Category: Conventions

Lazy Reading for 2015/05/22


A nice wide range of topics, again!

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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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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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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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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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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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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 2016/04/16


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

In Other BSDs for 2016/04/09


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

 

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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 2016/03/19


This time, this was all last-minute.

 

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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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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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.

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 2016/02/20


Keep an eye out for BSD user group meetings in your area – just because I didn’t note it doesn’t mean it isn’t happening.

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NYCBUG yesterday: shell-fu


The slides from yesterday’s shell-fu presentation at NYCBUG have been posted.

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NYCBUG tomorrow: shell-fu


NYCBUG is having a presentation tomorrow, February 3rd, 18:45, Stone Creek Bar & Lounge at 140 E 27th St. in New York City.  The presenter will be Isaac Levy and the title is “shell-fu”.  .ike is an energetic speaker and it’s worth your time if you are near enough.

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AsiaBSDCon 2016 registration open


AsiaBSDCon 2016 is happening in Tokyo, March 10-13.  Registration for it opens today.  The registration page isn’t up as I post this, but I assume very soon.  (via)

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In Other BSDs for 2016/01/30


Another week with plenty of links.

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Lazy Reading for 2016/01/24


The links get weird this week; get ready!

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BSDNow 125: DevSummits, Core and the Baldwin


This week’s BSDNow has an interview of John Baldwin, with a focus on running a DevSummit.

(linking to the Jupiter Broadcasting page cause the bsdnow.tv site isn’t updated as of this typing.)

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Lazy Reading for 2016/01/17


I’m taking an online course and don’t have as much clicking-about time, unfortunately.

Your unrelated link of the week: Golem Arcana.  For the miniatures gamer with a handheld.

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In Other BSDs for 2016/01/16


There’s a lot of convention links this week, which is mostly an accident.  If any of them are near you, go!  BSD conventions are always fun, in my experience.

 

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NYCBUG: installfest on January 6th


A reminder: NYCBUG is having an installfest tomorrow night, at 6:45 PM, at Stone Creek.  Even if you’ve already installed a BSD on every bit of hardware you have, it’s still a good time.

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32c3 streaming now


The 32nd Chaos Communication Congress is running now, and is being streamed if you want to watch the talks as they happen.  There’s a posted schedule.

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In Other BSDs for 2015/12/26


There’s some DragonFly links I snuck in here because why not?

BSDNow 120: man in the middle


The official title for BSDNow 120 is “I’m talking about the man in the middle” which is too long for an article title here.  It’s a Michael Jackson reference and a type of attack against encryption, if you are unclear.  Anyway, the episode has the usual news roundup and an interview of Pawel Jakub Dawidek.

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NYC Tech Meta-party tonight


It’s tonight at 7 PM, with the details found on the NYCBUG mailing list.  RSVP as soon as you can if you are near enough to go – and you should go.

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In Other BSDs for 2015/12/12


I had this built up well ahead of time.

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In Other BSDs for 2015/12/05


I was going to make comments about this being a light week, and then suddenly I had overflow.

 

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BSDTalk 259: Supporting a BSD Project


BSDTalk has a 65-minute recording of Ed Maste and George Neville-Neil at vBSDCon 2015 presenting “Supporting a BSD Project“.  Note that it’s a recording of the presentation itself and not an interview after the fact.  I don’t think vBSDCon has had any released video, or I don’t immediately remember seeing any, so this may be the only way to experience this talk.

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In Other BSDs for 2015/11/28


I informally grouped by topic, cause it has proved an exceptionally rich week for BSD links.

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In Other BSDs for 2015/11/21


Another week where there’s so much to link to, it overflows into next week.

Stephen Bourne at NYCBUG


Reminder: Stephen Bourne, known for the Bourne Shell, among many other things, will be talking at NYCBUG this Thursday.  Plan to get there early, cause it’ll be busy.

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SEMIBUG starts tomorrow


If you are anywhere near Detroit, the inaugural SEMIBUG meeting is the night of the 17th – that’s tomorrow, as of this posting.  Go, visit, and I’ll be jealous since there’s no BSD user groups near me.

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In Other BSDs for 2015/11/14


This is the sort of BSD link week I like, with lots of range and depth.

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SSH talk very soon


Reminder: Michael W. Lucas’s talk on SSH (based on his recent book) is happening on the 10th, at the Farmington Hills Public Library.

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In Other BSDs for 2015/10/17


Another good week for BSD releases and events.

 

 

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In Other BSDs for 2015/10/10


I didn’t get to run through as much of the source commits as normal this week, but there’s still plenty to read.

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True and False code reading, NYCBUG edition


NYCBUG is having “true(1) and false(1), The Classical Code Reading Group of Stockholm, NYC*BUG Mix Tape Edition” happen this Wednesday the 7th.  You may remember a similar event at the end of August.  This will be led by George Brocklehurst from the original event, with NYCBUG members present.  If you missed the previous one, try this out – by all accounts, these code readings are inordinately fun.

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XDC2015: DragonFly and graphics


There’s been a lot of improvements to DragonFly and graphics support recently, and Francois Tigeot gave a talk at the 2015 X.Org Developer’s Conference outlining just how much has changed.  He’s posted the slides.

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BSDNow 107: In Their Midst


BSDNow 107 has the usual roundup of news, including some things I appear to have completely missed, and an interview of Aaron Poffenberger, who apparently gets BSD material into Linux conventions.

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BSDTalk 256: Allan Jude


BSDTalk 256 (or as I like to think of it, BSDTalk 16^2) is out with 16 minutes of interview of Allan Jude at vBSDCon, about his work on the FreeBSD Mastery: ZFS book.

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In Other BSDs for 2015/09/12


This was a quieter-than-normal week, probably because of the North American holiday at the start of it, but I found enough articles by the end.

 

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CDBUG DNSSEC slides


If you missed last night’s DNSSEC presentation at CDBUG, here’s the slides.

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BSDNow 105: Virginia BSD Assembly


BSDNow 105 is up, and has all the recent news, plus an interview with Scott Courtney about the in-about-a-month vBSDCon 2015.

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True and False code reading, tonight


If you are near thoughtbot at 7 PM tonight in New York City, “The search for truth: the `true` and `false` programs” is happening there.  It’s a code reading group, so there will be comparisons of each program and its history in the various BSDs and other less important operating systems.  This sounds neat, plus food and drinks will be served.  (via)

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In Other BSDs for 2015/08/15


A short week, cause I’m short on time.  Sorry!

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In Other BSDs for 2015/08/08


Terse link week!

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Tonight: What’s New with OpenBSD


If you are around New York City tonight at 6:45, make your way over to the Stone Creek Bar & Lounge, at 140 E 27th St., to hear Brian Callahan present the newest OpenBSD things.

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In Other BSDs for 2015/07/25


A lot of variety this week.

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Eat and talk BSD in Scottsdale, AZ


Michael W. Lucas is having an “open dinner” tomorrow, in Scottsdale, AZ.  That means you get to talk about his tech books and BSD and conventions and whatever else enters collectively enters everyone’s heads, I assume, over dinner.  (you buy your own food; the talking’s free)  It sounds like a potential little mini-convention; you should go.

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Lazy Reading for 2015/07/12


This is Thoughtful Consideration week.

Your unrelated game link of the week: Compare Javascript frameworks by playing the same game (well, game mechanism) in each: Breakouts.  (via)

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In Other BSDs for 2015/07/11


This is a week for unexpected BSD news – OpenBSD and Microsoft, a new 4.4BSD variant, and so on.

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BSDNow 096: Lost Technology


BSDNow 096 has the usual new links, even more BSDCan 2015 video links, and an interview with Jun Ebihara about some of NetBSD’s lesser-known architectures.

(I like trying to guess the interview subject from each week’s obscure title; I was going to guess RetroBSD…  which would make a good topic to explore.)

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NYCBUG: Precision Time Protocol


NYCBUG is having a chronologically appropriate speaker: Steven Kreuzer, talking about the Precision Time Protocol.  It’s 6:45 PM (EDT) tonight, at the Stone Creek Bar & Lounge in New York City.

In Other BSDs for 2015/06/27


More and more BSDCan videos keep showing up.  (See the bottoms of individual speaker pages on the BSDCan site.)  Here’s the PC-BSD summary.

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In Other BSDs for 2015/06/20


I compiled this all bit early, so hopefully nothing exciting happens between now and when it gets posted.

 

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BSDNow 094: Builder’s Insurance


This week’s episode of BSDNow has an interview of Marc Espie of OpenBSD.  There’s yet another Linux-user-going-BSD story, and a nice collection of links to presentations from the just-finished BSDCan 2015 event.

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CDBUG and then NYCBUG: Mandoc


You have two options if you live on the eastern side of New York State: CDBUG is having a mandoc presentation from Ingo Schwarze on the 17th (tonight), and then Ingo is heading to NYCBUG’s meeting on the 18th (tomorrow).  Note that you must RSVP and bring an ID for the NYCBUG meeting!

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In Other BSDs for 2015/06/13


News is a bit light this week, probably because BSDCan was eating up people’s attention.  I am assuming video will be up soon; I want to see the keynote.

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NYCBUG tonight: John Baldwin and NUMA


That’s Non Uniform Memory Architecture, and John Baldwin is talking about how it works on FreeBSD, tonight/now, in New York City for NYCBUG.  There’s several more events this month with NYCBUG, so look at the announcement for tonight’s location and more dates.

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In Other BSDs for 2015/05/16


This includes all the BSD material I didn’t have time to get posted last week.  I hope you have some time for reading today; there is a lot here.

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In Other BSDs for 2015/05/02


I’ve already mentioned the Hammer2/OpenBSD Summer of Code project (one of several), but here’s more:

(No mailing list links this week; I’m way behind in my reading because of work.  Sorry!)

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In Other BSDs for 2015/04/25


It’s been a relatively calm week, for once.

 

 

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In Other BSDs for 2015/04/04


If you’re part of a BSD user group, please let me know your schedule.  I’m able to catch NYCBUG announcements cause I’m on their announce@ mailing list – but I could use more.

In Other BSDs for 2015/03/21


Not done in a last-minute rush before the weekend, yay!  Done early cause I have to work over the weekend, boo!

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Book release party in NYC tomorrow night


NYCBUG is having a book release event for “The Design and Implementation of the FreeBSD Operating System” with George Neville-Neil, one of the authors. It’s happening tomorrow night, at the Stone Creek Bar & Lounge: 140 E 27th St. George Neville-Neil will be talking about DTrace, and there’s copies of the book to buy/win.

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BSDtalk 251: 10 Gigabits per Server


The just-posted BSDTalk 251 is 47 minutes long, and comes from vBSDCon 2013, with three people interviewed about Verisign and FreeBSD.

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In Other BSDs for 2015/02/28


Well, this week just sort of took off for BSD links.

A late update: NYCBUG’s upcoming meetings and presentations, with the next one on March 4th, this week.  If you have a local BSD user group, I would like to know about it!

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BSDNow 078: From the Foundation (Part 2)


BSDNow 078 is up with more BSD Foundation interviews.  It’s not a sequel, but a switch: the last one was with a FreeBSD Foundation member, and this week’s episode is with Ken Westerback of the OpenBSD Foundation.   There’s the normal added news, too, with a description of what’s coming at BSDCan 2015.

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In Other BSDs for 2015/02/21


There’s some DragonFly material in here, though I normally confine that to the rest of the week.  It’s inextricable from the rest of the links.

“Life with an OpenBSD Laptop” is tonight


If you’re in/near New York City, NYCBUG has a meeting tonight with Issac (.ike) Levy presenting “Life with an OpenBSD Laptop“.

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In Other BSDs for 2014/01/24


Short week this week, mostly due to a lack of interesting source changes.

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Glasgow OpenBSD presentation


Normally I’d hold this off until the In Other BSDs item on Saturday, but by then it will be too late: There’s a “Building redundant and transparent firewalls with OpenBSD” presentation happening at the Scottish Linux User’s Group meeting, Thursday night in Glasgow, Scotland.

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Lazy Reading for 2015/01/18


Not sure how I ended up with so many interesting conference links.  There’s some substantial reading here too, so clear your schedule.

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