BSDNow has reached the magic 200 episode mark, and this week they cover a nice wide range of topics – including Illumos!
There’s an update for the i915 (Intel) driver that is mostly of interest to you if you have a more recent processor. It looks to be mostly bugfixes.
Only half a year until Christmas!
- Base-4 fractions in Telugu.
- Custom Built “Commute Deck”. (via)
- One-Hour Mandelbrot: Creating a Fractal on the Xerox Alto. (via)
- Git remote branches and Git’s missing terminology.
- Same source – Git’s rejected push error.
- Archive it or you will miss it. (via)
- The cutest palm-sized Apple II Computer. (via)
- Rations for various RPG Races. (via)
- Neural networks can name guinea pigs.
- This is Spinal Map. (via)
- Burrowing a Gopher Hole. The state of Gopher in 2017.
- Statistical Analysis of Yorkshire Pudding. One could create a sort of “ur-pudding” based on this, I suppose – but I bet it would the least interesting variation.
Back to overflow, which sort of makes my life easier.
- BCHS: BSD, C, httpd, SQLite. Linked before, so comments on source links are where to look if you are already familiar with BHCS.
- Possible stack vulnerabilities in BSD-land.
- How to disable cores in OpenBSD?
- Nextcloud via httpd on OpenBSD. (via)
- MP-safe Networking in NetBSD. PDF, from BSDCan. (via)
- BSDCan 2017 Recap from iXSystems.
- Unix in Europe: between innovation, diffusion and heritage. October 19th, Paris, France. (via)
- The Stack Clash, via many places.
- pkgsrcCon 2017, in one week.
- PCIe adapters supporting long distance 10GB fiber? Note that this is for BSD-based, server-based routers. Follow the thread for lots of hardware talk.
- OpenBSD now has Trapsleds to make life harder for ROPers.
Should you need have Ubiquiti devices, and you need to get the Unifi management program running on your DragonFly server, this script will work for you. Some of the filepaths are different, but it’s otherwise complete.
No interview in this week’s BSDNow, but there’s a good run through recent BSD news, including some talk about a “Aeronix” machine project, which led me to some other interesting links.
The weather’s nice but the links aren’t stopping!
- The future of education is plain text. (via)
- Compiling the Original Commodore 64 KERNAL Source. (via)
- Getting a working toilet in a video game. (via)
- Harvey OS, a descendent of Plan9. (via)
- Pointer Overflow Checking is in LLVM.
- Shanzhai Archeology. I like the multi-SIM phones. (via)
- 200-odd developer tools.
- How is GNU `yes` so fast?
- The smell of bad software.
- ‘Choose Your Own Adventure’ book structures. (via)
- What the jot command can do for you.
- How gaming got its dice. (via)
- Apple IIe Design Guidelines [pdf]. The human interface section is still relevant. (via)
Your unrelated comics link of the week: Mister Hayden Comics.
All found-this-week links, now.
- KARL – kernel address randomized link. (via)
- g4u (Ghost for Unix) 2.6, a venerable imaging tool, released.
- Native Command Queuing – merging and testing. (NetBSD)
- New TrueNAS x10, a BSD-based storage product.
- secmodel sandbox : An application sandbox for NetBSD (draft). (via)
- FreeBSD 11.1-BETA is out.
- FreeNAS 11.0 is out. (via)
- Running OpenBSD on Azure.
- Newbie from Linux – have a Lenovo Ideapad – best BSD?
- d2k17 Hackathon Report: Florian Obser on slaacd(8).
- d2k17 Hackathon Report: Antoine Jacoutot on rc.d, syspatch, and more.
- The NetBSD repo and moving to Git. (via)
- Oil changes, safety recalls, and software patches.
Matthew Dillon noted some OpenVPN problems, requiring him to disable compression. I don’t think this is a DragonFly problem, or even necessarily a BSD problem, but it’s worth mentioning in case you run it.
All over the map today.
- $3,200 per month for 5 megabytes of space: the first hard drives.
- csv,conf,v3, a cleverly named data conference. (via)
- Silicon Graphics’ IRIX and Magic Desktop return as Linux desktop. Nostalgia! (via)
- C64 Yourself. C64 palette applied to a picture. (via)
- Strategy headroom in roguelikes. (via)
- WiFi232 – An Internet Hayes Modem for your Retro Computer. (via)
- ESR Shares A Forgotten ‘Roots Of Open Source’ Moment From 1984.
- Plan9-9k: 64-bit Plan 9. (via)
- Leave Britney’s Command and Control Server Alone! Many places linked to this, but this is the best link text. (via)
- How Thou Canst Maketh a Fine Program in Fortran. (via)
- Best Board Games of Essen 2016. Complex games, too. (via)
- Warren Ellis’s podcast subscription list.
I think I’ve finally caught up on my BSD link backlog.
- d2k17 Hackathon Report: Ken Westerback on XS_NO_CCB removal and dhclient link detection.
- d2k17 Hackathon Report: Stefan Sperling on USB audio, WiFi Progress.
- NCIS: FreeBSD.
- UbuntuBSD is now DEAD!
- FreeBSD Core Team member: “[installer] might be the only part of OpenBSD that is friendly”
- Become FreeBSD User: Find Useful Tools.
- OPNsense 17.1.8 released.
- openbsd changes of note 623.
- FreeNAS newbie needing help linking to Active Directory.
- PKGSRC at The University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee. (via)
- Measuring the weight of an electron. (via)
- BSDCan 2017 Auction Swag.
- pkgsrcCon 2017 in London. (via)
- NetBSD 8.0 release process underway.
- Reading OpenBSD source code daily. (via)
- Free getopt. It’s BSD history, though nobody explicitly says it. (via)
Radeon hardware support in DragonFly has been moved up to match what’s in the Linux 4.7.10 kernel. If you have a R9 290 GPU, there’s some tweaks you may need.
(n.b. may be unnecessary now from later commits; I don’t have the hardware to check.)
For some reason I am completely unfamiliar with this standard, but UHS-1 support for Secure Digital cards has been ported to DragonFly by Imre Vadasz, for a limited range of models. UHS stands for “Ultra High Speed”, so perhaps it’s clear what that standard does for you.