The weather’s nice, so the links are light. Well, they were, then I got some reading done, and now we have a good-size list.
Your unrelated link of the week: Roads & Kingdoms Breakfast. Food and a story every weekday.
This week’s BSDNow talks about a lot of OpenBSD news, gets into UNIX history, and interviews Kris Moore about FreeNAS/TrueNAS/TrueOS/etc.
A little heavy on the history this week. And no tea!
Your unrelated food link of the week: Eating In Translation. This person seeks out new places, eats there, and makes notes, and has been doing it for more than a decade. The result is the most in-depth informal food guide I’ve ever seen. It’s NYC focused, but not exclusively.
I’m very UNIXy this week.
Your useful tip of the week: Setting the
root login’s ‘full name’ to identify the machine that sent email. This makes so much sense. (via)
More thinking topics than version changes this week, which is interesting.
Technical details week for Lazy Reading.
Your unrelated tea link of the week: Haha, one of the world’s best tea houses is in my town. It’s Leaf Tea Bar, and Niraj is one of the nicest guys. His prices are reasonable for the quality of the tea, too.
Your related bug link of the week: Teeth of the DragonFly. (via)
I had overflow from last week, so I have a good list for you, despite being offline for days.
Your unrelated tea link of the day: defining what it means when you read “mug of tea” vs “cup of tea”. You’d think it was interchangeable, but the meanings diverge. (PDF, via)
A little meta, this week.
Your unrelated tea link of the week: In Sri Lanka’s Tea Paradise, A Social Enterprise Is Brewing. I actually heard about the quality of the tea (very good) before I heard about the way the company was formed. Consider where your next tea purchase comes from, in light of this.
Another diverse link week, hooray!
Your unrelated item of the week: How Wegmans inspired the most rabid fanbase in the grocery world. I live in the town where Wegmans started. “Grocery fanbase” is a relative thing, but: yes, they are that good.
I measure the success of In Other BSDs by how many different BSD flavors I can reference. This is a good week.
Here’s one of the reasons to have your own permanent server: The New York Times has a daily feature called, not surprisingly, “The Daily“. It’s a short 15-20 minute news segment, ready by 6 AM. It’s available through Google Play Music or iTunes, but I leave for work by 6:15, and I don’t want to use up cell data downloading something that should arrive on my phone just before I leave the house. Of course, there’s no obvious way to tell Google Play, “I know it’s there; go get it right now”. I don’t know the iPhone experience, but I imagine it’s the same. I want to download on my time, not on Google or Apple’s schedule.
Luckily, there’s an RSS feed for this podcast. That, plus this simple script on my DragonFly system, means I can pull it down whenever I’m ready:
fetch -o – http://feeds.podtrac.com/zKq6WZZLTlbM | grep enclosure | cut -d ‘”‘ -f2 | xargs fetch -m
So, it’s a matter of running that script, and syncing off my own local storage, on my own schedule. FolderSync Lite will happily sync back to my phone using sftp.
You weren’t planning to do anything else today, right? Find some headphones.
Your unrelated link of the week: Bandcamp Daily. Curated daily presentations about a band or type of music, where the enthusiasm for any given esoteric sonic whatsit oozes through the writing and samples are there to back it up. Of course I would like it. Recent highlights from just the past few days: a history of doom metal; Kid Koala’s new album, and whatever this is.
Merry Christmas! I piled up as many links as I could in the theory that many readers have the spare time for it today/tomorrow/next few days.
Your unrelated game link of the week: Lode Runner. The whole thing in HTML5 as far as I can tell. (via)
Your unrelated video of the week: AAAAAAAAAAAA
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.
Dig up more on James Burke (linked below) if you can, and if you have the time. His Connections show was a delight.
A lot of this I picked up in previous weeks, knowing that the U.S Thanksgiving holiday was going to either dry up all links or give me a crapload.
Your unrelated link of the week: The Secret World of Stuff. (via)
Some of this is overflow from last week.
There’s got to be something surprising and/or useful for you in this week’s links; they are gloriously eclectic.
Your unrelated browser game of the week: Epitaph. (via)
I finished this waaaay early.
Your unrelated link of the week: Take On Me, shittyfluted. Similar to sweding, and I’m so sorry.