Thanks to a reminder from IRC user ‘cgag’, I’ve put an uncompressed ISO image of DragonFly 4.6 up on the main site. It’s linked on the download page, and should be available within 24 hours on the mirrors. If you are buying service from a virtual host provider, and can install an operating system directly from a downloadable URL, this is for you.
If you are near New York City, NYCBUG’s InstallFest is happening just before 7 PM Wednesday at the usual Stone Creek bar meeting location. Go, see what strange hardware turns up.
A mix of hard thinking and jokes today.
- Notes on notation and thought. (via)
- How has BitKeeper changed since it was used for the Linux kernel. (also via)
- McBullseye and the Hidden Network.
- I found six late 80’s Sysadmin posters in Imgur. Not really 80s.
- Comic-Con and FOSS Comic Book Solutions.
- A set of custom unix-like utilities that any developer could benefit from.
- How NOT to get help in open source. (via)
- The Delphi Method Techniques and Applications. (via)
- Wot I Think: Quadrilateral Cowboy. Aggressively retro-styled.
Your unrelated video link of the week: Duelin’ Firemen.
I did all of this in a hour, because I had so many tabs saved from during the week. Don’t get overwhelmed!
- EuroBSDCon 2016 schedule has been released.
- OPNsense 16.7 released.
- 2016Q2 FreeBSD Status Report.
- SemiBUG has a Twitter. Here’s their last meeting, and the next is 8/23.
- August 3rd: NYCBUG Installfest. Go just to see what weird hardware shows up.
- Attacks against FreeBSD Update components. (via)
- How do I dual boot FreeBSD 10.3 with Windows 10?
- Steam on FreeBSD 11-CURRENT. (via)
- ZFS and RAID.
- OpenBSD 6.0 pre-orders up.
- OpenBSD 6.0 to be released September 1, 2016. (via)
- EuroBSDCon 2016 talks and tutorials. (via and via)
- DiscoverBSD for 2016/07/25.
- Why FreeBSD? by Hamza Sheikh.
- pfSense 2.3.2 is out.
- AWS VPN config supports pfSense 2.2.5+.
- FreeBSD 11 Beta2 is available.
- n2k16 hackathon report: Stefan Sperling on dhclient bugs, iwm(4) issues.
- Will switching to FreeBSD give me an advantage over Linux when it comes to gaming?
- Translation Status for 1.0.0. (Lumina)
- one reason to hate openbsd.
- Status of wireless support for MacBook Pro (late 2011)
- Am I doing it wrong?
- VirtualBox 5.x finally on FreeBSD.
- Some notes on our new generation of ZFS-based file servers.
- A Grand Experiment by Leo Laporte. Shifting to BSD. (via)
- Announcing PacBSD (Formerly named ArchBSD). (via)
- OpenBSD: Release Songs: 6.0: “Another Smash of the Stack”. (via)
Bonus DragonFly items, sent by Rolinh on IRC:
- Migrate UFS drive from FreeNAS to DragonFly BSD
- Ask HN: DragonflyBSD – Do anyone use it in production?
I’m a bit late on this, but: If you are using DragonFly-current, you will need to rebuild world. If you are on 4.4, this won’t matter until you go to 4.6, and you’d be rebuilding world and kernel for that anyway.
(4.6 will probably be tagged this weekend.)
“Where is RC1?” you may ask? I tagged the first release candidate some days ago, and this bug was immediately found right after. It was easier to go right to RC2 once a fix was found.
This candidate will probably lead directly to a release version, so if you want to run the release version exactly, wait a few days.
Off-the-beaten-path links this week. Strap in!
- The Superbook: Turn your smartphone into a laptop for $99. (via)
- Magnetic core memory reborn. (via)
- Countering Lawful Abuses of Digital Surveillance – Bunnie Huang.
- Why I’m Suing the US Government – also Bunnie Huang.
- Old, special phone numbers. I’ve used 800-444-4444 a lot when tracing lines.
- The Wanton Role-Playing (WaRP) and Mini-Six game systems. (via)
- Brief interviews with very small publishers. (via)
- Falsehoods Programmers Believe About Names. (via)
- Falsehoods Programmers Believe About Phone Numbers. (via previous and here)
- A Practical Guide to (Correctly) Troubleshooting with Traceroute. A PDF, and infinitely useful. (via)
- I Can’t Believe I’m Saying This, But I Miss My CDs. (via I lost it, sorry)
- This used to be Ethernet. (via)
- turn up the hope (report from the HOPE convention from Ted Unangst)
- VimGIFs. (via)
- HyperTerm, an open-source in-browser terminal emulator. (via)
Your unrelated animated GIF of the week: Permanent Wink.
Adding a new “BUG” category, cause there’s enough ongoing BSD user group activity these days that it’s a reoccurring theme. That makes me happy.
- OPNsense 16.7-RC2 released.
- DiscoverBSD for 2016/07/18.
- Another Release of FreeBSD on the Horizon: My Thoughts.
- Why we use OpenBSD at VidiGuard.
- Thinking about switching from arch Linux to freebsd. I’m a complete bsd noob, pointers?
- Slides from Josh Grosse’s OpenBSD ports presentation at SemiBUG.
- New dmesg output from a variety of hardware. (via)
- EuroBSDCon 2016: registration is now open!
- PHP modules are now automatically enabled in pkgsrc.
Garbage 35 is up, with news about ChiBUG, an OpenBSD hackathon, and the ritual shaming of computer equipment.
Fuzzing sounds cute, but it’s about finding security problems, not checking for adorable guinea pigs or llamas or something like that. It’s also episode 151 of BSDNow. It looks like there’s no specific interview this week, but plenty of interesting topics and links listed.
the i915 support in DragonFly now matches the Linux 4.4 kernel, which is good news if you have a Broxton, Skylake, or Cherryview processor, plus it adds a variety of fixes.
I like finding “This is how I did it” stories from people, as they are often really useful for anyone else trying to do the same “it”. Here’s Dave MacFarlane’s UEFI install story. (Note he’s still needing touchpad support.)
It’s a nerdy Lazy Reading today. Well, nerdier than usual, I think.
- Favorite Networking Links? Help a TA! Multiple good links there.
- UNIX Helps Put Out Fires.
- How to Write a History of Writing Software. (via)
- Canonical’s Snap: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly. PC-BSD already did similar packaging – and stopped. (via)
- Acorn and Amstrad. (via)
- Dudley Buck’s Forgotten Cryotron Computer. (via)
- Unix for Poets. (PDF, via)
- Remembering Roger Faulkner, UNIX Legend. (via)
- The Megaprocessor. That’s the biggest CPU ever I seen. (also via)
- Biohacking for Newbies: All You Ever Wanted to Know About Getting an NFC Chip Implant.
- bug.n. For those who like wmii, i3, Xmonad, and so on, but are stuck on Windows.
- Surprising reasons to use a syntax-coloring editor.
- About Devio.us
- Let’s Encrypt client from BSD in C. (via)
- ZFS Deadlock: ‘Directory of Death’. (via)
- BSD vs. Linux (2005) Old, but new comments at the source link.
- DiscoverBSD for 2016/07/11.
- “PAM Mastery” tech reviewers wanted.
- pkgsrc-2016Q2 is out.
- Errata and patches released! OpenBSD.
- my int is too big Related to previous link, I think.
- TXLF 2016 Recap.
- mandoc-1.13.4 released.
- usermount being removed from OpenBSD.
- Are you in Scottsdale, AZ, and want to talk about I assume fiction or BSD?
- (late update) LibertyBSD 5.9 is out.
A useful tip: if your DragonFly machine isn’t usually on 24/7 (e.g. a laptop, not a server), you should move your Hammer cleanup from 3 AM to sometime when the computer is normally on.
BSDNow has reached their I think semicentennial episode, “Sprinkle A Little BSD Into Your Life“. For this episode, they interview Jim Brown about BSD Certification and his FreeBSD-running sprinkler system, plus more news.
karu.pruun shares a story of manually installing DragonFly on a UEFI-booting machine. In this case, it’s a Macbook, though there’s other non-fruit UEFI machines out there?
It’s exactly what the title is: ipfw3 now does NAT in-kernel, without locking. I have no benchmarks to point at, unfortunately. The commit has usage examples.
Assembled hastily on Saturday, which is later than I’ve been in a long time.
- Don’t tug on that, you never know what it might be attached to.
- “Beautiful artwork plays the UNIX timestamp on cymbals“. A 32-bit art installation, judging from the year 2038 time limit.
- Every parallel ATA connection ever in one device, or close to it.
- The Forgotten Early History of Fanfiction. (via)
- The Secret Nuclear History of Cat Videos. Where diffserv levels came from, in a very thorough explanation. (also via)
- DevOps vs. SRE. (via)
- “NetBox is an IP address management (IPAM) and data center infrastructure management (DCIM) tool.” I really could have used this about 8 years ago. (also via)
- Mathematical term or Hollywood movie?
- Xerox Alto Restoration Part 3: drive ok and First boot attempt. (via)
- Sil, a roguelike that is as Tolkienish as possible. (via)
- Mental Models I Find Repeatedly Useful. (via)
- What to Consider When the Platforms Show Up with Money. This is why I still run the Digest as my own site, rather than through Facebook/Twitter/Medium/whatever. (via)
Unrelated link of the week: Heavy metal riff generator. (via) Related to unrelated: Heavy Metal and Natural Language Processing – Part 1. (via)
I was on the road all this week, so this doesn’t range as far as usual. I’ll be charging through my RSS feed backlog over the next few days.
- garbage: Z-Wave of ze future. Missed linking to it on Friday because of driving. Lots of Vim conversation!
- The state of libreSSL in FreeBSD. (via)
- New 2016Q3 branch. (of FreeBSD ports)
- Core.9 is now in session.
- Defeating CryptoLocker Attacks with ZFS by Michael Dexter.
- Looking for awesome BSD DTrace materials.
- A request for BSD variants information.
- BSD podcast?
- The Design and Implementation of the Anykernel and Rump Kernels (second edition). (via)
- Lumina 1.0.0 sources frozen.
- OPNsense 16.7RC1 available.
- TrueNAS 9.10 out.
- BSD Graphics Stack for AMD.
The NYCBUG meeting happening tomorrow night, June 6th, is on the two different BSDs (RetroBSD and LiteBSD) that can run on the super-tiny PIC32 microcontroller. Go if you are near.
Half of this was done while trapped in day 3 of a 3-day planning and training meeting at work.
- Start multi-tasking with your virtual reality headset. (via)
- My condolences, you’re now the maintainer of a popular open source project. (via)
- The quick and simple editor for cron schedule expressions. (via)
- Here is why Emacs uses Meta key. (via)
- CP/M development environment setup. (via)
- Rm -rf / in Windows Subsystem for Linux reveals sharp set of teeth. Well, duh. (via)
- How an Archive of the Internet Could Change History. (via)
- Building your own ISP hardware.
- verifying copies – find, xargs, du, ls, md5sum, and diff, oh my! (via)
- The Moral Economy of Tech. “Machine learning is like money laundering for bias.” (via many places)
- Xerox Alto Restoration Part 2: Firing up the monitor. (via)
- “My God, it’s full of yaks!!” (via)
- Oh My God(s): Dwarf Fortress’s Creation Myths & Magic.
- Cryptographic Storage Cheat Sheet. (via)
- Related to last week: Tea Pi. (via)
- Tiny Unix Tools for Windows. (via)
- The Chronicles of George. (via I lost it, sorry)
Your unrelated video link of the week: Annecy International Animated Film Festival 2016. Scroll down for the videos, embedded and linked.
Lots of user group items this week.
- KnoxBUG has both July and August presentations planned – July 26th is the next, on cryptography and identity assurance.
- SemiBUG is looking for September+ presentations.
- NYCBUG’s RetroBSD and LiteBSD presentation is in 4 days, and there will be an instalfest on August 3rd.
- HOPE is July 22-24, and will have a BSD presence. (FreeBSD Foundation)
- “what are the disadvantages of using software like pfSense, vyos etc. over enterprise quality routers?“
- BSDs and Trim the SSD.
- DiscoverBSD for 2016/06/27.
- USENIX ATC 2016 Conference Recap.
- OPNSense 16.1.18 released, which I think is the last 16.1.* release.
- FreeBSD just in time.
- Samsung acquires Joyent. Joyent are big pkgsrc users. (via)
The system I had for running a go builder died. I am running out of extra hardware. Is there someone who is using Go and DragonFly and is willing to commit to running a semi-dedicated builder?
I’m actually linking to this week’s Garbage podcast on time. They have shirts coming in now!
This weeks’ BSDNow has an interview with Edicarla Andrade & Vinícius Zavam about FreeBSD-powered robots. Yep, robots. There’s other news there too, but it’s not as interesting unless it is about lasers.
There’s a new digital library in Kisumu, Kenya – and it’s running DragonFly for file storage.
Hammer2 now has inode indexing, which Matthew Dillon was avoiding while trying to create more efficient hardlink support. The result is now with that problem solved, more updates can come in: NFS support, mtime updates, output changes, code removal, and lots of other changes, not all of which I’m even linking.
If you have a NVMe chipset under DragonFly, you now can use a special utility to retrieve status information: nvmectl. Right now, only ‘info’ is implemented.
I was traveling and completely missed this, even though it’s on a regular schedule: garbage: Pirates of the Corebootean.
Did this early too, but ended up with lots of links.
- The cost of things is getting out of control.
- We’re pretty happy with SQLite. (via)
- A Research Unix Reader, by Douglas McIlroy. (via)
- Twenty years of free software, part 1: Ikiwiki. (via)
- Spaceship Generator: A blender script that procedurally generates 3D spaceships. (via)
- Evolution of C programming practices – Unix 1973–2015. (via)
- The Rise of New Operations. This all seems oriented towards a very specific type of company. (via)
- The Forrest Gump of the Internet. Open internet vs. closed. (via)
- The RC2014 Retro Computer. (via)
- Y Combinator’s Xerox Alto: restoring the legendary 1970s GUI computer. (via)
- The Greek clock.
- Episode 3: A New Breed of Intellectual Property.
- Dennis Ritchie’s cousin.
- vmtouch – the Virtual Memory Toucher. (via)
- Why determining location by IP is often wrong.
- Comet photos + GIFs.
A good amount of user group material this week.
- Installfest, Spread the word at HOPE! BSD Installfest, July 22-24, New York City.
- Vote up if… Dragonfly should be on the Desktop!
- My BSDCan “OpenPAM & BSD” talk
- SNIA DSI Recap. Big numbers!
- NetBSD Introduction by Siju Oommen George.
- HardenedBSD vs OpenBSD. (via)
- Distrowatch reviews four more live upgrade methods, including PC-BSD and OpenBSD. (via)
- DiscoverBSD for 2016/06/20.
- BSD Magazine for May. (A little late, but this is the newest issue.)
- June meeting minutes from SemiBUG.
- If you want to install RetroBSD or LiteBSD at the July NYCBUG meeting, Brian Callahan has a list of hardware sources for you. (I did not know of Olimex before…)
This is limited to some users of specific Intel video chipsets, but: if you get odd screen artifacts in X, the ‘vesa’ driver may work just fine for you. Or turn acceleration off. Or set ‘drm.i915.enable_execlists=0’ according to zrj on #dragonflybsd.
(Updated to reflect all the answers in the thread and elsewhere.)
BSDNow 147 is available, with an interview of Glen Barber and Peter Wemm. They’re talking about release engineering, as you may have guessed from the title.
Tomohiro Kasumi wrote a lengthy explanation of what “@@” means, in the context of the Hammer file system. It acts as a sort of signifier for each actual Hammer pseudo-file-system, since it’s possible to null-mount these anywhere in DragonFly, under all sorts of names. Don’t trust my summary, though – read his.
I got me a retro Teasmade, so as you read this, I’m probably waking up to a fresh cup. It’s not very practical, but it is fun.
- Mastering Programming. (via)
- Should you be scared of Unix signals? (via)
- The earliest versions of the very first C compiler. (via)
- Typosquatting programming language package managers. Well, there’s a new worry I never had before. (via)
- Programmable hardware: Barefoot Networks, PISA, and P4. (via)
- Episode 2: Shenzhen and the Maker Movement.
- Choo-choo-choosing a new every day machine.
- Unix Auth against AD or LDAP Suggestions.
- Why the hype for docker?
- “Gtk 4.0 is not Gtk 4”. Two tracks, one stable, one breaking API every 6 months. (via Rolinh on IRC)
- David Li code-based animations. Prettier than I make it sound. (via)
- IF Only: Text Adventures For People Who Hate Guessing The Verb.
- ZFS: Apple’s New Filesystem That Wasn’t. Sorta-BSD. (via)
- The Ultimate NetBSD Router. (Thanks, Tobias)
- Shawn Webb Tells You All About HardenedBSD Project.
- Using FreeBSD as a File Server With ZFS. Online course.
- Latest issue of the FreeBSD Journal now available.
- 2016 FreeBSD Community Survey.
- DiscoverBSD for 2016/06/13.
- OPNsense 16.1.17 released.
- BSDCan 2016 Recap. From iXSystems.
- Lightly Experienced OS X and GNU/Linux User Looking to Learn [Free]BSD.
- Unik – The Unikernel Compilation and Deployment Platform (uses NetBSD’s Rump) (via)
- First image of someone trying to sell a commercial version of BSD 4.1 in 1982 (Fortune Systems 32:16)
- ART single thread performances. (via)
garbage has BSDCan trip reports, OpenBSD news, and complaints about CVS, among other things. CVS is an easy target but I want to hear it.
There are USB devices out there that are sort of like a mouse, as in they work as a pointing device, but they don’t show up as a mouse device. For example, the PowerMate USB Multimedia Controller. It’s possible to pipe the events from this or similar ‘weird’ devices to sysmouse, and use it the way you’d expect, with this fix from user tautology.
BSDNow episode 146 is available, with an interview of Hans Petter Selasky about USB and FreeBSD. There’s also a nice collection of links to BSDCan material, including video from the event.
As part of his NVMe work, Matthew Dillon found I/O speed so fast that CRC checking actually got in the way of disk activity. He’s brought in a new CRC algorithm called xxHash. He also brought in Mark Adler’s hardware iscsi_crc32 implementation, but did not add it to Hammer2. There’s some work on read-ahead operations too, to deal with the NVMe throughput.
(Posting earlier than the usual ‘In Other BSDs’ content, because it’s happening tomorrow.)
NYCBUG is meeting tomorrow, June 15 at 18:45 Eastern time. It’ll be at Stone Creek Bar & Lounge, 140 E 27th St. in New York City. The speaker is Shawn Webb, and he’ll be talking about his HardenedBSD work in “Adventures in HardenedBSD”.
Did you know there’s a rescue image, created with crunchgen, in DragonFly? If your system can boot to single-user mode, you can use it to at least manipulate data on disk – it includes mined as a simple small editor. (Since vi assumes /usr is mountable.) This rescue image now includes undo, so you can back out changes on a Hammer volume.
Covering all the bases – history, UNIX, D&D, editors. No tea links, so I guess I’m not scoring 100%.
- “Are there any good SSH clients for Windows?“
- Fermenting in server room. A bad idea. (via)
- The tyranny of the Hollerith punched card. (via)
- Fifty shades of open. (via)
- The many different (incompatible) types of “mbox”. (via)
- D&D, resurgent, plus a comic. (via I forgot, sorry)
- Every one unique. Book covers created programmatically. (via)
- My open-source, do-it-yourself cellphone. (via)
- Decentralised Web Summit, plus notes from an attendee. (via)
- Vim Tmux Navigator. (via)
- Elite for Emacs. Equal time, plus geez. (via)
- Consolite, a Tiny Game Console on an FPGA. (via)
- The evolution of C programming practices: a study of Unix 1973–2015. (via)
- Shenzhen. Exploration of cheap hardware and where it comes from.
- Man page.
- Cracking Broderbund’s Gumball for the Apple II. Scroll to near the end to hear about a 30+ year old easter egg that probably has never seen the light of day before. (via)
I’m hitting every type of BSD this week.
- Show HN: TensorFlow on FreeBSD. (via)
- Configuring PF and Fail2ban on FreeBSD. (via)
- 20 years of NetBSD code bloat. (via)
- OPNsense 16.1.16 released.
- ktrace adventures: browser ktrace browsing and accidentally nonblocking.
- Microsoft has created its own FreeBSD. Also here, via. That first link is a bit clickbaity, and I’ve seen it repeated that way.
- BSDNews for 2016/05/31 and for 2016/06/06.
- pkgsrc 50th release interviews: Joerg Sonnenberger, Sevan Janiyan, Jonathan Perkin, and Ryo ONODERA. (via multiple)
- NetBSD: A new beginning? (via)
- 14.000+ regularly updated pkgsrc binary packages for OS X. (via)
- BSD and the Thinkpad X220.
- My life with FreeBSD on a Thinkpad X220. I love my work x220, but I’ve said it before.
- pc bsd can’t detect my wifi card.
- Why I run OpenBSD. (via)
- Dru Lavigne, interviewed for BSD Magazine.
- select works poorly.
- FreeBSD Mastery: Advanced ZFS (Version canadienne)
Friday’s garbage podcast is up, this one being number 29. It’s a one-man show this week, but you get to hear about joshua’s experience booting OpenBSD on an HP Chromebook 13.
The South East Linux Fest is starting tomorrow, and there will be a BSD presence (booth and talks) there – PC-BSD. Stop by if you are the Charlotte, NC area.
(I’d normally save this for In Other BSDs but the event would be half-done by then.)
BSDNow 145 has, along with a number of BSD links, an interview with Benno Rice. Rice works at Isilon/EMC which uses FreeBSD as their underlying storage platform.
Matthew Dillon has been testing on more NVMe hardware, or at least what is supposed to be NVMe hardware, and he has a writeup of the results that may be useful for anyone planning a shopping trip soon.
Remember Sepherosa Ziehau’s nginx tests on DragonFly? He’s using the same configuration to test performance of the accept(2) and close(2) calls. The result? Over 8000 concurrent connections, for 580,000 connections per second. That’s on one DragonFly machine.
Matthew Dillon has written a new, from scratch, driver for NMVe in DragonFly. If you haven’t encountered it yet, that’s SSD access over PCIe, which gives better throughput than ATA. He’s posted a summary of his work, and it’s possible to load it now as a module. It supports MSI-X, and there’s test results from using dd on supported NVMe hardware.
This week is Esoterica week, for Lazy Reading.
- secho: “a hypothetical FSF-style implementation of
echo“. Spot-on. (via)
- IPv6 excuses. (also via)
- Have any of you switched to Bash on Windows? It worries me in a subtle way that bash is the only necessary part of UNIX-like systems for some people.
- The Bargain That Revived Bell Labs. The Eero Saarinen-designed building where Unix was invented, I think. I like what’s being done with it. (via)
- WTF IS OPERATIONS? #SERVERLESS. Also part two. Points out that moving operational items to cloud services doesn’t get rid of operational functions. (via)
- The History of Mac Gaming. (via)
- Common Lisp: The Untold Story. (via)
- Harvey OS – A Fresh Take on Plan 9. (via)
Really, last minute – assembled from random tabs I’ve been saving, late Friday.
- FreeBSD gets zfsd.
- Announcing NetBSD 7.0.1. (via)
- pfSense now boots on a new ARM board, the “uFW“. I assume it will be for sale soon. (via)
OpenBSD/armv7 now has a bootloader.Repeat link. (via)
- Bhyve now with graphics support. (via)
- Ask HN: Do you use FreeBSD as web server? Why or why not?
- BSDCan Intro Session Volunteers Wanted
- W^X now mandatory in OpenBSD. Also here, here, and here, if you want to contrast commenting styles on the same story.
- Bruce Schneier’s Skein hashing function is now in FreeBSD. (via)
- Comparing FreeBSD’s upgrade method against Linux distros. (via)
- ARMv7 now has a bootloader.
- Deploying On Office / Workgroup Server on FreeBSD – Workshop eBook.
It’s a Solaris episode – or to be exact, SunOS, on BSDTalk this week. Sun used to be BSD, up to version 4.1.4, and this is 17 minutes of talk about that version.
What are people using for a web framework these days? I was messing with Fat Free Framework, and there seems to be about a zillion options, for many languages, these days.
- Reverse Engineering A Mysterious UDP Stream in My Hotel. (via)
- Is it worth learning vim?
- Security through lying.
- Pre-ASCII ASCII art. (via)
- XScreenSaver 5.35. Interesting history description too.
- The Many Uses of Net-SNMP and Extending Net-SNMP. (via)
- Shadow leaks.
- Swiss – Unix in a Box for Windows and Minoca OS. Busybox for Windows. (via)
- Your Occasional Reminder to Use Plain Text Whenever Possible. (via)
- Pico Processes. AKA, Microsoft reinvents jails or maybe vkernels, except with more code names for the concepts. I see this over and over again. (via)
- John Blankenbaker and the Story of the KENBAK-1. (via)
- Whither Plan 9? History and motivation. (via)
Your unrelated comics link of the week: The Digital Comics Museum.
Fun links, this week.
- BCHS Stack – BSD, C, Httpd, SQLite. Fun! (via)
- How to chroot www/firefox on NetBSD. (via)
- misc@openbsd: ‘NSA addition to ifconfig’. (via)
- OpenBSD/loongson on the Lemote Yeeloong 8101B. (via)
- Comfort On The Command Line – A primer. Actually talks about the command line on multiple platforms including BSD, not just “here’s bash”. (via)
- Privilege Separation and Pledge. Slides and video.
- DiscoverBSD for 2016/05/23.
- OPNSense 16.1.15 released.
- OSCON 2016 Recap. From a BSD-vendor-centric point of view.
- BSDGame Sail. Comments have link right to BSD UNIX 4.3 pre-emulated for running on Windows.
- My FreeBSD Story. (Michael W. Lucas’s story, I mean.)
The garbage podcast is out, and it’s covering OpenBSD, iOS, and Android topics, or at least that’s what I guess from the summary, cause I’m still at work.
BSDNow 143 has the usual roundup of news, plus a conversation with Matthew Macy about graphics improvements in FreeBSD.
We need DragonFly people interviewed, since DragonFly graphics improvements have been leading the pack, so to speak. I’m linking to the Jupiter Broadcasting site again since I don’t see this episode up on the BSDNow site yet.