That’s Non-Uniform Memory Access, to disambiguate. Matthew Dillon’s changing how memory is allocated in DragonFly. NUMA is been a long-discussed and complex topic for a long time, so I will point at the initial commits and call it “a developing situation”.
I hope you have lots of time to read today.
- SpaceVim – Like Spacemacs, but for Vim. A Vim … distribution? (via)
- Mid-century modern electronics. (via)
- Open Source Won. So, Now What? (via)
- A Historical Geography of RPG Playing
- 2016 year-end link clearance. Going down the rabbit hole of links to links.
- Data formats of Rogue One (via)
- Architects on Death Star design. A bit clickbaity, I know. (also via)
- Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, looking just at user interfaces. (via)
- Great Talks and Presentations at 33C3 (I think via)
- Truffle Hog, a clever search-for-accidentally-committed-keys script. (via)
- Hacker News, like any news aggregate, has now reached the astroturfing / advertising point. (related)
- Goodbye to GNU Libreboot (via)
- Irssi 1.0.0 Released And here’s the XKCD cartoon to match. (via)
- fortran.io, a FORTRAN web framework. (via)
- A Tourist’s Guide to the LLVM Source Code
- Story behind malloc(0) standardization (via)
- python 3k17. Perl’s is the only scripting language I know that successfully navigated major version changes – for compatibility, at least.
- zz: a smart and efficient directory changer
- Internet of Shit and CES. Of note: 42tea, where you need a smartphone to do what only maybe needs a timer and thermometer.
- chmod 777. Not sure if real.
- The many lives of Packard Bell. I hated these.
There’s always a rush of links after a holiday, as people sit at home and catch up on what they’ve wanted to do.
- 2016 computer review A lot of people like that X1.
- For God’s sake, secure your Mongo/Redis/etc! This is why services don’t get automatically started after installation via ports/pkgsrc. (via)
- openbsd changes of note 5
- OPNsense 16.7.12 released
- Lumina version 1.2.0 Released
- Netgate Taps InfoSec Global for pfSense Code Review
- A pretty splash screen for the Chrome Pixel and OpenBSD. (via)
- Hotplugging RAM – uvm_hotplug(9), the Xen balloon(4) driver and portmasters’ FAQ
- pkgsrc-2016Q4 released
- This is why I try to be specific when talking about BSD book author Michael W. Lucas.
- turn your network inside out with one pf.conf trick
- Get your name in the relayd book
This week’s BSDNow: no interview, but a lot of link summary. Does that title make sense if you are outside the U.S.? No matter.
If you have a NVMe-capable EFI BIOS on your machine, you should be able to safely install DragonFly, using these instructions from Matthew Dillon. It’s not part of the installer, yet.
NYCBUG is meeting tonight for an installfest, plus dinner and drinks afterward. Attend if you are close, and especially if you want to get BSD on some odd hardware.
Matthew Dillon has made some changes to DragonFly’s swap handling, and his explanation notes that the theoretical max swap space is now 32 terabytes. He even had to change field sizes to accommodate the new, bigger numbers.
I almost scheduled this for 2016/01/01.
- All the talks from Systems We Love. I linked to one of these presentations in another week, but here’s all of them. (via)
- The little book about OS development. (via)
- Getting the Amiga 500 Online. (via)
- Awesome window manager framework version 4.0 changes. I know there’s a few users out there. (via)
- Virtual reality interfaces. I think they are all hypothetical, but I like them. The source link has a nice summary set of images.
- The case of the four unlabeled toggle buttons. In general when someone sees a button, they must click on it.
- Coding Standards Horror Story. Not the usual coding horror story. (via)
- Virtuapin Mini, virtual pinball in an actual cabinet. Found via the actual Coding Horror site which has nice internal pictures and more details on available software.
- Anydice.com. Sum probabilities for different dice combinations. (via)
- How Your Cup of Tea Explains the Universe. (via)
I went to a more simple format for the page. New year, new layout, and so on. How is the load time for people?