I am all over this week.
- On Being Operationally Incompetent. Harsh but true. (via)
- Floating Point Visually Explained. (via)
- Unapplied Linguistics. (via I lost it, sorry)
- CORE (Curriculum Open-access Resources in Economics). A free economics textbook, which I find oddly interesting both for the topic and because it’s a specific effort to produce a freely available comprehensive textbook.
- A Program from a 35 Year Old Magazine for BASIC Month and a Chat with Its Author. (via)
- The Librem 5 Development Roadmap and Progress. Miiiight be able to run a BSD. (via)
- The Golden Age of the Video Game Arcade: 1981. (via)
- Practical Self-Defense against the Scourge of Dot-Files.
- Computer – Journal of the IEEE Computer Society. Circa 1970s.
- Retro ThinkPad announcement.
Assembled all on Thursday!
- No Plan Survives Contact with the Internet. pfSense 2.4.0 delay, related to recent dnsmasq discoveries.
- pfsense rant.
- Exploring BSD for my CDN.
- Ohio LinuxFest 2017 Recap.
- First draft of “Absolute FreeBSD, 3rd Edition” finished! Related: Michael W. Lucas has a Patreon.
- OPNsense 17.7.5 released.
- autoconf/clang (No) Fun and Games.
- FreeBSD 10.4-RELEASE out.
- Upgrading from FreeBSD 10.3 to 11.1 via freebsd-update and beadm.
- ClonOS offers web-based container/VM management on FreeBSD base. (via)
- LibertyBSD 6.1 released. (via)
- Anybody interested in taking over my Emacs front-end to (Free)BSD pkg?
- How to blank laptop screen?
- Any way to control the battery charge levels (thinkpad)
- Serving 100 Gbps from an Open Connect Appliance. (via multiple places)
- pkgsrc-2017Q3 is out.
BSDNow 214 has no interview, but does get into a convention report and a number of other topics, including the history of man pages. Is there a help format that has lasted as long as man pages? I don’t think so.
Here’s your heads-up: NYCBUG is having an TOR installation party tomorrow. Go, if you are near.
Unofficial gaming theme this week.
- HyperRogue, the non-Euclidean roguelike, is a mind-melting masterpiece.
- A crapload of animation links.
- LANCER, a new mech RPG. Wait, here’s an update.
- Quondam: Finished! “The most difficult adventure game ever made.
- Unlocking Braden’s Potential. (PDF, via)
- Parallel processing with unix tools. (via)
- A 1979 War-Game That Takes 1,500 Hours to Complete. (via)
- The History of Email. (via)
- PocketBeagle – A $25 open-source USB-key-fob computer. (via)
- Building the plasma. (via)
- Gravitational Teleport, fancy ssh. (via)
- Email: a lost relic of the before-before times.
- Finally got my Emacs setup just how I like it.
- The Beauty of Unix. (via)