More BUG meetings are happening, which is great.
Some looks backward to prior links, but in a good way.
Michael W. Lucas’s ebook sponsorships and print sponsorships for “TLS Mastery” will close in the next 24-48 hours; get in there if you want to participate.
I haven’t had many posts this past week because of a mix of work then holidays. but there’s always Lazy Reading.
This week’s BSD Now is a special treat: an interview with author Michael W. Lucas, author of a bunch of BSD and non-BSD books. If you’re looking for presents, he’s selling extra books originally intended for convention sales…
I have nothing to post about, for the first time in a while, so here is a treat I have been saving: Request for biographies. (follow the whole thread) It’s a long thread from the SIGCIS mailing list for biographies of various people important to computing/mathematics, and there are some real gems in there. Your local bookstore or library should have many of these.
Completed Tuesday, in an effort to reduce tab count in my browser.
I went esoteric this week, and it was fun!
No theme, but plenty of variety.
It’s rare, but I was able to collect most of these links more than 24 hours before you are reading them.
Emacs and Vim content; I feel like I should always have one with the other.
I could not come up with a good roguelike link this week, but I am hitting many of my other usual targets.
- Using a 1930 Teletype as a Linux Terminal. Right up my alley. (via)
- Clocking a 6502 to 15GHz (!). Lode Runner would go too fast!
- Writing a Book with Pandoc, Make, and Vim. (via)
- John Conway died. Known for Game of Life, but responsible for much, much more – read his published work. (via)
- Related: Hackaday Game of Life projects.
- Smalltalk-80 on VAX/VMS. (via)
- 3mux, terminal multiplexer inspired by i3. I like the animated image; better than a thousand-word README. (via)
- “TLS Mastery” sponsorships open. MWL nonfiction, worth it.
- “git sync murder” status. MWL fiction, also worth it.
- Tree diagrams in computer science and other fields. Links for you to read, or to find books to read.
- The Hinman Collator, a mechanical version of diff(1). (via)
- THE SECRET LIFE OF MACHINES: The Videos. Cartoons! (also via)
- Niklas Luhmann’s Zettelkasten, the paper version of Roam Research. That is the sort of link pairing I love to do for Lazy Reading.
- In weird coincidence, here’s that word again: creating and linking zettelkasten notes in vim.
- Gnomes. “Most everyone hates gnomes.”
- CommunityRule. There’s a mapping here onto open source projects.
BUG meetings are canceled, but this can’t be surprising at this point.
No theme this week cause I think I hit everything.
I managed to miss the Thursday update to BSDNow (#329) – Michael W. Lucas is interviewed mostly about his
unnatural love of gelato BSD books , and he’s always an entertaining talker.
Read that last link, if only to make your convention-going safer in the future.
- Maintaining port modifications in FreeBSD. (via)
- The fading out of multi-‘architecture’ Unix environments.
- Followup: In the old days, we didn’t use multiple Unixes by choice (mostly).
- Valuable News – 2019/11/18.
- OpenBSD on SPARC64 (6.0 to 6.5).
- And the followup Running OpenBSD on SPARC64 (HTTPd, packages, patching, X11, …)
- GEOM NOP.
- p2k19 reports: Martin Pieuchot: The Unknown Plan,
Landry Breuil on unveil(2)-ing Mozilla, sqlite3 testing, Jeremy Evans on PostgreSQL and Ruby, krw@ adventures.
- Creating new users dedicated to processes. Could work on any BSD except for doas.
- Board of Directors and Officers elected. For NetBSD.
- Support for Realtek RTL8125 2.5Gb Ethernet controller. For OpenBSD. 2.5Gb seems so arbitrary. (via)
- Why is BSD>Linux?
- Lessons Learned from Sendmail. Video. There’s lots of EuroBSDCon videos out there, but this is a good one cause this is one of the prototypical packages. (via)
- BSD Link Roundup 11.18.
- The Six Prequels to “FreeBSD Mastery: Jails”.
- Proof I Am a Monster.
Michael W. Lucas is presenting on sudo, to match his recent book, at SeMiBUG, tomorrow night. I think it may be getting held at a different location than usual. Go, if you are near.
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.