I installed new SSL certificates for this server over the weekend and I have to say, Let’s Encrypt and certbot are the easiest SSL setup process I’ve ever done. It worked exactly as expected on DragonFly.
I am still not catching up to my RSS feeds but that’s OK, still plenty to read.
- Neglected Books. Fun for the covers, never mind the books. (via)
- 1950s Bakelite Podcast Player. I always liked this concept, whatever the shell.
- 50 Years of Text Games: 2004: The Fire Tower and 2005: Shades of Doom. Yes, that second one is exactly what you suspect.
- A Quick and Dirty Guide to Creating an EPUB with Pandoc.
- Land of Lisp’s Orc Battle, ported to Forth. (via)
- 1980s computer controls GRPS heat and AC. (via)
- How to sneak the Windows 95 credits screen into the build without anybody noticing.
- The Incredible KIMplement 0.2b: a KIM-1 emulator for the Commodore 64 (and the Superkim).
- visurf, a web browser based on NetSurf.
- The script kiddies have come to Gemini.
- How to fix hiring?
Still plenty of links I haven’t even got to yet.
- Understanding ZFS Channel Programs.
- Comparing FreeBSD GELI and OpenZFS encrypted pools with keys.
- Valuable News – 2021/09/13.
- Ghost in the Shell – Part 6 – Learn Shell Scripting.
- Minecraft on lunarclient (on OpenBSD).
- FreeBSD 11.4 EOL.
- TrueNAS vs FreeNAS (and why you should upgrade!)
- Quick fix GhostBSD 21.09.08 ISO now available. (via)
- Using the FreeBSD RACK TCP Stack.
- Plasma System Monitor and FreeBSD.
- libdmx removed in OpenBSD.
- By default,
scp(1)now uses SFTP protocol.
- Unlocking UVM faults yields significant performance boost.
- traceroute(8) gets speed boost. My first thought was “but there’s a ceiling to that”.
This week’s BSD Now thankfully skips the pun that might go with the episode number, and talks about various OpenBSD and NetBSD articles.
ChiBUG’s meeting via Google Meeting tomorrow, 6:30PM CDT.
Classic Lazy Reading weirdness.
- Can the Subaltern Speak?, radical augmented gaze. Not really augmented but definitely aesthetic.
- The System Reference Document for D&D, I think version 3.5? Here’s v5 which might be better.
- More Tomy Tutor homebrew.
- 50 Years of Text Games: 2003: The Kingdom of Loathing.
- A visualization of the logos of 5,837 metal bands, grouped by theme, similarity, font, and “13 Dimensions of Doom”.
- SIGCIS 2021 is coming up and is entirely online.
- Spine Desk Lamp. Could be real if you wanted.
- Game of Life patterns. (via)
- Three Wifi meters.
- “the most consequential figures in the tech world…” (via)
- Suzanne Ciani Creates The Soundtrack For A Pinball Machine. (via)
- Barnsworthburning, a directory.
Your unrelated music link for the week: The Bug – Skeng. I’ve heard this a million times, but never the whole thing until now.
I am severely backlogged on links.
- Valuable News – 2021/09/06.
- FreeBSD Desktop – Part 27 – Configuration – Netflix Signal Telegram.
- Large Unix programs were historically not all that portable between Unixes.
- FreeBSD 13.0-RELEASE on Microsoft Azure Marketplace.
- Development Tools Next Steps. FreeBSD moving ever so slowly to git. I think; the announcement assumes you are already knee-deep.
- xterm gets unveiled.
- A Co-op Term at the FreeBSD Foundation.
- R.E.L.I.V.E (Oddworld engine).
- GPU recommendations for OpenBSD dual-monitor workstation + gaming machine.
- Port of the Week: pngquant.
- pkgupdate, an OpenBSD script to update packages fast.
- iked(8) gains client-side support for DNS configuration.
This week’s BSD Now is the usual roundup of news, with the headline taken from an article about FreeBSD’s new/experimental web-based installer. (What, no mention of the installer for DragonFly? It’s been web-compatible for years…) Digs aside, the BSD install experience could be different.
The recent tmux package update reminds me to mention ‘pkg lock’. When you update packages, pkg will update everything. If there’s a package you don’t want changed, the pkg lock(8) command will keep it at the current version. There can be some other packages held back because of dependencies, but that’s OK. Don’t forget to pkg unlock when no longer needed…
NYCBUG’s hosting “Extreme scripting with KSH and AWK” with G Clifford Williams, tomorrow. It’s online, so everyone can get the lesson.
If you want to update to the now fixed tmux port, you’ll want to add a -f to the pkg command to force it; the version number hasn’t changed.
There’s a toy/game mini-theme this week.
- Optimizing the Nethack 4.3 Save System. (via)
- Plua revisited: Lua for PalmOS (and resurrecting plua2c). Niche but neat.
- The Commodore Plus/4, 3-Plus-1 and computer literacy.
- Being sure about things.
- Venn diagrams and humor.
- “The Good Games“, a playlist showing influential 1980s games. I’ve played almost every one, and the mechanisms hold up today. (Thanks, Sasha)
- The Dance Music Archive. If you were at a particular age at a particular place, you will like this. I was neither but it’s still fun. (via)
- Systems Thinking. (via)
- TZExplorer, for exploring the time zone file. (via)
- Raspberry Pi glasses and Sidekick.
- All the computer history and science books you should read.
- Herbie Hancock demonstrates a synthesizer on Sesame Street in 1983. (via)
- Roguelike Celebration 2021 – the speakers. Tickets available.
- Remaking Vintage Computer Toys.
Note the last link; BSD and M1.
- RSA/SHA1 signature type disabled by default in OpenSSH. Disruptive but good.
- (open)rsync gains include/exclude support.
- Choosing The Right ZFS Pool Layout. Appropriate illustration.
- HardenedBSD August 2021 Status Report.
- ChiBUG will be meeting on Tuesday, September 14th at 6:30PM CDT via Google Meetings. I’ll post a reminder.
- NYCBUG Sept 8 meeting: Extreme scripting with KSH and AWK. Also reminding.
- Valuable News – 2021/08/30.
- FreeBSD/EC2 AMI Systems Manager Public Parameters.
- A new path: vm86-based venix emulator.
- After Summer. (KDE and BSD planned work)
- Former things – OSSG. BSD in London history.
- Hibernate time reduced. (OpenBSD)
- Fair Internet bandwidth management on a network using OpenBSD.
- NetBSD on the Apple M1. (via)
If you’re upgrading to the latest dports, and you use tmux – don’t update that particular port yet.
tuxillo has built a new set of packages for dports; upgrade using the instructions in his post. (Though ‘pkg upgrade’ has generally worked for me as the quickest solution.)
Somehow I still have 20 tabs open… I need to clean out harder.
- A Culture of Innovation: Insider Accounts of Computing and Life at BBN. (via)
- Building a random Aeropress recipe generator for my search engine.
- 20 Years of Haiku. (via)
- MAD GOD.
- The IBM 1401 datacenter simulator – experience 1960’s mainframe programming. (via)
- The Dungeons and Dragons 5th Edition Challenge Rating system is deranged.
- My sleeper PC… curse!
- It’s Time to Retire the CSV. (via)
- A 6 byte Commodore 64 Demo and C64 Coding Under (Many) Constraints.
- Living the Beta Life.
- The xterm terminal emulator can do a lot more than just display text.
- Learning that Vim has insert mode keystrokes that do special things.
- Vieb – Vim bindings for the web by design. (via)
- 50 Years of Text Games: 2001: The Beast and 2002: Screen.
Longer reading this week.
- Remote desktop on NetBSD with Xnest (no VNC). (via)
- One week with FreeBSD 13 on an Acer Aspire One ZG5. (via)
- Linux is dead, long-live Docker monoculture. (via)
- FreeBSD development on Docker support. (via)
- VoidLinux in FreeBSD Jail; with init. (via)
- Troubleshooting netatalk3 in a FreeBSD jail.
- wifi project status update. (NetBSD)
- Meet the 2021 FreeBSD Google Summer of Code Students.
- History of ZFS Part 3: Heading Into the Future.
- Valuable News – 2021/08/23.
- [OpenBSD]-current has moved to 7.0-beta.
- Recent and not so recent changes in OpenBSD that make life better (and may turn up elsewhere too).
- OpenBSD on the Huawei MateBook X (2020). I have never encountered this hardware.
- Useless use of GNU.
It’s a very quiet week here but there’s still a BSD Now episode. It’s covering a bunch of topics, but the title makes me think: all the BSDs have VM hosting solutions now.