Lazy Reading for 2014/07/13

It’s a manageable list this week.

Your unrelated comics link of the week: Formicapunk.  Boulet’s version of analog technology.

In Other BSDs for 2014/07/12

Finally, a much more eventful week.  I already noted LibreSSL’s release.


Heads up: changing mfi to mrsas

The mfi(4) driver has had some data corruption problems on “Thunderbird” series RAID controllers.  There’s a newer driver, mrsas(4), that replaces mfi(4) for these controllers and does not have these issues, but switching may mean new drive locations and therefore some work to get booting correctly again.  Sascha Wildner has an extensive writeup about what this entails, and how to switch now if you have that hardware (recommended).

Lazy Reading for 2014/07/06

I was out sick for a few days this week (Norwalk virus ain’t fun), and so there’s a whole lot of links to follow.

Your unrelated link of the week: The 1987 Crystal Light National Aerobic Championship.  Imagine there was no Internet access other than what you can telnet to, and nothing on TV other than this.  That’s 1987.

In Other BSDS for 2014/07/05

Another ‘quiet’ week – lots of commit activity in the other BSDs, but not a lot to point at directly.

NYCBUG: Introduction to Timekeeping, 2014/07/02

I am pasting the announcement verbatim because NYCBUG is having some hardware issues with their mailing list archive.  It’s interesting for both subject matter and because you get to see the inside of  RSVP soon so you can get in!

2014-07-02 – Introduction to Timekeeping, Steven Kreuzer (1500 Broadway enter on 43rd Street, 6th Floor)
Notice: RSVP to rsvp at and bring photo ID. RSVPs must be
received by 2 PM, day-of.


Time is a funny thing. You can spend it, save it, waste it and kill it,
but you can’t change it and there is never any more or less of it.
Everyone knows what it is and uses it every day but no one can seem to
define it.

In this talk I will provide a brief introduction to time, timekeeping,
and the uses of time information, especially in scientific and technical