daemon(8) has been updated, cause there's ports that expect daemon to have some specific flags - especially -T. There is a certain correlation between this utility and certain BSD logos.
BSD Now 335 is up, with links to a bunch of advocacy articles this week, and also notation of a (past) BSD conference in Australia, and an interview of a Hyperbola dev; a project I need to pay more attention to.
If you've been following HAMMER2 for some time, these questions and answers will not be new to you - but they are useful notes all the same.
Just like it's always DNS, if you have to ask what your sound device is... it's probably hda. That's been the answer I think I've seen every time for maybe a decade?
I literally just smooshed all my open tabs that weren't baking-related into this post.
- Electric Rogue. (via)
- Tiny Helpers. Single-purpose web development tools. (via)
- Manytools, similar. (via)
- Bringing the London Bus Network home. Home-made info screen. (via)
- Fun With Software. An AR joke.
- fast_template, your own blog, without having to buy into anyone's platform. (via)
- ReMarkdown.css, render HTML as Markdown. Full-circle! (sorta via)
- Dark Ages of the Web. (via)
- The clearest statement of how leap years work is a several-centuries-old papal statement. (via)
- The Cidco MailStation.
- Vintage Byte Magazine Library. (thanks, tuxillo)
- Work Is Work. (via)
- Ping, the game.
- Meanwhile, the game, which originally was a comic I've mentioned before.
- Tangent: The Automated Dungeon Master. Fun/nostalgic images for me. (via)
- A philosophy of project governance.
- Inside the digital clock from a Soyuz spacecraft.
- Dick Gabriel Uses This. Computer scientist, poet, exclusive Lisp programmer.
- Adding CGI support to my gopher server.
- real world crypto talks.
- TT2020, a typewriter font that doesn't obviously look like a font. (via)
- Which Machines Do Computer Architects Admire? (also via)
- Formlabs Form 3 Teardown.
- Unix bc command and its -l flag.
BUGs BUGs BUGs this week. I'll make sure to note the events again when they get closer, too.
- Cataclysm - Dark Days Ahead. Turn-based apocalyptic survival, open source and probably runs on BSD. (via)
- NYCBUG is looking for speakers for I assume February and April; March was I think filled after this was written.
- SemiBUG's next meeting is February 18th.
- ChiBUG's next meeting is February 11th at the normal place; the March 10th meeting will be at the Oak Park Library.
- OpenBSD on DigitalOcean.
- An Excess of Operating Systems. Not directly BSD related, but the logo is there.
- rebound(8) removed. (OpenBSD)
- Valuable News – 2020/01/20.
- The prekern architecture. (via)
- BSD Weekly Issue 4. I missed the first 3. (via)
- Migrating FreshPorts from one db server to another.
- FreeBSD translations via Weblate.
- The History of BSD and IP Stacks with Rodney Grimes, a podcast.
- u2k20 Hackathon Report: Tracey Emery on GotWeb.
- u2k20 Hackathon Report: Alexandr Nedvedicky on PF anchors work.
BSD Now 334 is posted, with juuuust the right mix of items; some advocacy, some license confusion (for Linux), etc. I notice linked in the bottom section the
February, er March NYCBUG meeting will have Paul Vixie talking at their meeting, which hasn't even been mentioned on the NYCBUG site yet.
I imagine this may work for any BSD, really. Aaron Li has the instructions, which may be especially useful for non-English readers.
SEMIBUG's next meeting is tonight, with Michael Lucas talking about SNMP. Go, if you are near.
No theme, just lots of links.
- 1978 "Heathkit" D&D Digital Dice Tower. Homebrew, Nixie tubes, D&D dice; this was made for me to link.
- VisiData, command line tabular data manipulation. (thanks, Paul Ivanov)
- The History of Games conference Call for Papers is out. (via)
- No leap second this year.
- Related: Did you know there is a global institution covering the rotation of the earth? The International Earth Rotation and Reference Systems Service. They graph Earth's spin. (via)
- The Beasts of Europe. More graphs! (Thanks, brother)
- Why are modern computers so slow? Scroll to the Technology section; there's a collection of writeups about modern latency, some of which I've linked before but all are worthwhile.
- 2020 IGF nominees: puzzles, Shakespeare, topical games, interactive storybooks, and adventure plus.
- The Roots of Doom Mapping. Goes with the ReDoomEd link yesterday. (via)
- The Art of the Post-Internet.
- Using Computer Modern on the web. For the TeX-lovers. (via)
- Ganymede Series 01 Watch Arrived. A deliberately confusing interface.
- Retro Review: Zeven OS. (via)
- Opening up the Baseboard Management Controller. (via)
- My review of the Pinebook Pro - a $200 ARM powered laptop. I want to see some in-depth BSD experiences on that hardware. (via)
Unofficial theme: conventions. There's lots of options this year; you should go. If you are reading this, you're the right demographic to enjoy one.
- Upgrading FreeBSD from 11.3 to 12.1.
- VVVVVV seems to work fine on OpenBSD (6.6-current #595).
- ReDoomEd - works on BSD. (via)
- BSDCan 2020 is June 3-6 in Ottawa, and the Call for Papers ends tomorrow.
- Other BSD-related conferences. (via)
- SEMIBUG's next meeting is next Tuesday, with Michael Lucas talking about SNMP. He knows.
- The slides from the January 8th NYCBUG meeting are available, showing off notqmail. For further edification, here's a podcast on the same topic.
- iked(8) automatic IPv6 blocking removed. (OpenBSD)
- Improving the ptrace(2) API and preparing for LLVM-10.0.
- Working towards LLDB on i386.
- GSoC 2019 Final Report: Incorporating the memory-hard Argon2 hashing scheme into NetBSD. Completed just in time for GSoC 2020.
- OPNsense 19.7.9 released.
- Pinebook-Pro with Manjaro Linux running accelerated qemu-system-aarch64 FreeBSD -current. Emulated, so the comment there led me to this tweet about NetBSD on Pinebook.
- LPI and BSD working together.
- Switching DistroWatch over to FreeBSD - AMA.
- Valuable News – 2020/01/13.
- Using the OpenBSD ports tree with dedicated users.
- Run broot on FreeBSD. Can't use without saying "I am broot!" over and over.
If you installed BSDStats but it didn't work, here's why - with a fix.
The most recent BSD Now episode is unfortunately not all about legacy hardware as I would enjoy, despite the title, but the usual mix of news items - mostly about new platforms to find BSD.
I for some reason set line height properties in the style sheet for dragonflybsd.org years ago, and it made scroll bars appear around all <pre> text. It's taken me years, but I finally removed it. Anyone notice other effects than the lack of those odd scrollbars?
Sometimes you get 2 nice tips: I like seeing this NetBSD->FreeBSD->DragonFly cross pollination in this commit, and also now I know I can fsck a FAT volume on BSD. 3rd bonus: that last sentence sounds terribly rude.
ChiBUG meets tomorrow at the usual place. Go, if you are near.
Accidental themes this week: keyboards and game remakes.
- Indieweb; something I plan to explore more.
- Autocomplete as an interface.
- Heroes of Might and Magic 3, as open source game engine. (via)
- Hello World, a comparative exercise. (for one meaning of "better")
- Why is Wednesday, November 17, 1858 the base time for OpenVMS? (via)
- Benchmarking shell pipelines and the Unix “tools” philosophy.
- Weird Keyboards, Programmable Keyboards. The author sells some bonkers keyboards. (via)
- How to create a handheld Linux terminal (v2). Or BSD! (via)
- The Planck Keyboard, via comments on the previous source. Apparently a "40% keyboard" is the phrase that describes this sort of smaller keyboard.
- tmux-resurrect. Somewhat magical. (via kerma on EFNet #dragonflybsd)
- Class of 2020: New in the Public Domain today! I linked to a different article before, but this one talks about outside the U.S.
- BeOS: The Alternate Universe’s Mac OS X. (via)
- A Decentralized Web Primer: Dat. "The read/write web". (via)
- Unciv, an open source Civilization V; probably could run with openjdk8? Haven't tried. (via)
- A retrospective of Command and Conquer: Tiberian Sun. (via)
- Society for the History Of Technology call for papers is out. (via)
- 2020 IGF nominees: a good mood and 2020 IGF nominees: hit and miss.
- Monoid: open source coding font. (via)
- 2019 Income Sources. Interesting since a chunk of that is BSD books.
- A Compiler Writing Journey. (via)
No theme evolved, but lots more links this week.
- Nextcloud 17 on FreeBSD 12.1.
- BSD user groups in Italy. (via)
- Announcing the pkgsrc-2019Q4 release. (via)
- HEADS UP: Wayland and WebRTC enabled for NetBSD 9/Linux. (pkgsrc, via)
- Unlock Your UNIX Laptop with Your Phone. I normally pull vermaden items directly from RSS, but the Lobste.rs comments may also be interesting.
- Valuable News – 2020/01/06.
- The BSDCan 2020 call for papers closes on the 19th; get yours in soon!
- ChiBUG meets on the 14th. I'll post a reminder.
- Using rsnapshot for easy backups.
- Archives are important to retain and pass on knowledge. Someday, you will thank you.
- Firefox pkg for 6.6-stable will not receive latest updates. (OpenBSD)
- FreeBSD end-of-year recap by adridg. FreeBSD, Calamares.
- Hunspell on FreeBSD. (via)
- Bastille Containers on FreeBSD.
- Related: A practical guide to containers on FreeNAS for a depraved psychopath.
- OpenBSD on DigitalOcean. The comments in the source link note you can get any BSD installed that way.
Today's BSD Now rhymes, but you probably have to say it out loud to tell. They cover the new-at-least-to-me HyperbolaBSD, among other topics.
cpdup(1), a DragonFly copying tool that really should be more used, now uses microseconds for comparison. This is probably related to the sysctl vfs.timestamp_precision also now using microseconds. This probably won't affect your usage of cpdup unless you are copying some very actively modified files, but I like to mention it in case someone feels like porting it to OpenBSD/NetBSD - it's already in FreeBSD, though I assume it's a slightly older version.