NYCBUG is having a social (i.e. no presenter) meeting this month – tonight, in fact. Go, talk BSD, drink.
There’s a social meeting for KnoxBUG tonight – go, if you are near.
No accidental theme this week.
- Mermaid: Markdown-like generation of diagrams and flowcharts from text. (via)
- Quarterstaff: The Infamous Puzzle and Quarterstaff: “Deathbots” vs. “Ordinary living things”.
- Early days: the VIC-20 Programmer’s Reference Guide. (via)
- Encrypted Gopher. (via)
- SSH Client Configuration Tricks. (via)
- Computer historian job opening at the National Museum of American History. (via)
- The Game of Everything, Part 7: Civilization and Government I (Despotism, Monarchy, and the Republic).
- Flickr Commons, hopefully surviving the smugmug acquisition. (via)
- Xenographics: Weird but (sometimes) useful charts. (via)
Some nice tech explanations this week.
- OpenBSD on my fanless desktop computer. Read to find out more about the RUNBSD stickers. (via)
- OpenBSD Community Goes Gold for 2018!
- Hardware accelerated AES/HMAC-SHA on octeons.
- Caddy Web Server on FreeBSD.
- free command for OpenBSD. I’d love to see a deep dive into the various BSD *stat commands. (via)
- Call for Papers | EuroBSDcon 2018. (via)
- Towards Secure System Graphics: Arcan and OpenBSD. (via)
- NetBSD 8.0RC1 is out.
- Running my own git server. On OpenBSD. (via)
- Perl @INC – customizing it for FreeBSD.
BSDNow episode 243 has no interview but a bunch of release news. I like seeing a note from Dag-Erling Smørgrav about 2 decades as a committer. I also consider aarch64 support in NetBSD interesting.
Accidental theme this week… video games, though not strongly.
- Eaten by a Grue, the Infocom podcast. There’s a lot to listen to here. (thanks, swildner)
- Urbigenous Library. There’s a lot to read here.
- Modern-Day BBSing on an Epson CP/M-based Laptop from 1984. (via)
- Jengo, a new point-and-click game.
- Dwarf Fortress dwarves to be given memories, dev shows no remorse.
- Home automation notes, not really BSD-related.
- The Game of Everything, Part 6: Civilization and Religion.
- “Why is the kernel community replacing iptables with BPF?” On Linux, where reinventing wheels in the system is a constant. (via)
- Pinebook: An Affordable 64-bit ARM based Open Source Notebook. Linked for the source link commentary, not for the selling page.
- Weekly Command: going over Git history with tig. (via)
- Zulip, an open source team chat. (i.e. Slack and Teams category) (via)
- What Video Games Have to Teach Us About Data Visualization. (via)
MAP_STACKStack Register Checking Committed to -current.
- Nextcloud 13 on FreeBSD. (via)
- Run OpenBSD on your web server. (via)
- Introduction to HardenedBSD World. (via)
- MirBSD Korn Shell on Jehanne. (via)
- Distributed Object Storage with Minio on FreeBSD. (via)
- Open vSwitch Overview.
- How to do math on the Linux command line. Or BSD.
- IKEV2 EAP User name/Password client on *BSD.
- Taylor Campbell, new to netbsd-core.
- [on sale] Bioware, FTL, System Shock, and more. (OpenBSD Gaming, though it may extend to other BSDs.)
- BSD Magazine wants article feedback.
- OpenBSD router/firewall?
BSDNow 242 has no interview and the normal wide range of topics: TrueOS, F-Stack, jails, SmartOS, and most interesting to me, open source business model development with iXSystems.
I like code that travels through multiple BSDs.
No theme grew this week.
- Conserve the Sound, “vanishing and endangered sounds”. (via)
- Why does Twitter allow third-party clients? Another walled garden approach winding to its end stage.
- z, a tool for navigating by regex. Odd, but powerful. (via)
- Ikea-style instructions for programming algorithms. Not sure if this makes them clearer, or not. (via)
- Seashells, piping CLI output to the web in realtime. (via)
- Why does”=” mean assignment? (via)
- The Game of Everything, Part 5: Civilization and War.
- Why SQLite Does Not Use Git. (via)
- XScreenSaver 5.39 is out. New hacks!
- The NES homebrew scene.
Your unrelated comics link of the week: Belfry WebComics Index. Very 90s. (via I lost it, sorry)
Totally last-minute summary, but I’m hitting every BSD category.
- Godot running on OpenBSD, though I didn’t know what Godot was.
- Finding what you’re looking for on Linux. BSD too. I link it because I always forget arguments to find(1).
- OPNsense 18.1.6 released.
- New M-Series storage devices from iXSystems.
- How to write ATF tests for NetBSD. (via)
- FreeBSD Desktop – Part 2 – Install. (via)
- Using FreeBSD Text Dumps. (via)
- Transparent network audio with mpd & sndiod. (via)
- Michael W. Lucas’s Penguicon 2018 Schedule. Several BSD presentations.
- pkg vs. underlying OS upgrades.
- The BSDCan 2018 schedule is posted.
This week’s BSDNow interviews Kevin Bowling of Greenlight Networks, plus lots of filesystem conversation.
I haven’t been able to say this in a while, but: I like cross-pollination.