I’ve been posting in this new pattern for a while now. The content is mostly the same – DragonFly updates, BSD user meetings, oddball mostly history links – but I’m posting as I see them instead of doing a weekend summary. Which do you prefer? The summary or the drip?
Some links: The Next Generation in Graphics Part 1, talking about the colossal shift in gaming that was Doom/Quake, and different kinds of differential, explaining how GPS is corrected. And here’s something unusual: Captain Beefheart and the Magic Band tracks with single instruments separated out by AI. You can more easily hear how unique John French’s drumming was/is.
If you are near Portugal this September, so is EuroBSDCon 2023. Registration and the call for papers are both out.
VCF East photos. Some of these machines are complete mysteries to me.
The next NYCBUG meeting, May 3rd, will be a talk about GEFS, the Good Enough File System, and porting from Plan9 to OpenBSD.
Michael W. Lucas is talking about his new OpenBSD filesystems book tomorrow at SemiBUG’s meeting. It’s online so you don’t even have to be there.
Registration is open for BSDCan 2023, and here’s what you will see there.
SimCity 2000 on OpenBSD, but should work on most any BSD.
Audiobooks Without Audible. Apple and Google have a financial incentive to make data loading that is on their platforms but outside of their marketplace as crappy as possible. (via)
NYCBUG is meeting in person tomorrow. Go if you are near, otherwise catch the stream.
The Age of Average, which applies to operating system / open source development these days too, I think.
I haven’t done this in a while. Your unrelated music link of the week: Drifted Entities Vol. 2 by Healing Force Project. New electronic, but not modern.
How to install XFCE, Cinnamon, and KDE on FreeBSD (but probably extensible to DragonFly and others.) (via)