Last anything for the year!
BSDNow 174 this week presents a recap of the 2016 year, including chunks of interviews you may have missed.
Well, now there’s a song stuck in your head if you are me. Anyway, BSDNow 173 has no interview but the usual news, plus some older UNIX history anecdotes I wish I had found first.
Much better this week; I actually have links.
BSDNow 172 has an interview with Rod Grimes, the usual news roundup, plus a feature on a tool called smenu.
I have no BSD-themed links this week. Sorry! It’s been hectic. We return to normal tomorrow.
BSDNow 171 has no interview this week, but more in-depth news articles than normal, including something interesting about bsdiff.
This is another one of those events that’s coming up too soon to wait on my normal BSD Saturday summary post. FOSDEM 2017 is looking for ‘BSD devroom’ talks, with the suggested length being 45 minutes. The deadline is December 10th, in 3 days. Submit a proposal if you will be there.
I have a pretty significant backlog of links for this week – to the point I had to open a separate browser window to sort out open tabs.
The cohabiting part of this week’s BSDNow is about someone running FreeBSD and Gentoo on the same ZFS drive. No interview but lots of material from the recent EuroBSDCon and MeetBSD conventions.
Tennessee area BSD user group KnoxBUG is meeting tomorrow, and Warren Block will be the guest speaker. He’ll be talking about documentation. Going by the linked announcement, there will be both prizes and blame, so something for everyone!
It’s a Cyber Monday deal, so I can’t wait until the normal weekend roundup: BSD Magazine is offering their Devops with Chef on FreeBSD course for 30% off today only.
I use italics a lot this week.
Even the U.S. holiday doesn’t stop the regular posting of BSDNow episodes. #169 is up now. I like the Let’s Encrypt vs. the FreeBSD cluster story, cause that’s an interesting and intricate problem.
A much more well-rounded crop of BSD links this week.
This week’s BSDNow episode is almost all FreeBSD, all the time. No interview subject this week. I’m going by the written summary because the video is showing as private… but maybe I’m catching it just before posting?
SemiBUG is meeting tomorrow; Joe Gidi will present on managing Android devices with BSD. My assumption is that it will be at Altair Engineering, in Troy, MI, again.
The January meeting will be Michael W. Lucas talking about Ansible. (Dunno if there’s a December meeting planned.)
Started out with a short list, but I managed to find some extra links by Friday.
Imre Vadasz is working on full-offload scan support for wlan, imported from FreeBSD. That doesn’t change much from a user point of view, other that (I assume) reducing load and power usage a tiny amount. I’m reinforcing something most people don’t think about: there’s tiny computers inside your computer with their own firmware and processors, that you don’t directly control.