This week’s BSD Now has a bunch of “project status report” items – normal reports, not end of year roundups, despite the date. Good reading if you aren’t familiar with the work involved, in any case.
So, if you find yourself in possession of an ADM-3A terminal, and want to attach it to a DragonFly machine, here is the /etc/ttys config (viewed on the ADM-3A itself of course) and the front switch settings that worked for me.
Remember, ^h deletes.
As in, right now, and online, so join in and say hi.
Thanks to liweitianux, the mirrors page on the DragonFly site has been updated. Check again to see if there’s a mirror near you, if you haven’t looked recently.
If you remember HAMMER1’s ability to create a volume that spanned multiple local disks, that capability’s been introduced to HAMMER2. Look at the commit message to see how it works so far.
Note that this is not multi-master replication.
I haven’t had many posts this past week because of a mix of work then holidays. but there’s always Lazy Reading.
- My favorite essays of life advice.
- Lode Runner.
- “just don’t use any non-essential cookies“
- Cemetery of Soviet computers. Gotta reinstall STALKER. (via)
- “Tell me you work in tech without telling me you work in tech.” (via)
- Social shell games.
- Web Conversation From the Other Side. Followup from last week.
- A Book Like Foo: Powerful Book Recommendations. (via)
- Smalltalk Zoo: Stories and simulations around the evolution of Smalltalk. (via)
- Christmas Demos.
- Repairing and bootstrapping an IBM 5170 PC/AT, part 1 and part 2.
- New Montague Portal novel: “Drinking Heavy Water”.
Lots of history this week.
- Nakatomi Socrates BSD.
- FreeBSD src now in git. (via)
- Perfecting hashing in NetBSD (2013) Video. (via)
- The original “Spacewar!” running on a virtual DEC PDP-1. Technically early BSD. (via)
- ThinkPad X1 Carbon G4 Running FreeBSD 12.2-RELEASE. (via)
- Allen K. Briggs Memorial Scholarship.
- Host your Cryptpad web office suite with OpenBSD.
- Valuable News – 2020/12/21.
- Youtube Install Video for MidnightBSD.
- Managing Jails with Ansible: A showcase for building a container infrastructure on FreeBSD. (via)
- LimeSuiteSDR is now ported to FreeBSD. (via)
- X86 bsd router suggestions.
There’s an Q&A session for this week’s BSD Now. I haven’t looked carefully enough to see if this is the last for the year, but there’s some fun what-are-you-running-at-home material in there.
This week’s links are all fun, but you had better have some time to read.
- The Nethack story of Sery the tourist and Sery on the 7th floor.
- Concentrichron. (via)
- MAX HEADROOM 10\u0027 4\” Two levels of ironic there.
- The Making of Donkey Kong on the Atari 2600. (via)
- XScreenSaver 5.45 is out. New hacks, frustrating stories.
- The Be Book…in lovely HTML. (via)
- Web Conversations With the Year 2000. (via)
- Music Video Roundup. From arguably the golden age of music videos.
- Rick Priestley Uses This.
- What’s the Value of Hackable Hardware, Anyway? Begs the question, but the details of building a 6-key Braille keyboard are neat.
- Precursor’s Mechanical Design. “Single-crystal diamond milling”.
- Winners of the 2020 IFComp. (via)
Your unrelated music of the week: Shimmer, Then Disappear.
Working on less traditional BSD links here.
- Toward an automated tracking of OpenBSD ports contributions.
- Commentary on the MacOS -> FreeBSD article from last week.
- BSD Unix Hardware Support Database. (via)
- BSD Discord server. More linked in comments.
- Become shell literate. Wonderfully not Linux/bash-specific.
- There’s always more history. Early BSD work, indirectly.
- CentOS killed by IBM – a chance to go new ways?
- Set your favorite pager.
- OpenBSD on TECLAST F7 Plus.
- OPNsense 20.7.7 released.
- Valuable News – 2020/12/14.
This week’s BSD Now talks about shell history, Plan 9, and new-to-me ArisbluBSD, so it should be fun.
I lean more to the fun topics this week.
- Command Line Interface Guidelines. (via)
- Ethics in Strategy Gaming, Part 2: Colonization.
- Bombadillo, a non-web browser. Gemini, Gopher, finger. (via)
- The Bastard Operator From Hell Complete WWW Archive . Well, not complete. (via)
- How Tough is a First Level Fighter?
- Low spec Computers. (via)
- The Control Room: A Media Archaeology. (via)
- Mousephone. Phone Mouse.
- The manuscripts of Edsger W. Dijkstra. (via)
- Ghoulstorm part 1 and part 2.
- A Gopher client on the Nintendo Switch. (via)
- The death and life of postmaster@anywhere.
Straight from tabs.
- How to get generic interface names and IPs in OpenBSD PF.
- Our monitoring of our OpenBSD machines, such as it is (as of November 2020).
- Show diff output in color.
- FreeBSD Virtualization bhyve and vm-bhyve Setup. (video, via)
- macOS to FreeBSD Migration – Why I Left macOS. (via)
- Contributing FreeBSD Documentation. My only experience with DocBook. (via)
- FreeBSD Remote Process Plugin: Final Milestone Achieved. (via)
- OPNSense 20.7.6 released.
- TrueNAS 12.0u1 is out with OpenZFS 2.0.
- Valuable News – 2020/12/07.
I haven’t had much to report this week, but there is a new episode of BSD Now.
This is one of my more backwards-looking Lazy Reading posts.
- Digital Tools I Wish Existed. (via)
- Floppy Emu Update: Apple II Copy-Protection. (via)
- AppleCrate II: A New Apple II-Based Parallel Computer (2008). I linked to this back in 2011, but this is a new, updated version. (via)
- Hexographer, for making hexmaps quickly. (via)
- The return of Bobby Tables, LLC.
- I Love ED on CP/M. (via)
- The Book of Trees: Visualizing Branches of Knowledge. More good books there.
- Athanor: The Alchemical Furnace, a documentary about Jan Svankmajer. (via)
- ALGOL 60 is 60.
- The Colors of Noise.
- Technically, nobody really agreed what time it was until a few decades ago. (Read the rest of the thread while you are there; there’s a lot of interesting history.)