Lots of variety this week; I’m happy with this link batch.
- Categories: models of models. Pleasingly abstract. (via)
- The Complicated, Slightly Better Manhood of Achewood. Linked so that someone who never read Achewood can now go through its entire archive. (via)
- The End of Oz. Read this if you read any/all of the many, many Land of Oz books when young. (via)
- Modding, Vim, i3, and Efficiency. (via)
- I’ve made a rotary dial number input, because why not? (via)
- Coffee Is Hard. (via)
- The Best Cast Iron Skillet. Secret tip from someone who has been using them for decades: treat them poorly, don’t spend money, they’ll be great. It’s a chunk of iron.
- The Computer as a Communication Device. I did not realize the role Hawaii played in causing packet communication.
- Computer Files Are Going Extinct. (via)
- Betrayal At Krondor.
- I hate the X11 ICCCM selection system, and you should too. (via)
- You know, we might as well just run every network service over HTTPS/2 and build another six layers on top of that to appease the OSI 7-layer burrito guys. Linked mostly for that sentence.
- The lines of code that changed everything.
Your unrelated music of the week: The Mysterious Professor 950’s Otherworldly Beat Tapes.
I’m leading with the most complex but perhaps also most unfulfilling link.
If you have a whole lot of I/O on a HAMMER2 system, this change will help. This is I assume an outgrowth of dsynth testing, cause that causes many, many threads to be reading and writing.
This week’s BSD Now is double-coloned. Colonned? I don’t know the plural possessive of colon, but there’s a nice selection of links to follow there.
It’s now possible to pick which sort of compression you want to use for dsynth packages – xz is the default, but you can go gzip for speed.
SeMiBUG meets tonight, 7 PM, Altair Engineering. Go, if you are near.
(not sure about capitalization on semibug…)
Thanks to Erik Blomberg and the Vintage Computer Festival Midwest, I now know the Digest has reached a whole new operating system: CP/M. This entertains me.
(It’s the Digest being browsed in text mode on a TeleVideo TS-803, if you can’t see the screen well enough.)
A mix of complaints, history, and odd technical items. The usual!
I’m sure there’s some recent stuff I missed; I will catch it in next week’s roundup.
Posting this now cause tomorrow’s too late: the 2019 Bay Area FreeBSD Vendor and Developer Summit is happening today and tomorrow. Go, if you are near.
Tomohiro Kusumi has been bringing in a large number of fixes to the msdos filesystem, mostly from FreeBSD, but from other sources. I’m not going to link to them all, cause there’s many over the last few weeks, but the good news is that there’s performance gains for this lowest-common-denominator filesystem.
This week’s BSD Now is up, with a nice general range of topics, including the perennial Lack Rack idea.
The BSD.nrw Dusseldorf-Wersten BSD user’s group is meeting tomorrow at 19:00 at The Schalander. It probably helps if you speak German; I had to rely on Google Translate for this one. Go, if you are near.
ChiBUG meets tomorrow, the 8th. Go, if you are near Chicago.
Pre-posted in advance cause once again working through the weekend.
Your unrelated video link of the week: Scratch. I saw this in the theater a while ago, and I didn’t realize the whole thing was on Youtube. It’s turntablism at its peak. (via)
There’s been a lot of BUG meetings lately; I think it’s time to form some more.
This week’s BSDNow, number 318, “The TrueNAS Library“, covers some links I’ve picked up before but also has BSD and presidential library news, an uncommon combo.
You should set hostname in /etc/rc.conf. I am mentioning this now because not doing it kept me from running X apps from a DragonFly system on a Windows 10 system with vcxsrv, and I wasted half an hour of my life figuring that out. Apparently this is a lesson I need to keep relearning.
Plan 9: Not dead, Just Resting, presented by Ori Bernstein, is happening tonight at the ever-mighty NYCBUG. Go, if you are near.
dsynth(1) has a new ‘monitor’ command, which watches log output and tells you what it’s doing. I haven’t tried it yet, so I am only guessing. A screenshot would be nice.