyboard Image.
- System Shock, a deep dive.
- Phonoptic Readers, pattern-based optical sounds.
- Souped-Up Gopher. (via)
- Dungeons and Directories. (via)
Quiet, this week.
- GNU really is a different animal.
- Paired links: Port of the week: diffoscope and Shamir’s secret sharing.
- Enable multi-factor authentication on OpenBSD.
- A working D compiler on OpenBSD.
- mport package manager.
- Valuable News – 2021/03/22.
- Easy text transmission from computer to smartphone. I didn’t know about KDE Connect.
- ohmyksh, for OpenBSD’s ksh.
BSD Now has the usual roundup of news this week, and leads with an article about FreeBSD and ARM – useful for the BSD content, but also interesting cause it has a nice summary of how ARM designs came to be so important.
Mini theme this week: sound.
- Leave it to the phone companies to make simple ideas complex.
- Mini weather station with e-ink display. A good use case.
- The Data Sonification Archive. Data represented by sound.
- BOTTLED AUTHORS: The predigital dream of the audiobook.
- The Pixel Vision 8, for 8-bit games.
- Loop Hero, a roguelike where you build the map too? (via)
- Kepler was once so wrong that he was right.
- List of split keyboards. (via)
- Resurrecting Fortran. (via)
- The first(?) negative leap second might come in 2031.
- The Emoji That Nearly Weren’t. (via)
- Remember optical disk caddies? Ugh.
- How to Think Bayes. This underpins what most people call “AI”.
- Rebuilding James Bond’s Apple IIc – A Software Forgery. (via)
- Newsreader, free font for longer-form reading. (via)
Solene is publishing faster than I can link!
- EuroBSDCon 2021 Call for Papers open.
- Porting OpenBSD to RISC-V Final Report. (PDF, via)
- FreeBSD 13.0: Full Desktop Experience. (via)
- Pine 64: March Update. Nominally BSD related. (via)
- Creating ports for BSD distributions. (via)
- Wayland on FreeBSD.
- Top 12 best opensource games available on OpenBSD.
- Using pkgsrc on OpenBSD.
- Port of the week[s]: catgirl irc client and pmenu.
- Valuable News – 2021/03/15.
There’s BSD on Mars now, or that’s what the latest BSD Now tells me.