It’s a holiday weekend, at least in the United States, so I’m posting few things that take time to view.
Murray Stokely mentioned this in a comment, but it’s juicy enough to warrant a post: the BSD Conferences channel on YouTube has all 17 of the recent AsiaBSDCon 2010 presentations, plus a lot more from other conferences.
Phil Foglio, the fellow who drew the original BSD Daemon, has several comics strips, all of which are available for free – Buck Godot (complete), MythAdventures (in progress), What’s New with Phil and Dixie (in progress), and Girl Genius (in progress and in print).
Sevan Janiyan passed along a note: there’s a *BSD meetup at the Barrowboy and Banker pub
by London Bridge, in London, the 27th of May. I’d love to attend, both because it’s BSD and because it’s a pub. That pesky Atlantic gets in the way.
A new issue of BSD Magazine is out – this issue’s theme is “Embedded BSD“.
Have I managed to forget all this time to add Dru Lavigne’s excellent BSD Events Twitter feed to my link list on the Digest? Yes, I did – fixed.
Sdävtaker has posted about the pre-call for papers, for BSDday Argentina. Check his post for topic and submission details.
The May issue of the Open Source Business Resource is out, and the theme is “Communications Enabled Applications”. Sounds obscure, but it’s about deriving a business advantage from networks. In fact, one article directly relates to one of my biggest current projects at work.
The May 2010 issue of BSD Magazine is out, with, among other articles, a writeup by yours truly about using HAMMER to access historical data.
I suspect most people who are interested in BSD or open source in general have the same reaction to the iPad: it’s pretty, it looks neat, and hey Apple wait what do you mean I can’t use it the way I want to? I’ve managed to hold out for a few days on commenting about it, and the benefit is a bit less incoherence.
It’s relevant because it’s a BSD-based device without the normal freedoms you’d associate with it. I’m going to just point at these three articles that do a good job of describing what rubs me the wrong way.
The 4th issue of BSD Magazine is out, with the theme “Hosting BSD“. It’s a free download, and they now have a “questions from users” section that you can write in to.
Did you know Linux still had Big Kernel Lock issues? I didn’t. Plus: yay for new KernelTrap activity! Unless this is some sort of April Fools’s prank…
If you’re interested in software design, this blog post may have some good links to follow.
The April Open Source Business Resource is out, on “Cloud Computing”.