Thanks to tuxillo and others, there’s a new build of dports on the way for DragonFly 5.4 that includes packages that weren’t building before – mongodb, kodi, mysql80, and I imagine more that I don’t know about. If the synth build is still running when you read this, you can look at its status page. If it isn’t running, the packages are of course in the normal place and you can use ‘pkg upgrade’ to get them.
Yay, got to use the roguelike tag!
- ARPANET: Celebrating 50 Years Since “LO”. There’s a transcript farther down the page if you don’t want to watch the video; I am always grateful for transcripts. (via)
- THROBAC, a computer using Roman numerals. I had no idea this could exist.(via)
- Aspell to check spelling.
- Drist release with persistent ssh.
- Open protocols can evolve fast if they’re willing to break other people.
- Why I like middle mouse button paste in xterm so much.
/dev/null, an old Unix trick. Muscle memory.
- Bad PC cases.
- Cygwin 3.0.0-1. (via)
- Level Design and Shaping a Roguelike Experience. I linked to Cogmind 4 years ago, and it has significantly grown since then. Note to self: play. (via)
- Ask laarc: What apps do you love and/or use habitually?
- Ultima VII. Deep dive into a deep game.
- Dwarf Fortress diaries: 3, a gruesome winter, 4 – Messages from Zon, 5 – culture war, dingo war, and 6 – Through the Interesting Door.
- Landley’s Computer History Page. There’s a lot of history there. Plus BSD history! (via)
- Using gmail with mutt. (via)
- Writing a Rust Roguelike for the Desktop and the Web. (via)
- Restoring My 90’s Era 386 (Work in Progress). Back when heatsinks were much less necessary. (via)
- Split keyboards, a five year experience and review. Source comments led me to Keyboardio, which is nice hardware… and can be reprogrammed by the end user! That’s the way it should be.
Built entirely from open tabs.
- Porting Zig to NetBSD – a fun, speedy port. (via)
- pkgsrcCon 2019 – 13th – 14th of July 2019, Cambridge, UK. (via)
- HAXM in pkgsrc (hardware-assisted virtualization engine). (via)
- QEMU HAXM on NetBSD. (via)
- The Design and Implementation of the NetBSD rc.d system. Which is the same basic system across all BSDs I think. (via)
- Adding Name-based hosting To Nginx on OpenBSD with Acme-Client. (via)
- openrsync imported into the tree. In OpenBSD.
- Hardware for a Linux/BSD Friendly Workstation.
- Valuable News – 2019/02/15.
- SoloBSD 19.02-STABLE.
- Update pfSense packages to protect against NGINX, libzmq4, and curl vulnerabilities.
- OpenBSD and iscsi, part 1 and part 2.
- How to run Axiom Verge on OpenBSD (Epic Store version).
- mupen64plus 2.5.9 (2.6 beta) call for testing. A N64 emulator on OpenBSD. (via)
- Sync Files to Dropbox with TrueNAS or FreeNAS.
- Faster vlan(4) forwarding? – blog post by mpi@.
- FreeBSD ZFS AMIs Now Available.
- “FreeBSD Mastery: Jails” first draft complete and “Sudo Mastery, Second Edition” and Cover Art.
SemiBUG’s normal meeting place is not available this month, so there’s an informal get-together at Leo’s next door, like last month. It’s happening tonight at 7 PM.
Update: I put the wrong publish date on this – “tonight” is the 19th for this, not the 17th.
There’s some extended reading in these links; I hope you have some time on your hands for a deep dive today.
- Warp: playing offline. Saving an architecture to play a game.
- SET THE FLUX CAPACITOR FOR 12/30/1899. (via)
- PC Speaker to Eleven. (also via)
- Listening to the internet…
- Quotes from 1992.
- Wikimedia is hiring.
- A touchpad is not a mouse, or at least not a good one.
- Related: Making more use of keyboard control over window position and size.
- The IBM PC. Harvard Business Review on open platforms.
- Lighting up my DasKeyboard with Blood Sugar changes using my body’s REST API. (via)
- bd, bn, bp, ls, w, e, & me. Buffers over files in Vim.
- Emacs X Window Manager. I am losing track of what controls what. (via)
- Previous: NeXT computer hardware emulator. (via)
- MIT Hacker Tools. Generalized how-to-use UNIX tools. Much better than the usual overview articles you see, probably because it’s an actual course. (via)
- Computer hardware notes. A collection of one person’s hardware anecdotes, stretching from Crays, decades ago, to modern events. (via)
- Betamaxed, about version control systems. An even-handed appraisal, not just an anecdote. (via)
This is all backlogged links; I have even more tabs open.
- awesome-bsd, a list. (via)
- OpenBSD’s KSH.
- Revised KSH.
- Anyone using pfsense or similar for a medium size company?
- MirBSD errors “Device not configured” during installation on VirtualBox?
- Pull-based Backups using OpenBSD base. I like the ‘using native tools’ approach. (via)
- A bit of Sun’s history that still lingers on in Illumos. A BSD bit.
- Customizing OpenBSD xenodm. (via)
- Adding Name-based hosting To Nginx on OpenBSD with Acme-Client. (via)
- OPNsense 19.1.1 released.
- How to parallelize Drist.
- Installing NetBSD on Wyse Winterm S10. (via)
- NomadBSD review. This… could be called a “distro”. (via)
- FreeNAS 11.1-U7 is now available. (via)
- Project Trident 18.12-U3 Available. (via)
- How to Install GNOME on FreeBSD. There’s a lot of ads on that page… maybe don’t bother. (via)
- OpenBSD gaming discovery. YES PLAY THESE EVERYONE CAN.
- Port of the week: sct. Applies to I think all BSDs.
- Strategic thinking, or what I think what we need to do to keep FreeBSD relevant. (via)
- Valuable News – 2019/02/08. If these links aren’t enough for you.
- What should I do if my BIOS doesn’t support toggle between integrated and accelerated graphics cards?
- is there a way to install any BSD flavor under an extended partition (MBR)?
- Vincent Delft talk at FOSDEM 2019: OpenBSD as a full-featured NAS. The one BSD I haven’t heard of for storage.
- Thoughts on FreeNAS 11.2. (via)
- Why BSD over Linux?
- mGBA emulator’s new 0.7.0 release gets pledge support on OpenBSD. (via)
- Quickly post-FOSDEM.
- End-Of-January Update. Includes possible FreeBSD Mastery: Jails cover.
- PostgreSQL vs. fsync. FOSDEM 2019 presentation, includes fsync on BSDs. (via)
Two minor things that were keeping me from mounting Windows shares on boot of my DragonFly system: the right location for nsmb.conf and using proper capitalization. I’m writing it here to save someone else 10 minutes of search.
No theme this week!
- Forget privacy: you’re terrible at targeting anyway.
- Life Off the Grid, Part 2: Playing Ultima Underworld. (Part 1, if you want making-of.
- The new Kermit Project. (via)
- Transfer your files with Kermit. Maybe should be an ‘In Other BSDs’ item.
- Modern LZ Compression. (via)
- A small notebook for a system administrator. Individually valuable components without worry for the whole. (via)
- “Blogging is now an elder game“. (via)
- How I Got My Attention Back. (via)
- A little appreciation for Vim’s ‘g’ command.
- HTML, CSS and our vanishing industry entry points. (via)
- Pocket guide to UNIX, still relevant after 35 years. (via)
- Perl 11. A talk about Perl and RPerl, which I hadn’t heard of.
- ZFS and GPL terror: How much freedom is there in Linux?
- Setting the boot logo on a Thinkpad. Done on an OpenBSD install but should nominally work for anything on a Thinkpad. Also, how to make a boot logo. (via)
- FreeBSD Journal Column. Start reading issues now if you like, and you have some large number of hours to spare – there’s a lot of material there.
- Security Vulnerability Mitigations from an OpenBSD hackathon, with video.
- Support for 2TB of memory added for OpenBSD amd64.
- Upgrading to FreeBSD 12.0 from FreeBSD 11.2 using beadm and freebsd-update.
- The potential risk to ZFS created by the shift in its userbase.
- Final report on Clang / LLD state.
- Integration of the LLVM sanitizers with the base system.
- Revive a Cisco IDS into a capable OpenBSD computer. (via)
- Customized resolution for OpenBSD in VirtualBox. (via)
- NetBSD desktop pt.6: “vi(1) editor, tmux and unicode $TERM”. (via)
- The hardware-assisted virtualization challenge.
- Upgrade process using GPT.
- EuroBSDcon 2019 – Lillehammer September 19-22, 2019. (via)
- Netflix and FreeBSD – Using Open Source to Deliver Streaming Video – FOSDEM 2019. Interesting – they track HEAD. (via)
- FreeBSD in Audio Studio – FOSDEM 2019; with video. (via)
NYCBUG is meeting tomorrow night, and the presentation is “Shell as a deployment tool“. Go, if you are near.