I still haven’t caught up, natch, but not going to miss this week!
Note there’s several BUG meetings coming up.
Your book plug of the week: “Of course, if you don’t want to sponsor a book on SNMP I can’t blame you for that either. It’s a horrible topic that most of us would rather pretend didn’t exist.“
I have an RSS backlog now.
And overflow continues! I am secretly pleased.
Done early, for once! I managed to complete this by Thursday night.
I’ve got some unique links this week.
- “We’ve run the simulation a million million times… and every time, the Dark Lord wins.” Mageframe, a story told by AI (apparently not just another Markov Chain) with your seeded information. Explanation here; I suggest this is art you should participate in.
- Return to Nib’s Knoll. Another early-Internet sense of place, buried away.
- href.cool. Old-style web directory. (via)
- What I’m Thinking About 1995. Makes sense if you listen to the author’s podcast.
- As A Service. “Half a century ago it was called timesharing.”
- Twisty Little Passages, a sorta-RPG, sorta-roguelike … book?
- Fast FVP, the task sorting method.
- 110 days of Early Multics Emacs History. (via)
- Cthulhu Dark, “A Rules-light system For lovecraftian Horror”. I like how compact it is; a 3-page PDF. (via)
- Related: the original Call of Cthulhu rules. I’ve never had to type out Cthulhu before.
- 30-plus years of HyperCard, the missing link to the Web. (via)
- The Software Arts, an “alternative history of software that places the arts at the very center of software’s evolution.” (via)
- The 25¢ Apple II Real Time Clock. The author shows up in the comments of the source link, 38 years later.
- Espruino ISS Notifier. Yep, it’s a Space Station Detector.
I have more links than I expected.
I have cleared out my backlog of general BSD stuff but am still a month behind on DragonFly news, which is the opposite of usual.
Michael W. Lucas is meeting one of his book sponsors tonight at the New Parthenon in Greektown – that’s in Detroit – and issued a general call for a get-together. If you attend SEMIBUG meetings, you’re probably close enough, but you don’t have to be an attendee to show up and have a good time.
Straight open tab dump, again!
A late update: BSDCan 2019 registration, plus an update.
BSD Now 293 has an interview with Michael W. Lucas on his newest book in the BSD Mastery series: BSD Mastery: Jails. It’s available to purchase now.
Lots of BUG news this week; thank you all for the leads on groups to watch.
There’s a number of long-running BSD series out there nowadays, some of which I’m linking to here. That’s a nice change.
Built entirely from open tabs.
BSDNow 267 is posted a bit early this week, with an interview of Michael W. Lucas, about his upcoming Absolute FreeBSD 3rd edition and local BUG.
Michael W. Lucas is giving a talk at mug.org tonight; he may have physical copies of his new Absolute FreeBSD, 3rd edition available. Go, if you are near. Pro tip: If you are late but still want to catch up to Michael, look for the nearest gelato shop.
There’s several deep dives in the links today; enjoy reading!
Your unrelated music link of the week: A Brief Primer on the Contemporary Glitch-Hop Scene. I liked Tipper more than I expected.
Michael W. Lucas is reading from his ‘git commit murder‘ book tonight at 7 PM, in Clawson, Michigan.