You can guess what BSDNow is about this week, can’t you? Well, there’s more than just ZFS, though there’s an excellent historical summary on the site.
Sascha Wildner has updated ACPICA in DragonFly to Intel’s version 20170629. This will be of most interest to those with newer motherboards, as it matches ACPI 6.2.
There’s some meaningful links buried in here, among the trivia.
- Undefined Behavior in 2017.
- Unix’s mysterious && and ||.
- Almost one and a half billion seconds since 1970.
- The 555 chip storage ottoman. (via)
- Avery’s laws of wifi reliability. (via)
- 48-Year-Old Multics operating system resurrected. (via)
- Why I Hate Slack and You Should Too. (via)
- Big Fucking TV can’t find the Fucking Shit Router. (via)
- XScreenSaver 5.37 is out. XScreenSaver makes for some fun live backgrounds in Android, I found.
- The Emacs Operating System. (via)
- Block-breaking game in vim 8.0. (via)
- Old school PC fonts. (via)
- A rift in the NTP world. (via)
- Roland McGrath bows out as glibc maintainer. 30 years is a long time. (via)
- Hyperproductive development. (via)
- The earliest known versions of Dennis Ritchie’s first C compiler. (via)
- Elvish: friendly and expressive shell for Linux, macOS and BSDs. Linked just because they bothered to mention BSD. (via)
- acme.sh: getting free SSL certificates – installation configuration on FreeBSD.
- Writing a NetBSD kernel module. (via)
- ZFS Is the Best Filesystem (For Now…) (via)
- Building an IPsec Gateway With OpenBSD. (via)
- AF3e Status, 17 July 2017. That’s Absolute FreeBSD 3rd Edition.
- Looking for a benchmark comparation between PF (OpenBSD) vs NPF (NetBSD)
- Announcing the pkgsrc-2017Q2 release (2017-07-10). (via)
- pkgsrcCon 2017 report and also slides/video. (via)
- Recommend BSD to Thinkpad users? Can’t find an actual thread, though.
- Porting NetBSD to Allwinner H3 SoCs. (via)
- OPNsense 17.7 RC1.
- OpenBSD and the Modern Laptop.
I’m late noting this week’s BSDNow – I’m also changing the capitalization, since BIND in this case is an acronym. No interview this week but discussion of various BSDCan 2017 reports.
Your midweek short read: A “Putting DragonFly on a desktop machine” story that would incidentally work as an informal installation guide.
A recent commit from Matthew Dillon serves as a rough safety valve, making it harder to fork/chroot yourself to death.
Bryan C. Everly eventually figured out how to configure his ThinkPad x230 so that the TrackPoint worked in xorg, and he wrote it down.
This wrote itself a week ago.
- More dialing, more weirdness.
- The Internet On Dead Trees. I remember a number of these products.
- If you’d like to pay too much for ancient Radio Shack electronics, now’s your chance! (via)
- books chapter two, a followup to books chapter one which I thought I had linked before, but maybe not. Anyway, the same numeric chapter from a number of text books, described.
- And I delayed long enough to add books chapter three.
- The Internet Phone. Most inconvenient way to browse the Internet ever? (via)
- Stopping the Internet of Noise. RSS still works, and works well! (via)
- Urban and suburban camouflage.
- Trying to work in Haiku, the BeOS successor. (via)
- Winamp’s woes: How the greatest MP3 player undid itself. (via)
- Bashfill – art for your terminal. (via)
- Skip grep, use awk. (via)
- The origin of HTTP POST explained in a dinosaur comic.
- Not-butters. (sorta via)
- IFComp 2017 is open.
- Get My Books Cheap. Not me, Michael W. Lucas’s books – his fiction work, along with a number of other authors.
Your unrelated video link of the week: Animated Short Films. An animator’s favorites, if the above list of links hasn’t kept you busy enough..
This one wrote itself almost in one night from articles I had stored up.
- Latest blog post – UEFI multi-boot setup with Linux and most of the BSDs! (via)
- State of graphics support across BSDs
- Daemons and friendly Ninjas. (via)
- FreeBSD 11.1-RC1 out.
- Kernel relinking status from Theo de Raadt.
- On the Insecurity of TIOCSTI.
- BSDCan 2017 – Trip report double-p.
- d2k17 hackathon report: Martin Pieuchot on moving the network stack out of the big lock.
- d2k17 Hackathon Report: Alexander Bluhm on Network Stack Improvements and more.
- “Absolute FreeBSD 3rd Edition” update.
- openbsd changes of note 624
- “My life long dream of working with cvs and ed has come true” (via)
- Assembling the history of Unix. Really, BSD prehistory. (via)
- FreeBSD deprecates all r-cmds (rcp, rlogin, etc.) (via)
- OPNSense 17.1.9 out.
- Request for testing: https://beta.undeadly.org/.
If you have any local-only branches in your DragonFly git repo, you will need to apply this quick fix.
Hey, BSDNow episode 201 took its title from something I already planned to link for In Other BSDs. This week has an interview with Peter McDonald and covers FreeNAS 11, among other things.
A bumper crop of odd links today! Reading for a long weekend, or at least it’s a long weekend for most North American readers, I think.
- The joy of reading role-playing games. I may have spent more time reading rulebooks than playing the actual games. (via)
- Endless Orchard, a map of (U.S.) public fruit trees. Dunno if there’s an equivalent for any part of Europe. (via)
- Summertime, and the lemonade is easy. Optimized Lemonade Stand strategy.
- Programming Games. Not programming a game, but games you play that are structured like programming.
- books chapter one. Ted Unangst summarizes a bunch of coding books – but just the start.
- Dear Lazyweb, tell me about colo and the followup, Colo, again.
- Retro ThinkPad: It’s Alive. Hoping to buy one to replace my aging X220 at work, if the stats are right. (via luxh on #dragonflybsd) Related to this historical post which I have linked before.
- Improvements to the Xerox Alto Mandelbrot drop runtime from 1 hour to 9 minutes. (via)
- efficient music players remain elusive.
- WiFi232 with a Macintosh 512ke. Related: the Lobste.rs BBS.
- Nodes of Yesod: ZX Spectrum Next – developer blog episode 1.
- Old usenet maps. Remember, the originals were done by hand. (via)
- Canon Cat Resources. A business application appliance with a built-in Forth interpreter, and built by Jef Raskin of original Macintosh fame. An odd and powerful machine from another timeline. (via)
I am entertained by how Github seems to randomly burp up historical software artifacts on a semi-regular basis. (see link below)
- Historical: My first OpenBSD Hackathon. (via)
- Using Let’s Encrypt within FreeBSD.org – lessons learned and advice. (via)
- Which is the most laptop friendly BSD to learn with?
- Nextcloud via httpd on OpenBSD. (via)
- Isotop – personalized OpenBSD ISO. (via)
- Building an IPsec Gateway With OpenBSD. (via)
- dired, an early directory editor/file browser. Dates from BSD 4.2 if I read the 1984 readme correctly. Note the UUCP address there! (via)
- Lumina 1.3.0 released.
BSDNow has reached the magic 200 episode mark, and this week they cover a nice wide range of topics – including Illumos!