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I managed to miss this because of reasons: BSDNow is running a contest. Come up with a tutorial that can be used ‘on-air’, and you can win a custom-made pillow showing the boot screen of the BSD of your choice. It’s bizarre but cool. Edit: the body text of the contest notes that the contest ends January 31st. (Read more.. [...]
I already asked this question on kernel@, but I’ll repeat it here. Who is interested in mentoring for DragonFly, for Google Summer of Code 2014? The org application period is starting today, and it would be neat to do this for a seventh year in a row.
Lots of randomness this week. That’s great! Facial animation, then and now, and now. (via) accessmaincomputerfile.net. Some of these are real, or at least made with ‘real’ parts. (via) Writing more maintainable shell scripts. (again, Bash-specific.) Nancy Householder Hauge’s stories about working HR for Sun Micro [...]
For once, I got this mostly done before late Friday night! OpenBSD on the Beaglebone Black. DiscoverBSD’s January 28th roundup. Automated FreeBSD Panic Reporting. More people need to do this. A report from the n2k14 OpenBSD hackathon. New to me: CHERIBSD. Capsicum, implemented in hardware, is a rough summary. Python is going to 3.x b [...]
The latest BSDNow video is up, with the normal array of recent events and an interview of George Neville-Neil. The interview is about the new FreeBSD Journal, which should be out… today? The site says “Coming in January”, so it must be soon.
If you have an Intel-based system, and are running DragonFly master, there’s new c-states (power-saving modes) for you to try. Sepherosa Ziehau posted a note about testing and feedback.
There’s been periodic commits updating the USB4BSD support in DragonFly; I haven’t been linking to them because they are generally incremental. However, it’s good to (re?)mention just how you can build DragonFly with that new USB support.
xf86-video-intel-2.21.15 should now work on your DragonFly system. I don’t see it in dports, yet, though.
Recent updates to tzcode apparently fixed a long-standing time zone bug in DragonFly. POSIX says the America/New_York timezone is picked as default if nothing else has been selected. That didn’t happen in DragonFly – until recently. If your timezone seemed to suddenly jump to U.S. Eastern time, that’s because you never pi [...]
There’s a (rescheduled) BSD installfest happening in an impromptu fashion at Suspenders Bar in New York City, tonight at 6:45. You can also buy tickets for NYCBSDCon there, for less than the online price since it’s direct. There’s another chance to buy them for less on Wednesday at Ear Inn, nearby. (See first link for det [...]
Finally, a relatively quiet week. Writing more efficient shell scripts. The Occultation of Relations and Logic: Exposing the Hidden Meaning from within Shadows and Unix Command Lines. Piped shell commands seen as a set of relations. This is the most analysis I’ve ever seen of a command line. (via) Also related. Perl Secret Operators [...]
Back to relatively normal volume, this week. FreeBSD 10 is out. OpenBSD got electrical funding, and is now holding a funding drive. new openssh key format and bcrypt pbkdf. A new key format for OpenSSH, and how to switch to it – only available in OpenBSD as of this writing. I did not know this: There’s a (Read more...)
Episode 21 of BSDNow is up, with the usual variety of material. There’s an interview with Colin Percival, known for work on FreeBSD and Tarsnap, along with other content. Wait! The video isn’t actually posted yet. I just saw the page and got excited.
There’s a new ACPI version in DragonFly, and Sascha Wildner wants you to update your BIOS, just to be sure.
Antonio Huete set up a DragonFly status page on status.io.
Brad Fitzpatrick showed up on the users@ list and mentioned that for DragonFly to be supported in Go, it needed to show up in the Go Dashboard with building reports. I now have the Go builder running on pkgbox32/pkgbox64.dragonflybsd.org. Check the builder page to see status. Note: Installing the port of Go from Dports works just fine; this [...]
Address Space Layout Randomization, since 2010. Carsten Mattner asked, and Alex Hornung answered. (Set the sysctl vm.randomize_mmap to 1 to enable it.)
If you happen to have a laptop, some flavor of BSD on media, and are near New York City tomorrow night, there’s an impromptu installfest happening at Suspenders at 6:30. NYCBSDCon tickets will be available there, and you can now register online. Update: canceled!
I missed this for the “In Other BSDs” section yesterday, so I’m adding it today. It’s time dependent. BSDCan 2014 is happening May 14-17 at the University of Ottawa, with those first two days being tutorials. If you want to get a paper in, you have to do it today.
The Internet overfloweth with good links, lately. Nothing this week that requires a lot of reading, but plenty of things to click. Enjoy! The “Basket of Remotes” problem. An area where standards are never applied. Dice portraits. I like the images. (via) Who made that dial tone? (via a mailing list) Simple Git workflow is [...]