The monthly ChiBUG meeting is tomorrow at the normal location.
No natural theme at all this week. Which is OK!
- How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Big Data. I would like to see this on a larger scale. (via)
- An adorably small Connection Machine. The real thing, if you are unfamiliar.
- Also cute: networked tiny TRS-80 model.
- Naming things needn’t be hard. (via)
- Confusing git terminology. (also via)
- EuroBSDCon 2023 report, part 1 and part 2.
- “The ports system exists to not only share misery, but to reliably replicate it“
- My MNT Reform – almost a year on.
- FreeBSD Bhyve Virtualization.
- OctOpenBSD. I am a bit late linking that.
- Talk about the Basics.
- Reading your RSS feed on FreeBSD.
- Manipulate PDF files easily with pdftk. An underappreciated program.
- Presenting Syncthing, discovery server, relay server on OpenBSD.
- A small warning about UDP based protocols.
NYCBUG is having a combination release party (FreeBSD 14) and swag time (EuroBSDCon stickers). It will be streamed. Go, if you are near.
I made it through the third major ERP transition I’ve done professionally, and it was successful. I hope I never have to do another. Also, I have a lot of open tabs.
- BSDCan has a planning blog.
- ChiBUG meets on the 17th.
- Get yourself on a PDP-11 right now. Or others. (via)
- The origins of the stand directory.
- The classic book ‘AWK Programming Language’ is getting an update.
- x/y/zmodem history, and you can still use it.
- Nine years uptime. (via)
- “We need an internet of unmonetisable enthusiasms“. That would be this site right here. (via)
- Open charter companies and relicensing. (via)
- Why htmx Does Not Have a Build Step.
- XScreenSaver 6.07 out now. Skulloop!
- tentacular, a new Sharecode film.
- HONK, a new Cyriak film.
- Kagi smallweb. Endless amounts of things to look at here.
- Collections: The Gap in the Armor of Baldur’s Gate and 5e.
- Thinking Seriously About Halfling Empires.
ChiBUG’s monthly meeting is later today. Go, if you are near and not mired in ERP transition like I am at work.
ChiBUG’s monthly meeting is today – go if you are near.
NYCBUG is meeting on the 9th – go if you are near.
This is one of the more eclectic groups of links I’ve published.
- 50 Years of Text Games as downloadable book; it will be available as a print on demand book eventually. I got my high-quality copy from the Kickstarter and it is a weighty tome. I was going to link to some of the posters but those are gone now too, geez. Here’s something not in the book.
- August 15th: TrueNAS presented at SEMIBUG‘s monthly.
- 2023Q2 FreeBSD Status Report.
- Tales of Type. Truetype is one of those all-nerds-should-be-passingly-familiar bits of history.
- Space Colony Art from the 1970s. Surely you’ve seen these before?
- Same source, Hokusai’s warriors series. You know the artist from the Great Wave, but probably never saw these.
- Weird 80s audio sampler history. (via)
- HTTP has become the default, universal communication protocol. Though people don’t always pay attention to the result codes.
- Rejected GitHub Profile Achievements. (via)
- Yubikey All the Things. Linked for the OpenBSD section.
- Between ISA and PCI, PCs had EISA and VLB. And it sucked.
- ARM Thinkpad. I might finally upgrade from my x220. (via)
- Installing Research UNIX on a PDP 11/70, emulated.
No theme this week.
- All the Nerds Are Dead. “But maybe the most characteristic feature of nerd culture is its total lack of irony.” (via)
- Hidden BeOS installs.
- A bit of Unix history on ‘su -‘.
- Letters to ed(1) is on sale.
- And the source, the FreeBSD Journal, has a new issue out.
- pkg_*: the road forward. OpenBSD pkg.
- Lessons Learned from Sendmail. (via)
- Using FreeBSD’s daemon(8)? Consider -r.
- How to install Kanboard on OpenBSD.
- Fake Nixie tubes with a bootup screen.
- Wayland on OpenBSD. (via)
Saturday meetup in Colorado for CoBUG. Go, if you are near.
The ChiBUG meeting is tomorrow. RSVP if you are able to show up.
Mini-theme: things that haven’t existed for decades, recreated.
- Making a Studio Ghibli Wallpaper Carousel. Linked for the script.
- Resurrecting a Thinkpad 701c and its butterfly keyboard.
- The day my ping took countermeasures. (via)
- HAKMEM, the PDF. (via)
- Z1, a mechanical computer from the 1930s. You can see bits flip. (via)
- Unix support 50 years ago: “your only source of information is a 2-man operation an ocean away” Similar to much open source today. (via)
- B Compiler restored.
- Next NYCBUG: August 9th.
The Colorado BSD Users Group (CoBUG) is planning to meet on the 22nd of this month.
If you are near Chicago on July 18th, go to the ChiBUG meeting.
NYCBUG’s next meeting is Wednesday night, 7/12, 6:45. Go, if you are near.
- The Secret History of Mac Gaming, a book. Found in a picture of someone’s workspace, linked to by Naive Weekly,
- Andrex x Eno. The base of the joke.
- An Adventure walkthrough.
- Forced email triage. (via)
- Pull in satellite images, right from the satellites. (via)
- “CRT Inspired“.
- The Xerox Smalltalk-80 GUI Was Weird. (via)
- AppleII-VGA: VGA card for Apple II+/IIe computer. (via)
- how (not) to write a pipeline. “I don’t see a lot of error handling.” (via)
- OpenBSD pfsync(4) is rewritten and softdeps are out.
- Limited Audience Jokes. (via)