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Lazy Reading for 2021/04/25

Maybe hardware hacks is the sub-theme this week. Bluetooth, based on this guy. Walkie-talkies that work over IP but without a network. Yay!  Web Curios is back! Percy Ludgate talk, upcoming. WiFiStation: A WiFi interface for the Cidco MailStation.  Reliably bonkers. Palm PDA nostalgia on its way! What I learned of the VOIP hacker scene …

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In Other BSDs for 2021/04/24

BUG meetings seem to be happening again, which is nice. FreeBSD iostat: Understanding the Storage Subsystem and Disk I/O.  (via) Port of the week: musickube.  Looks … usable?! Deleting old FreeBSD boot environments. No Complexity Allowed, on hello.  (via) FreeBSD/arm64 becoming Tier 1 in FreeBSD 13. Polyglot *BSD, next NYCBSD meeting, 2021/05/05.  I’ll post a …

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BSD Now 399: Comparing Sandboxes

This week’s BSD Now is more technical than usual, talking about a bunch of setup options. The title lead is an article about sandbox environments in different BSDs, though unfortunately vkernels are not covered.

6.0 release candidate 1 branched

The first RC for DragonFly 6.0 is branched.  I don’t expect a need for a second one; this release has been a long time baking (look at the commit list!)  and is pretty well refined.

6.0 release plans

I’ll be working on branching and releasing DragonFly 6.0 over the next while.  We’re overdue for a release.  Tentatively, I’ll branch tomorrow night, and start working on test images and release notes.  The release will come in about …

Lazy Reading for 2021/04/18

Some nice in-depth reading awaits you below. Open source, experimental, and tiny tools roundup.  A filtered list rather than a Github document, finally.  (via) The Magician’s Library.  (via) The Cursed Computer Iceberg Meme.  Many of these links I’ve had previously – or wish I had.  This will eat some hours.  (via many places) IF talks …

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Lazy Reading for 2021/04/11

Some looks backward to prior links, but in a good way. Beatportal’s Definitive Guide to Techno.  (via) Which reminds me of eternal favorite Ishkur’s Guide to Electronic Music. Your E-Mail Validation Logic is Wrong.  There’s a whole chapter about this in the most in-depth regex book I ever read. ifconfig.co.  Fetch that site for your …

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HTTPS default

I thought I had done this before, but apparently not: the site is switched to https by default.  Tell me if you notice problems from that.

BSD Now 397: Fresh BSD 2021

This week’s BSD Now covers the usual mix of articles – I see some Gemini sneaking in! – and mentions something I should have; the revamp of FreshBSD.