Missing 2.11BSD patches

2.11BSD Missing PatchesWhile looking into some date anomalies in the final image (since I’d like to get the dates right) I discovered a number of source directories had dates slightly newer than the date in the announcement. This lead me to discover so…

Lazy Reading for 2020/08/02

Preposted early; I’m traveling during the week so I have to throw all my extra tabs in quick. Computer graphic history at the Pixar Online Library.  Goes back to the 80s.  (via) thecookie.website. Cigarettes, Space Invaders and the birth of the game watch.  (via) Synergy, multicomputer mouse and keyboard.  (via) Open Source Software and Global …

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libressl updated

In Daniel Fojt’s ongoing series of third-party software upgrades, he’s moved libreSSL in DragonFly up a major version, from 2.9.1 to 3.1.3.  This includes TLS 1.3, among other features.

When Unix learned to reboot(2).

History of Reboot(2)Recently, a friend asked me the history of halt, and when did we have to stop with the sync / sync / sync dance before running halt or reboot. The two are related, it turns out.That sync; sync; sync Thing…If you go looking around …

Lazy Reading for 2020/07/26

Accidental topic: old-school games. Assignment 45, A Harry Flynn Adventure (1981).  Interesting cause it’s a magazine article with the program source, something you don’t see much past the mid-80s. Advanced Vim Workflows.  (via) Historical Games.  (via) PunyInform, Inform 6 for 8-bit computers.  (also via) Specification Writer job at Infocom LLC.  “part of a clean room reverse …

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BSD Now 360: Full circle

This week’s BSD Now is making reference to the episode count, I think.  Of note this week: lots of how-to-do-this sorts of links.