Posting a bit late because I’ve been traveling, but: BSDNow 204, Wayland, Weston, & FreeBSD is up, with of course talk about windowing systems and an explanation of the “Scrub of Death” which is new to me.
Ján Su?an has posted some ideas about handling firmware in userland, in DragonFly. I’d like to see it happen.
I’ve got some esoteric stuff this week.
- 24-core CPU and I can’t move my mouse. The description of Amdahl’s Law is something not enough people realize. (via)
- Pushing DNS into the Cloud.
- Relive WW2 Lorenz decryption. (via)
- books chapter four and books chapter five.
- Build-from-a-kit mechanical keyboard, and odd but pretty controller. (via)
- Nyan routing. (via)
- Well Played vol 6,2 – european videogames of the 1980s. Free download of the issue. (via)
- Everything You Always Wanted to Know About IPv6. Video from ARIN, so pretty authoritative. (via)
- URLS are UIs. (via)
- White Spots. The idea of using VR to visualize transmitter location is interesting. (via)
- That’s a Big Microscope…
- UNIX: How random is random? Depends on current operating system, which this article glosses over.
- Visual Subnets. Click “How’s this work?” on the side if it’s not clear.
- Introductory bullshit detection for non-technical managers. This is excellent for project planning overall, not just the BS part. (via)
Unrelated audio link of the week: Alan Lomax recordings are up on Bandcamp.
It’s accidental how-to week!
- OpenSMTPD under OpenBSD with SSL/VirtualUsers/Dovecot (via) and
- OpenSMTPD and Dovecot under OpenBSD with MySQL support and SPAMD. (via)
- Introducing anvil – Tools for distributing ssl certificates, plus examples of usage on FreeBSD.
- OpenBSD on the Huawei MateBook X.
- Add vmctl send and vmctl receive.
- openbsd changes of note 625
- BSDTW is in Taiwan, in November – and the call for papers is out. (via)
- Watch out for wxallowed.
- pfSense 2.3.4-p1 RELEASE Now Available!
- Blog about my blog. Self-hosting and dogfooding, both good ideas.
NeedsHas RSS! (via)
- BSD Pizza, a meetup in Portland, Oregon, on the 27th.
You can guess what BSDNow is about this week, can’t you? Well, there’s more than just ZFS, though there’s an excellent historical summary on the site.
Sascha Wildner has updated ACPICA in DragonFly to Intel’s version 20170629. This will be of most interest to those with newer motherboards, as it matches ACPI 6.2.
There’s some meaningful links buried in here, among the trivia.
- Undefined Behavior in 2017.
- Unix’s mysterious && and ||.
- Almost one and a half billion seconds since 1970.
- The 555 chip storage ottoman. (via)
- Avery’s laws of wifi reliability. (via)
- 48-Year-Old Multics operating system resurrected. (via)
- Why I Hate Slack and You Should Too. (via)
- Big Fucking TV can’t find the Fucking Shit Router. (via)
- XScreenSaver 5.37 is out. XScreenSaver makes for some fun live backgrounds in Android, I found.
- The Emacs Operating System. (via)
- Block-breaking game in vim 8.0. (via)
- Old school PC fonts. (via)
- A rift in the NTP world. (via)
- Roland McGrath bows out as glibc maintainer. 30 years is a long time. (via)
- Hyperproductive development. (via)
- The earliest known versions of Dennis Ritchie’s first C compiler. (via)
- Elvish: friendly and expressive shell for Linux, macOS and BSDs. Linked just because they bothered to mention BSD. (via)
- acme.sh: getting free SSL certificates – installation configuration on FreeBSD.
- Writing a NetBSD kernel module. (via)
- ZFS Is the Best Filesystem (For Now…) (via)
- Building an IPsec Gateway With OpenBSD. (via)
- AF3e Status, 17 July 2017. That’s Absolute FreeBSD 3rd Edition.
- Looking for a benchmark comparation between PF (OpenBSD) vs NPF (NetBSD)
- Announcing the pkgsrc-2017Q2 release (2017-07-10). (via)
- pkgsrcCon 2017 report and also slides/video. (via)
- Recommend BSD to Thinkpad users? Can’t find an actual thread, though.
- Porting NetBSD to Allwinner H3 SoCs. (via)
- OPNsense 17.7 RC1.
- OpenBSD and the Modern Laptop.
I’m late noting this week’s BSDNow – I’m also changing the capitalization, since BIND in this case is an acronym. No interview this week but discussion of various BSDCan 2017 reports.
Your midweek short read: A “Putting DragonFly on a desktop machine” story that would incidentally work as an informal installation guide.
A recent commit from Matthew Dillon serves as a rough safety valve, making it harder to fork/chroot yourself to death.
Bryan C. Everly eventually figured out how to configure his ThinkPad x230 so that the TrackPoint worked in xorg, and he wrote it down.
This wrote itself a week ago.
- More dialing, more weirdness.
- The Internet On Dead Trees. I remember a number of these products.
- If you’d like to pay too much for ancient Radio Shack electronics, now’s your chance! (via)
- books chapter two, a followup to books chapter one which I thought I had linked before, but maybe not. Anyway, the same numeric chapter from a number of text books, described.
- And I delayed long enough to add books chapter three.
- The Internet Phone. Most inconvenient way to browse the Internet ever? (via)
- Stopping the Internet of Noise. RSS still works, and works well! (via)
- Urban and suburban camouflage.
- Trying to work in Haiku, the BeOS successor. (via)
- Winamp’s woes: How the greatest MP3 player undid itself. (via)
- Bashfill – art for your terminal. (via)
- Skip grep, use awk. (via)
- The origin of HTTP POST explained in a dinosaur comic.
- Not-butters. (sorta via)
- IFComp 2017 is open.
- Get My Books Cheap. Not me, Michael W. Lucas’s books – his fiction work, along with a number of other authors.
Your unrelated video link of the week: Animated Short Films. An animator’s favorites, if the above list of links hasn’t kept you busy enough..
This one wrote itself almost in one night from articles I had stored up.
- Latest blog post – UEFI multi-boot setup with Linux and most of the BSDs! (via)
- State of graphics support across BSDs
- Daemons and friendly Ninjas. (via)
- FreeBSD 11.1-RC1 out.
- Kernel relinking status from Theo de Raadt.
- On the Insecurity of TIOCSTI.
- BSDCan 2017 – Trip report double-p.
- d2k17 hackathon report: Martin Pieuchot on moving the network stack out of the big lock.
- d2k17 Hackathon Report: Alexander Bluhm on Network Stack Improvements and more.
- “Absolute FreeBSD 3rd Edition” update.
- openbsd changes of note 624
- “My life long dream of working with cvs and ed has come true” (via)
- Assembling the history of Unix. Really, BSD prehistory. (via)
- FreeBSD deprecates all r-cmds (rcp, rlogin, etc.) (via)
- OPNSense 17.1.9 out.
- Request for testing: https://beta.undeadly.org/.
If you have any local-only branches in your DragonFly git repo, you will need to apply this quick fix.