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Your unrelated to anything at all image of the week: Saskatchewan!
I’ll post reminders day-of for the BUG meetings.
This week’s BSD Now is a little sad about FreeBSD 13/i386 going to a less-supported platform, but there’s plenty of links to other stories.
LibreSSL in DragonFly has had a minor update, from 3.2.3 to 3.2.4, thanks to Daniel Fojt. It’s a bugfix update, but I’m using it as a chance to remind everyone you can use LibreSSL for everything in dports, too.
If you’re running on DragonFly master, make sure you are on the right version of bmake. If you are on 5.8, it won’t affect you.
Well, that’s not exactly correct: you can mount more than one tmpfs, and you can mount multiples at the same spot, but I can’t think of a reason to do so. In fact, it could happen by accident, but there’s a fix for that in DragonFly, thanks to Aaron LI. Not a major problem, but mentioning it in case you saw it and were confused.
Today’s date is slightly confusing.
There’s a lot to catch up on!
Because there’s a newer version of sh(1) in DragonFly, you may need to update your 5.8 system to continue building ports from source. Binary installation through pkg still works as expected so this may not affect you.
The menacing BSD Now for this week covers a bunch of stuff, not just post hoc arguments, but there’s a special request: old retail BSD software. If you have older commercial disks or images floating around, they want to know.
There’s a new build of DragonFly 5.8 binary packages available. There’s a sudo fix in there for the recent public cross-platform CVE it had, plus the linked announcement describes how to get around a pkg upgrade bug.
Another informal history theme, not uncommon.
Your unrelated music link of the week: Best electronic music on Bandcamp, January 2021.
It’s been a quiet week, but at least we have the regular BSD Now episode to hear. They talk about Plan 9 this week, which I guess isn’t BSD but still entertains me.
There’s a few links in here that you could lose hours to. Those are the best!
- A 6502 (think Apple I) as a clamshell.
- “predicting the weather in the earth’s core is hard“. Meaning, the earth speeds up and slows down, unpredictably.
- Colour & Shape: Using Computer Vision to Explore the Science Museum Group Collection. (via)
- Simulating Zoom circa 1990. The whole Slow Networks series there is fun. (also via)
- Useful video clips of Turing Award winners. Talking about innovations with the people that actually did them; Knuth on compiler writing, Hellman on public key encryption, etc.
- I wish every program that wanted ‘a SQL database’ would let me use SQLite. Same.
- The Hidden, Destructive Legacy of ‘Duke Nukem’. (via)
- 50 Years of Text Games: 1975: dnd.
- Bluetooth trackball Mark II. The ball is the trackball. (via)
- Semi-related: The Computer History Museum’s short films sorted by topic. You will also find some gems here.
- “The center of the Cloud is in Ashburn, Virginia”. The Cloud, the Civil War, and the “War on Coal”. (via)
- little sound dj, emulating a Game Boy just to make music. (via)
- “TLS Mastery” first draft done! Looking for technical reviewers.
- Generative Unfoldings, Opening April 1, 2021. All open source generative art.
- Links about todo.txt.
Hardware-heavy this week, sorta.
With a title like this, it seems you must listen to the newest BSD Now. The title’s talking about pf-badhost. There’s more covered in the episode.
I’m not sure if this is directly helpful, but a recent series of posts about running jitsi on DragonFly covers the different parts of setting it up. There isn’t a “this is the solved answer” post to point at; I’m linking to the start of the thread as it might be useful for someone.
Michael Dexter will be giving a talk for NYCBUG’s February 3rd meeting (6:45 PM Eastern) titled “Fifteen Years and Fifteen Minutes: Applying Occam’s Razor to FreeBSD with OccamBSD“. If you want to attend – and you should – email for the Zoom link; the address to email is in the linked message.
(I managed to miss putting this in In Other BSDs Saturday, but that’s OK; you should go cause this is a topic that isn’t covered anywhere else.)