tuxillo has built a new set of packages for dports; upgrade using the instructions in his post. (Though ‘pkg upgrade’ has generally worked for me as the quickest solution.)
Somehow I still have 20 tabs open… I need to clean out harder.
- A Culture of Innovation: Insider Accounts of Computing and Life at BBN. (via)
- Building a random Aeropress recipe generator for my search engine.
- 20 Years of Haiku. (via)
- MAD GOD.
- The IBM 1401 datacenter simulator – experience 1960’s mainframe programming. (via)
- The Dungeons and Dragons 5th Edition Challenge Rating system is deranged.
- My sleeper PC… curse!
- It’s Time to Retire the CSV. (via)
- A 6 byte Commodore 64 Demo and C64 Coding Under (Many) Constraints.
- Living the Beta Life.
- The xterm terminal emulator can do a lot more than just display text.
- Learning that Vim has insert mode keystrokes that do special things.
- Vieb – Vim bindings for the web by design. (via)
- 50 Years of Text Games: 2001: The Beast and 2002: Screen.
Longer reading this week.
- Remote desktop on NetBSD with Xnest (no VNC). (via)
- One week with FreeBSD 13 on an Acer Aspire One ZG5. (via)
- Linux is dead, long-live Docker monoculture. (via)
- FreeBSD development on Docker support. (via)
- VoidLinux in FreeBSD Jail; with init. (via)
- Troubleshooting netatalk3 in a FreeBSD jail.
- wifi project status update. (NetBSD)
- Meet the 2021 FreeBSD Google Summer of Code Students.
- History of ZFS Part 3: Heading Into the Future.
- Valuable News – 2021/08/23.
- [OpenBSD]-current has moved to 7.0-beta.
- Recent and not so recent changes in OpenBSD that make life better (and may turn up elsewhere too).
- OpenBSD on the Huawei MateBook X (2020). I have never encountered this hardware.
- Useless use of GNU.
It’s a very quiet week here but there’s still a BSD Now episode. It’s covering a bunch of topics, but the title makes me think: all the BSDs have VM hosting solutions now.
- Comics Laureate Recommended Reading List. (via)
- The truth about semver.
- Undead Dinosaur Generator.
- atari64: Commodore 64 OS running on Atari 8-bit hardware. (via)
- Announcing RetroChallenge 2021/10. (via)
- TLDs — Putting the ‘.fun’ in the top of the DNS.
- Cracking into the Sun Ray General Dynamics-Tadpole M1400. Odd hardware, though not the oddest Tadpole made.
- Open-sourcing a more precise time appliance. I am not sure but it seems like Facebook reinvented a wheel. (via)
- ZIL tidbits and Inform 6 dev news.
- “the only planet where 100% of Linux systems have working sound is Mars.“
- This Clifford Stoll interview made me realize he’s the author of The Cuckoo’s Egg, a good book about Cold War hacking, and the creator of ACME Klein Bottles. I’ve mentioned both before separately without connecting the dots. (via)
- Trevor Owens Uses This. The first ever Head of Digital Content Management at the Library of Congress.
- Minimal Computing, via the previous link.
- 50 Years of Text Games: 2000: Galatea.
- Introducing the PineNote. (via)
I have some barely-BSD links this week but I don’t think you’ll mind.
- Peter Hansteen is presenting virtually for SEMIBUG, tomorrow. “Recent and not so recent changes in OpenBSD that make life better”. 1 PM Eastern, cause he’s in a different time zone, so I am mentioning it early.
- Bringing NetBSD to Zig’s Continuous Integration. (via)
- FreeBSD Experiment Rethinks The OS Install. (via)
- PackagingCon 2021 – a conference for package manager developers and packagers. Hope it includes BSD packaging. (via)
- iXSystems is hiring. (a BSD-specific company)
- NetBSD Explained. (via)
- Install NetBSD 9.2 on a DEC Alpha CPU in QEMU with X11. More acronyms than not in that sentence. (via)
- SerenityOS. Slightly BSD-related. (via)
- Valuable News – 2021/08/09 and 2021/08/16.
- EC2 boot time benchmarking.
- OpenBSD on the Framework Laptop.
It’s been a very quiet week, so here’s a link to BSD Now’s netcat printing episode. There’s some variety in the Beastie Bits, too.
Yep, it’s probably there depending on your chipset.
Mini-theme: C64, I guess?
- The Rise of the Small Internet. Gopher and Gemini. (via)
- The Old Computer Challenge: Start, Day 1, Day 3, Day 6, Day 7, and conclusion.
- Personal Computing On An Amiga In 2021. Another person taking up the challenge. (via)
- Related: Commodore 64 “Mod of the Year” (2015). (via)
- The Tao of Unicode Sparklines. Someday I will find the right use case for these. (via)
- The Emacs Lock-In Effect or the Emacs Sunk Cost Fallacy. (via)
- Empty npm package ‘-‘ has over 700,000 downloads. (via)
- the alternative limb project. (via)
- 700,000 lines of code, 20 years, and one developer: How Dwarf Fortress is built. (via)
- From previous source comments: emergent effects in complex game systems and also Dwarf Fortress Bugs.
- Daicon IV Opening Animation. From 1983 with copyright violations galore. (via)
- Smart Phone, Dumb Terminal. (via)
- A Tour of the Fuchsia Operating System. (via)
- InitWare (a systemd fork) runs on OpenBSD for the first time. (via)
- Using UTF?8 [in OpenBSD] (2010) Still applies I think, and knowing the compose mechanism is useful. (via)
- The Design of the NetBSD I/O Subsystems (2002). (PDF, via)
- Unix Shell: History and Trivia. Very in-depth; pre-BSD. (via)
- dancrossnyc/multics: Source for the Multics operating system. Also pre-BSD. (via)
- Yubikey/(pfSense& OpenVPN)/ADDS – HOW DO I MAKE THIS WORK? I am also interested in the answer.
The lead article in this week’s BSD Now talks about how to not change your OS – though it’s both Linux flavors, so it’s not necessarily BSD-related except for schadenfreude. There’s a bunch of other articles linked, so don’t be distracted by my splitting of hairs.
ChiBUG is meeting tonight at 6:30 CDT via Zoom. “Protecting OpenBSD from DMA Attacks” is the presentation; RSVP to the address in that linked message for the meeting link.
Aaron LI posted a summary of how he went from zero to done, so to speak, porting NVMM to DragonFly. There’s some interesting future projects there, too.
Physical parts and their history is the mini-theme.
- The earth is speeding up recently. Literally, 2028 may be less than a year long.
- Sam and Max Hit the Road, an in-depth history. The original 1990s comics origin is noteworthy. (reminded via)
- hi analysis.
- Amazon + Kindle means less books for all of us.
- AIRAMP: Bringing Winamp Into The Real World!
- LED Pocketwatch.
- Ways of reading without the influence of community.
- Signal Boost Bots And Manipulated Trending Content (about halfway down the page. Spam mechanisms as involuntary attention-boosters.
- History of the Kensington security slot. Chances are you are sitting about 2 feet away from one right now.
- How the IBM PC won then lost the personal computer market. (via)
- Why and How you should start using Onion Networking. (via)
- “Paleo PNGs”.
- 50 Years of Text Games: 1998: Photopia and 1999: King of Dragon Pass.
- A 5,400 character typewriter. Pre-Unicode, obviously. Check the source link for some neat historic pictures on other topics.
Your unrelated music of the week: Jalang.
Today’s mini-theme: follow threads!
- What are your experiences with VPS providers using *BSD?
- ChiBUG is meeting August 10th at 6:30 CDT via Zoom. “Protecting OpenBSD from DMA Attacks” is the presentation. RSVP for details. I’ll post a reminder day-of.
- Peter Hansteen is presenting virtually for SEMIBUG August 22. “Recent and not so recent changes in OpenBSD that make life better”. 1 PM Eastern, cause he’s in a different time zone. I’ll post again for that too.
- Generating random passwords on BSD – follow the long thread for ideas.
- The slides from the July 7 privacy vs anonymity presentation at NYCBUG. (related non-BSD mention)
- RAID 0 or 1 for OpenBSD. Follow the thread for all the suggestions.
- Achieving RPO/RTO Objectives with ZFS – Part 1.
- Expanding our FreeBSD home file server.
- suppressing motd on FreeBSD 13.0+.
- Valuable News – 2021/08/03.
This week’s BSD Now talks about online conferences – something I hope we can resume soon. There’s other links of course but that’s the one I want.
Well, not what are you doing there, but you’ll be describing “what you are doing” at a roundtable for NYCBUG’s August meeting tonight.
It used to be that if you had a HAMMER2 volume and ran low on space, snapshotting would stop so that you didn’t completely fill the disk. Now, thanks to Francis GUDIN, snapshots continue to roll forward and discard older ones to keep disk usage constant. It won’t fix the low disk space issue, but snapshots will stay up to date. It’s in 6.0 too.
I think from this commit that qemu in dports is able to build NVMM-compatible. It won’t be in the current binaries for download because those are built from quarterlies, but work from source.
I am not sure those sentences I just typed would be comprehensible to a non-BSD user.