The latest @Play column on GameSetWatch talks about something I didn’t know existed: a NetHack tournament. Given NetHack’s difficulty, the scores it describes are insane.
I don’t recall if I mentioned this before, but the Google Summer of Code software (the part that Google manages) is now an open source project, for anyone to participate in. If and when DragonFly participates next year, this application is how it will be managed.
On an entirely personal note, I was having a conversation with my coworkers today about the change in technology within my lifetime; when I was young, there was no world wide web, no digital music, no timeshifting of TV programs, etc. etc. My workplace has an intern young enough to have never encountered these things.
Now, I noticed this musicmaking tutorial on Youtube. In 1985, this would have been done in a room filled with electronics, probably hand-built, with cabling run all over the place. Now, the software that accomplishes that, with a single computer, is expressly designed to simulate those old analog connections. It’s very wierd, and probably meaningless to those under 30.
Also, yay dubstep.
Via Google, I found this Linux blog where the author installs DragonFly vith the new LiveCD; his install stops probably because of network issues, but it’s worth looking at just because you get to see a screenshot of the very pretty desktop wallpaper used on the LiveCD.
Also, discussion of Git vs. Mercurial for DragonFly spread to comp.version-control.git, which led to a very technical and surprisingly even-handed (for the Internet) discussion of the virtues of each program. (via Hasso Tepper in EFNet #dragonflybsd)
“Voting” is closed on the source control system question; the immediate result is that people could use both Git and Mercurial read-only repositories, since both systems have a lot of users.
Dru Lavigne went to the Free Software and Open Source Symposium in Toronto; she has writeups from every session she attended:
- CSIA and Copyright Policy
- Komodo: Making Proprietary Products Open Source
- Teaching Open Source: Community’s Perspective
- Teaching Open Source: Next Steps
- Enabling Healthy Open Source Communities
- The Convergence of Open Access and Open Source
- Creative Commons and Creative Copyright Licensing
- Innovation in Open Source Development
- Subverting Proprietary Economics
- Community Building and the Architecture of Participation
I love these.
- A new issue of the OSBR: “Building Community“. (via)
- Android is out as Open Source (Apache license), seen many places.
- The latest @Play column about roguelikes: Much About Monstania
- Interesting to me: another “Perl on Rails“.
- Heise has an article about Linux’s ext4 and its segue into btrfs, which has been mentioned here before in contrast to Hammer.Â (via)
- While talking about the howling void, there’s a post there about Git vs. Subversion.Â Matthew Dillon is in there asking about opinions on Git vs. Mercurial, for use with DragonFly.
- The Evolution of the Unix Time-sharing System*, an oldie but goodie.
I think I stumbled on this while looking at NYCBSDCon sponsors: Reconnoiter is a network monitoring application that is designed to monitor very large networks.Â It was started on OpenBSD, and works on a number of operating systems.Â Interesting for multiple reasons.