Apple ][ theme this week, barely.
- Shell productivity tips and tricks. (via)
- Drawn.ca, back again.
- The Shingled magnetic recording NAS debacle. SMR sounds bad.
- Read man pages with vim.
- ARM-ed Mac: We Have An Answer.
- What’s your favorite terminal command ?
- More about Sir Thomas Urquhart.
- SSH hacks | a little sanity for remote workers. (via)
- Apple //c Scene From ’80s Bond Film “A View to a Kill” Perfectly Re-Created With Applesoft BASIC.
- War Stories: How Prince of Persia slew the Apple II’s memory limitations. There’s more in that series. (via)
- And here’s Prince of Persia for you to play. (via)
- Ten Years of Open Source Hardware. (via)
- When Parallel: Pull, Don’t Push.
- Pandoc links.
- Understanding the Internet vs. Telephony. Intertwined but very different.
- A circuit board from the Saturn V rocket, reverse-engineered and explained.
Even though this is BSD-themed, there’s some offbeat items in here.
- cx: A directory history utility written in C. Started on BSD. (via)
- FreeBSD Foundation – 500% if_bridge Performance Improvement. (via)
- Catch up 2020-04-30.
- Playing Counter-Strike (CSMoE) on OpenBSD ft. Zombie mod.
- OpenBSD as a primary target for a game development club? Dev + Gaming + OS Study.
- Playing Doom 3 co-op (librecoop mod) on OpenBSD.
- using zfs rollback for cache clearing.
- Understanding VLAN Configuration on FreeBSD.
- Building a WireGuard Jail with the FreeBSD’s Standard Tools.
- oxbar: configurable X11 status bar for OpenBSD. (via)
- Improving libossaudio, and the future of OSS in NetBSD.
- Valuable News – 2020/04/27.
- The Unix divide over who gets to chown things, and (disk space) quotas.
Here’s a work in progress: Multiboot installs on DragonFly. Follow the thread for updates.
This week’s BSD Now has the normal links, but also shows off a “Open Source Retail Box Collection”, which is always fun to see – open source that reaches the shelf. Also: install stories!
dhcpcd in DragonFly is updated to 9.0.2. This is a bugfix release, so no new features.
A little short, I’m a little tired.
- Historical computer humor.
- 28mag, about Warhammer miniatures. (via)
- Structuring and Formatting Your Plain Text Files (Without a Markup Language).
- Setting up your own tilde club (unix).
- All of the Online Family Games. (via)
- I don’t quite understand this attack and Is this attack a case of “why not?”
- edwood, a “Go version of Plan9 Acme Editor”. Entertained by the name. (via)
- Two months with Powershell on a UNIX. (via)
- 98.css: A design system for building faithful recreations of old UIs. (via)
- The Era of Fragmentation, Part 2: Sowing the Wasteland. Videotex!
Tab cleanout time!
- OpenBSD has a bunch of sound device changes. (Linking to one of several)
- FuryBSD 2020-Q2 images are available for XFCE, and KDE.
- Valuable News – 2020/04/20.
- Using bhyve PCI passthrough on OmniOS.
- How to install and configure ClamAv on FreeBSD.
- How to Upgrade OpenBSD and Build a Kernel.
- (lost the source links on those last few; sorry.)
- ‘“things to do” after you have FreeBSD installed‘.
- There’s a whole bunch of new jobs posted on the NYCBUG jobs@ list.
- Replacing existing Cisco ASA 5520 with pfSense HA Cluster.
- HardenedBSD April 2020 Status Report.
- EKCD – Encrypted Crash Dumps in FreeBSD.
- TrueNAS 11.3-U2 is Generally Available.
- Coming soon: Fedora on Lenovo laptops. Might have good news for general hardware support for other systems? (via)
- Debugging freebsd.org Resolution Failure. (via)
Charlotte Koch sent me this link some time ago and I’ve been remiss in not posting it: DragonFly through QEMU, using NVMM, on NetBSD.
BSD Now 347 is up with the usual mix of articles, with the highlight for me being “Making Unix a little more Plan9-like”. However, there’s also the news that BSD Now is breaking out on their own, away from Jupiter Broadcasting, which is exciting news! Make sure you are looking at the correct RSS feed to catch their move.
This is I think not resolved yet, but here’s something I didn’t know: keeping Chromium from being tied into Google’s services is actually a build issue, not a settings issue. i.e. once it’s in binary form, you can’t opt out.
The Environment Quickstart document for DragonFly now has a HAMMER2 section.
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.
Accidental theme of video links, which I would not have expected for a BSD summary.
- Speculoos, a FreeBSD (and Citrix) specific vulnerability. You know you’ve made it when you are a target.
- January to March 2020 FreeBSD Status Report.
- OpenBSD on the HP Envy 13. (via)
- Ars Technica – Not Actually Linux Distro Review – GhostBSD. (via)
- FuryBSD 12.1 overview. (video, via)
- Ubiquiti UniFi Controller Installation on FreeBSD from ports/packages. (video, via)
- 3-Antivirus Protection using OPNsense Plugins. (video, via)
- Northgard currently Free for the Weekend on Steam. (Can run on OpenBSD at least.)
- FreeBSD progress on Slimbook Base14. (via)
- Using OpenVPN with Multi-WAN. I’ve done this; it’s easier than it looks. (via)
- mksh R59 released. (MirBSD Korn shell)
- TrueNAS CORE is the New FreeNAS.
- Setting Up Users, Permissions, and ACLs on FreeNAS. Or TrueNAS Core?
- Running X Applications on a Jail created with Bastille.
- Valuable News – 2020/04/13.
- RIP Romeo, host of many NYCBUG events.
- SEMIBUG, still meeting remotely through May.
If you want to work on Bluetooth on DragonFly, there’s more people adding to the bounty.
BSD 346 is out and has some interesting Unix history bits in amongst the other news.