Sounds like a space drama: this week’s BSD Now covers some different flavors of virtualization plus notes a Michael W. Lucas interview.
If you are one of those unlucky/foolhardy people running DragonFly with very little RAM, this maxvnodes change will help you out.
(DragonFly is not that RAM-hungry in normal circumstances, anyway; 1-2G is ‘safe’, last I knew.)
A short but oddball batch of links this week.
- Ambigram StyleGAN faces. Somewhat disturbing but well explained. (via)
- How Developers Choose Names. (also via)
- Perl / Unix One-liner Cage Match, Part 1 and Part 2. (via)
- rpg-cli: Your filesystem as a dungeon! Did I link this already? (via)
- Electric Ink Analysis. Product review as category review.
- Dwarf Fortress Creator Explains its Complexity & Origins. Video. (via)
- RetroForth investigation.
- 50 Years of Text Games: 1992: Silverwolf.
- More 6502 Updates.
- Problems with video recreations of classic pinball.
- Gun book. (via)
- Heavy Metal Parking Lot, the movie, which I am sure I have mentioned before.
- A New Session. A telnet-only magazine. (via)
Literally this is my open browser tabs pasted in order.
- Jitsi on OpenBSD, specifically how to make it work.
- NetBSD IRC channels are also moved to Libera.
- Also KDE on FreeBSD — IRC channels.
- Gaming on NomadBSD – Based on FreeBSD 13. (via)
- Guide to FreeBSD Desktop Distributions. “Distributions”. (via)
- Updating GCC GNAT (Ada) in pkgsrc/NetBSD. (via)
- NetBSD on the Vortex86DX CPU.
- June 2021 FreeBSD Developer Summit, next week.
- HardenedBSD May 2021 Status Report.
- NetBSD 9.2’s new default package DB location.
- FreeBSD 13 on the Panasonic Let’s Note CF-RZ6. It is adorable.
- What you can’t install with NetBSD’s pkgsrc.
- Harsh resource limits on CGIs set for the MirBSD server.
- aiomixer, X/Open Curses and ncurses, and other news.
- FYI – Upcoming 1.17 release requires JDK 16 (and thus -current). For Minecraft on BSD users.
- Updating my FreeBSD 12.2 host to FreeBSD 13.0.
- Upgrading a FreeBSD 12.2 jail to FreeBSD 13 using mkjail.
- Rumors of an OpenBSD game console?
- Valuable News – 2021/05/31.
- Unix Shell Programming: The Next 50 Years. Look at the first comment on the source.
- You Can Watch Netflix on FreeBSD. (via)
This week’s BSD Now talks about starts (NetBSD, DragonFly releases) and ends (preventing memory-based process kills, deleting boot environments).
James Cook continues to work on zalloc, and he’s published a small report on his progress.
Oddball finds week.
- explain.dalibo.com, a Postgres EXPLAIN ANALYZE explainer. (via)
- Hifi Wasteland I: 100 Year Old Quick Silver Cloud, the sound of a vacuum tube decaying.
- Zosya, modern games for Spectrum ZX machines, I think? (via)
- The different types of modern (2021) SSH keys (and some opinions).
- Related: Understanding OpenSSH’s various options around keys and key algorithms.
- Pinebook Pro review.
- Cracking a 35 year old Macintosh Game. (via)
- Reviving a Dead Macintosh Classic, from the same place.
- System76 announced an open source mechanical keyboard “Launch”. (via)
- The Graphics Gremlin: a Retro ISA Video Card. (via)
- 50 Years of Text Games: 1991: Trade Wars 2002.
- Handheld ePaper map.
- Roguelike Celebration 2021 open for submissions.
Your unrelated video of the week: “treat the human face like a graphic equaliser for breakbeat“. Hypnotic. (via)
Some useful setup instructions in here.
- NetBSD: Using virtualization: QEMU and NVMM. Didn’t know this existed. (via)
- Using Jails with ZFS and PF on DigitalOcean. (via)
- FreeBSD Desktop – Part 26 – Configuration – Conferencing and Meetings.
- Valuable News – 2021/05/24.
- HardenedBSD Switching IRC Servers.
- NYCBUG is doing that too.
- And other spots.
- My state of macOS virtualisation, with FreeBSD and NetBSD digressions.
- Using NetBSD’s pkgsrc everywhere I can.
- FreeBSD router take 2 (pt. 3): Excursion – De-hardening OPNsense for 2022?
- FreeBSD router take 2 (pt. 4): Demoting my ISP’s router.
- OPNsense 21.1.6 released.
- Opening a Garage Door Using OpenBSD on a Raspberry Pi.
- KDE Plasma Wayland – a week in FreeBSD.
- KDE on FreeBSD 2021o3.
- Why OpenBSD?
- SemiBUG, meeting soon with Jitsi?
This week’s BSD Now is an excellent HTTP joke but is also effectively a guest episode, with some new talkers.
This is a good link week; several deep dives.
- 50 Years of Text Games: 1990: LambdaMOO. Still running!
- How to write release notes.
- Sharing Secrets.
- Designing Winterbloom’s Big Honking Button. (via)
- Which leads me to Eurorack.
- Pinebook Pro first impressions. (via)
- Delia Derbyshire: The Myths and the Legendary Tapes. (via)
- Associations: Penrose Tiling and toilet paper.
- Using Xterm to Navigate the Huge Color Space. A deep dive. (via)
- A Brief Introduction to Esoteric Languages. Surely you know some of these by now?
- Why C is so influential. Video.
- The blessing of the leading zero.
- SIGGRAPH 2021: Technical papers preview trailer.
Done early, and I have more BSD-related tabs to get through.
- NetBSD Annual General Meeting is today.
- NetBSD 9.2 is out.
- The state of toolchains in OpenBSD.
- Building LLVM on OpenBSD/loongson and OpenBSD/loongson on the Lemote Yeeloong 8101B.
- FreeBSD Release 13.0 Highlights.
- NomadBSD 130R-20210508 released.
- Umbrage at trying FreeBSD and Linux in VMs.
- FreeBSD on the Pine H6.
- Half-Life (including distributable game data).
- Help prospective KGB operative. Bug report as cosplay?
- FreeBSD Desktop – Part 25 – Configuration – Random Terminal Theme.
- Valuable News – 2021/05/10 and Valuable News – 2021/05/17.
- More Go modules in pkgsrc.
- gmock and gtest on OpenBSD 6.9 hate each other. (via)
This week’s BSD Now, a light run, talks about licensing and industrial automation, but not at the same time.
I’ve seen this a number of times over the years: if you’re installing DragonFly and the install drive seems to disappear, it might be the USB port you plug into.