You may get some errors because of an expiring base Let's Encrypt certificate when using pkg. It's being worked on.
The not-official-but-still-used mirror-eu-1.dragonflybsd.org mirror is going away later next month. The main site probably has enough bandwidth to compensate.
Not huge news about mandoc, but I always like linking to updates with clear changelists.
SEMIBUG's lightning talks event is tonight. No, wait, it's tomorrow. It's online with Jitsi so you can see it no matter what - possibly even on BSD?
Classic games as a mini-theme.
- The Instruction Set Edition. Starts at System/360 and goes on. (via)
- Reviving PalmOS. (It's Pumpkin!) (via)
- Quake in 13kb. (via)
- Angband in WASM. (via)
- A Vim Guide For Experts. (via)
- Decoding Voyager 1. (via)
- Apple II Double High Resolution Graphics (DHGR) - Pushing Limits. (via)
- In Search of David Long’s 751-point “Adventure”. (via)
- Re-visiting Gopher on A/UX. (via)
- So what is the deal with A/UX anyways? (via)
- geoGopher 2.0: a gopher client for Commodore GEOS. Getting silly. (via)
- The Forgotten World of Teletype Computer Games. (via)
- NetHack Challenge. (via)
- Public Domain Operating System. (via)
- A different kind of keyboard. Arpeggio. (via)
- Generating weird files. (via)
I forgot to link to BSD Now 421: ZFS eats CPU on Thursday!
- Valuable News – 2021/09/20.
- Ghost in the Shell – Part 7 – ZSH Setup.
- GhostBSD build tool development visualization, 2014-2021.
- Migrating from Apache/WordPress to relayd/httpd/Hugo.
- Technology Roadmap. (FreeBSD) I support this idea of publishing plans.
- Improving GDB register model compatibility in LLDB.
- Cruelty Squad brings Executive Mindset to OpenBSD.
- OPNsense 21.7.3 released.
- php_mail() on FreeBSD and Wordpress. (via)
- Automatically lock screen on OpenBSD using xidle and xlock.
- OpenBSD on the Vortex86DX CPU.
- “DNSSEC Mastery, 2nd Edition” Cover Reveal. BSD front and center.
I installed new SSL certificates for this server over the weekend and I have to say, Let's Encrypt and certbot are the easiest SSL setup process I've ever done. It worked exactly as expected on DragonFly.
SEMIBUG is meeting online tomorrow, the 21st. The Emacs presentation that was originally scheduled has been postponed to October 19; it'll be lightning talks instead. Update: postponed to next week.
I am still not catching up to my RSS feeds but that's OK, still plenty to read.
- Neglected Books. Fun for the covers, never mind the books. (via)
- 1950s Bakelite Podcast Player. I always liked this concept, whatever the shell.
- 50 Years of Text Games: 2004: The Fire Tower and 2005: Shades of Doom. Yes, that second one is exactly what you suspect.
- A Quick and Dirty Guide to Creating an EPUB with Pandoc.
- Land of Lisp's Orc Battle, ported to Forth. (via)
- 1980s computer controls GRPS heat and AC. (via)
- How to sneak the Windows 95 credits screen into the build without anybody noticing.
- The Incredible KIMplement 0.2b: a KIM-1 emulator for the Commodore 64 (and the Superkim).
- visurf, a web browser based on NetSurf.
- The script kiddies have come to Gemini.
- How to fix hiring?
Still plenty of links I haven't even got to yet.
- Understanding ZFS Channel Programs.
- Comparing FreeBSD GELI and OpenZFS encrypted pools with keys.
- Valuable News – 2021/09/13.
- Ghost in the Shell – Part 6 – Learn Shell Scripting.
- Minecraft on lunarclient (on OpenBSD).
- FreeBSD 11.4 EOL.
- TrueNAS vs FreeNAS (and why you should upgrade!)
- Quick fix GhostBSD 21.09.08 ISO now available. (via)
- Using the FreeBSD RACK TCP Stack.
- Plasma System Monitor and FreeBSD.
- libdmx removed in OpenBSD.
- By default,
scp(1)now uses SFTP protocol.
- Unlocking UVM faults yields significant performance boost.
- traceroute(8) gets speed boost. My first thought was "but there's a ceiling to that".
This week's BSD Now thankfully skips the pun that might go with the episode number, and talks about various OpenBSD and NetBSD articles.
ChiBUG's meeting via Google Meeting tomorrow, 6:30PM CDT.
Classic Lazy Reading weirdness.
- Can the Subaltern Speak?, radical augmented gaze. Not really augmented but definitely aesthetic.
- The System Reference Document for D&D, I think version 3.5? Here's v5 which might be better.
- More Tomy Tutor homebrew.
- 50 Years of Text Games: 2003: The Kingdom of Loathing.
- A visualization of the logos of 5,837 metal bands, grouped by theme, similarity, font, and “13 Dimensions of Doom”.
- SIGCIS 2021 is coming up and is entirely online.
- Spine Desk Lamp. Could be real if you wanted.
- Game of Life patterns. (via)
- Three Wifi meters.
- "the most consequential figures in the tech world..." (via)
- Suzanne Ciani Creates The Soundtrack For A Pinball Machine. (via)
- Barnsworthburning, a directory.
I am severely backlogged on links.
- Valuable News – 2021/09/06.
- FreeBSD Desktop – Part 27 – Configuration – Netflix Signal Telegram.
- Large Unix programs were historically not all that portable between Unixes.
- FreeBSD 13.0-RELEASE on Microsoft Azure Marketplace.
- Development Tools Next Steps. FreeBSD moving ever so slowly to git. I think; the announcement assumes you are already knee-deep.
- xterm gets unveiled.
- A Co-op Term at the FreeBSD Foundation.
- R.E.L.I.V.E (Oddworld engine).
- GPU recommendations for OpenBSD dual-monitor workstation + gaming machine.
- Port of the Week: pngquant.
- pkgupdate, an OpenBSD script to update packages fast.
- iked(8) gains client-side support for DNS configuration.
This week's BSD Now is the usual roundup of news, with the headline taken from an article about FreeBSD's new/experimental web-based installer. (What, no mention of the installer for DragonFly? It's been web-compatible for years...) Digs aside, the BSD install experience could be different.
The recent tmux package update reminds me to mention 'pkg lock'. When you update packages, pkg will update everything. If there's a package you don't want changed, the pkg lock(8) command will keep it at the current version. There can be some other packages held back because of dependencies, but that's OK. Don't forget to pkg unlock when no longer needed...
NYCBUG's hosting "Extreme scripting with KSH and AWK" with G Clifford Williams, tomorrow. It's online, so everyone can get the lesson.
If you want to update to the now fixed tmux port, you'll want to add a -f to the pkg command to force it; the version number hasn't changed.
There's a toy/game mini-theme this week.
- Optimizing the Nethack 4.3 Save System. (via)
- Plua revisited: Lua for PalmOS (and resurrecting plua2c). Niche but neat.
- The Commodore Plus/4, 3-Plus-1 and computer literacy.
- Being sure about things.
- Venn diagrams and humor.
- "The Good Games", a playlist showing influential 1980s games. I've played almost every one, and the mechanisms hold up today. (Thanks, Sasha)
- The Dance Music Archive. If you were at a particular age at a particular place, you will like this. I was neither but it's still fun. (via)
- Systems Thinking. (via)
- TZExplorer, for exploring the time zone file. (via)
- Raspberry Pi glasses and Sidekick.
- All the computer history and science books you should read.
- Herbie Hancock demonstrates a synthesizer on Sesame Street in 1983. (via)
- Roguelike Celebration 2021 - the speakers. Tickets available.
- Remaking Vintage Computer Toys.
Note the last link; BSD and M1.
- RSA/SHA1 signature type disabled by default in OpenSSH. Disruptive but good.
- (open)rsync gains include/exclude support.
- Choosing The Right ZFS Pool Layout. Appropriate illustration.
- HardenedBSD August 2021 Status Report.
- ChiBUG will be meeting on Tuesday, September 14th at 6:30PM CDT via Google Meetings. I'll post a reminder.
- NYCBUG Sept 8 meeting: Extreme scripting with KSH and AWK. Also reminding.
- Valuable News – 2021/08/30.
- FreeBSD/EC2 AMI Systems Manager Public Parameters.
- A new path: vm86-based venix emulator.
- After Summer. (KDE and BSD planned work)
- Former things – OSSG. BSD in London history.
- Hibernate time reduced. (OpenBSD)
- Fair Internet bandwidth management on a network using OpenBSD.
- NetBSD on the Apple M1. (via)