Lazy Reading for 2014/10/26

Lots of light topic links this week.

Your unrelated animation of the week: Karateka.  I remember discovering this, and laughing and laughing…

In Other BSDs for 2014/10/25

This week I was on top of the whole linking thing.

Lazy Reading for 2014/10/19

Writing this now, and hoping I’ll get the server apart and back together fast enough nobody notices.

Site downtime

The machine this site runs on just had a fan die, so somewhere in the next 24 hours, I’m going to be installing a new fan, and a new hard drive while I’m at it.  Expect a few hours of downtime as I rebuild both hardware and software.

In Other BSDs for 2014/10/18

Done at the last minute, like always, but surprisingly extensive this week:

BSDNow: Behind the Masq and something else

Because I missed last week, there’s two BSDNow episodes to catch (assuming you are using me as notification for new ones.)  Episode 58, Behind the Masq, has an interview with Matt Ranney and George Kolaand, and a tutorial that includes DNSMasq, for the title source.  Episode 59, the title of which I can’t reprint accurately, has an interview with Hiroki Sato and the usual number of articles.

Out of base, into dports

John Marino updated wpa_supplicant (in dports).  He then suggested moving it out of base into dports, so that it could be updated independently of the base system.  (this update, for instance, took years.)   Since wpa_supplicant is necessary to get some systems online – and it can’t be installed if missing if you don’t have a network link – it may be too risky.  I think other packages could be moved out, myself.