The social meeting for NYCBUG is tonight, at Torch & Crown Brewing. Go, if you are near.
- My Top 10 Favorite Imaginary Settings (Part I) and Part 2.
- On the strange joys of mainframe OSes and legacy tech that has survived into modern times. (via)
- The MIPS ThinkPad, kind of. I have one of these.
- the nevada national security site pt 4.
- Janet Jackson had the power to crash laptop computers, follow-up.
- Stupid Shit No One Needs And Terrible Ideas Hackathon Toronto. MMOPong, for instance. (via)
- A short history of the drum machine. (via)
- So when did POP and IMAP become a “legacy protocol?”
- The Best Command-Line-Only Video Games. Kinda a listicle and no BSD-specific checks, I know. (via)
- Plan9port, cause of something I read.
- Oral Histories of Museum Computing. (via)
- Next NYCBUG social gathering is this Wednesday.
- Ultima Online’s 25th anniversary. Linked here cause it works on OpenBSD without Wine, according to the comment. (via)
- Announcing the pkgsrc 2022Q3 branch.
- How Rob Pike got hired by Dennis Richie.
- A DMD 5620 Terminal Emulator. This is a terminal I’ve never seen before.
- EuroBSDCon 2022, my first BSD conference (and how they are different).
- EuroBSDCon 2022.
- EuroBSDCon 2022.
- The Geeks way of checking what the outside wheather[sic] is like.
- Cartron asks what FreeBSD machines I use.
- Red Hat’s OpenShift vs FreeBSD Jails.
- Toolchains Adventures Q3 2022.
- Valuable News – 2022/09/26.
- How to trigger services restart after OpenBSD update.
BSD Now this week is titled ‘EuroBSDCon’, but as far as I know they weren’t there – haven’t listened to the episode yet. Any readers here go?
3 months until Christmas!
- Building the future of the command line.
- Working Offgrid Efficiently.
- Alternatives to Bloatware, found in the previous link.
- Ranking Vance’s SF and Fantasy Novels.
- The VCF East Swap Meet is coming up.
- Computing’s Woodstock. People in 1976 talking about their projects for the first time, like ENIAC and Colossus, no biggie. (via)
- Espresso machine historic gallery. (via)
- Atari 2600 joystick port history.
- The Prelinger Archives. Hours of ephemeral video.
- Running PalmOS without PalmOS. (via)
- The phrase “open source” (still) matters.
- Because We Still Have Net 1.0.
- Authenticated SMTP and IMAP authentication attacks and attempts we see here.
- I don’t know how to solve prompt injection and You can’t solve AI security problems with more AI.
- The Quintessential Dungeon. (via)
Check the first link; it’s time-dependent.
- Happening tomorrow: Peter Hansteen presents to SEMIBUG about pf. It’s online and he’s certainly an authoritative speaker.
- Desktop-installer: Use your Cleverness for Creativity. Note there’s multiple tabs within this writeup. (via)
- A Quick Look at the History of Package Management on FreeBSD.
- Open Source in Enterprise Environments – Where Are We Now and What Is Our Way Forward?
- FreeBSD Cope with WiFi Fuckup.
- AsiaBSDCon 2023 is happening. (via)
- Analyzing BSD Kernels for Uninitialized Memory Disclosures using Binary Ninja. (via)
- Your Comprehensive Guide to rc(8): FreeBSD Services and Automation.
- How to Setup Apache/FCGID on NetBSD 9.3.
- Valuable News – 2022/09/19.
- “OpenBSD Mastery: Filesystems” draft done!
This week’s BSD Now is the normal roundup of stories. I won’t point you at anything specific; it’s all good.
Oddities this week.
- Text-to-image for my inbox. Random subjects into pictures.
- How we monitor the temperature of our machine rooms. Linked for the reminder I need to look at that hardware.
- Bootstrapping the Old fashioned Way. So… painful!
- The Open Source Rotary Cell Phone, 2 years later. Surely I linked it before.
- A retro style online SSH client to play Nethack. (via)
- Connectix Quickcam, the first webcam. Designed by a studio in Schenectady, NY, which I happened to visit just after the product release.
- The Nevada National Security Site. Here’s part 2 and part 3.
- Prompt injection attacks against GPT-3.
- XScreenSaver 6.05 out now.
I got subscribed to the UNIX Heritage Society mailing list and it’s already turned up some good stories.
ps(1)gains support for tree-like display of processes. OpenBSD, though it would be useful everywhere, hint, hint.
rcctl(8)gains a “
- Portable OpenSSH commits now SSH-signed.
- Sharing Dual-Licensed Drivers between Linux and FreeBSD.
- “interesting old-timey UNIXes” – I do not know where these intersect with the more well known branches of the family tree.
- Time overflows have always been with us.
- A fresh look at FreeBSD. (via)
- The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: The Unix Legacy. By Rob Pike. Note the timestamp, for 2 reasons.
- Valuable News – 2022/09/12.
- Installing BSD on an older Dell Laptop: having some issues.
- -current has moved to 7.2. OpenBSD.
- rpki-client 8.0 released.
- ChiBUG is meeting this Tuesday, the 20th.
This week’s BSD Now has two things I want to highlight – articles on Linux ABI and on dma. You’ll just have to click through.
No default theme this week.
- The Codeless Code, coding koans.
- The Black Beast cyberdeck.
- The World of TSRan.
- THE SYNTHESIZER’S GREATEST HITS – A1 POSTER. (via)
- Campaign Cartographer 3. Software for making fake maps. (via)
- The Sender Policy Framework. Ranks up there with IPSec as possibly designed to make things worse, not better.
- The Things Spammers Believe – A Tale of 300,000 Imaginary Friends.
- The Eternal Paradox.
- Pope Fibonacci.
- Roguelike Celebration 2022 speaker list, plus preview today.
- Syntactics Crystalwriter.
- Circuit Simulator. (via)
- Enlightenment 2.0.
Yay, another week that overflowed with links!
- Creating a wireguard connection between my home and colo.
- How I configure dma for mail delivery in jails on my internet hosts.
- “OpenBSD Mastery: Filesystems” Status Report.
- New FreeBSD Quick Guide: Video Playback on FreeBSD.
- Support for ‘kill -SIGNAME …’ was added in 4BSD.
- 3D printed FreeBSD desk toys.
- Deploying FreeBSD on Oracle Cloud.
- “Return of the Emperor” – text-based game.
- Best laptop for OpenBSD? From the comments: jcs.org’s list.
- Valuable News – 2022/09/05.
- g2k22 Hackathon Report: Martijn van Duren on
- OpenBSD may soon gain further memory protections: immutable userland mappings.
One of these is a pure nostalgia link for me.
- Games from the Trash: The History of the TRS-80. (via)
- preventing loss dot jp2.
- Notes from a 1984 trip to Xerox PARC.
- Return to Monkey Island.
- SSH Tips and Tricks. (via)
- Macintosh Classic II with e-ink display.
- Hacker News historical “I predict” statements; sometimes hilarious in hindsight. (via)
- The Pitt Rivers Museum. Old school museum; worth seeing in person but there’s nice images of the ‘Victorian Age of Pilfering’ artifacts.
- Advent of Computing: Episode 89 – Forth. (via)
- The Public Packet Infrastructure.
- Large scale Internet SSH brute force attacks seem to have stopped here.
- Rotating food gifs.
This is an overflow week.
- FreeBSD on the Framework Laptop. (via)
- BSDCan 2022 playlist. (via)
- FreeBSD Journal 2022/07-08 – Science/Systems/FreeBSD. (via)
- HardenedBSD August 2022 Status Report.
- FreeBSD Foundation August fundraising report.
- Running Unix commands in real life.
- Valuable News – 2022/08/29.
- Getting Home Assistant running in a FreeBSD 13.1 jail.
- OPNsense 22.7.2 released.
- OPNsense Business Edition 22.4.3 released.
- Writing FreeBSD Kernel Modules in Rust. (via)
- Several /sbin daemons are now dynamically-linked.
- BSDCan 2022 videos are available.
This is a different than usual episode of BSD Now: an interview of Mateusz Piotrowski.
This came together in about a day.
- Plua 2 continued: open source under GPL for your classic Palm.
- The ADAM74 terminal. The ribbon cable does it for me. (via)
- Retro UUCP/UNIX community?
- Indirectly from the above: A Compiler Writing Journey.
- Analyzing ScotRail audio announcements with Datasette—from prototype to production.
- Janet Jackson had the power to crash laptop computers.
- PicoEMP. You could really ruin someone’s day with this. Or many someones. (via)
- ed is the standard editor. (via)
- A Zen Guide to Paper and Pen Games. (also via)
- XScreenSaver was released 30 years ago.
- Survival Research Labs medley. Strandbeests with shotguns and flamethrowers.
- An Unnecessarily Detailed Look at the Design of the Login Screen. (via)
- Setting up Minecraft, for absolute beginners.