Google Reader, which is what I use to track as much BSD stuff as possible, is being retired as of July 1. I need a new RSS reader – any recommendations? Something that I can access from multiple places (i.e. online app) is best.
MSI (Message Signaled Interrupts) has been enabled by default on the re(4), msk(4), and et(4) networking chipsets, by Sepherosa Ziehau.
Michael W. Lucas has announced his next two books are coming out in April: Absolute OpenBSD 2nd Edition, from No Starch Press, and DNSSEC Mastery, self published.
The freeze for the next quarterly release of pkgsrc – 2013Q1 – has been announced by Thomas Klausner. March 17th to start, March 31st to end.
I managed to come up with a lot of links this week, somehow, despite the start of the class I’m teaching in addition to normal work. And Summer of Code’s coming up! And we’re due for a release relatively soon! I may appear somewhat… stretched over the next few weeks. Hey, other people are noticing that odd linkspam [...]
When I type find . -type d -name \"foo\" command I get Permission denied error messages. How do I exclude all \"permission denied: messages from the find command under Linux or Unix like operating systems?Read answer to: \"Linux / Unix Find Command: Avoid Permission Denied Messages\"
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The 2013 version of pkgsrcCon is happening in a few weeks in Berlin, Germany. As announced, the presentation list is up. If you can’t make it to Berlin, there will potentially be video recordings of the event.
Cygwin is a ‘supported platform’ in pkgsrc now. This means your Microsoft Windows machine can now build packages out of pkgsrc. I have no idea how many packages actually succeed, but it’s interesting to see the same tools there as on other platforms.
From time to time, my Bacula – space and time website shows some old jobs that need to be copied to tape. Stuff from 100 days or more. There’s no reason to copy stuff that old to tape. It’s already been copied to tape. So why does it appear? Last night I swapped some tapes [...]
Meaning, Summer of Code for the teachers, not the students. Google apparently has a grant program for academic researchers, that runs twice a year. I didn’t know this, but I bet there’s someone who is 1: in academia and 2: needs cash money that is 3: reading this.
Perhaps it’s not early morning where you are, but: if you go to Google’s 2013 Google I/O site, clicking on the I and O in particular patterns take you to various easter eggs. (see after break for spoilers). ascii OIIIIIII becon IOOIOOOO bowling OIIIOIOI burger OOIIIOOI cat IIIOOIII eightbit OIOIOOII (Read mo [...]
Let\'s search BSD in DuckDuckGo : Berkeley Software Distribution, a free Unix-like operating system, and numerous variants And now we can guess, what this blog is gonna be about. BSD. I have some Linux experience (I\'ve been using Debian for few years now). But nothing special: if I can use gui tools, I usually prefer them. But I am not [...]
It seems Sepherosa Ziehau won’t rest until he’s reached peak performance for every network card in DragonFly; he’s added multiple ring/MSI-X support for Broadcom 5709/5716 chipsets in DragonFly. In more concrete terms, this means better speeds when transmitting and receiving multiple streams of data. (at least, I think so.) [...]
Kris has announced the availability of the first rolling release upgrade on the testing mailing list. Check that list’s archives before applying the upgrade to be aware of any found bugs. If you find a bug, post the details to the list. Anybody who want to help us out testing a system update from the original 9.1 -> 9.1-RollingReleas [...]
Found by way of a NYCBUG newsletter: sws, a webserver written in sh. Brett Wynkoop is the author, and as he points out, sws works on any platform with “/bin/sh, dirname, cat, and date”. The author’s giving a talk at an upcoming NYCBUG meeting – tomorrow!
I wasn’t aware of this, but apparently DragonFly’s version of patch(1) comes from OpenBSD and NetBSD. FreeBSD’s old version of patch is being replaced by this and modified to match the old one’s behaviors. It would be worthwhile to bring these changes back, if possible, just to reduce the differences in a utility tha [...]
The FreeBSD Foundation is pleased to announce that Benno Rice has been awarded a grant to implement the ability to boot FreeBSD in the Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) boot environment.The work to be done includes a new version of the loader, kernel modifications to support starting from a UEFI environment and the ability to cr [...]