justin sherrill

Bay Area FreeBSD Summit now

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.

msdos fixes, of all things

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 the…

BSD.nrw meetup tomorrow

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.

Lazy Reading for 2019/10/06

Pre-posted in advance cause once again working through the weekend. BBSes: Partying Online Like It’s 1989.  (via) The 25th Interactive Fiction Competition is Open. After Dark has been ported to Twitter. Text Rendering Hates You.  (via) A computer built from NOR gates: inside the Apollo Guidance Computer.  Wonderful pictures, as always. Feast of Legends.  A …

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Reminder: set hostname

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 …

NYCBUG tonight: Plan 9

Plan 9: Not dead, Just Resting, presented by Ori Bernstein, is happening tonight at the ever-mighty NYCBUG.  Go, if you are near.

Watching dsynth go

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.

HAMMER2 and fsck for review

HAMMER2 is Copy on Write, meaning changes are made to copies of existing data.  This means operations are generally atomic and can survive a power outage, etc.  (You should read up on it!)  However, there’s now a fsck command, useful if you want …

dsynth: you’re building it

The buildworld cycle now includes dsynth(8).  Your buildworld will take a bit longer, but now you can immediately bulk build packages if using binaries isn’t right for you.