I’ve uploaded DragonFly 4.0.6 ISO and .img files. (Does that capitalization make sense?) They should be available at your nearest mirror, or will be shortly. I am still working on the 4.2 release candidate images.
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.
- Tarsnap GUI for the desktop. (via)
- The pkgsrc-2015Q2 freeze is starting tomorrow.
- USB thermometer support, OpenBSD and FreeBSD.
- Intel is building BSD-specific utilities, if I read this right.
- BSDCon Brasil has expanded their convention and have room to present more papers.
- Putting FreeBSD 11 onto a Raspberry Pi 2.
- Blobs blobs blobbity people care about concept more than reality.
- DiscoverBSD for 2015/06/08.
- FreeNAS in production.
- Test the new OpenBSD audio(4) driver.
- xhyve, a port of FreeBSD bhyve to Mac OS X.
- autonet, a simple wifi network chooser for OpenBSD.
- Signify: Securing OpenBSD from Us to You. (via)
The more eagle-eyed may have noticed a branching for DragonFly 4.2, and for DragonFly 4.0.6. The 4.2 branch is currently only a release candidate, so don’t necessarily change over yet – it’s for testing, not release.
Note that packages for 4.2 are not yet built, so you’ll have to manually specify a package path to install with pkg on 4.2 – for now.. That won’t be the case for the actual release, of course. DragonFly 4.3 users will have to specify PKG_PATH manually to use 4.2 images until new ones are built. 4.2 release candidate users will be fine. (see comments for correction.)
The 4.0.6 release is mostly to get the recent OpenSSL update into a 4.0.x build.
I am working on image building for both.
This week’s BSDNow has a talk with DragonFly’s very own Sepherosa Ziehau, about the huge amount of work he’s done on the network stack.
Matthew Dillon’s already using a 4K monitor on DragonFly, and he’s written notes on the various performance tweaks that went with it.
The direct memory access reservation on DragonFly has been set to 128M. It used to be 16, but anyone using a system for more than a text console would want the greater memory reservation. It can be set back to 16M, which is useful probably if you are one of those text console users, or if you have a strangely underpowered video card.
Even sysctl accesses can be made to handle multiprocessor environments. This can actually make a difference when you’ve got a lot of processors building a lot of software, as in all of dports.
This week is more eclectic than usual.
- How to boost your Vim productivity. As usual, the comments on the link location are nearly more useful than the target story. (via)
- Telegrams: still possible, even desirable, and legally binding. (via)
- An in-depth explanation of host names from Matthias Rampke on the DragonFly users@ list.
- PreTTY Screenshots. (via)
- The ultimate guide to analog control panels in sci-fi movies. (via)
- My Top 100 Programming, Computer and Science Books: Part Three
- “TIS-100, a game about rewriting corrupted code to fix a fictional ’80s computer.“
- On Tricks, Empty Rooms, and Basic Trap Design. (via)
- Goblinpunch, an endless supply of D&D-ish RPG ideas. (also via)
- VoIP honeypot results.
- The Underhanded C Contest winners. (via)
A more compact week.
- usesthis.com has a BSD category. (via)
- Another BSD technology comes to Windows.
- BSD Unix: Power to the people, from the code. 15 year old article. (via)
- Next CDBUG meeting is June 17th.
- BSD Magazine for May.
- DiscoverBSD for 2015/06/01.
- FreeBSD 8.4 is reaching end-of-life.
- “The launchd on FreeBSD/NetBSD/OpenBSD train is never coming“. (via)
- There seems to be some sort of merging between PC-BSD and FreeNAS build scripts – or something more complex is happening?
- FreeNAS 10 Hackathon.
- My FreeNAS Lab.
- Putting OpenBSD in the cloud.
- Replacements for OpenBSD 5.7 disc 2 have been shipped.
- There’s two new LibreSSL mailing lists.
- Yay, cross-pollination!
- OpenBSD now supports RTL8188CE wifi cards via rtwn(4).
- Duovero Gumstix boards are (or will be?) supported on FreeBSD.
- SRIOV support for Intel 10G cards on FreeBSD.
Those changes I mentioned yesterday for text console support? They’re in DragonFly-master now, along with a loader tunable to turn it on and off.
If you are using a DragonFly system with accelerated video, and you have noticed that you can’t return to a text console after exiting xorg – Sascha Wildner/Imre Vadasz have a branch for you to try. Please do so if you have time and are on master; this is the last big item to fix before the next release.
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.
You can now get temperature readings from your Radeon card under DragonFly.
Emulation is this week’s accidental topic.
- MAME and the New Emulation Reality. (via)
- A Piece of Apple II History Cracks Open. (via)
- Venture capital vs. community capital. An interesting view of history. (via)
- Introduction to Keyboard Programming. (via)
- #define __ENABEL_EPSPERAMENTLE_TAPDOLE_ORATORS (comment from this article.)
- Math Blaster Copy Protection. (via)
- Rogue in Space.
- Einstein, a NewtonOS emulator. (via)
- SSH client suggestions.
- Radio hams do battle with ‘Russian Woodpecker’ (1982). There’s a lot of analog ghosts out there. (via)
- An incomplete list of words that are now startups. (via)
- “If something isn’t on the web … I find it hard to get excited about it.” (also via)
- The SIGCIS Workshop 2015 call for papers is out.
Your comics link of the week: Behold! The Dinosaurs!
A short but more interesting list this week, I think.
- ZFS Mastery is out in print and electronic versions.
- BSD management with Puppet.
- DiscoverBSD for 2015/05/25.
- Dell Networking OS 9 powered by NetBSD.
- Lumina Desktop Status Update/FAQ.
- PC-BSD 10.1.2: an Interview with Kris Moore.
- A FreeBSD Foundation visit to the (a?) NYI datacenter.
- “Patrol Read” support in OpenBSD.
- syslog-ng and ELK on OpenBSD.
- Yay for compatibility!
- The Linuxulator on FreeBSD now does 1:1 threads and x86_64.
- See this “Low Cost 10G Router” post on NANOG? Follow the very long thread, and you’ll notice a reoccurring theme: set up a BSD machine.
- Bitrig at NYCBUG on 2015/05/06, video.
Your Not BSD link of the week: Never fix anything.
There’s a new ‘ifconsole’ option for /etc/ttys on DragonFly that may help you if your serial output device is a bit strange.
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.
If you were running a version of DragonFly 4.1 (i.e. the master version, not release) built between the 20th and 25th, rebuild. There’s a UFS bug introduced in that short timeframe.
If you are running 4.0.x release or built your version of DragonFly-master outside of that date range – you are unaffected.
I guess the accidental theme this week is Unix.
- The truth about Unix: The user interface is horrid. From 1981, which says something. (via)
- Terminal: Beyond Ctrl + A and Ctrl + E. Linked because I needed to know what the nondestructive version of Ctrl-U was. (Ctrl-A)
- Tools don’t solve the web’s problems, they ARE the problem. I’ve been considering a static generator for this site, for similar reasons. (via)
- How to name things: the hardest problem in programming. A dry topic talked about in a very human way. (via)
- Floppy Drive Organ.
- Cold Weather, Gogol And The Rise Of The Russian Samovar. I don’t need one, but I’ve always thought samovars are interesting.
- Unix Shells: Bash, Fish, Ksh, Tcsh, Zsh. (via)
- When Poll is Better than Interrupt. (PDF, via EFNet #dragonflybsd)
- A Repository with 44 Years of Unix Evolution (via)
- Backblaze hard drive stats for 2015Q1. (via)
- Crystals and computer viruses. (via)
- Inadvertent collection.
- Bash history format.
- Vim Tips For Intermediate Users. (via)
- Why isn’t our fax working? (Hint: a power issue.) (via)
- The Problem with the Roguelike Metagame. (via)
A calmer week, probably because of the U.S. holiday.
- FreeBSD Mastery: ZFS is out (eBook format).
- DiscoverBSD for 2015/05/18.
- PC-BSD 10.1.2 is out. (Update: hotfix)
- freebsd-wifi-build (via)
- bhyve on Pluribus, a platform I’m unfamiliar with. (via)
- pkgSrcCon is happening July 4-5 in Berlin.
- I like cross-pollination.
- Diagnosing softraid failures on OpenBSD.
- OpenBSD now has ntpd on by default.
- OpenSMTPD vs. Logjam.
- spamd/pf rule changes.
- Various OpenBSD remote update methods.
- FreeNAS status report.
- iXSystems is gaining a dev blog.
A recent commit from Matthew Dillon means users of Intel Haswell or later CPUs will see reduced power usage, if I’m reading this commit correctly.
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.
Hammer will perform daily housekeeping tasks each night. If you’re up late enough, it may kick off while you are working. If you want to stop the process after it’s already started (since it’s disk-intensive), John Marino has added the ‘abort-cleanup‘ command.
- The Rise and Fall of Japan’s PC-98. I always wondered what PC-98 was. (pdf, via)
- Beyond the PDP-11: Processor support for a memory-safe C abstract machine. Written this year, despite the title. (pdf, via)
- Gonix – Unix tools written in Go. (via)
- Without Systemd (via several places)
- Your cyberpunk games are dangerous.
- Web Mandlebrot. (via)
- Which SSD should you buy?
- A Tmux crash course: tips and tweaks. Different from the last tmux crash course I posted. (via)
- Drinking Myself To Permadeath In Brogue.
- Eventually everyone hates computers. (via)
- wego, command-line based weather report – with ASCII graphics!
- The programming talent myth. (via)
- A Tiny Orchestra in the Living Room. I like the graphics. Also, I am nostalgic for the smell of audio equipment. (via)
- On the Taxonomy of Spaceships. (via)
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.
- Royal activity affecting your open source files.
- Windows guest support (or at least the start of it) in bhyve.
- Bad memory blacklisting in FreeBSD. I’d be worried about keeping partially bad RAM in place, but this is probably being used on a larger scale.
- 25 year old col bug, fixed.
- The start of NUMA support in FreeBSD.
- Alpine POC and Routerboard support in FreeBSD.
- FreeBSD now supports more than 8 audio channels.
- NetBSD is starting to gain EdgeRouter support.
- NetBSD gains in-kernel splash screen support.
- Openresolv 3.7 is in both FreeBSD and NetBSD.
- EU study recommends OpenBSD. (Thanks, PCTF)
- Now, sshd in OpenBSD defaults to ‘PermitRootLogin=no‘ (like in DragonFly!)
- Device Developer’s Conference, happening in the UK over the next month or so. (via openbsd-misc)
- OpenBSD has released, shipped, and there’s some discs with errors being replaced, though there’s a workaround.
- From 0 to an OpenBSD install, with no hands and a custom disk layout. (via)
- Livingston County, Michigan has a BSD user group starting up.
- PC-BSD 10.2.1-RC1 comments.
- BSDCon Brazil 2015 has a call for papers out.
- New to BSD, Questions about Firewall configuration.
- DiscoverBSD for 2015/05/11.
- A week of pkgsrc #10.
- PC-BSD 11.0-CURRENTMAY2015 images now available
- Yes, You Can Virtualize FreeNAS
- pfSense is now available as a “VMware Ready Virtual Firewall Appliance“.
- Michael W. Lucas’s Tarsnap talk is online.
- As is the cover to his upcoming FreeBSD Mastery: ZFS book.
- BSDTalk 253 has 30 minutes of conversation with George Neville-Neil about “The Design and Implementation of the FreeBSD Operating System”, 2nd edition.
This week’s BSDNow episode talks with Mike Larkin about memory protection in OpenBSD, along with the normal news summary.
Sepherosa Ziehau has introduced a new sysctl:
Set this to zero and you won’t get endless ARP events from networks you aren’t on. For example, I’m hooked up to a cable modem. I only get a public routable IP address, but the network used for the cable modem network itself bleeds ARP packets out where my DragonFly machine can see it. Since it’s on a different network segment than the address I receive through DHCP, it always fails and the system logs it. For example:
May 11 05:20:52 www kernel: arplookup 100.68.112.145 failed: host is not on local network
I can’t do much about it since that layer 2 leakiness is going to happen, but I can shut it up with this sysctl – and thank goodness, cause I’ve been seeing these messages since first using a DOCSIS modem in… 2001 or so?
Accidentally very roguelike this week.
- It’s ALWAYS DNS!
- scroll, a console game that is also a pager. (via)
- Reenix: Implementing a Unix-Like Operating System in Rust (PDF, via)
- Yet another Dwarf Fortress story.
- Rogue’s Item ID in Too Much Yet Not Enough Detail. Mentions the 1st Edition Dungeon Master’s Guide Appendix N, which despite having that book for most of my life, I hadn’t noticed. Time to read!
- And I accidentally found that tor.com has already gone through these books and written about them.
- One of the least well-known books on that Appendix N list is The Face In The Frost. Possibly my favorite book ever; look for it.
- Hipsterhammer, Warhammer 40k musings. I haven’t played a minatures game in years. Blame computers. (All three links via)
- The theme continues: phantasia(8), a Tolkien-influenced game I didn’t even realize came preinstalled on DragonFly and probably most other BSDs.
- 90’s electronics in animated GIF form. (via)
- Prochronisms. (via)
- FPS Toilet Museum. I love that the Internet can still enable single-minded things like this. (via)
- git push –force (linked for the image)
- 5 Unusual Unix Commands for Cinco De Mayo
- My Top 100 Programming, Computer and Science Books: Part Two
- PathPicker – dump output containing filepaths into it, get a file selection dialog. It’s a command line utility. (via)
Francois Tigeot has committed his Broadwell work, which has a longer-than-I-realized list of benefits. Does anyone have a 4k screen to try?
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.
If you’re running DragonFly-master and you have an Intel video chipset, Francois Tigeot has an update for you. It brings accelerated Intel video up to match the Linux 3.14 version, adds Broadwell chipset support, and should generally improve performance. He lists how to test right in the message.
I started sparse because this was a busy week, but I’ve still got a pretty good amount of reading for you.
- Comparing code layout. Not the code, but the visual arrangement. This could certainly be explored further.
- Schemaverse, a space strategy game implemented entirely within PostgreSQL. (via)
- The Cray 2 Computer System. (pdf, via)
- How to Operate the Apple II Plus. (via)
- “Analog“. (via)
- noTCP. (via)
- My Top 100 Programming, Computer and Science Books: Part One
- distribution, for ASCII histograms. I can think of many times this would have been useful.
- Disinformation Visualisation: How to Lie with Datavis. (via)
- How to pronounce hexadecimal. Not the word itself, but the numbers derived. Don’t actually do this. (via)
- Penrose binning. (via)
- Also, Go by Example. Linked because I like the description for it at the source.
- The Words the Media Industry Prefers. The narrative made me laugh. (via)
I’ve already mentioned the Hammer2/OpenBSD Summer of Code project (one of several), but here’s more:
- The April issue of BSD Magazine is out.
- OpenBSD on an iBook G4
- Midnight BSD 0.6 is out.
- OpenBSD 5.7 is out.
- Lumina Desktop 0.8.4 is out.
- PC-BSD 10.1.2 RC1 is out.
- DiscoverBSD for 2015/04/27.
- FreeBSD project report for 2015Q1.
- Hacking “/ on ZFS” and GELI Encrypted Drives, the Old-School Way
- Michael W. Lucas is giving a “Tarsnap talk” at mug.org on May 12 to match his book.
- vBSDCon is happening September 11-13 in Reston, VA.
(No mailing list links this week; I’m way behind in my reading because of work. Sorry!)
DragonFly committer Joris Giovannangeli has a Google Summer of Code project. He’s bringing Hammer2 to OpenBSD, in single-node form. It’s a very difficult project, but Joris is a very talented worker.
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.
Tomohiro Kusumi has been quietly making a lot of commits to Hammer. I haven’t been linking them because they don’t necessarily equate to new features, but here’s an recent exception: the -A argument will make your Hammer command run on every PFS. It only affects reblocking/rebalancing – for now.
We’re already 2/3 of the way to Christmas!
- UNIX history book recommendations.
- Networking for System Administrators, a BSD-friendly book I was slightly involved with, reviewed on Slashdot.
- How UNIX system administration is like filing your taxes.
- The history of computer data storage, in pictures. (via)
- Ops books. How much of Github is not-code? (via)
- The Heirloom Laptop’s Custom Wood Composite.
- BrowserHack: NetHack ported to the web. (via)
- Text adventure speed runs. (via)
- People who could really break the Internet. (via)
- This, everytime someone says “the cloud” (via)
- The Forgotten Ones: Unisys SCAMP-D Mainframe. Linking to it because that’s where “Master Control Program” came from. (via)
- Textblade. Sounds neat; I’d want to see it in action. (via)
- The Philco 2000 Model 212’s retirement party. (via)
- Good UNIX (History) books / material ?
- Copper vs. fiber. (via)
- Used Thinkpad Buyer’s Guide. (via)
Your unrelated tea links of the week: Do you even steep? The actual title is different, but I like that part of the link more. (Thanks, Jeff Ramnani) Also: Tea With Strangers. It’s exactly what it sounds like. Unfortunately, it’s not in my city. (via)
It’s been a relatively calm week, for once.
- New Delhi has a BSD user group. (via)
- PC-BSD and 4K — Oh my!
- Is nvidia the best option for gaming on FreeBSD?
- EuroBSDCon 2015 has extended the time for paper submission, cause they have so much to work through.
- Hipster keyboard layout on NetBSD
- The pkgsrc-security GPG key has changed.
- Binary packages of pkgsrc-2015Q1 for illumos and OS X are available.
- I like cross–pollination.
- PC-BSD can now restore encrypted volumes over iSCSI.
- Two more mentions of OpenBSD (though any should work) on Vultr.
- Better OpenBSD performance on KVM via x2apic mode.
- OpenBSD rolls their own file(1).
- OpenBSD has W^X support for i386 userland now.
- 2-factor authorization on FreeBSD. (via)
- My switch to OpenBSD, first impressions (via)
- Microsoft .NET Running on FreeBSD 10.1/amd64 (via)
You can now export Hammer slave volumes as NFS mounts – but since slave volumes are updated from master, you’re mounting a snapshot of that point in time. That may actually be an advantage.
DragonFly builds two compilers by default. If you weren’t interesting in building both, there were switches to build only the default, like NO_GCC47. This changed with every compiler update.
With the switch to GCC 5, the new switch is “NO_ALTCOMPILER”. That will last through compiler changes. I’m mentioning this now because sooner or later, you’ll want to gain back some time on a buildworld.
BSDNow 086, just out, has the usual roundup of news, plus an interview with Antoine Jacoutot about OpenBSD and BSD in business environments.
DragonFly now has GCC 5.1 release. If you are running DragonFly master (i.e. 4.1), you’ll probably want to both rebuild world and kernel, and update your packages so they all match. There’s already packages built with GCC 5.1, so binary package upgrades can happen quickly. There’s GCC 4.7 packages still available if you aren’t making the jump yet.
If you’re on DragonFly 4.0.x – nothing’s changed.
Spillover from last week, even.
- Big Changes at USENIX LISA in the last 5-10 Years.
- Open Source won, so what’s next?
- “The lack of diversity in the Valley isn’t an individual problem, it’s a systemic one.” If you doubt the hive mind of Silicon Valley, look at We Put A Chip In It. (via)
- The Story of the ZX Spectrum in Pixels (volumes 1 & 2)
- Gone in a Flash: The Race to Save the Internet’s Least Favorite Tool. Linked because they have a screenshot of Snowcraft. (via)
- Found in previous link: Why are restaurant websites so horrifically bad? Of course, I loaded that page and got a full-page overlay advertising video, so maybe news websites are the new restaurant websites.
- FreeDOS on your camera. That’s two mysteries: Why FreeDOS? Why still have a separate camera? (via)
- How a bridge full of zombies reminded me of the great possibility of games. I love this sort of discovery in games. (via)
- Why, oh WHY, do those #?@! nutheads use vi? (via)
- Mushroom Cultivation Revisited. (via)
- The Zero, One, Infinity Disease. First comment on the source link is good too.
- Software-defined businesses need software-defined IT departments. (via)
Your unrelated video links of the week: 80s nostalgia is happening now that there’s a generation young enough to not have experienced it. You can have the 1980s as a parody, or as the real, unmitigated awfulness.
I couldn’t help the commentary on some of these links.
- The Arrival of TrueNAS 9.3 and more.
- Has anyone tried making a BSD phone? They did; starts with an i.
- softraid(4) – RAID 5 Call for Testing for OpenBSD.
- OpenBSD’s rcctl. (via)
- Solaris moves to pf. I still wish for compatibility tests so people can tell what’s supported in the flavor of pf they are running.
- Same news seen here.
- Time Machine for every Unix out there. Or use Hammer. (via)
- Optimizing TLS for High–Bandwidth Applications in FreeBSD [pdf]. (via)
- DiscoverBSD for 2015/04/13.
- Spinning up a quick cloud instance with Digital Ocean. Includes BSD hosts.
- A week of pkgsrc #8
- FreeBSD Mastery: ZFS is available for pre-order.
- Cross-platform software packaging with pkgsrc.
- pfSense 2.2.2 is out.
- pkgsrc-2015Q1 is out.
- pkgsrc shirts are available.
- BSDStats is out as version 6.0, though it needs to be tested. Please run, especially if you are on DragonFly.
- Setting up your own mail server, BSD edition. (via)
- The talk on blacklistd from the April NYCBUG meeting. The slides are available too. (via)
- NYCBUG is also hosting a new Polish BSD users group list (“subcarpathian” is a fun word) and has a list of upcoming events – straight through into fall!
Here’s some comments from Matthew Dillon on page coloring in DragonFly; a topic that comes up every year for some reason.
The release candidate for GCC5 (5.1.0) is out, and it’s in DragonFly too. It’s not yet switched over to run as the default – that’ll require the release.
The default compiler in DragonFly is going to change over from GCC 4.7 to GCC 5.x very soon, to match the GCC 5.1 release. This means that packages built for DragonFly-master won’t be compatible with the old ones. You will need to reinstall packages when you next ‘pkg install’. John Marino has an extensive writeup detailing what’s needed, and the actual change is some days off.
If you are using DragonFly 4.0.x (the release), this doesn’t affect you at all.
Francois Tigeot has a new update to the drm/i915 driver for testing. It matches, feature-wise, what’s in Linux 3.12. Try it if you’ve got the hardware. (and dragonfly-master)
The insulation on the external lines leading here are apparently delicious, if you’re a squirrel.
I have had trouble with my daily/weekly periodic reports never making it to my GMail account. Sascha Wildner pointed out to me that periodic.conf has its own answer already:
… and newsyslog is already set to take care of them. There’s more in the periodic.conf man page.
Without meaning to, I’ve broken into full-on computer nostalgia this week. Don’t know how it happened, but at least the links are interesting.
- Tiling by squares. I hope you like math. (via)
- “whatever it is, it’s already over“, which led me to “The planned unplanned outage“.
- The NMFECC Cray Time-Sharing System (1985) [pdf] (via)
- Programming Languages in 2014. (via)
- A history of the Amiga – The demo scene (2013) (via) The links in the source article are best.
- 8088 MPH: We Break All Your Emulators. (via)
- BeOS Demo Video (1998) (via) I miss BeOS.
- The Full History of Board Games. (via)
- Turning the Arduino Uno into an Apple II. (via) Notes how awesome the 6502 processor was.
- The Apple ][ Watch. Holy crap, this is cool. It wouldn’t be easy to duplicate, but so very worth doing. (via)
- An object of infinite length but finite volume. (via)
- Modern alternatives to PuTTY?
- Dealing with key-based authentication on Windows with Putty
- How the Computer Got Its Revenge on the Soviet Union. The source for this story has more interesting link material.
- Can someone explain containers to me?
- Glass Hands (Violent Motion, 2). “(I’m still holding out for a director’s cut of Iron Man where Tony Stark struggles for an hour to place a screen protector on his faceplate without trapping any dust under the plastic, but I’m not holding my breath.)“
- What Part of “No, Totally” Don’t You Understand? For the readers that don’t have English as their first language. Or maybe those that do. (via)
- The Task Continuity Model. Incidentally describes my method of building up articles for this very Digest. (via)
At the last minute, as usual.
- Contributing to OpenBSD. “I spent two days hunting through Xenocara & graphics card driver code Finally found a good workaround: get a wife.” (via)
- Invented by OpenBSD.
- OpenBSD 5.7 highlights.
- Raspberry Pi 2 support in NetBSD. (via)
- AMD Catalyst might be coming to FreeBSD. Comments are more useful than the article, so I’m just linking to them.
- FreeBSD and beadm.
- The History (and Future) of FreeNAS & TrueNAS.
- flashrd, for creating embeddable OpenBSD images. (via)
- OpenBSD window manager discussion.
- A bounty for OpenBSD/Xen.
- A gdb script for printing routing tables on FreeBSD.
- Bitrig and pkgsrc.
- PDF presentations possible on PC-BSD.
- PC-BSD now has a “ISCSI replication configuration wizard“.
- NYCBUG has an OPNSense mirror available.
This week’s BSDNow talks with Baptiste Daroussin about developing and using pkg, for ports and for packaging the base FreeBSD system. (Baptiste has been seen on #dragonflybsd, since pkg is on DragonFly, so I’m sure there’s some relevant bits there, too.) There’s also the usual news summary.
I haven’t been drawing enough attention to it, but there’s been a bunch of HAMMER filesystem activity lately: First, Tomohiro Kusumi has been working on HAMMER – these posts are a small subset of his commits. Second, Matthew Dillon has been working full steam ahead on HAMMER2. The HAMMER2 design document has been updated (read this!), and he’s already accomplished master->slave disk syncing.
It’s not ready for production, of course, which you may already realize, so don’t install it unless you want to work on the code.
Happy Easter! It means chocolate for me.
- Everything is Made up and the Points Don’t Matter. Substitute “open source work” for “design” in this story. (via)
- The GNU Manifesto Turns Thirty. Quoted from the article: They would roll their eyes a bit, then hasten to add, as more than one did, “But he’s right about most things.” (via)
- COMPUTERS IN OUR LIVES.
- Where we went wrong, or, The one thing Philip Greenspun got right (in 1997).
- A Round Pie in a Square Box. I admit I read it at first just because it mentioned pie, but it is an interesting history. (via)
- istruecryptauditedyet.com. (via)
- How I doubled my Internet speed with OpenWRT. I shall now be annoying: Should have used pfSense, and it’s not a doubling of speed, it’s a doubling of capacity. Any connection on either link is still limited to the speed of that link. (via)
- Oblique Strategies, the website. The Wikipedia entry on Oblique Strategies will tell you what that is, though I could have sworn I talked about it before. (via)
- How a bad RJ45 termination can ruin a cable. First time I’ve seen a check other than “It lights up the tester; must be fine.” (via)
- Some slick awk built-ins.
- Origins of the tilde.
- My Quantified Email Self Experiment: A failure. (via)
- free-for-dev, a list of ‘as-a-service’ items offered free, for development or whatever. (via)
- /dev/notrandom, an April Fools item I actually liked. (via)
- MISTAKES WERE MADE: COMPUTER HISTORY, DECOMPILED. April 17th in NYC.
- Vintage Computer Festival East, happening same day in New Jersey.
- The Interface Experience: Forty Years of Personal Computing. At Bard College now.
- (Last 3 links all via SIGCIS, an excellent resource.)
- Creating a BBS in 2015. (via)
- Dueling Unixes and the Unix Wars [pdf]. (via)
- Is BSD UNIX?
Also unrelated: tea is one of the topics I link here, and alert reader Jeff Ramnani pointed out Strand Tea as a good source. I also saw Deep Mills referenced in the UK. Anyone else have a favorite online vendor?
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.
- DiscoverBSD for 2015/03/30.
- Lumina 0.8.3 is released.
- Building PC-BSD Utilities From Source. (video)
- BSD Magazine for March.
- Directly building FreeBSD AMI images.
- FreeBSD daily status reports, a little more human-readable.
- 4 new commands in FreeBSD DDB.
- The FreeBSD boot loader can now take your GELI passphrase.
- A probably definitive answer on OpenBSD and clang.
- pf tables mean no reloading.
- BSD contributor Paul Schenkveld has died.
- If you are in the UK, there’s a mini OpenBSD ports hackathon happening now.
- NetBSD systems can now resize / on reboot, if space is available.
- LibreSSL in pkgsrc, soon.
- NYCBUG’s next meeting is April 8th, with Christos Zoulas presenting blacklistd.
Today’s the annual Bad Tech Joke, also known as April Fools Day. I don’t do those here, cause I think of them like this. This is your public service announcement to ignore most of what you read for the next 24 hours or so.