SemiBUG’s normal meeting place is not available this month, so there’s an informal get-together at Leo’s next door, like last month. It’s happening tonight at 7 PM.
There’s some extended reading in these links; I hope you have some time on your hands for a deep dive today.
- Warp: playing offline. Saving an architecture to play a game.
- SET THE FLUX CAPACITOR FOR 12/30/1899. (via)
- PC Speaker to Eleven. (also via)
- Listening to the internet…
- Quotes from 1992.
- Wikimedia is hiring.
- A touchpad is not a mouse, or at least not a good one.
- Related: Making more use of keyboard control over window position and size.
- The IBM PC. Harvard Business Review on open platforms.
- Lighting up my DasKeyboard with Blood Sugar changes using my body’s REST API. (via)
- bd, bn, bp, ls, w, e, & me. Buffers over files in Vim.
- Emacs X Window Manager. I am losing track of what controls what. (via)
- Previous: NeXT computer hardware emulator. (via)
- MIT Hacker Tools. Generalized how-to-use UNIX tools. Much better than the usual overview articles you see, probably because it’s an actual course. (via)
- Computer hardware notes. A collection of one person’s hardware anecdotes, stretching from Crays, decades ago, to modern events. (via)
- Betamaxed, about version control systems. An even-handed appraisal, not just an anecdote. (via)
This is all backlogged links; I have even more tabs open.
- awesome-bsd, a list. (via)
- OpenBSD’s KSH.
- Revised KSH.
- Anyone using pfsense or similar for a medium size company?
- MirBSD errors “Device not configured” during installation on VirtualBox?
- Pull-based Backups using OpenBSD base. I like the ‘using native tools’ approach. (via)
- A bit of Sun’s history that still lingers on in Illumos. A BSD bit.
- Customizing OpenBSD xenodm. (via)
- Adding Name-based hosting To Nginx on OpenBSD with Acme-Client. (via)
- OPNsense 19.1.1 released.
- How to parallelize Drist.
- Installing NetBSD on Wyse Winterm S10. (via)
- NomadBSD review. This… could be called a “distro”. (via)
- FreeNAS 11.1-U7 is now available. (via)
- Project Trident 18.12-U3 Available. (via)
- How to Install GNOME on FreeBSD. There’s a lot of ads on that page… maybe don’t bother. (via)
- OpenBSD gaming discovery. YES PLAY THESE EVERYONE CAN.
- Port of the week: sct. Applies to I think all BSDs.
- Strategic thinking, or what I think what we need to do to keep FreeBSD relevant. (via)
- Valuable News – 2019/02/08. If these links aren’t enough for you.
- What should I do if my BIOS doesn’t support toggle between integrated and accelerated graphics cards?
- is there a way to install any BSD flavor under an extended partition (MBR)?
- Vincent Delft talk at FOSDEM 2019: OpenBSD as a full-featured NAS. The one BSD I haven’t heard of for storage.
- Thoughts on FreeNAS 11.2. (via)
- Why BSD over Linux?
- mGBA emulator’s new 0.7.0 release gets pledge support on OpenBSD. (via)
- Quickly post-FOSDEM.
- End-Of-January Update. Includes possible FreeBSD Mastery: Jails cover.
- PostgreSQL vs. fsync. FOSDEM 2019 presentation, includes fsync on BSDs. (via)
Two minor things that were keeping me from mounting Windows shares on boot of my DragonFly system: the right location for nsmb.conf and using proper capitalization. I’m writing it here to save someone else 10 minutes of search.
No theme this week!
- Forget privacy: you’re terrible at targeting anyway.
- Life Off the Grid, Part 2: Playing Ultima Underworld. (Part 1, if you want making-of.
- The new Kermit Project. (via)
- Transfer your files with Kermit. Maybe should be an ‘In Other BSDs’ item.
- Modern LZ Compression. (via)
- A small notebook for a system administrator. Individually valuable components without worry for the whole. (via)
- “Blogging is now an elder game“. (via)
- How I Got My Attention Back. (via)
- A little appreciation for Vim’s ‘g’ command.
- HTML, CSS and our vanishing industry entry points. (via)
- Pocket guide to UNIX, still relevant after 35 years. (via)
- Perl 11. A talk about Perl and RPerl, which I hadn’t heard of.
- ZFS and GPL terror: How much freedom is there in Linux?
- Setting the boot logo on a Thinkpad. Done on an OpenBSD install but should nominally work for anything on a Thinkpad. Also, how to make a boot logo. (via)
- FreeBSD Journal Column. Start reading issues now if you like, and you have some large number of hours to spare – there’s a lot of material there.
- Security Vulnerability Mitigations from an OpenBSD hackathon, with video.
- Support for 2TB of memory added for OpenBSD amd64.
- Upgrading to FreeBSD 12.0 from FreeBSD 11.2 using beadm and freebsd-update.
- The potential risk to ZFS created by the shift in its userbase.
- Final report on Clang / LLD state.
- Integration of the LLVM sanitizers with the base system.
- Revive a Cisco IDS into a capable OpenBSD computer. (via)
- Customized resolution for OpenBSD in VirtualBox. (via)
- NetBSD desktop pt.6: “vi(1) editor, tmux and unicode $TERM”. (via)
- The hardware-assisted virtualization challenge.
- Upgrade process using GPT.
- EuroBSDcon 2019 – Lillehammer September 19-22, 2019. (via)
- Netflix and FreeBSD – Using Open Source to Deliver Streaming Video – FOSDEM 2019. Interesting – they track HEAD. (via)
- FreeBSD in Audio Studio – FOSDEM 2019; with video. (via)
NYCBUG is meeting tomorrow night, and the presentation is “Shell as a deployment tool“. Go, if you are near.
There’s got to be something here that will interest you; I’ve gone full eclectic.
- Proof of concept, if not execution, of the Bloomberg-reported hardware hack, from 35c3. (via)
- Sort of related: Factors in authentication. U2F will become widespread, or at least I hope it will.
- Killing Technology. Metal band patches. (via)
- On using Acme as a day-to-day text editor.
- MDT9100. (via)
- The technical differences between HTTP and gopher.
- It’s no longer possible to write a web browser from scratch, but it is possible to write a gopher browser from scratch. Should there be a gopher version of the Digest? Probably more utility in the idea than the usage.
- Accounting machines, the IBM 1403, and why printers standardized on 132 columns. Surely you’ve seen the 1403 green-bar paper, somewhere.
- Deface, a plugin to encrypt Facebook posts … against Facebook. A simple but useful idea. (via)
- Inside the Apollo Guidance Computer’s core memory.
- Is It Time to Rewrite the Operating System in Rust? I link cause of the UNIX and pre-UNIX history, not Rust. (via multiple places)
- BRIEFCASE PORTABILITY.
Your unrelated music link of the week: Barry Beats, hip hop sampler in Cornwall.
Inadvertent theme: release news.
- Our Software Dependency Problem. Hard thinking about something many, many people don’t think hard enough about. This talks about software, but it’s directly analogous to ports/dports/pkgsrc. I’m leading with this even though it’s not directly about BSD, cause it affects anyone using a packaging system.
- I mentioned it before, but FOSDEM 2019, happening right now in Brussels, has a BSD Devroom with a lot of things happening in it; you could spend your entire Saturday in there.
- And something that has me quite excited: The Pinebook Pro, among other hardware announcements for FOSDEM. BSD is being mentioned right there as something to install on it, rather than as an aftermarket hack like with Chromebooks – heartwarming, I tell you. (via)
- Unix flowers. Look for birthtoken while you are at it. (via)
- FreeNAS has Plugins? A casual look at it seems to push some features into pfSense territory.
- Next NYC*BUG: 2/6.
- OPNsense 19.1-RC1 released. Wait, 19.1 is out.
- join-ing any open wifi network is now possible.
- FreeBSD Training @ SCaLE 17x (March 8, 2019) (via)
- NetBSD Virtual Machine Monitor. (via)
- ClonOS 19.01-RELEASE (first public release). (via)
- Valuable News – 2019/01/18 and Valuable News – 2019/01/25 and Valuable News – 2019/02/01.
- HardenedBSD 2018Q4 Status Report. (via)
- Florian Obser on unwind(8).
- MightnightBSD Roadmap.
- SoloBSD 19.01-STABLE.
- fnaify 1.2 released.
- At The Gates, 4x strategy game running on BSD. (via)
If you were having trouble booting a DragonFly installer – or rather, you could boot but never find a disk to install on, this commit adding support for Sunrise Point, Lewisburg, Union Point, and Cavium ThunderX chipsets may fix your issue.
The hosts of BSD Now are off to FOSDEM 2019, but they stayed on schedule by recording an interview with Niclas Zeising of the FreeBSD graphics team, available now. He’s speaking at FOSDEM, too, along with a bunch of other BSD Devroom stuff.
It’s been a quiet week and I’ve finally caught up on my backlog of things to post, so I’ll take this moment to say: thank you, for reading. Especially, thank you to the Patreon supporters who have thrown in a few dollars; it’s actually paid forward to others I support on Patreon and bought me a nice coffee drink.