You’ll have to listen to understand how this 7 minutes of news summary was put together.
You weren’t planning to do anything else today, right? Find some headphones.
- The future of iOS is 64-bit only: Apple to stop support of 32-bit apps. Following a trend. (via)
- Four Column ASCII. (via)
- From the previous link source’s comments: “The Evolution of Character Codes, 1874-1968“, a PDF from this repo.
- A Quick Look at the SoftIron OverDrive 1000. Multiprocessor ARM is starting to show up in non-Pi shapes.
- How computer terms came from physical parts of the Mark I. Neat pictures, too! I know I’ve seen the moth one before. (via)
- How Linux got to be Linux: Test driving 1993-2003 distros. Someone do this with BSD flavors. (via)
- Everything You Never Wanted To Know About Molecular Tschunk Spheres. Sounds mathematical, but actually related to Chaos Communication Congress and food. Read the ‘small scale hack’ at the end. (also via)
- Printer Security. (via)
- Electrocuted CERN weasel joins McFlurry hedgehog at dead animal exhibit. (via)
- From free software to liberal software.
- Classic NES Series Anti-Emulation Measures. (via)
- CoVim – Collaborative Editing for Vim. (via)
- The Enviable Pedigree of UNIX® and POSIX®. (via)
- Level Up Your Game: The Untapped Potential of Roguelikes. (thanks, Brandon Gooch)
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.
Note the end this week of pc98, the most focused of niche platforms.
- The trouble with FreeBSD. Gets a lot wrong, though.
- Found this sitting on my dusty bookshelf.
- Video editing and the FreeNAS Mini.
- a2k17 hackathon report: Patrick Wildt on the arm64 port
- Goodbye FreeBSD/pc98 (via)
- OpenBSD wallpaper.
- Lessons learnt from adding OpenBSD/x86_64 support to pkgsrc
- OPNSense 17.1 released.
- New BSD Magazine issue
Reminder: “OS : The underlying overhead of computation“is happening tomorrow night with NYCBSD. Go if you can.
There will be pizza pie, and Raspberry Pi, for installing BSD, at the next KnoxBUG meeting, tomorrow, for those near Tennessee.
Note that it was originally scheduled for Tuesday and had to be moved up a night because of a conflict – so your schedule has changed even if you were already planning to go.
Not as many reading links as usual this week, but lots of BSD news yesterday. It ebbs and it flows.
- OpenSSH Keys: A Walkthrough (via)
- Incompatible Timesharing System on Github! I always thought of it as Unix’s original competitor. (via)
- Sleep Mode: The Art of the Screensaver
- Editing wars at London Bridge Street. I don’t know why I enjoy syntax language discussion so much, but I do. (via)
- Cheap Truth, an archive of Bruce Sterling’s sci-fi reviews from the last century. A good way to find yourself some new reading. (via)
Done all at the last minute.
- Courses 6 to 9 of DevOps with Chef and FreeBSD are out.
- Ansible and pfSense. (via)
- “OS : The underlying overhead of computation“, an upcoming talk at NYCBSD. Note that it’s on Feb 1, not March 1 as originally posted. I’ll post a reminder.
- a2k17 hackathon reports: Martin Pieuchot, Kenneth Westerback, Bob Beck.
- “Noob user – want to install a UNIX OS. Help a bit?“
- Michael W. Lucas will be talking at Kansas LinuxFest 2017 – in May.
- NetBSD Making Progress On LLDB Debugger Support (via)
- “I want to jump in, but would love some hardware advice.“
- OPNsense 16.7.14 released – last in the 16.* series, I think.
- TrueNAS now has a (BSD) Cinder driver for OpenStack.
- IPv6 on FreeBSD/EC2.
- Improving TrueOS: OpenRC. (via)
- “Where is your tech passion?” If you never complete the exercise, that tells you something too.
Apparently there’s a quirk to the way Ricoh cameras format memory cards that made them unreadable on DragonFly. They’re readable now. I link this not because I think it affects many people, but because it’s such a strangely specific problem.
This week’s BSDNow episode is all over the map this week, talking about Unix philosophy (that’s where the silence part comes in), tmux, and even Minecraft.
A note from Sepherosa Ziehau explains how you can check for Intel Turbo Boost effect on DragonFly, or at least see your current frequency if you’re using AMD.
Thinkpieces, this week.
- The Magic Arrow: A talk about the SIP2 protocol and the purpose of REST.
- Testing LLVM
- git apply --palimpsest=3 --rewind-sprocket
- 25 useful web developer tools. Not clickbait as you’d expect.
- FAP80, A retro computer without the retro baggage. (via)
- Modern propaganda is distraction, not argument. (PDF, via)
- Ransomware takes a nasty turn
- Lock-Free Bugs
- Related: The compendium of database ransomware. A scientific approach to measuring a disaster.
- “…the open source developer tools market is one of the worst markets one could possibly end up in…” RethinkDB post-mortem. (via)
- Maintainers Don’t Scale. Applies to far more than the Linux kernel. (via)
- Introduction to Precision Farming. I have seen this up close, so to speak, as there’s a company that does this around the corner from my workplace.
Your tea link of the week: Scary photo of an Indian tea plantation
Accidental theme this week: books.
- 11n support for athn(4) (via)
- Relayd auction results
- As a Nefarious Media Agent…
- Sponsorships on “Httpd and Relayd Mastery” available
- Understanding the modernization of the OpenBSD network stack, part 2: A story of if_get(9)
- Thinking about switching from Linux to BSD for my everyday computer, and have a few questions.
- Errata SECURITY FIX: January 5, 2017 (for LibreSSL)
- FreeBSD UEFI Root on ZFS and Windows Dual Boot
- Differences in pf between OpenBSD and FreeBSD?
- BSDCan 2017 is in June – the Call for Papers is up, along with submission guidelines. (via)
- OPNsense 17.1-RC1 released
- pkgsrc-2016Q4 released
- OpenBSD on Vultr. I’ve mentioned it being possible before, but this is an official announcement – it’s a supported platform. Spend your dollars there to encourage this. (thanks, Jeremiah Ford)
- “Any good recent books?” You all know about these, right? I’ve mentioned them enough?
BSDNow’s episode of the week has a number of Raspberry Pi-specific items, plus a discussion of iocage which I was not familiar with.
I had a spurious carriage return in the RSS feed output that some I think xerxes based RSS readers like spaRSS didn’t like. It’s fixed now – can someone else running spaRSS confirm in a comment? Or just confirm that you aren’t getting RSS errors now if you were for the last few days.
SemiBUG has a meeting tomorrow, and Craig Maloney will be talking about Ansible. Patrick McEvoy may be streaming the proceeds, too. Are you near Detroit? Then go!