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.
Hasso Tepper has posted a patch that brings DRM code in DragonFly to the very latest version, right out of the DRM repository.  Give it a try; it adds support for a number of recent chipsets that may have only worked poorly before.
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.
The discussion over Git vs. Mercurial continues; Jeffrey Hsu has even volunteered himself to maintain and synchronize the two repositories.  He also pointed out that there is precedent for this already: the git-using Linux kernel work has a Mercurial mirror.
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.
Thomas Nikolajsen just noticed (I missed it) that Matthew Dillon's Hammer slides from NYCBSDCon 2008 are now available on the Hammer page.
"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:
Daniel Phillips has posted again about his Tux3 work, with some more conversation.  He and Matthew Dillon have been comparing filesystem notes, since they are working on (separate) filesystem projects - see previous posts for details.
MeetBSD is happening at the Googleplex in Mountain View, CA, November 15th and 16th. It sounds like quite a party!
Sepherosa Ziehau's added support for the Broadcom 5906/5906M chipset(s?) to the bge(4) driver.
Matthew Dillon's collecting opinions on what source control system DragonFly should move to; the two 'finalists' are Git and Mercurial, though other suggestions are welcome. There's already a lot of people that have spoken up; I count 11 for git and 8 for mercurial so far.
I love these.
Hasso Tepper has synced sensorsd(8), the sensor framework in DragonFly, with the latest version in OpenBSD.
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.  It was started on OpenBSD, and works on a number of operating systems.  Interesting for multiple reasons.