It’s the convention time of year!
- garbage: #camperchat.
- OPNsense 16.7.4 released.
- Is ARM-like chips the future and which of the BSDs will have a head start?
- g2k16 Hackathon Report: Alexander Bluhm. Last g2k16 item, I think.
- Michael W. Lucas’s PAM Mastery is available in ebook and physical form.
- Related: Michael W. Lucas’s SemiBUG “PAM is Un-American” talk was live-tweeted.
- MeetBSD 2016 is at UC Berkeley November 11-12. (via)
- pkgsrc-2016Q3 is now frozen.
- Libreboot and BSDs. I couldn’t handle the misplaced apostrophe.
- Cray J98 Project – FreeBSD and the Cray Disk. (via)
- FreeBSD: Bhyve with UEFI VNC support. (via)
This week’s BSDNow has no interview, but some good links, including a meaty one about HTTPS implementation at NetFlix with FreeBSD.
BSDNow episode 158 has an interview with Diane Bruce about ham radio and Raspberry Pi hardware, plus the usual news.
I’m a day late posting this because of travel, but: BSDNow 157 has an interview with Richard Yao about ZFS (on Linux?), and more story links. I found the “NetFlix and Fill” article link interesting – those are BSD appliances they are talking about that eat so much of the Internet’s traffic.
It’s been a very slow news week, but at least there’s a new BSDNow episode: The Fresh BSD Experience. There’s an interview with the FreeBSD Foundation intern, Drew Gurkowski, and a lot of ARM news.
BSDNow 155: no Allan, but an interview with Myke Geiger about using FreeBSD in an ISP role, and a bunch of news items.
It’s a good week to learn: BSDNow 154 has no interview, but a lot of tutorials, including ones on GhostBSD, Enlightenment, Steam on FreeBSD, and so on.
Garbage 37 is out, with talk about their format and timing, OpenBSD material, and more Chromebook discussion.
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.
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.
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.
I was traveling and completely missed this, even though it’s on a regular schedule: garbage: Pirates of the Corebootean.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Garbage number 22 is out, and talks about a number of things, including NVMe support in OpenBSD, programming in Go, and ‘reader-submitted issues’.
This week’s garbage podcast is out, with some OpenBSD topics and also some interesting direct experience of licensing violations.
The 20th garbage episode, justing by the summary, talks a lot about the new OpenBSD 5.9 release and other BSD-related matters.
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.
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.)
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.
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.
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.
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)
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.
Look at the ZFS discussions if you want to feel smug as a BSD user.
- Should I use BSD? If so, why?
- Delphi development in FreeBSD.
- OpenBSD and Comic Sans problems. (a sort of background to that?)
- Garbage podcast 14, for February 19th, which I missed linking to before.
- DiscoverBSD for 2016/02/22.
- February 2016 status and sponsorship questions.
- OPNsense 16.1.4 released.
- USB-stack broken on Chromebook 2 (CB30)
- GPL Violations Related to Combining ZFS and Linux. (also found here, via and via)
- Related to that: FreeBSD and ZFS, from the FreeBSD Foundation, quietly pointing out that BSD has been the best place for ZFS for a long time.
- iXsystems Partners with Veeam. (Note to self: get quote before buying that VNXe3150 tray expansion, next week…)
- FreeBSD Storage Summit 2016.
- Speaking on BSD: The Waiting Is the Hardest Part. The photo is funny.
- Setting up your own Package Cluster in MidnightBSD.
Normally I’m just linking to BSDNow, but there’s even more BSD-themed media coming up today: BSDNow 130 is out, titled “Store all the Things“, with an extended summary of the recent Storage Summit.
BSDNow 128 has an interview of Nick Wolff, the usual roundup of news items, and I’m sure something that matches the title of the episode, but I haven’t listened to it yet.
BSDTalk 261 is up, and it’s a half-hour conversation with Kris Moore about jails, system management, and other I assume PC-BSD features.
BSDNow 126 has an interview with Ken Moore and Kris Moore of PC-BSD, along with the usual news roundup. There’s a DragonFly mention in the “open source work helps your career” news item that I did not know about but am happy to see.
I almost missed it again! BSDNow 124 is up, with an interview of Igor Sysoev about nginx, plus the normal roundup.
BSDNow 119 is up, with even lengthier news summaries than usual, and an interview of Paul Goyette about his testing work with NetBSD.
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.
“BSD Schooling” is the name of this week’s episode of BSDNow, and as you might guess from the title, Brian Callahan is the interview subject, talking about BSDs and education. It also points out interviews elsewhere, like Brian Acton of WhatsApp talking about how useful BSD is to work with, and another one where the CTO of HP appears to have the wrong idea of licensing. (also, an interesting but not surprising Stallman quote)
There’s lots to read through this week – just for BSD! I’ll have even more tomorrow.
- FreeBSD cloud use cases?
- Nvidia and X.
- The September issue of BSD Magazine is out.
- Reporting bugs and the BSD community.
- (Net)BSD newbie, some questions
- DiscoverBSD for 2015/09/28.
- Faces of FreeBSD: Allan Jude. You may have already seen that face on BSDNow.
- OPNsense 15.7.15 Released.
- FreeNAS: A Worst Practices Guide.
- A status report on Michael W. Lucas’s two upcoming FreeBSD Mastery books, plus his other work.
- tame testing.
- More l2k15 Hackathon reports.
- NASA’s Pleiades Supercomputer and pkgsrc. They even document it.
- Rebase when pushing to pkgsrc-wip’s new Git home.
- pkgsrc-2015Q3 is released.
- DTrace in NetBSD, though only simple scripts work right now.
- NetBSD gains PCI Extended Configuration Space support.
- Home server advice often boils down to “how are your backups?“
- OpenBSD parts in Toyota Highlander.
- Teaching to contribute to BSD. (from a just-run class)
BSDNow 109 is up at the Jupiter Broadcasting site, though not yet at the bsdnow.tv domain. This week’s interview is with Warner Losh, which is where the ‘imp’ reference comes from.
BSDTalk 255 is out, and it’s a brief episode – 6 minutes. No interview, but talk about recent events.
I managed to be on the road and so did not post about the milestone 100th episode of BSDNow, which has an interview with Sebastian Wiedenroth about both pkg and pkgSrcCon, along with all their other news.
I’m glad to see 100 episodes together of a video podcast for BSD; if you had asked me a few years ago if that was possible, I’d have dismissed the idea. Not for lack of news, obviously, but because I didn’t think anyone would have that level of dedication. Investing time and care is what sets people apart, and they’ve done it.
The 99th episode of BSDNow is about Gnome on FreeBSD, with interviews of Baptiste Daroussin and Ryan Lortie, plus more news that I was already planning to link to.
BSDNow 098 is up with the normal collection of news and links, plus an interview with David Meyer of Xinous – which I infer is using FreeBSD to underpin their main project. I always find the decision/planning around major commercial open source interesting, cause the open source aspect changes the game, so to speak.
I’ll quote right from the summary for the 14-minute-long BSDTalk 254: “An interview with Ken Worster who is presenting on topics which include PFSense and FreeNAS in schools at the Technology Teacher ME conference in Bethel Maine.”
I always try to guess the interview topic from the episode title, but I wasn’t able to predict the several mini-interviews in this week’s BSDNow episode.
This week’s BSDNow episode talks with Jed Reynolds about ZFS on Linux and FreeBSD, and includes other news bits including about DragonFly’s swap encryption, OpenBSD defaulting to having openntpd on by default, and plenty more.
This week’s BSDNow episode talks with Mike Larkin about memory protection in OpenBSD, along with the normal news summary.
BSDNow 088 has an interview of Ed Schouten about FreeBSD, and all the normal roundups. Also “DragonFlyBSD has officially won the race to get an Intel Broadwell graphics driver”.
Maybe I need to start doing In Other BSDs posts on Wednesdays, cause BSDNow often has the links I’m already saving for the weekend.
BSDNow 087 has an interview with Christos Zoulas, about NetBSD and blacklistd, along with the usual collection of news stories that I’m trying not to peek at because I’m behind on my usual reading and I want to get my own collection together for Saturday’s In Other BSDs.