Return to normal

I have a semi-functional electrical system and a partial network up, so regular newsposts should resume. Sorry about the extended hiatus – it wasn’t supposed to take this long!

Google Summer of Code and BSD

Google is running a project called “Summer of Code” where students on summer break can write open-source code and get paid for it. Applications are closed at this point. FreeBSD and NetBSD are participating, along with a host of other excellent organizations. Hubert Feyrer’s blog has some details on the process so far.

DragonFly isn’t participating directly, but if you were itching for something to do, there’s projects available.

UNIXReview roundup

I’ll play catchup on all the interesting UNIXReview articles that have gone by:

Cleaning Up Large Mailing Lists: Removing Bad Addresses (a perennial issue)
Shell Corner: DVD-RAM Daily Backup (handy!)

– Book reviews:
Mapping Security : The Corporate Security Sourcebook for Today’s Global Economy
Classic Shell Scripting (A tortoise on the cover – good symbolism)
Network Security
Buffer Overflow Attacks: Detect, Exploit, Prevent


I’m all moved, or at least I have all my possessions boxed up in one house. I’ve got a partial network going, so I will attempt to get caught up on all the DragonFly news that happened recently, though it will take a few days.

I have additional electrical work that needs to be done in my house, so may have the occasional outage in the next week or two – I don’t anticipate it being for more than a few hours at a time, however.

Going out is moving tomorrow from one physical location to a new one – it’s just a few miles, but it means an outage. The domain will probably go down tonight when I package up hardware, and should hopefully return over the next few days as my new link is installed and DNS updates.