Time for a new category marking.
- 2021 IGF nominees: stunning environments, cosmic horror and not-horror, and there’s a bunch more summaries.
- Full Motion, Double High-Res Video Playback on the Apple IIe.
- Understanding OpenSSH’s future deprecation of the ‘ssh-rsa’ signature scheme. More than one thing named RSA, is the issue.
- The Ratings Game, Part 3: Dueling Standards. Goes with lyrics labeling in music.
- Digital.Visual.Material, computers as audiovisual material, a symposium. (via)
- “Bluetooth” name origin story filters through to normal media – remember I linked to a similar story some time ago? There’s a lifecycle to where news shows up.
- NEVER OBSOLETE. (via)
- Diffusion-limited aggregation, so you now know where that one screensaver comes from. (The more interesting source.)
- Nixie tubes AND persistence of vision effects, together.
- 50 Years of Text Games: 1988: P.R.E.S.T.A.V.B.A. and 1989: Monster Island.
- A Few More Useful Pandoc Tricks.
- z88dk, the z88 development kit. (via)
- How the personal computer broke the human body. Excellent pictures. (via)
- Who Invented Heavy Metal?
Some opinion, some documentation.
If you are upgrading an older 5.8.x system to DragonFly 6, and get a lua error when updating pkg: manually copy over a config file, and you’ll be set.
This week’s BSD Now leads with that article about how the GPL isn’t fit for purpose; read it if you have not yet.
Sascha Wildner has added the PCI IDs for various recent ichsmb(4) devices. This I think just means a correct device name in dmesg, but unidentified smbus devices has plagued me for years, even with other operating systems.
The ChiBUG May 11th Meeting is today, and it’s virtual – so you can go and should.
DragoFly 6.0 is tagged and ready for download. There’s ISO images and of course you can upgrade using the notes on the release page. One of the improvements in this release cycle is improved dsynth support, so of course there are many prebuilt packages available; don’t forget to update those too.
Nostalgia mini-theme this week, or maybe “classical”?
Lots to read, yet I still have unposted tabs!
There’s only been one issue found in the release candidate so far. It’s fixed, so I’ll tag and build 6.0 within the next few days.
This week’s BSD Now has a great title, and you can guess what the first linked article will be. The other items in this week are analytic and also entertaining in their own way.
Brian Callahan presents for NYCBUG on compiler support in the BSDs, tonight. Send an email for a Zoom invite.
Fun reads, none too heavy.
There’s some opinions mixed in this week!
BSD Now has made it to the 400-episode milestone, and this one is a normal mix – the FreeBSD 13 release, multifactor on OpenBSD, etc.
“OpenIKED: On The Road Again” is the topic tonight, at 6 PM eastern, at CharmBUG. (via)
With good timing, 6.x packages are now available for those of you who need them.
Maybe hardware hacks is the sub-theme this week.
BUG meetings seem to be happening again, which is nice.
Since DragonFly 6.x is a major number change, there’s no prebuilt packages that match that release number. As of this writing, the mirror master site shows 5.10 packages, which would work… if that was the next release. That’s where the number change trips it up. There should be new 6.x packages in the next few days. (Thanks to Jan Peter Vogt for the reminder)