Lots of link clustering this week.
- Porting PuTTY to Windows on Arm, related to PuTTY 0.71 released. (via and via)
- Also: Pretty PuTTY – Better PuTTY Settings. (via)
- A Pi-Powered Plan 9 Cluster. I am not sure what this really gets you in practice, but it’s neat to see Plan 9 used like Plan 9 – meaning, across multiple machines. (via)
- A dedicated tablet for running 80s SGI demos! The Alice 4. (via)
- Repacking Social Media Into 1980s Nostalgia. (via)
- Before Adventure, Part 1: Hide and Seek (1972) and Before Adventure, Part 2: Mugwump, Hurkle, Snark (1973). Surely you have heard those words before.
- Also Before Adventure, Part 3: Caves (1973). “Visualize you are living in 1973, where there are almost no computer games at all…” Eeek!
- How I’m able to take notes in mathematics lectures using LaTeX and Vim. A crash course in using the heck out of Vim snippets. (Thanks, Heiko Kuhrt)
- bpkg is a bash package manager. Everything gets its own package manager now. (via)
- The Chinese ThinkPad rebuilding industry – I’ve mentioned it before. (via)
- Ceci n’est pas une pipe.
- Programmer migration patterns. ‘And I would have had to add a fifth category of programmer specialization, “configuring emacs.”‘
- Timeline of events with the Domain Name System. (via)
- The types of attachments we see in malware email (March 2019 edition) and What sorts of good email attachments our users get (March 2019 edition).
- Do do this at home, home automation evolution.
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.
Inadvertent theme: release news.
- Our Software Dependency Problem. Hard thinking about something many, many people don’t think hard enough about. This talks about software, but it’s directly analogous to ports/dports/pkgsrc. I’m leading with this even though it’s not directly about BSD, cause it affects anyone using a packaging system.
- I mentioned it before, but FOSDEM 2019, happening right now in Brussels, has a BSD Devroom with a lot of things happening in it; you could spend your entire Saturday in there.
- And something that has me quite excited: The Pinebook Pro, among other hardware announcements for FOSDEM. BSD is being mentioned right there as something to install on it, rather than as an aftermarket hack like with Chromebooks – heartwarming, I tell you. (via)
- Unix flowers. Look for birthtoken while you are at it. (via)
- FreeNAS has Plugins? A casual look at it seems to push some features into pfSense territory.
- Next NYC*BUG: 2/6.
- OPNsense 19.1-RC1 released. Wait, 19.1 is out.
- join-ing any open wifi network is now possible.
- FreeBSD Training @ SCaLE 17x (March 8, 2019) (via)
- NetBSD Virtual Machine Monitor. (via)
- ClonOS 19.01-RELEASE (first public release). (via)
- Valuable News – 2019/01/18 and Valuable News – 2019/01/25 and Valuable News – 2019/02/01.
- HardenedBSD 2018Q4 Status Report. (via)
- Florian Obser on unwind(8).
- MightnightBSD Roadmap.
- SoloBSD 19.01-STABLE.
- fnaify 1.2 released.
- At The Gates, 4x strategy game running on BSD. (via)
One advantage of having a link ‘backlog’ is that I can pick and choose a bit, to present grouped items.
A big reading week. Enjoy!
Merry almost Christmas! I hope you like reading, because I’m linking to some large collections of text.
Still playing catchup with links.
Old computer theme this week. That may be more of a constant.
I cleared my tab backlog, but I still have a RSS backlog to work through here. Please be patient as I post a crapton of links and still don’t make it to the end.
Your unrelated listening of the week: The Best Metal on Bandcamp: September 2018. Witch Ripper and Pig Destroyer are pretty fun, both to listen to and to say.
I am having trouble keeping up with BSD news items. This is a good problem to have.
Lots of event notices in here… Watch for what’s near you.
- The next KnoxBUG meeting is September 5th, with a Trident demo. I’ll post a reminder.
- OpenBSD.Amsterdam. Dedicated OpenBSD/vmd servers, which is a neat idea. Could probably do the same thing with vkernels.
- MeetBSD is happening October 19-20 in Santa Clara, CA. (via)
- Configuring OpenBSD – System and user config files for a more pleasant laptop. Not all of it is OpenBSD-specific. (via)
- Happy Bob’s Libtls tutorial. Also not wholly OpenBSD-specific; more libressl-specific. (via)
- AsiaBSDCon 2019 is happening March 21-24, Tokyo, Japan. (via)
- Ravenports now on gcc 8.2.
- Recent freebsd-jobs posts.
- [talk] ARM – any Tier-1 *BSD options? Nice support work from Netgate.
- libfuzzer, parts 1, 2, and 3 – a Summer of Code project for NetBSD. I linked the first one before, but hadn’t followed up until now. (via)
- OpenBSD, SpamPD and the Startup Bug. (also via)
- Public Access Multics. I am happy just typing that sentence.
Overflow that I couldn’t catch up to before last weekend’s In Other BSD’s posting time. I try to always have these by 9 AM Eastern time Saturday. (Same for Lazy Reading on Sunday) I mentally imagine everyone sitting down with a drink and nothing else to do but click links, those mornings. At least, I hope that’s what it is.
50% history, 50% new things that I love about the Internet.
I’m going heavy on history this week.
- “an imaginary mail order computer games shop in 1985“.
- NeoVim, a refactoring of Vim.
- “The Obscuritory, a blog about lesser-known, odder games and software.” (via)
- Pulling the rug out from under an internet protocol.
- Building the Commodore that should have existed. (via)
- Via the previous link, the C256 Foenix Project. A Commodore 128 sequel.
- The Arcade Flyer Archive, advertising material around arcade games. (via)
- AtlTVHead, a project. (Video)
- OpenStreetMap Should Be a Priority for the Open Source Community. (via)
- Webrings. Was there ever a BSD one? I don’t know…
- Student events at SC18 this fall – sign up now to participate. That’s “SC” as in “SuperComputing” – they will have a Cray on display, for instance. (via)
- “There’s real reasons for Linux to replace ifconfig, netstat, et al“. The argument isn’t valid, I think – you’ll get the same problem with new tools; it’s really reinvention, not improvement. (via)
- Yore Computer, old UK computer magazine pages. (via)
It’s been a busy week and I didn’t have overflow from last week to help, so these are very fresh links.
Treat this week: footage of a college animatronic project I was slightly involved in. See below.
- Maintaining Notepad is not a full-time job, but it’s not an empty job either.
- Concise Computational Literature is Now Online in Taper. 1KB items only.
- 80s Home Robot History. The first example is classic open source.
- Alphachat, economic film analysis. This podcast episode is talking about Tron/Tron Legacy. (via)
- Ten years of Vim. (via)
- 30 years later, QBasic is still the best. I link to this story because years ago, in college, some of my roommates built an entire animatronic gargoyle project around it. I found the footage, recently. (via)
- Vim 8.1 released. (via)
- Hints for writing Unix tools. (via)
- Reverse NES emulation. (via)
- We Did Our First Kickstarter! And It Worked! Linking to it because the games are interesting, but also because it’s a viewpoint where he says “We’re getting older, enough so that the end of our careers is in sight. ” Not something you normally think of for an indie developer.
- Eudora, BSD-licensed. (via many places)
- WTFUtil, fun-looking terminal report screen. (via)
- OnlineASCIITools.com. Exactly what it sounds like.
This came together very nicely.
Opinion time: The Reddit / Hacker News forums have reached the anything/everything point where there’s no longer a focus. Lobste.rs is worth visiting, though, for BSD content and in general.