Lazy Reading for 2014/05/18

Another week, another linkpile.  I’d probably have more links if it wasn’t for Lost Alpha coming out.

Your unrelated link of the week: Dragonfly (the bug) closeups.

In Other BSDs for 2014/05/17

Some leftovers from last week since I’m catching up, so get ready to read.

Lazy Reading for 2014/05/11

I’ve linked to Wizzywig (free complete book PDF at that link before, as a sort of early semi-fictional history of personal computing.  I met the author at TCAF this weekend; his Brain Rot comics about the start of hip-hop are enjoyable too.  There’s about a zillion more books I wanted to buy at TCAF, too…

Your unrelated link of the week: Memorex.  As a friend from years ago said, “Eiiiiiiiiighteeeeeees”.  (via)

Confluence on DragonFly: works, sometimes

I’ve seen Atlassian Confluence, a Java-based wiki program, in a few places.  Atlassian apparently offers their software at a discount (free?) to qualified open source projects.  I set up Confluence 5.4 on DragonFly as a test run, and it generally worked.  That’s great!  I tried to set up version 5.5, and it will not start.

May 08, 2014 7:24:41 PM org.apache.catalina.core.ContainerBase startInternal
SEVERE: A child container failed during start
java.util.concurrent.ExecutionException: java.lang.InternalError: platform not recognized

This is annoying. DragonFly (or any BSD) is not supported by Atlassian for Confluence, so it’s not a surprise… but I was so close! Their product has a very nice interface and I was planning to replace Mediawiki at my workplace with it, for some internal documentation. This FreeBSD bug report is the closest fix I can find, but it’s old enough it shouldn’t matter now.

Lazy Reading for 2014/05/04

Busy week, but lots to read.

Your unrelated link of the week: Doc Brown on My Proper Tea.  Language warning.

In Other BSDs for 2014/05/03

Updated late this week because of circumstances.