Category: Periodicals

BSDNow 033: Certified Package Delivery


As you can guess from the title, this week’s BSDNow talks about building OpenBSD packages in bulk among other things, and also interviews Jim Brown of bsdcertification.org.

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BSD Magazine for March


The March issue of BSD Magazine is out, and this month has an article written by Siju George about how his company is using DragonFly and Hammer for backups.

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BSDNow 032: PXE Dust


I should have seen that pun coming a long time ago.  BSDNow 032 is up with an interview of Dru Lavigne and the usual assortment of other recent BSD items.

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BSDNow 031: Edgy BSD Users


BSDNow 031 is online, with an interview of Pierre Pronchery of EdgeBSD and many other things.

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BSDTalk 239: Baptiste Daroussin


BSDTalk 239 is 55 minutes of talk with Baptiste Daroussin at vBSDCon 2013 about ‘pkgng’ on FreeBSD.  The BSDTalk post doesn’t mention it, but it is the same pkg tool that DragonFly uses, so Baptiste’s plans are relevant to DragonFly too.  (I haven’t had a chance to listen to the podcast yet so I don’t know how much he talks about DragonFly, specifically.)

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BSDNow 030: Documentation is King


BSDNow episode 030 is out with an interview of Warren Block about FreeBSD documentation, along with a conversation on a number of other topics, including setting up a BSD machine as your access point (highly recommended, along with home router setup) and setting up a BSD (FreeNAS) as a Synology replacement.  They also totally scooped me on Michael W. Lucas giving an OpenBSD talk – which might be because I forgot to sign up for his announcement mailing list.

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BSDNow 029: P.E.F.S


BSDNow episode 029 is up containing a full slate of material.  There’s an interview of Gleb Kurtsou, along with a PEFS tutorial and several other items that are new to me.

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BSDNow 028: Ghost of Partition


Uh oh, I don’t get the pun this time.  Anyway, the newest BSDNow episode is an interview with Eric Turgeon of GhostBSD, and a disk concatenation tutorial for NetBSD and a tutorial that isn’t uploaded yet.  (Wait, now I get it.)

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BSDNow vs. BSDTalk


Episode 27 of BSDNow is an interview with Will Backman of BSDTalk.  It is unfortunately a straight-ahead interview, and not an Epic Rap Battle.

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BSD Magazine for 02/2014


BSD Magazine for February is out.  I’m a bit late posting this since it’s now March; I assume it’s been out for a while.  (via)

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BSDNow 026: Port Authority


Let’s see… 3 digits in the episode number, so they’re planning to make at least 973 more BSD-related pun titles.  Anyway, BSDNow’s latest episode has an interview with Joe Marcus Clark, along with more material including this item that I missed, of getting some ancient hardware to run OpenBSD.

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BSDNow 025: A Sixth pfSense


I am late posting this: the most recent episode of BSDNow has, along with the regular array of items, an interview of Chris Buechler, of the commercial support company behind pfSense.

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BSDTalk 238: NYCBSDCon


For BSDTalk 238, Will Backman has recordings from NYCBSDCon 2014.  I think I’m in there, even though I haven’t listened to it yet.

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BSDNow 024: The Cluster & The Cloud


BSDNow episode 24 is up, with a recap of NYCBSDCon’s events, an interview with Luke Marsden of hybridcluster.com, a chrooted SFTP tutorial, and of course more.

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BSDNow episode 023: Time Signatures


Episode 023 of BSDNow is up, with an interview of  Ted Unangst about the new signing mechanism in OpenBSD, a NTP server tutorial, and of course more.

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BSDNow 022: Journaled News-Updates


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.

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BSDNow 21: Tendresse for Ten


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.

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BSDNow 20: Bhyve Mind


The 20th episode of BSDNow is up.  The interview is with Neel Natu and Peter Grehan, about Bhyve, and there’s of course more, including a bhyve tutorial.  There’s other material, including the new-to-me Spiderinabox.

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BSDNow 19: the Installfest


BSDNow episode 19 is up, titled “The Installfest“.  They install DragonFly along with other BSDs, and I haven’t even looked at it yet.

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BSDTalk 237: FreeBSD Journal


BSDTalk 237 has 22 minutes of conversation with George Neville-Neil about The FreeBSD Journal.

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BSDNow 18: Eclipsing Binaries


BSDNow 18, first of the new year, is up.  Among other things, it mentions my crazy ‘OpenPF’ idea, and there’s an interview with Baptiste Daroussin.  He’s one of the people working on pkg, so whatever he does there affects both FreeBSD and DragonFly.

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BSDNow 17: The Gift of Giving


BSDNow has a new episode for Christmas; this contains an interview with Scott Long of (among other things) Netflix.

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BSDTalk 236: NYCBSDCon and 8 years too


BSDTalk, which is hitting its 8th year, has 20 minutes of conversation with Ike Levy and Brian Callahan about NYCBSDCon.  (which is coming up on February 8th; will you sponsor?)

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BSDNow 16: Cryptocrystalline


As you can kinda sorta guess from the show title, BSDNow 16 is about encryption.

One of the things noted there that I hadn’t heard of is that FreeBSD ports is getting a ‘stable’ branch for the first time – I suppose I need to read even more mailing lists.

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BSDNow 15: Kickin’ NAS


BSDNow episode 15 keeps the pun titles going.  Josh Paetzel is apparently replaced by Santa Claus in the interview?  There’s also FreeNAS coverage, and lots else.

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BSDNow 14: Zettabytes for days


BSDNow episode 14 is up – and actually has been for a few days; I’ve been on the road.  There’s an interview with George Wilson about OpenZFS and a bunch more stuff I haven’t had a chance to watch yet.  (see previous note about being on the road.)

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BSDNow 13: Jordan Hubbard, more OpenBSD router


BSDNow 13 is out, and it includes an interview with Jordan Hubbard of ports/Apple/iXSystems fame.  They also continue the ‘Building an OpenBSD router’ project, and of course, there’s more.

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BSDNow 12: Collecting SSHells


BSDNow 12, which I haven’t had a chance to watch yet, has the normal roundup of events and an interview with Amitai Schlair of NetBSD.  There’s also a tutorial about ssh and tmux.

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BSD Magazine: HAST on FreeBSD


The November issue of BSD Magazine is out, with a feature on High Availability Storage (that’s HAST) on FreeBSD, plus more.  (noticed via freebsdnews, since I somehow missed the email/rss from bsdmag.com)

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BSDTalk 235: Allan Jude


BSDTalk 235 has 26 minutes of conversation with Allan Jude about various topics, including this BSDNow thing I was just on,

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BSDNow 11: The Gateway Drug


BSDNow episode 11 is up, with conversations about OpenSSH, FUSE, building an OpenBSD router, etc… and a whole hour of me talking about the upcoming DragonFly 3.6 release and this very Digest, too!

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BSDNow 10: Year of the BSD Desktop


The 10th BSDNow episode is out, with the ambitious title, “Year of the BSD Desktop”.  As you can guess from the title, a PC-BSD desktop gets set up as part of the episode, and as you might not guess from the title, they interview Michael W. Lucas.

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BSDNow 9: Current Events


BSDNow 9 is up and it’s all Current Events, going by the title.  I’d describe it better but I haven’t even had a chance to watch it yet.

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BSDNow: A Brief Intorduction


BSDNow has Episode 8 out, containing an interview with Antti Kantee, a number of BSD news items (including some I missed entirely), and if you couldn’t tell from the purposefully misspelled title, a conversation about Tor and BSD.

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BSDNow 7: Go directly to jail(8)


BSDNow episode 7 is out, with jails as a feature among a number of topics.

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BSD Magazine for October out


The October episode of BSD Magazine is out.  I haven’t seen it in their RSS feed yet (is it running?), but noticed it here.

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BSDNow 6 out


I’m a bit slow in posting this, but: BSDNow episode 6 is out.  Theo de Raadt is interviewed, and a lot of other topics (including DragonFly) are visited.  The page listing shows all the areas covered, plus the embedded video itself.

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BSDTalk 232: Thomas Cort


BSDTalk 232 is 15 minutes of conversation with Thomas Cort about “Minix, NetBSD, and Summer of Code”.

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BSDNow: Stacks of Cache


The BSDNow video series put out another episode already: Stacks of Cache.  I didn’t realize this before, but they broadcast their episodes live as they are done on Wednesdays at 18:00 UTC.

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BSD Magazine: administration


The September issue of BSD Magazine is out as a free download.  The theme is BSD system administration, though there’s always other articles in addition to the issue topic.

(via freebsdnews.net, since I haven’t seen the announcement in the bsdmag.org RSS feed or by email)

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BSDTalk 230: Burt Kaliski of Verisign


BSDTalk episode 230 is out.  It’s 12 minutes of conversation with Burt Kaliski, CTO of Verisign, about the upcoming newest BSD convention, vBSDCon.

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BSDTalk 229: Chris Cappucio


It’s 24 minutes with Chris Cappuccio, talking about nsh and flashrd for OpenBSD.

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BSD Magazine: lots


The July issue of BSD Magazine is out, and the listed theme is “Security and Cryptography”, but there’s plenty else.

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BSD Magazine for June 2013: Ruby


The June 2013 issue of BSD Magazine is out, and the focus is Ruby.  The PDF is free if you tell them your email address.

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BSDTalk 227: Matt Ahrens and ZFS


There’s a new BSDTalk by way of the recently-completed BSDCan 2013 event, and it’s half an hour of talk with Matt Ahrens about ZFS and matters related.

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BSD Magazine in May: PF and more


The May issue of BSD Magazine is out with a number of pf articles, plus others.

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BSDCan 2013: more BSDTalk, more streaming


There’s another BSDTalk episode up already, because Will Backman’s at BSDCan 2013 and talking to Scott Long, Alistair Crooks, and David Discher, about NetFlix.  Apparently there’s streaming video available now from the convention, and some people’s presentation slides have shown up.

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BSDTalk 225: Kris Moore and PC-BSD


BSDTalk 225 has 12 minutes of conversation with Kris Moore about PC-BSD, recorded at BSDCan 2013, which is going on right now.

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BSD Magazine: FreeNAS FreeNAS FreeNAS


The April 2013 issue of BSD Magazine is all about FreeNAS.  I mean, every article is FreeNAS related.  If you’re curious about the product, this is the place to start.  (The magazine is also now available in ePub format in addition to PDF.)

Does FreeNAS count as another BSD flavor, rather than an appliance?  I’m not sure.

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BSDTalk 244: Marshall Kirk McKusick and George Neville-Neil


BSDTalk 244 is Marshall Kirk McKusick and George Neville-Neil talking about the FreeBSD Foundation, for a generous half-hour.

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BSD Magazine: March


The March issue of BSD Magazine is out, with topics like handling crash dumps.  Apparently April’s issue is going to be all FreeNAS.

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BSDTalk 223: Michael Dexter and bhyve


BSDTalk 223 is out, with 23 minutes of conversation with Michael Dexter about bhyve.

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BSD Magazine: Rehosting


The February 2013 issue of BSD Magazine, available as a free PDF, talks about VAX/VMS ‘rehosting’, has a PC-BSD preview, and other things.  The teaser paragraph for the “Fear, Loathing and Misunderstandings” article (shown on that linked page) is perfect.

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BSDTalk 222: 8 minutes of tinkering


Will Backman has a new BSDTalk episode up, with a bit of Peter Salus from BSDCan 2011 and a bit of Raspberry Pi on FreeBSD.

We need more fiddling-with-BSD-on-hardware stuff out there.  That would be a good thing for Youtube – hint, hint.

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BSD Magazine: panoramic photography


January’s issue of BSD Magazine has something I didn’t expect: an article on panoramic photography on BSD – among other material.

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BSDTalk 221: Matthieu Herrb and Xenocara


Right in time for the end of the year, BSDTalk 221 is out, with Michael Dexter interviewing Matthieu Herrb at EuroBSDCon 2012 for 11 minutes about Xenocara.

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BSD Magazine for December 2012


BSD Magazine for December is out, offering the usual mix of articles in a free PDF.  There’s several Postgres articles in this one.

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BSDTalk 220: Eric Oyen


BSDTalk 220 is up. It’s a conversation with Eric Oyen, OpenBSD user.  It’s about 20 minutes and I don’t know the subject past “OpenBSD” cause I haven’t listened to it – yet.

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BSD Magazine for November 2012


November’s PDF issue of BSD Magazine is out, with a number of articles including a hardware review of the  Netgear Universal Wifi Adapter.  We need more BSD-centric device testing.

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Lazy Reading for 2012/11/04


I’m glad 3.2 is out the door.  I think I spent more time on release notes and watching package builds than any other release.

Your unrelated link of the day: Sir, You Are Being Hunted.  I link to the Kickstarter for this game for no other reason than I think it would be fun to play.

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BSD Magazine for October 2012


The free download of the October issue of BSD Magazine is available.  The theme this month is security, though of course there’s more covered.

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BSD Magazine for Sept. 2012


The September issue of BSD Magazine is out, as a free PDF as usual.  Visit the site to find out the table of contents.

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BSDTalk 219: David Gwynne and OpenBSD


David Gwynne talks for 31 minutes about OpenBSD on BSDTalk 219.  Also, Will Backman, the host of BSDTalk is heading to Tbilisi, Georgia next month.  Say ‘hi’ if you’re a Georgian.

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BSDMag, collected


BSD Magazine has a “Best of 2011″ issue out for purchase; it has updated versions of various articles published over the last year in BSD Magazine.  The price is not clear on the website.

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BSD Magazine for August


I spent the last week on an island in Lake Huron in Canada, so I missed that the latest issue of BSD Magazine is out.  I’ll catch up when I can.  Anything interesting happen while I was gone?

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Quick book deal


Noting this now cause it’s timely: O’Reilly is selling Perl ebooks at 50% off until the 9th, with the code WKPER5.  (seen here)

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BSDTalk 218: Michael W. Lucas, also ports/pkgsrc opinions


I’m back home and getting back into things, so here’s thing one:  Michael W. Lucas was interviewed at BSDCan 2012 for 16 minutes about his recent and upcoming books.

Lucas also recently talked about a problem with port installation on FreeBSD.  What he says there I think applies to pkgsrc as well.

(I haven’t even read my email yet, gee whiz.)

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July BSD Magazine out


July’s BSD Magazine has, among other things, an article from Michael W. Lucas along with a 30% off coupon for his Absolute FreeBSD book.  There’s also an interview of Gabriel Weinberg of DuckDuckGo.  Apparently DuckDuckGo uses FreeBSD?  That’s good news.

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BSDTalk 217 – Turning the tables


Will Backman, the usual interview in BSDTalk episodes, gets interviewed himself by Paul Schenkeveld, for 14 minutes.

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BSD Magazine for June


The June issue of BSD Magazine is out as a free PDF download.  The theme is the same as last month – security – and there’s a number of other topics covered.

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BSDTalk 216: Kris Moore and PC-BSD


BSDCan 2012 spawned a lot of interviews.  We all benefit from that.  For example, another BSDTalk interview, talking with Kris Moore of iXSystems about what’s in the next version of PC-BSD.

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BSDTalk 215: NetBSD update


BSDTalk 215 is out, with several NetBSD folks being interviewed at BSDCan 2012 about NetBSD 6.

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BSDTalk 214: Peter Hansteen and Henning Brauer


BSDTalk 214 has nearly an hour of conversation with Peter Hansteen and Henning Brauer, all from the recent BSDCan.

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BSDTalk 213: Paul Schenkeveld and EuroBSDCon


BSDTalk 213 is out, with 14 minutes of conversation with Paul Schenkeveld about EuroBSDCon.  EuroBSDCon is happening in late October, in Poland.  Also, the BSDTalk website has a new layout.

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BSD Magazine for May is out


BSD Magazine for May is out, with the theme of BSD security, though of course there’s a lot more than that topic in the free PDF.

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BSD Magazine for April: Clouds


BSD Magazine’s April issue is out, and it’s about the Cloud.  Or clouds, depending on how you look at it.  Anyway, there’s several conversations in there about BSD-based hosting services, which I’m sure everyone has wished for at some time or another.

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Lazy Reading for 2012/03/25


This is the week of in-depth items to look at.  I hope you have some time set aside…  Also, I’m doing something a little different; since Lazy Reading articles are built up over the week, I’m scheduling it for early Sunday (EST) so that you can read it in your bathrobe, drinking an astonishingly large amount of tea.  Or at least that’s what I’ll be doing.

  • Apparently there’s a Russian version of BSD Magazine, with a special Russian-only article.  Anyone who can read it willing to tell me what it’s about?
  • Did you know BSD also stands for something bike-related?
  • 70 Roguelikes!  The 7-Day Roguelike Challenge, just completed, has 70 games out as a result.  This will keep you busy, and there’s a very good writeup on several of the games to help you pick from the options.
  • 20 Years of Adobe Photoshop.  (via)  I link it because almost everyone, sooner or later, has used it or has used a program with a very similar tool layout.  Though I suppose you could argue it all comes from MacPaint, designed by Susan Kare, who happens to have also originated Clarus the dogcow.  Moof!
  • Man, Apple used to really have a sense of humor, too.  Maybe they still do.  Companies still do funny things (caution, autoplay video), but it seems to be done with the company’s marketing image in mind these days.  Also, get your ball out of my yard you darn kids etc.
  • Michael Lucas is teaching a SSH class at BSDCan 2012.
  • Lucas also has also disclosed numbers on his recent self-publishing venture.  I love seeing numbers like this because self-publishing discussion usually brings a whole lot of biases to the table, and people come down on one side or another because of what they want it to be, not because of what it is.  (Like discussions of the music industry, piracy, and software.)  This is just the plain numbers.  Also, Absolute OpenBSD, second edition, is definitely his next book.
  • Still on ssh, This Undeadly article talks about using OpenBSD, make, and ssh to speed up research.
  • 20 iconic tech sounds bound for extinction. (via)  Something in there will make you feel nostalgic.  I like the 8mm film noise.
  • Speaking of noise, here’s Famous Sounds, mostly electronically generated or sampled.  (via)  I guarantee some of these will be instantly familiar even though you won’t have heard the original song.

Your unrelated link of the week: Traitor.  (via)  It’s a Flash space shootemup game.   But dragonflies show up in one part!  (to shoot.)

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Getting published for BSD


BSD Magazine is looking for articles – specifically DragonFly articles, though I imagine it doesn’t have to be.  I’m stretched too thin to write anything right now, but if you have something, contact them.

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BSD Magazine: lots of stuff


The March issue of BSD Magazine is out, as a free PDF as always.  It’s a real grab-bag of topics this time, so there should be something to interest you.  This time, it might be an article on DragonFly and Beowulf clusters.  (I was totally not expecting that.)

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BSDTalk 212: 27 minutes of me


Will Backman interviewed me for BSDTalk, talking about DragonFly 3.0 and all the stuff around it.  I can’t listen to it it’s my own voice do I really sound like that aaaargh.

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