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.
Hey, BSDNow episode 201 took its title from something I already planned to link for In Other BSDs. This week has an interview with Peter McDonald and covers FreeNAS 11, among other things.
A bumper crop of odd links today! Reading for a long weekend, or at least it’s a long weekend for most North American readers, I think.
- The joy of reading role-playing games. I may have spent more time reading rulebooks than playing the actual games. (via)
- Endless Orchard, a map of (U.S.) public fruit trees. Dunno if there’s an equivalent for any part of Europe. (via)
- Summertime, and the lemonade is easy. Optimized Lemonade Stand strategy.
- Programming Games. Not programming a game, but games you play that are structured like programming.
- books chapter one. Ted Unangst summarizes a bunch of coding books – but just the start.
- Dear Lazyweb, tell me about colo and the followup, Colo, again.
- Retro ThinkPad: It’s Alive. Hoping to buy one to replace my aging X220 at work, if the stats are right. (via luxh on #dragonflybsd) Related to this historical post which I have linked before.
- Improvements to the Xerox Alto Mandelbrot drop runtime from 1 hour to 9 minutes. (via)
- efficient music players remain elusive.
- WiFi232 with a Macintosh 512ke. Related: the Lobste.rs BBS.
- Nodes of Yesod: ZX Spectrum Next – developer blog episode 1.
- Old usenet maps. Remember, the originals were done by hand. (via)
- Canon Cat Resources. A business application appliance with a built-in Forth interpreter, and built by Jef Raskin of original Macintosh fame. An odd and powerful machine from another timeline. (via)
I am entertained by how Github seems to randomly burp up historical software artifacts on a semi-regular basis. (see link below)
- Historical: My first OpenBSD Hackathon. (via)
- Using Let’s Encrypt within FreeBSD.org – lessons learned and advice. (via)
- Which is the most laptop friendly BSD to learn with?
- Nextcloud via httpd on OpenBSD. (via)
- Isotop – personalized OpenBSD ISO. (via)
- Building an IPsec Gateway With OpenBSD. (via)
- dired, an early directory editor/file browser. Dates from BSD 4.2 if I read the 1984 readme correctly. Note the UUCP address there! (via)
- Lumina 1.3.0 released.
BSDNow has reached the magic 200 episode mark, and this week they cover a nice wide range of topics – including Illumos!
There’s an update for the i915 (Intel) driver that is mostly of interest to you if you have a more recent processor. It looks to be mostly bugfixes.
Only half a year until Christmas!
- Base-4 fractions in Telugu.
- Custom Built “Commute Deck”. (via)
- One-Hour Mandelbrot: Creating a Fractal on the Xerox Alto. (via)
- Git remote branches and Git’s missing terminology.
- Same source – Git’s rejected push error.
- Archive it or you will miss it. (via)
- The cutest palm-sized Apple II Computer. (via)
- Rations for various RPG Races. (via)
- Neural networks can name guinea pigs.
- This is Spinal Map. (via)
- Burrowing a Gopher Hole. The state of Gopher in 2017.
- Statistical Analysis of Yorkshire Pudding. One could create a sort of “ur-pudding” based on this, I suppose – but I bet it would the least interesting variation.
Back to overflow, which sort of makes my life easier.
- BCHS: BSD, C, httpd, SQLite. Linked before, so comments on source links are where to look if you are already familiar with BHCS.
- Possible stack vulnerabilities in BSD-land.
- How to disable cores in OpenBSD?
- Nextcloud via httpd on OpenBSD. (via)
- MP-safe Networking in NetBSD. PDF, from BSDCan. (via)
- BSDCan 2017 Recap from iXSystems.
- Unix in Europe: between innovation, diffusion and heritage. October 19th, Paris, France. (via)
- The Stack Clash, via many places.
- pkgsrcCon 2017, in one week.
- PCIe adapters supporting long distance 10GB fiber? Note that this is for BSD-based, server-based routers. Follow the thread for lots of hardware talk.
- OpenBSD now has Trapsleds to make life harder for ROPers.
Should you need have Ubiquiti devices, and you need to get the Unifi management program running on your DragonFly server, this script will work for you. Some of the filepaths are different, but it’s otherwise complete.
No interview in this week’s BSDNow, but there’s a good run through recent BSD news, including some talk about a “Aeronix” machine project, which led me to some other interesting links.
The weather’s nice but the links aren’t stopping!
- The future of education is plain text. (via)
- Compiling the Original Commodore 64 KERNAL Source. (via)
- Getting a working toilet in a video game. (via)
- Harvey OS, a descendent of Plan9. (via)
- Pointer Overflow Checking is in LLVM.
- Shanzhai Archeology. I like the multi-SIM phones. (via)
- 200-odd developer tools.
- How is GNU `yes` so fast?
- The smell of bad software.
- ‘Choose Your Own Adventure’ book structures. (via)
- What the jot command can do for you.
- How gaming got its dice. (via)
- Apple IIe Design Guidelines [pdf]. The human interface section is still relevant. (via)
Your unrelated comics link of the week: Mister Hayden Comics.
All found-this-week links, now.
- KARL – kernel address randomized link. (via)
- g4u (Ghost for Unix) 2.6, a venerable imaging tool, released.
- Native Command Queuing – merging and testing. (NetBSD)
- New TrueNAS x10, a BSD-based storage product.
- secmodel sandbox : An application sandbox for NetBSD (draft). (via)
- FreeBSD 11.1-BETA is out.
- FreeNAS 11.0 is out. (via)
- Running OpenBSD on Azure.
- Newbie from Linux – have a Lenovo Ideapad – best BSD?
- d2k17 Hackathon Report: Florian Obser on slaacd(8).
- d2k17 Hackathon Report: Antoine Jacoutot on rc.d, syspatch, and more.
- The NetBSD repo and moving to Git. (via)
- Oil changes, safety recalls, and software patches.