Mentioning it here because it’s timely: the Vintage Computer Festival Midwest is happening this weekend, and if I wait until the normal day I would post this – Sunday in Lazy Reading – it will be too late. Go if you are anywhere near. (Credit goes to joshua stein on the ChiBUG mailing list – don’t forget their meeting next Tuesday.)
There’s commits being made in DragonFly that will break binary compatibility. If you are running DragonFly-master, that means you will need to do a full buildworld/buildkernel when updating, and you will either have to rebuild packages or wait some days until a new set are built.
If you are running the 5.6 release, you are unaffected.
Roy Marples has imported openresolv 3.9.2 to DragonFly. This is a replacement for the old-style /etc/resolv.conf file. The more complicated your network, the more you will appreciate this tool.
Tohiro Kusumi has been bringing in a whole lot of MSDOS filesystem updates; I can’t tell you the net effect but.I am sure they are useful if you are looking to share disk media; FAT is a sort of lowest common denominator.
Roy Marples has been making a bunch of changes to route(8) in DragonFly. It doesn’t change functionality, but it will, I think, make it more reliable in unreliable networks.
This week is a nice mix between useful and entertaining.
I have an RSS backlog now.
This week’s BSD Now is up, discussing a bunch of informational topics – including what’s happening with dsynth, how virtual memory works, streaming on NetBSD, and other links.
vBSDCon 2019 starts tonight and runs for 2 days – go if you are near.
I don’t know if it’s going to be streamed, but if tonight’s NYCBUG meeting and presentation is streamed, it’ll be visible here. (Preposting so I don’t miss it.)
Roy Marples has brought in version 8.0.4 of dhcpcd(8); it’s definitely up to date since he’s the author. It does DHCP, DHCPv6, and IPv4LL/ZeroConf, the last of which I’ve only seen on Apple machines before. Someone want to try Network Configurator with it?
Tomorrow’s NYCBUG meeting is “Setting up a convenient working environment“, with Ivan Ivanov. Go, if you are near. It will be streamed but I don’t have a link for that at the time I’m writing this.
I’ve seen a similar config other places, but it never hurts to note: scrolling in X requires just a few xorg config lines.
I am starting to think I need an Apple ][ tag.
- COLOR vs COLOUR in the Acorn.
- World’s oldest orrery. Source has pictures in the attachments.
- Vintage Tech, a series of Believer columns about older technology like ballpoint pens, and fortune cookies; enjoyable reads.
- John Cleese, advertising for Compaq. (via)
- Purposeful noise in 3D rendering.
- Black Box Record Club, Vinyl Me, and Vinyl Moon, all record delivery services. (via)
- Secretly Public Domain: Update. Further details on a significant change in knowledge.
- Mining Bitcoin on an Apple II, a highly impractical guide. (via)
- Juiced.GS, a quarterly Apple II journal.
- Chaos Communication Camp 2019 video. (via)
- No CLI Ads. (via)
- Ola Bini’s Letters from Detention. The reason I link to the commentary is the pull quote; the idea that “[C]ode and architecture are more important than laws.” Laws are public; code often isn’t. Which is an argument for open source, certainly.
- Many ways to pop balloons. Not sure if that’s the actual intent.
- ASCII-Mapper. (via)
- Bookhunter, the comic. (via)
- The Sound of D&D.
- Transporting a portable system: Unix to an IBM minicomputer (1983) [pdf]. (via)
- Turing Tumble – Build Marble-Powered Computers. Like Rocky’s Boots, but physical. (via)
- Obscure plugin game consoles. (via)
- The Hathi Trust, another source for out-of-copyright books comparable to Gutenberg. (via)
- GNOME Terminal Cursor Blinking Saga. (via)