John Marino has upgraded gcc, libedit, xz, and grep in DragonFly. Also, tzdata has jumped from version 2014e to 2014h, thanks to Sascha Wildner.
A talking car dashboard from the 1980s.
Argos Catalogs. Count how many of the pictured items have been absorbed by cell phones. (via)
King of click. More Model M stories.
Quiet for you, the reader, at least. My schedule is irregular because of work over the next few days – including the weekend – so regular posting may not resume until next week. Sorry!
For some reason, OpenSSL-using command line clients – but not any browsers – are choking on the RSS feed for this site when fetched via https. So, the site no longer defaults to https. It’s still available if you want to use it, and I’ll work on fixing the setup.
The way to see it is:
openssl s_client -connect www.dragonflydigest.com:443
You will notice an error in the output like this:
672060044:error:140790E5:SSL routines:SSL23_WRITE:ssl handshake failure:/usr/src/secure/lib/libssl/../../../crypto/openssl/ssl/s23_lib.c:184:
There’s lots of references to errors like this out there – many different, some for bugs long fixed. I daresay it’s a configuration screwup I haven’t figured out yet; I’ve noticed that adding -tls1 or -no_tls1 or -ssl2 or -ssl3 to the above command makes the problem go away.
I spent a good chunk of this weekend at work for various reasons, so it’s a slightly less long list. On the plus side, I know a bit more about setting up fiber links now.
- On the Design of Editors for Small Computers. Pre-vi, pre-emacs. (via)
- Rob Pike: Reflections on Window Systems. Video. (via)
- Writing a Simple Operating System – From Scratch. PDF. (via)
- tilde.club, an effort to resurrect the ~/username web page. Wish I had got in. (via many places)
- The “Mark I“, (one of) the first programmable computers, designed in 1937.
- Cool-retro-term, another analog terminal simulator. (via)
- A progress update on the Novena computer, with significant manufacturing detail.
- An interesting paper on Alan Turing. (PDF)
- disk seeks are slow don’t do them. SQLite internals. (via)
- BadUSB, which naturally leads to USB Condom.
Your unrelated image of the week:
I’m getting a new pet tomorrow.
- FreeBSD 10.1 beta 3 is out – though it may be superseded by the time this article is published.
- pkg is apparently supported in Salt and cdist. (via)
- DiscoverBSD’s September BSD release list.
- DiscoverBSD’s news roundup for 2014/09/29.
- The September BSD Magazine is out. (via)
- Undeadly has links to (all?) the EuroBSDCon 2014 OpenBSD papers.
- OpenBSD 5.6 is available for pre-order, and at a new store.
- Can’t tell if this is a joke or just dumb. No, it’s not a real problem.
- Here’s an OpenBSD conversation about routing table changes and flaky ISPs, though much of it could apply to any BSD.
- I daresay this counts as Shellshock fallout.
- pkgsrc-2014Q3 is out and announced.
- No more cvsup for FreeBSD.
Since the switch to https here, the RSS feed has been having trouble, as several people reported. I haven’t had time to look into it much so far. Though I suppose it’s only likely that you are reading this if you are unaffected by it.
This week’s BSDNow has an interview about mentoring with Steve Wills of FreeBSD, the usual array of news. This week has more small device news than normal – NetBSD on Raspberry Pi and pfSense on a mini-ITX system. And a mention of my desktop article! I’m relevant!
The powersaving page on dragonflybsd.org has seen a bunch of updates; this should be handy even if you aren’t on battery power that often.
BSDTalk 245 is up, with 7 minutes from Will Backman, the host. He’s setting up new storage for the (long!) history of BSDTalk podcasts, and he asks what people are using for ~ on the Internet.
At least, I assume NYCBUG’s meeting is tonight. It’s at BXL Cafe, and you can see the details in the announcement email. No RSVP required this time, because it’s a bar, so perhaps all you need is a liver.