This week’s BSD Now has the normal links, but also shows off a “Open Source Retail Box Collection”, which is always fun to see – open source that reaches the shelf. Also: install stories!
dhcpcd in DragonFly is updated to 9.0.2. This is a bugfix release, so no new features.
A little short, I’m a little tired.
- Historical computer humor.
- 28mag, about Warhammer miniatures. (via)
- Structuring and Formatting Your Plain Text Files (Without a Markup Language).
- Setting up your own tilde club (unix).
- All of the Online Family Games. (via)
- I don’t quite understand this attack and Is this attack a case of “why not?”
- edwood, a “Go version of Plan9 Acme Editor”. Entertained by the name. (via)
- Two months with Powershell on a UNIX. (via)
- 98.css: A design system for building faithful recreations of old UIs. (via)
- The Era of Fragmentation, Part 2: Sowing the Wasteland. Videotex!
Tab cleanout time!
- OpenBSD has a bunch of sound device changes. (Linking to one of several)
- FuryBSD 2020-Q2 images are available for XFCE, and KDE.
- Valuable News – 2020/04/20.
- Using bhyve PCI passthrough on OmniOS.
- How to install and configure ClamAv on FreeBSD.
- How to Upgrade OpenBSD and Build a Kernel.
- (lost the source links on those last few; sorry.)
- ‘“things to do” after you have FreeBSD installed‘.
- There’s a whole bunch of new jobs posted on the NYCBUG jobs@ list.
- Replacing existing Cisco ASA 5520 with pfSense HA Cluster.
- HardenedBSD April 2020 Status Report.
- EKCD – Encrypted Crash Dumps in FreeBSD.
- TrueNAS 11.3-U2 is Generally Available.
- Coming soon: Fedora on Lenovo laptops. Might have good news for general hardware support for other systems? (via)
- Debugging freebsd.org Resolution Failure. (via)
Charlotte Koch sent me this link some time ago and I’ve been remiss in not posting it: DragonFly through QEMU, using NVMM, on NetBSD.
BSD Now 347 is up with the usual mix of articles, with the highlight for me being “Making Unix a little more Plan9-like”. However, there’s also the news that BSD Now is breaking out on their own, away from Jupiter Broadcasting, which is exciting news! Make sure you are looking at the correct RSS feed to catch their move.
This is I think not resolved yet, but here’s something I didn’t know: keeping Chromium from being tied into Google’s services is actually a build issue, not a settings issue. i.e. once it’s in binary form, you can’t opt out.
The Environment Quickstart document for DragonFly now has a HAMMER2 section.
I could not come up with a good roguelike link this week, but I am hitting many of my other usual targets.
- Using a 1930 Teletype as a Linux Terminal. Right up my alley. (via)
- Clocking a 6502 to 15GHz (!). Lode Runner would go too fast!
- Writing a Book with Pandoc, Make, and Vim. (via)
- John Conway died. Known for Game of Life, but responsible for much, much more – read his published work. (via)
- Related: Hackaday Game of Life projects.
- Smalltalk-80 on VAX/VMS. (via)
- 3mux, terminal multiplexer inspired by i3. I like the animated image; better than a thousand-word README. (via)
- “TLS Mastery” sponsorships open. MWL nonfiction, worth it.
- “git sync murder” status. MWL fiction, also worth it.
- Tree diagrams in computer science and other fields. Links for you to read, or to find books to read.
- The Hinman Collator, a mechanical version of diff(1). (via)
- THE SECRET LIFE OF MACHINES: The Videos. Cartoons! (also via)
- Niklas Luhmann’s Zettelkasten, the paper version of Roam Research. That is the sort of link pairing I love to do for Lazy Reading.
- In weird coincidence, here’s that word again: creating and linking zettelkasten notes in vim.
- Gnomes. “Most everyone hates gnomes.”
- CommunityRule. There’s a mapping here onto open source projects.
Accidental theme of video links, which I would not have expected for a BSD summary.
- Speculoos, a FreeBSD (and Citrix) specific vulnerability. You know you’ve made it when you are a target.
- January to March 2020 FreeBSD Status Report.
- OpenBSD on the HP Envy 13. (via)
- Ars Technica – Not Actually Linux Distro Review – GhostBSD. (via)
- FuryBSD 12.1 overview. (video, via)
- Ubiquiti UniFi Controller Installation on FreeBSD from ports/packages. (video, via)
- 3-Antivirus Protection using OPNsense Plugins. (video, via)
- Northgard currently Free for the Weekend on Steam. (Can run on OpenBSD at least.)
- FreeBSD progress on Slimbook Base14. (via)
- Using OpenVPN with Multi-WAN. I’ve done this; it’s easier than it looks. (via)
- mksh R59 released. (MirBSD Korn shell)
- TrueNAS CORE is the New FreeNAS.
- Setting Up Users, Permissions, and ACLs on FreeNAS. Or TrueNAS Core?
- Running X Applications on a Jail created with Bastille.
- Valuable News – 2020/04/13.
- RIP Romeo, host of many NYCBUG events.
- SEMIBUG, still meeting remotely through May.
If you want to work on Bluetooth on DragonFly, there’s more people adding to the bounty.
BSD 346 is out and has some interesting Unix history bits in amongst the other news.
I’m posting now because it’s happening Wednesday and waiting for In Other BSDs on Saturday will be too late: the next FreeBSD Office Hours (livestream with Q&A) is happening on the 16th.
My sadly neglected RSS reader is overflowing.
- Chesses 2. I posted about Chesses 1 some time ago; this is more. (via)
- Paper Models of Polyhedra. (via)
- Open Source Fonts Are Love Letters to the Design Community.
- The Original Internet Bottleneck.
- Gopherus – a DOS (and multi-platform, console-mode) gopher client. Getting pretty obscure here. (via)
- Curses City, a simple ASCII Sim City style game using ncurses. (via)
- Internet Histories, Volume 4, Issue 1. Parts available online. (via)
- Tempestas II, A Clock style Barometer. No display – physical sliding parts.
- pheriday 3: infrastructure. Installing Netscape 6, with screenshots, on current hardware for fun.
- The Soul of a New Machine: Rethinking the Computer. (via)
- Roam, real hypertext.
- This Super-Clean Smart Screen Puts a Newspaper on Your Wall. Neat looking but of course expensive. (via)
- Wolfram Style Cellular Automata with Vim Macros. See comments at source link.
- A Definitive Guide to Enabling Italics in Vim and tmux. (via)
- UI design is fun! (via)
- The Implied Appendix N.
BUG meetings are canceled, but this can’t be surprising at this point.
- Installing FreeBSD for Raspberry Pi 1/2/3. (via)
- Tale of two hypervisor bugs – Escaping from FreeBSD bhyve. (via)
- SNMP Mastery is out. (related: The Print Book Trade, and Money)
- NYCBUG meetings are suspended for obvious meetings, but there’s online chat.
- BSDCan 2020 will be online-only.
- No April ChiBUG meeting.
- FreeNAS and TrueNAS are merging.
- OpenBSD andIPv6.
- WireGuard Gives Linux a Faster, More Secure VPN. Linked cause there’s BSD support too. (via)
- Announcing the pkgsrc-2020Q1 release.
- BSD Link Roundup 4.8.
- Wifi renewal restarted.
- LLDB work concluded.
- Valuable News – 2020/04/06.
- WRATH: Aeon of Ruin on OpenBSD!
- Testing AGS games on OpenBSD! That’s Adventure Game Studios.
- OPNsense 20.1.4 released.