Two things recently learned by Sascha Wildner's timezone update in DragonFly: Everything ("GNU/Linux, Android, the BSDs, Chromium OS, Cygwin, AIX, iOS, BlackBerry 10, MacOS, Microsoft Windows, OpenVMS, and Solaris") uses the same time zone data, and there once was a "day of two noons".
I finished this waaaay early.
- Things About Vim I Wish I Knew Earlier. (via)
- What is the oldest (retro) machine that you still use in production?
- Social Media’s Dial-Up Ancestor: The Bulletin Board System. (via)
- The Ruins of Dead Social Networks. (also via)
- GUIdebook. (via)
- Today in Applied Demonology.
- Warren Ellis sums up the Internet of Things - appropriate given what happened to Dyn.
- Interactive fiction from Adam Cadre and Emily Short. (via)
- Awesome Falsehoods. (via)
- Ten Modern Software Over-Engineering Mistakes. (also via)
- Found this license plate in Dortmund (Germany) yesterday. (via)
- The Soviet InterNyet. How Not to Network a Nation excerpts. (via)
I get all the BSDs this week.
- Infrastructure in a Post-Cloud Era. .ike presenting at NYCBUG on November 2nd. Go if you are near, vote if you can.
- FreeNAS/ESXi - Link aggregation without a switch.
- Dropping Linux and KVM in Favor of FreeBSD and Jails (2015). (via)
- chromebook printing troubles
- I used Virtualbox to install both FreeBSD and DragonflyBSD... it said login incorrect upon reboot.
- Internet Connection Problems
- Continuous OpenBSD regress tests. (via)
- *BSD on laptops
- In this how-to we'll set up an email server from scratch using NetBSD.
- Allow reading of files but no copying on FreeNAS.
- NetBSD 7.0.2 released.
- OPNsense 16.7.7 released.
- pkgsrcCon 2016 videos.
The switch to from OpenSSL to LibreSSL in DragonFly's base and in dports has led to more cleanup, including the removal of an old, strange munitions/crypto import restriction. Be careful upgrading if you're on master, though!
BSDNow 165 this week does not have an interview, but it goes in-depth on a number of recent BSD articles, including one on building kernel modules and some 'high-end' topics. The vote in the title is to remind you to like .ike.
If your DragonFly machine is using CARP, and you don't want CARP messing with your default routes, the sysctl net.inet.carp.setrou
te can keep them from being changed.
COMPAT_43 is gone, but it hasn't worked in a long time anyway. Note that this is 4.3BSD, pre-everything.
A reminder: KnoxBUG is having a meeting tomorrow at 6 PM, at the Blount County Public Library. The presenter is Adam Jimerson, and he's talking about PacBSD.
I managed to clear some of my link backlog, finally.
- Windowing systems by example, part 9. (via)
- Design and Implementation of a 256-Core BrainFuck Computer. (via)
- Restoring YC's Xerox Alto day 10: New boards, running programs, mouse problems. (via)
- Crypt Community. Linking it not for the game, but for the description of someone going from 0 to 60 in game design in a week.
- "The EastEnders Threshold", and other tea-making issues. (via)
- "Is SPF Simply Too Hard For Application Developers?"
- "What on earth can a person do with four gigabytes of RAM?"
- cidrmath - script for adding and subtracting subnets. I could have really used this about 8 years ago.
The Microscopic Alchemist. I'm growing two varieties (for bread production) right now.
- Eventually every company tries open source, even Comcast. (via)
- Restoring the first recording of computer music. 1951! The anecdotes about Alan Turing and the aural feedback he pulled from his programs is completely new to me. (via)
- Beloved, a sort of solo RPG. Odd, but it works. (via)
- export TERM=aaa-60.
Oddball links for BSD this week - but pay attention to the first one.
- Get a BSD person into ARIN. Useful.
- "Any experience with OPNsense?"
- Unknown Horizons: An open-source 2D realtime strategy game. Linked cause it exists as a FreeBSD port and in theory could as a dport.
- We Surprised The Register.
- Looking for a very part-time SysAdmin.
- "Adam Jimerson: Introduction to PacBSD" happening at KnoxBUG on the 25th.
- PCEngines APU question.
- Installing Windows 10 Under the bhyve Hypervisor. (via)
- Lumina Desktop 1.1.0 released.
BSDNow 164 has a whole lot of conversation about things that start with V, plus an interview with Josh Paetzel of iXsystems about the upcoming MeetBSD, FreeNAS and other things.
Remember I posted that LibreSSL is in base DragonFly, but not default? Well, it's default now. You can have a system without OpenSSL at all, by rebuilding DragonFly-current and using up-to-date dports. Update: see John's comments for clarification: LibreSSL is default; the change is that OpenSSL isn't even built any more. The result is still the same good news: you can have an OpenSSL-free DragonFly system now.
I should have posted this sooner: SemiBUG is having a meeting in about half an hour at Altair Engineering. Mike Wayne is presenting about monitoring. Run now if you are near.
I've uploaded ISO and IMG files for DragonFly 4.6.1, so they should be available for download at your local mirror. Note that there's an uncompressed 4.6.1 ISO for those installing to a virtual server.
I don't have it uploaded yet, but DragonFly 4.6.1 is tagged. Anyone with an existing 4.6.0 or earlier system can upgrade now. Use the 4.6 release instructions if you are unsure on how to upgrade. The 4.6.1 tag commit message has all the changes.
Little yesterday, lots today:
- Glean, a tiny bitmap font for programming. I don't know about this specific font, but there's a whole lot more fonts mentioned in the original source link.
- English man spends 11 hours trying to make cup of tea with Wi-Fi kettle. We're building an Internet of crappy things, remember. (via, among other locations)
- Principles for Undefined Behavior in Programming Language Design.
- Undefined Behavior: Not Just for Programming Languages.
- Have You Played… Dope Wars? I played Taipan, which is almost the same thing.
- A Little Program to fix one particular type of mojibake. Mojibake is a new word to me.
- A Haunted Operating System: Archimedes.
- Carolo Cup finals - self-driving R/C vehicle racing. Yes, that's a contradiction in terms. (via)
- Latency numbers every programmer should know. (also via)
- Solomon Golomb (1932–2016). Where shift register sequences come from. (via)
- XScreenSaver 5.36 is out with 5 new modules.
- Shipmap. It's fantastic visualization. (via)
A somewhat short week this week, for BSD.
- FreeBSD 11.0-RELEASE is out. Related: Older version EoLs.
- EC2's most dangerous feature.
- Ohio LinuxFest 2016 wrap-up.
- How to install LibertyBSD or OpenBSD on a libreboot system. (via)
- vmm enabled. Runs OpenBSD on OpenBSD - sorta vkernelish?
- OPNsense 16.7.6 released.
- A remote BSD development job.
- Announcing the pkgsrc-2016Q3 release.
- Vincent Delft's site. Lots of OpenBSD notes.
OpenSSL in DragonFly 4.6 has been updated to 1.0.1u. It's time for a DragonFly 4.6.1, to catch up on this and other updates since the 4.6.0 release. I plan to work on it this weekend.