If you are running DragonFly-current, you can get your floppy drive running again. This is actually hard to test; floppy drives are becoming an endangered species.
Accidental theme this week: the 1990s.
- Normalization of deviance in software: how broken practices become standard. Matches every place I’ve ever worked. (via
- The Advent of Void. I wish someone would do this with BSD packages. (via)
- wiby, a 90s-only search engine. (via)
- What Have We Learned from the PDP-11? (via)
- VPN recommendations.
- Games on the Net Before the Web, Part 1: Strategy and Simulation. You will surely have heard of some of these games, even if you never encountered them.
- 90s CD-ROM games.
- The man with a DiscMan. More 90s.
Your unrelated photo of the week: untitled.
Last minute, as always!
- The anatomy of tee program on OpenBSD. (via)
- Leaving Amazon AWS. (via, I think)
- FreeBSD Port-Knocking.
- s2k17 Hackathon Report: Stefan Sperling (stsp@) on wireless (iwm(4), athn(4) and more) progress.
- DiscoverBSD for 2017/12/03.
- Cross-BSD pollination. (DragonFly->OpenBSD, via)
- FreeBSD 11.0 is end-of-lifed.
- OPNsense 17.7.9 released.
- BSDCan 2018 Call for Papers is out. (via)
- DTrace & ZFS Being Updated On NetBSD. (via)
- NetBSD desktop for newbies. (via)
- What sort of fun projects are you guys working on using Dragonfly?
- pledge() work in progress.
- arm64 platform now officially supported [and has syspatch(8)].
- “SSH Mastery” 2nd ed tech reviewers wanted.
BSDNow 223 covers a wide range: debuggers, Rust, Docker, EuroBSDCon 2017, pine64, and some network tools for FreeBSD and OpenBSD.
DragonFly 5.0.2 is released. As you may guess from the version number, this is a bugfix release. The release tag has the full details. Update through the normal process of a buildworld/buildkernel, at your leisure.
Some overflow from last week, thank goodness.
- Reprogramming a $13 consumer wifi-enabled outlet. (via)
- A minimalist guide to tmux. (via)
- Rules to the Game of Dungeon. Simultaneous to D&D creation.
- The Shocking Truth Behind Arnold Nordsieck’s Differential Analyzer. (via)
- Sharper Pixels. “Premium retro gaming”.
- Perl 6 Advent Calendar. (via)
- Command Line, Console and UI Based Open Source Plain Text Accounting. (via)
- Capabilities for Open Source Innovation. Open source and software innovation are linked. (via)
- Git PSA: git-rev-parse.
- The Motherboard Guide to Avoiding State Surveillance. Not bad as general security advice. (via)
- Bjarne Stroustrup’s many crimes against programming.
- Mozilla Releases Open Source Voice Recognition and Voice Data Set. Need more open versions of collections like this. (via)
- “Permissive licensing is wrong!” – Is it? (1/2)
- Reflections on Hackathons.
- Cheap temp and humidity sensors. Probably BSD-compatible, given the list.
- OpenBSD Router Boilerplate. (via)
- Suggestions on High-end Laptop for dual-booting with BSD/Windows.
- The LLVM Thread Sanitizer has been ported to NetBSD.
- Linux user picking a BSD for Personal Computer.
- DiscoverBSD for 2017/11/27.
- Two-factor authentication SSH with Duo in FreeBSD 11 (7:23)
No interview this week for BSDNow 222, but lots of procedure details on FAMP, server moves, and bhyve.
Thanks to Rimvydas Jasinskas, it’s possible to ‘make NOSHARED=yes buildworld‘ and build a complete DragonFly world without shared libraries.
KnoxBUG has a meeting tonight, and John Hixson will be presenting “Setting up Samba for a Mixed Network of Windows and Mac“. Go, if you are near Knoxville.
Roguelike/UNIX theme this week.
- Apple ][ colors. (via)
- Ultimate ADOM.
- The Secret History of Cricket Magazine. Unlike any other publication ostensibly for children. (via)
- The Xerox Alto Struts Its Stuff on Its 40th Birthday. (via)
- Apparently doors run on UNIX now.
- A Net Before the Web, Part 4: The Rogue, the Yuppie, and the Soldier, and A Net Before the Web, Part 5: The Pony.
- IFComp 2017: Summary and Mini-Reviews.
- The origin of robotfindskitten, a roguelike.
- How Game Titles Work: 2017 Update. I linked to the earlier version of this some time ago.
- Run the First Edition of Unix via Docker. (via)
- The First UNIX Port. PDF. (via)
- The First Port of UNIX. Also PDF, from same timeframe and same source link.
- PoC||GTFO Print Collection. (via)
- Why does man print “gimme gimme gimme” at 00:30? (via)
- How I revived the 1973 Unix Programmer’s Manual. (via)
- Integrated development window manager. Why isn’t this everywhere? It doesn’t even assume bash! (via)
Your off-topic music link of the week: A Walk Through Buckethead’s Massive Bandcamp Catalogue.
One month to Christmas!
- Anyone with ARM laptop experience?
- Hitler Quote Controversy In the BSD Community. I haven’t noticed anything.
- Semibug Christmas dinner: 19 December 2017.
- Official OpenBSD 6.2 CD set – the only one to be made!
- p2k17 Hackathon report: Antoine Jacoutot on ports+packages progress.
- Lumina 1.4.0 released.
- DiscoverBSD for 2017/11/20.
- Any interest in a continuous integration service with BSD build boxes?
- The strongest KASLR, ever?
- UNIX kernel system calls.
- This is how you can port your rust application to FreeBSD. (via)
- OPNsense 17.7.7 released, OPNsense 17.7.8 released, and OPNSense vs. Netgate.
- Converting a Dell R710 into a ZFS-based FreeBSD 11.1 tape library bacula-sd followed by R710 – getting the drives ready.
- FreeBSD/RISC-V and Device Drivers. PDF. (via)
- OpenBSD ELF Auxiliary Vector Information Leak. (via)
If you are like me and have a long weekend, dig into /usr/share/examples. Not all of it is necessarily up to date, but there’s examples there on running rconfig, diskless, different pf and ipfw examples, and so on. Actual documentation is in corresponding man pages – and there’s examples on how to write them, too.
I just wasted an hour trying to figure out why xorg had strange output but no errors on this laptop, and it’s because I had i915_load=”YES” in /boot/loader.conf instead of i915_load=”YES” in /etc/rc.conf. I’m almost nearly sure I’ve mentioned that before, but if not: here you go.
(though if you never plan to run X, you can put it in loader.conf and everything will just work.)
(Title updated for a more correct sentence)