Valuable News – 2020/12/21

The Valuable News weekly series is dedicated to provide summary about news, articles and other interesting stuff mostly but not always related to the UNIX or BSD systems. Whenever I stumble upon something worth mentioning on the Internet I just put it here.

Today the amount information that we get using various information streams is at massive overload. Thus one needs to focus only on what is important without the need to grep(1) the Internet everyday. Hence the idea of providing such information ‘bulk’ as I already do that grep(1).

UNIX

FreeBSD Jails Network Setup (vnet).
https://blog.uidrafter.com/engineering/freebsd-jails-network-setup

The unbound-blacklist-fetch* Scripts with OpenBSD/FreeBSD Config Test and Restart.
https://github.com/vermaden/scripts/commit/df6bf362152f04aed8f38638642e2c6bbf567147

Scripted VirtualBox VM on FreeBSD.
https://blog.uidrafter.com/engineering/scripted-virtualbox-vm-installation

GhostBSD 20.11.28 Overview – Business Class OS.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=usYA4i77j1k

Minimal Safe Bash Script Template.
https://betterdev.blog/minimal-safe-bash-script-template/

SerenityOS Now Supports Shared Libraries.
https://twitter.com/awesomekling/status/1338617680815906818

OmniOS Community Edition r151030cf/r151034af/r151036f Available.
https://omniosce.org/article/release-36f-34af-30cf

OpenBSD on TECLAST F7 Plus.
https://www.tumfatig.net/20201215/openbsd-on-teclast-f7-plus/

Christmas Tree in Shell.
https://catonmat.net/christmas-tree-in-the-shell

Ubuntu 10.04 LTS (Bionic) on FreeBSD with iocage Managed Jails.
https://harshadsharma.com/posts/2020/12/ubuntu-bionic-on-freebsd-with-iocage-managed-jails/

Create Debian 6 (Squeeze) Jail on FreeBSD.
https://iocage.readthedocs.io/en/latest/debian.html

Bareos 20 Released.
https://www.bareos.com/en/company_news/bareos-20-en1.html
https://www.bareos.com/en/press-releases.html?file=files/press/english/bareos-20_en.pdf

GTK 4.0 Released.
https://blog.gtk.org/2020/12/16/gtk-4-0/

FreeBSD src Repository Moving to git Finally.
https://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/freebsd-current/2020-December/077858.html

PDF Preview in macOS Big Sur is Destroying PDFs – Again.
https://annoying.technology/posts/86f4ea27e4cd90d0/

Host Cryptpad Web Office Suite with OpenBSD.
https://dataswamp.org/~solene/2020-12-14-cryptpad-openbsd.html

VCS Changes Again for FreeBSD.
https://daemondesktop.blogspot.com/2020/12/vcs-changes-again.html

BSD Now 381 – Shell Origins.
https://www.bsdnow.tv/381

Coreutils Gotchas.
https://www.pixelbeat.org/docs/coreutils-gotchas.html

ArisbluBSD Will Shut Down.
https://twitter.com/ArisbluBSD/status/1339694965757079552

ThinkPad X1 Carbon G4 Running FreeBSD 12.2-RELEASE.
https://www.reddit.com/r/freebsd/comments/kfhzzv/hardware_thinkpad_x1_carbon_g4_running_freebsd/
https://imgur.com/gallery/fSRazC7

Trying OpenZFS 2.0 on FreeBSD 12.2-RELEASE.
https://rubenerd.com/trying-openzfs-on-freebsd-12-release/

Klara – Best Practices for Optimizing ZFS.
https://vimeo.com/482270291

Klara – Sysadmin Guide to ZFS.
https://vimeo.com/491286840

HardenedBSD Auto Sync with Upstream FreeBSD Source.
https://groups.google.com/a/hardenedbsd.org/g/users/c/55pVswpkuf8/m/lWQNZc9YBAAJ

Tribblix and OmniTribblix m24 Available.
https://tribblix.blogspot.com/2020/12/changes-in-0m24-prerelease.html
https://tribblix.org/download.html

OpenBSD Develops vmm_clock Linux Clocksource Implementation Designed for Use Under vmm(4)/vmd(8) Hypervisor.
https://github.com/voutilad/vmm_clock

In Other BSDs for 2020/12/19.
https://www.dragonflydigest.com/2020/12/19/25234.html

IcewM 2.0 Released.
https://github.com/ice-wm/icewm/releases/tag/2.0.0

Netflix Patch Allows 190Gb/s of KTLS HTTPS Content from Dual Sockets with Only 13% Cross Domain NUMA Traffic.
https://svnweb.freebsd.org/base?view=revision&revision=368818
https://svnweb.freebsd.org/base?view=revision&revision=368819

FreeBSD Marks Its Subversion Repository as Being Converted to Git.
https://svnweb.freebsd.org/base?view=revision&revision=368820

Red Hat Continues Pleading Case for Its CentOS Changes.
https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=Red-Hat-CentOS-Pleading-Cont

Implement Zeek on FreeBSD.
https://blog.socruel.nu/freebsd/implement-zeek-on-freebsd.html

Taking OpenZFS 2.0 Out for Spin.
https://ekultails.github.io/ekultails-jekyll-uno/2020/openzfs-2-test-drive/

SerenityOS Adds Network Menu Applet.
https://github.com/SerenityOS/serenity/pull/4461

CentOS Killed by IBM – Chance to Go New Ways.
https://eerielinux.wordpress.com/2020/12/10/centos-killed-by-ibm-a-chance-to-go-new-ways/

Putting OpenBSD in the Cloud.
https://www.anchor.com.au/blog/2015/06/putting-openbsd-cloud/

Advocacy: Why I Personally Prefer FreeBSD over Linux.
http://sekrit.de/webdocs/freebsd/advocacy.html

Foundation Sponsors FreeBSD LLDB Improvements.
https://freebsdfoundation.org/blog/guest-blog-foundation-sponsors-freebsd-lldb-improvements/

Get Started with tmux(1).
https://sunainapai.in/blog/get-started-with-tmux/

Hardware

RISC-V Ecosystem Highlights in 2020.
https://www.cnx-software.com/2020/12/10/risc-v-hardware-software-ecosystem-highlights-in-2020/?hss_channel=tw-722914767636004865

ARM Ampere Altra Shows It Can Compete/Outperform AMD EPYC and Intel Xeon.
https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=article&item=ampere-altra-q80

ARM Ampere Altra Review – Dual 80 Cores Server Performance Monster.
https://www.anandtech.com/show/16315/the-ampere-altra-review/9

ZimaBoard – $70/$130 Quad Core X86 SBC with Up to 8 GB RAM.
https://blog.jmdawson.co.uk/zimaboard-a-70-single-board-home-server/

Apple Mac Mini and Raspberry Pi Rack Review.
https://www.servethehome.com/myelectronics-nl-apple-mac-mini-and-raspberry-pi-rack-review/

Apple M1 Foreshadows Rise of RISC-V.
https://erik-engheim.medium.com/apple-m1-foreshadows-risc-v-dd63a62b2562

How and Why I Stopped Buying New Laptops.
https://solar.lowtechmagazine.com/2020/12/how-and-why-i-stopped-buying-new-laptops.html

Life

Drug Reverses Age Related Mental Decline Within Days.
https://www.ucsf.edu/news/2020/12/419201/drug-reverses-age-related-mental-decline-within-days

Norman Abramson – Father of Wireless Networks – Dies at 88.
https://www.techspot.com/news/87943-norman-abramson-father-wireless-networks-dies-88.html

I Assume I am Below Average.
https://sive.rs/below-average

Lonely People Have Unique Brain Signature.
https://www.psychnewsdaily.com/lonely-people-have-a-unique-brain-signature-perhaps-due-to-so-much-imagined-social-contact/

This Column Will Change Your Life: Just Sit Down and Think.
https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2014/jul/19/change-your-life-sit-down-and-think

Being Kind to Others is Good for Your Health.
https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20201215-why-being-kind-to-others-is-good-for-your-health
https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=25478869

Other

Firefox 84.0 Released.
https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/84.0/releasenotes/

Firefox Was Always Enough.
https://www.ianbicking.org/blog/2020/11/firefox-was-always-enough.html

Rust Survey 2020 Results.
https://blog.rust-lang.org/2020/12/16/rust-survey-2020.html

Why You Can Not Find Search Engine AltaVista on Anymore.
https://tedium.co/2020/12/15/altavista-history-digital-dot-com-domain-name

Reflections on Trusting Trust. [1984]
https://www.cs.cmu.edu/~rdriley/487/papers/Thompson_1984_ReflectionsonTrustingTrust.pdf

Quote of the Week

Hard times create strong programmers.
Strong programmers create frameworks.
Frameworks create weak programmers.
Weak programmers create hard times.

Author:
Andreas Kling
@awesomekling
https://twitter.com/awesomekling/status/1338953882144301057

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