That’s Bryan Cantrill, of Joyent, interviewed in BSDNow 163. Joyent has been a major supporter of pkgsrc, though I don’t know if many people realize that. There’s the regular news roundup too, of course.
It’s now possible to start up a vkernel(7) using a COW disk, meaning copy-on-write. One image can be used and reused for multiple vkernels without changing, and all disk activity goes to memory instead.
It looks like I summarized iwm(4) updates too early, cause Imre Vadasz added an actual powersave option. I’d like to see someone with a power meter do some before-and-after testing.
This week’s Lazy Reading came together in perhaps 10 minutes.
- Mouse cursor disappears when my refrigerator turns off. (via)
- Roll20.net. Role-playing game tools. (via)
- choose boring bugs.
- tilted abstractions. I feel this way about many web frameworks.
- You can register your child’s name in any language providing you use any Unicode character.
- Unix as IDE. (via)
- Cisco config -> HTML converter.
- Mapping colors. This could be very useful. (via)
- gruvbox. (also via)
- vim.sensible. (via)
- History of Xenix – Microsoft’s Forgotten Unix-Based Operating System. (via)
- Internet Security Exposure 2016. I like the map, of course.
Your unrelated music video of the week: Danny Brown – When It Rain. The music may not be what you are used to, but I like how “damaged VHS tape” is being used as a visual design choice. (via)
This was an easy week to put together; there’s a lot of links this week. Last week was slow – maybe it was because of EuroBSDCon?
- pfSense 2.3.2-p1 RELEASE Now Available!
- 386bsd/386bsd – Upgrade to 386BSD 2.0. (via)
- A new addition to FreeBSD.org.
- SNIA SDC 2016 Recap: Michael Dexter. Swordfish sounds interesting.
- Review of OpenBSD 6.0. (via)
- Steam on FreeBSD?
- Is anyone here using netflix on FreeBSD?
- New to BSD. Please help me choose a BSD.
- FreeBSD/EC2 11.0-RELEASE.
- Videos from OSHUG #46.
- “PAM Mastery” print sponsor books.
- process listing consistency.
- EuroBSDcon 2016 Recap.
- OpenZFS: Stronger Than Ever. Devsummit report.
- NYCBUG moved their cabinet without issue. It sounds like NYI is good people.
BSDNow 162 has an interview with Petra Zeidler of the NetBSD Foundation, the nonprofit organization that supports NetBSD-the-operating-system. Plus the usual news, the highlight for me being a link to an explanation of what ^d really does.
It’s been a quiet week, but there’s some activity: Imre Vadasz has been committing many improvements to iwm(4). They haven’t been standalone enough for me to build a post around, but the most recent enables a low-power scan mode.
Every third link is about old technology, and I swear it’s not on purpose.
- The creators of rogue talk about permadeath. (via)
- IRCv3. (via)
- Cyberdeck64. (via)
- The oldest U.S. government computers. (via)
- The Silmarillion Seminar. (via)
- The MIT License, Line by Line. (via)
- Network mapping.
- Unix tips: Saving time by repeating history.
- How to Capture Network Traffic using Tcpdump.
- Wander (1974) — a lost mainframe game is found! (via)
- The Ice Cream eBook. A comprehensive resource, free.
- Advanced Compilers Weeks 3-5.
- Debugging PostgreSQL performance the hard way. (via)
- How Hollywood Gets Its Old-School Tech. (via)
- Wot I think: Hackmud.
- What’s up with Windows developer tools being written in perl? “Perl is a socially-acceptable form of Visual Basic.”
- Searching for “finally got my Emacs setup just how I like it” yields excellent results.
Your unrelated comics link of the week: DHARBIN. I briefly met the artist at TCAF a few years ago; he looks exactly like how he draws himself. Here’s an affecting strip about pets and loss.
A relatively uneventful week, at least for BSD.
- Vulnerability scanner for Linux and FreeBSD. (via)
- Michael W. Lucas’s next BSD book.
- Speaking of which, please pay for what you use.
- What is happening with FreeBSD-11.
- Does FreeBSD 11 support Broadwell integrated video or not?
- Theo de Raadt on LLVM license change proposal. (via)
- LibreSSL 2.5.0 released. (via)
- OPNsense 16.7.5 released.
- What desktop environment and window manager do you use?
- Data Compression and Deduplication Demystified. TrueNAS-oriented.
- OpenBSD 6.0 CD Set – Limited Edition signed by 40 developers. (via)
- NetBSD/vax – worth continuing? (via)