Category: BSD

In Other BSDs for 2016/07/30


I did all of this in a hour, because I had so many tabs saved from during the week.  Don’t get overwhelmed!

Bonus DragonFly items, sent by Rolinh on IRC:

 

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Media: Laporte Has Landed and ACPI Pals


Recently published: BSDNow 152, “The Laporte has landed!“, with an interview of Leo Laporte and his move to BSD, and also garbage[36], with some OpenBSD release conversation scattered in there.

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In Other BSDs for 2016/07/23


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.

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garbage[35]: Nothing is more permanent than a temporary solution


Garbage 35 is up, with news about ChiBUG, an OpenBSD hackathon, and the ritual shaming of computer equipment.

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HOPE starts today


HOPE starts today in New York City, and if you are going, there’s at least one BSD presence at the show that could use volunteers.

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BSD Now 151: Fuzzy Auditing


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.

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In Other BSDs for 2016/07/16


I’m meeeeellllllltttinng!

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garbage[34]: Bursting with excitement


Among other things, garbage[34] brings up joshua stein’s desire to form a BSD user group near Chicago – contact him if you’re near.

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150th BSDNow, with a sprinkler


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.

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In Other BSDs for 2016/07/09


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.

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In Other BSDs for 2016/07/02


Lots of user group items this week.

 

 

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garbage[32]: Monkey in the middle


I’m actually linking to this week’s Garbage podcast on time.  They have shirts coming in now!

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BSDNow 148: The place to B… A Robot!


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.

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garbage[31]: Pirates of the Corebootean


I was traveling and completely missed this, even though it’s on a regular schedule: garbage[31]: Pirates of the Corebootean.

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In Other BSDs for 2016/06/25


A good amount of user group material this week.

 

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BSDNow 147: Release all the things!


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.

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In Other BSDs for 2016/06/18


If you didn’t already look at it, BSDNow’s summary of BSDCan events is worth going to; it’s complete enough I deliberately left BSDCan links out of here.  Undeadly has an OpenBSD-specific summary too.

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BSDNow 146: Music to Beastie’s ears


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.

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NYC*BUG Wednesday: HardenedBSD


(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”.

 

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In Other BSDs for 2016/06/11


I’m hitting every type of BSD this week.

 

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garbage[29]: A nice, shiny comment


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.

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PC-BSD @ South East Linux Fest


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.)

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BSDNow 145: At the Core of it All


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.

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Podcast catchup


I managed to not post about BSDNow (144: The PF Life) or garbage[28] (running with scissors for a while) last week, so I’m posting them now.  That’s about 2 hours of BSD-ish conversation for you to listen to before this week’s episodes roll out.

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In Other BSDs for 2016/06/04


Really, last minute – assembled from random tabs I’ve been saving, late Friday.

BSDTalk 265: Sunset on BSD


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.

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In Other BSDs for 2016/05/28


Fun links, this week.

 

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garbage[27]: All these chat programs suck, I’ll create another one


The garbage[27] 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.

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BSDNow 143: One small step for DRM, one giant leap for BSD


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.

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Dru Lavigne at KnoxBUG


A reminder: Dru Lavigne is talking at KnoxBUG tomorrow (the 26th) at 6 PM.  I’ve met Dru and she’s a good speaker with a wide range of experience – catch it if you are anywhere near.

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In Other BSDs for 2016/05/21


Summer convention season is coming; start scheduling!

BSDNow 142: Diving for BSD Perls


BSDNow 142 is out.  You might think the title is about Perl, the language, on BSD, but it’s because there’s an interview with FreeBSD developer Alfred Perlstein.  I’m sure he gets that a lot.  Among the other news on the episode is a note about ordering BSDNow shirts: do it today because it’s the last day they will be available!  Also, you can order now and pick it up at BSDCan if you’re going to be there.

(I’m linking to the jupiterbroadcasting site because the bsdnow.tv site isn’t updated as of this writing.)

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BSD Magazine for May 2016 out


The May issue of BSD Magazine is available now.  There’s articles on ZFS, OpenBSD’s arc4random, an interview of Fernando Rodríguez of KeepCoding, and more.  It’s a free PDF download if you didn’t know.

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SemiBUG tonight


The SemiBUG presentation with Ike Levy speaking is tonight – go if you can!

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In Other BSDs for 2016/05/14


Some DragonFly links are sneaking in here just to get them cleared out.

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garbage[26]: We’re not a Linux show, either


I haven’t listened to it because I’m at work, but garbage episode 26 is up, along with news of shirts and stickers.

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BSDNow 141: BSD likes .ike


I took some liberty with the spelling of the title, but it’s more accurate that way: The newest episode of BSDNow has a roundup of BSD news (some of which is pretty major) and an interview of Ike Levy, AKA ‘the guy at NYCBSDCon who showed me how useful pfSense could be’.  Ike is speaking at a SemiBUG meeting on the 17th, too, which I’ll post about.

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A late Garbage[25]


Episode 25 of Garbage went up yesterday and I forgot to check for it, so I’m linking to it now.  Among other things, they mention Garbage merchandise.  I’d pay for a shirt that pointed out most technology is garbage, to take it from the page.

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In Other BSDs for 2016/05/07


Another trifecta week.

 

 

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BSDNow 140: Tracing it back to BSD


This week’s BSDNow is the normal news roundup, plus an interview of Samy Al Bahra, about ‘backtrace‘.

I’m talking multiple times a week about BSD-themed podcasts/video/whatever these days.  This is great!  5-6 years ago I was probably the only BSD source posting more than weekly.

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NYCBUG tonight: Urchin


NYCBUG is meeting tonight, and Thomas Levine will be there to talk about Urchin, a shell-based test framework.  The announcement also has future meeting/speaker dates noted.

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bsdtalk264 – Down the Gopher Hole


BSDTalk 264 is out, and rather than an interview, it talks about a topic I’ve always enjoyed: Gopher, including ways to access Gopher resources even now.

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In Other BSDs for 2016/04/30


I think I manage to link at least one story for every BSD type this week, or close to it.

 

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garbage[24]: It’s all fun and games until someone’s domain gets hurt


The garbage podcast for this week is up, with discussion of OpenBSD and TRIM, and, well, a very wide range of topics, going by the summary.

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BSDNow 139: Cheri-picking BSD


This week’s BSDNow has some news catchup, since they’ve been on the road, and an interview with Brooks Davis of FreeBSD-on-Cheri.  (CheriBSD?)

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Old DragonFly users, please test


Not older people that use DragonFly, but people of any age using an older release of DragonFly: Bezitopo is Pierre Abbat’s topographical program, and he needs testers on versions 4.4 of DragonFly or before.  Please give his open-source program a run if you are on the appropriate versions.  Trying other BSDs, even though not requested, can’t hurt.

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First KnoxBUG meeting tomorrow night


Posting it now, because it’ll be too late by this weekend’s In Other BSDs: The inaugural meeting of KnoxBUG is tomorrow night.  That’s Knoxville, Tennessee, USA.  The speaker is Kris Moore, of PC-BSD.  The website has directions.

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In Other BSDs for 2016/04/23


I apologize for ending with a question.

garbage[23]: High-availability real-time clustering dealy


Garbage 23 is up cause it’s Friday and the content is initially summarized like this: “Brandon tries not to use Google for a week”.  It’s apparently not that bad?

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BSDNow 138: Rushing into BSD


BSDNow 138, “Rushing into BSD”, has an interview with Benedict Reuschling, about the FreeBSD Foundation and Europe.  There’s the usual news roundup, plus some notes about upcoming conventions.

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FreeBSD Mastery: Advanced ZFS out


I’d save this for an In Other BSDs note, but that’s a whole week away: FreeBSD Mastery: Advanced ZFS is published, available in electronic and printed editions.  I suspect this would be interesting to non-BSD users, too.

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In Other BSDs for 2016/04/16


This is one of those weeks where a bunch of release all tumble together by chance.

garbage 22: potential


Garbage number 22 is out, and talks about a number of things, including NVMe support in OpenBSD, programming in Go, and ‘reader-submitted issues’.

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BSDNow 137: FreeNAS Mini XL


No interview this week on BSDNow because of travel, but there’s still an episode, complete with news and an unboxing video of a new BSD product.  I’m linking to a slightly different location because it’s not up on the normal site as of this writing.

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Hammer and FreeBSD


Tomohiro Kusumi would like to port Hammer (1) to FreeBSD, as noted in this bug discussion.  It’s not even begun to happen, but if you can contribute, please do.

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In Other BSDs for 2016/04/09


Back to the normal rotation; not done early, not done late.

 

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garbage[21]: Much ado about nothing


This week’s garbage podcast is out, with some OpenBSD topics and also some interesting direct experience of licensing violations.

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BSDNow 136: This is GNN


The GNN in the title is George Neville-Neil, interviewed on BSDNow 136 about the TeachBSD project, plus the usual collection of recent BSD news.  The show title comes from this station advert.

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NYCBUG meeting April 6th


Posting now so people have warning: NYCBUG’s monthly meeting is tomorrow, April 6th, and has John Wolfe presenting “Debugging with LLVM”.   Note that the meeting announcement I just linked has the NYCBUG schedule and speakers for the rest of the calendar year.  Surely you can make one of them?

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In Other BSDs for 2016/04/02


I’m a bit short this week, but I’ve been on the road and unable to click around as much as I’d like.

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garbage[20]: OpenBSD 5.9


The 20th garbage episode, justing by the summary, talks a lot about the new OpenBSD 5.9 release and other BSD-related matters.

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BSDNow 135: Speciality MWL


This week’s BSDNow has an interview with Michael W. Lucas, BSD author.  He often speaks at events, so it should be an enjoyable talk.

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Book sponsorships ending soon


Normally I would save this for a “In Other BSDs” weekend edition, but it would be too late: if you want to get in on a book sponsorship for Michael W. Lucas’s next FreeBSD Mastery book, you have only a few days left to join in.  His last book sponsorship worked out perfectly, timing-wise.

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In Other BSDs for 2016/03/26


By the time you read this, I will have already been at my second job for 5 hours.

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garbage[19]: sched_yield


This week’s garbage[] podcast is up, to go with the BSDTalk interview, and they’ve made it to 20 episodes.    There’s a section at the end about cross-pollination (my favorite BSD term) which I have not been able to listen to yet, but I’m curious.

It’s zero-indexed, if that made you confused for a second.

Update: I listened, and the cross-pollination conversation matches my impressions too.  Decentralized leadership is a cause, I think.

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BSDTalk 263: Stein, Mercer, garbage


BSDTalk 263 has a 17 minute interview with joshua stein and Brandon Mercer, who create the at-least-partially-BSD-themed garbage.fm podcast.  It’s a podcast about podcasters!

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BSDNow 134: Marking up the Ports tree


BSDNow 134 is out, with a news roundup and an interview of Mark Felder, talking about FreeBSD ports.

(Which may extend to DragonFly, indirectly, through dports; I haven’t listened yet.)

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unzip here, too


unzip has been added to DragonFly, making it present in every BSD but I think OpenBSD.

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In Other BSDs for 2016/03/19


This time, this was all last-minute.

 

garbage[18]: Pixel C, Raspberry Pi 3


Garbage 18 is out, and talks about the hardware in the title – and also goes into tethering between Android and OpenBSD, which I am sure someone will find immediately useful.

BSDNow 133: The Tokyo Debrief


BSDNow 133 is a recap of everything seen and done at the just-concluded AsiaBSDCon 2016.  In addition, there’s a conversation with Brad Davis about packaging FreeBSD’s base system.  (there’s been talks about this before.)

(I know AsiaBSDCon 2016 was streamed; was the video made available?)

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garbage[17]: A moment of silence for VAX


I’m actually a few days late pointing at this, as it came out a few days ago.  Anyway, the most-recent-at-this-point Garbage podcast is out, talking about VAX going away, and ends with a good note about donations, and how just giving your pocket change helps.

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SEMIBUG meeting tomorrow


If you’re somewhere around Michigan tomorrow around 7 PM, Michael W. Lucas is presenting at the SEMIBUG meeting, on FreeBSD filesystems.  See the group site for location.

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In Other BSDs for 2016/03/12


Has anyone been watching the AsiaBSDCon video?  I have not been awake/unbusy at the right times.

 

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BSDNow 132 and also AsiaBSDCon


BSDNow 132 is up, titled “Scaling up with BSD“, with an interview of host Allan Jude about ScaleEngine, plus a bunch of news links.  There isn’t the usual longer writing because they are currently at AsiaBSDCon, and I saw that there are streaming links for the events there.  Look at the schedule, watch, and I hope there’s saved video too.

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In Other BSDs for 2016/03/05


I hope you have some time for reading this week.

garbage[16]: You guys got it wrong, your algorithms suck


Garbage 16 is out, with OpenBSD news and general tech talk.  There’s apparently progress on Raspberry Pi 3 support.

(Podcasts tend to be timely, and time-dependent, so I’m not saving this for the weekend In Other BSDs)

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BSDNow 131: BSD Behind the Chalkboard


BSDNow 131 is out, and has an interview of Jamie McParland, on I assume the topic of BSD in school environments, guessing by the title and guest’s email address.  It has the normal summary of news items, including explanations of load average I think many people would find useful.

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NYCBUG tonight: BSD init(8) and rc(8)


I almost missed this: There’s a NYCBUG meeting tonight, at 6:45 PM, at the Stone Creek Bar and Lounge in New York City.  The presentation will be from Raul Cuza, titled “BSD init(8) and rc(8): Room for Improvement?“.  I imagine there will be an opportunity to complain about systemd’s very existence, at this meeting.

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In Other BSDs for 2016/02/27


Look at the ZFS discussions if you want to feel smug as a BSD user.

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