I’m starting to pack these full enough that I might have to go biweekly.
- “My 10 Unix command-line mistakes“. (via) You will have done at least a few of these – see comments on that article for even more. I know I’ve shut down the interface I’m connected on a few times…
- BSD vs. Linux. (via) Maybe you know the details, maybe you don’t.
- Git now has subtree support. You can now stuff git repositories into other git repositories, but they remain ‘normal’ repos that can be split back off later. I’m sure I’m oversimplifying. Also, the git website has gone through a redesign.
- A BSD daemon patch, $3. (via) No Puffy or Fred ones that I’ve seen.
- Here’s a puppet fix for DragonFly.
- The Grammar of Vim. (via)
- Rob Pike vs. Richard Stallman. (via the same place) Not enough drama, guys, come on!
- Anatomy of a Scam. I link to it because my employer just received one of the bogus invoices mentioned in the article.
- Computing Fossils. (via) If you follow one link from that article, make it this one about a punchcard IBM from 1948, still in use.
Your unrelated comics link of the week: Wizzywig. A self-contained comic about the early days of phone phreaking and hacking, written and drawn by Ed Piskor. The first two chapters are available as a PDF. Read and if you like it, order the whole thing. Also: Steve and Steve. If you know your history, you’ll get the cartoon.
Ed Piskor is currently cartooning the origin of hip-hop at BoingBoing; it’s a good read.