In Other BSDs for 2021/11/27

Relatively quiet this week for BSD items, but it’s a holiday week in the US.

Lazy Reading for 2021/10/10

UNIX history for the mini-theme this week.

Your unrelated animation of the week: Cyriak Animator Pro.


In Other BSDs for 2021/07/17

More BUG meetings are happening, which is great.

In Other BSDs for 2021/05/01

There’s some opinions mixed in this week!


Lazy Reading for 2021/01/31

Accidental theme of UNIX-ish history this week.

Your unrelated music of the week: The Most Noble Adventures of Erebor’s Finest Son, In His Quest To Butcher Orcs And Save The World.   “Metal, minus those boring verses, choruses and solos, thus leaving only the most metal of song components; riffs and slams.”  It’s bebop in metal form, and if you understand that joke you are a music nerd and it’s wonderful.  (via)

In Other BSDs for 2021/01/23

It’s the week of Very Long and Excited Page Titles that Give Me Long Link Lines.

In Other BSDs for 2021/01/09

This bulked up fast this week.

In Other BSDs for 2021/01/02

I am happy to be in the new year.

In Other BSDs for 2020/11/07

Virtual BUG meetings could be fun (see links); I’d like to attend even if it’s not local.  If I can put aside time…


In Other BSDs for 2020/08/08

Fun variety this week.

In Other BSDs for 2020/08/01

That last link is around the corner from me.

In Other BSDs for 2020/07/25

Lots of old BSD this week.

In Other BSDs for 2020/03/07

I have not yet even gone through my BSD RSS feeds for some days and I already have plenty of links for you.

In Other BSDs for 2020/02/15

UNIX history as an accidental theme this week.

Update: NetBSD 9.0 is released.

How many levels of plug-in can you find?

It’s probably going to be quiet for at least a few days because of the Christmas holiday, though I’ll of course have the normal weekend features up.

In the meantime, here’s something to ponder: this post about tmux and plugins for it led me to thinking about plugins in general.  The pkg system is sort of a plugin scheme for BSDs, much like apt for Debian, yum, etc.  Each language has its own libraries to load and plugins to manage past that, like Perl’s CPAN.  Nowadays, applications have their own plugins.  For instance, a system with WordPress installed with PHP installed with PHP plugins required with WordPress plugins that also require given PHP libraries.  WordPress manages keeping itself and its plugins up to date, but not the underlying PHP installation.   You can get something similar with Perl along with the Perl-specific package updates, through cpanm.  Or, npm, which seems to be its own world of constant flux.

How many levels could this go?  Like running multiple emulators within each other, how many levels of plugin could you achieve?  There’s probably a series of levels proceeding from tedious to barely maintainable to ridiculous.

In Other BSDs for 2019/11/09

Aaaand back to normal.