Valuable News – 2021/01/18

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

The helloSystem 0.3.0 is Released.
https://github.com/helloSystem/ISO/releases/tag/r0.3.0

BastilleBSD Default Templates and Customization.
https://bastillebsd.org/blog/2021/01/06/bastille-default-templates-and-customization/

XTerm Control Sequences.
https://www.xfree86.org/current/ctlseqs.html

XTerm – Its Better Than You Thought.
https://aduros.com/blog/xterm-its-better-than-you-thought/

Manage Kubernetes Clusters from OpenBSD.
https://e1e0.net/manage-k8s-from-openbsd.html

Setup SoftEther and Configure Offshore 100% Logless VPN Server on FreeBSD 12.2 (Windows 10 as Clients).
https://ozgur.kazancci.com/setup-softether-vpn-server-on-freebsd-12-2-windows-10-as-clients/

The rcctl-stat – Tiny Script to Show State of All Services in OpenBSD.
https://ozgur.kazancci.com/rcctl-stat-a-tiny-script-to-show-the-state-of-all-services-in-one-go/

My ISP is Killing My Idle SSH Sessions.
https://anderstrier.dk/2021/01/11/my-isp-is-killing-my-idle-ssh-sessions-yours-might-be-too/

New FreeBSD Bootloader Already Committed to 13-CURRENT.
https://twitter.com/bexcran/status/1348876680295636992
https://cgit.freebsd.org/src/commit/stand?id=3630506b9daec9167a89bc4525638ea45a00769e

Preliminary OpenBSD Support Added to OBS Studio.
https://undeadly.org/cgi?action=article;sid=20210113072623

FreeBSD Xfce4 on VMware Installation Guide.
https://github.com/coonrad/FreeBSD-Xfce4-VMware-Install-Guide

Terminal – Console and Shell – What are They?
https://unixsheikh.com/articles/the-terminal-the-console-and-the-shell-what-are-they-all-about.html

Wine 6.0 is Now Available.
https://www.winehq.org/announce/6.0

Exploring Swap on FreeBSD – Free Memory is Wasted Memory.
https://klarasystems.com/articles/exploring-swap-on-freebsd/

BSD Now 385 – Wireguard VPN Mesh.
https://www.bsdnow.tv/385

In Other BSDs for 2021/01/16.
https://www.dragonflydigest.com/2021/01/16/25347.html

GhostBSD 21.01.15 Release Notes.
https://www.ghostbsd.org/21.01.15_release_notes

How to Compile RainbowCrack on OpenBSD.
https://cromwell-intl.com/open-source/compiling-rainbowcrack-on-openbsd.html

Videoconferencing on FreeBSD.
https://www.davidschlachter.com/misc/freebsd-videoconferencing

FreeBSD 2020 Q4 Quarterly Status Report.
https://www.freebsd.org/news/status/report-2020-10-2020-12.html

NFS over TLS Encryption on FreeBSD.
https://people.freebsd.org/~rmacklem/nfs-over-tls-setup.txt

HardenedBSD 2020/12 Status Report.
https://groups.google.com/a/hardenedbsd.org/g/users/c/iiIsYKvAc-8

FreeBSD Deprecates mergemaster(8) in Favor of etcupdate(8) Solution.
https://bugs.freebsd.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=252417

ZFS Topology FAQ – What is ZPOOL? What is VDEV?
https://www.reddit.com/r/zfs/comments/fn5ugg/zfs_topology_faq_whats_a_zpool_whats_a_vdev/

Creating Comfy FreeBSD Jails Using Standard Tools.
https://kettunen.io/post/standard-freebsd-jails/

Hardware

AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3995WX Review – Bold WEPYC.
https://www.servethehome.com/amd-ryzen-threadripper-pro-3995wx-review-a-bold-wepyc/

Linux Kernel Developers Discuss Dropping Bunch of Old CPUs.
https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=2021-Linux-Drop-Old-CPUs

QNAP Introduces 30 Bay All Flash NAS Based on ZFS.
https://www.techpowerup.com/277108/qnap-introduces-30-bay-all-flash-ts-h3088xu-rp-nas

AMD Launches Ryzen 5000 Mobile – ZEN 3 and Cezanne for Notebooks.
https://www.anandtech.com/show/16405/amd-launches-ryzen-5000-mobile-zen-3-and-cezanne-for-notebooks

AMD EPYC ZEN 3 Milan at CES 2021 – AMD 68% Faster over Cascade Lake Intel Xeon Gold 6258R.
https://www.servethehome.com/amd-epyc-7003-milan-update-at-ces-2021/

RISC-V Powered BeagleV Board Announced Via New Collaboration
https://www.tomshardware.com/news/beaglev-riscv-announced
https://beaglev.seeed.cc/

Superconducting Microprocessors – Turns Out They Are Ultra Efficient.
https://spectrum.ieee.org/tech-talk/computing/hardware/new-superconductor-microprocessor-yields-a-substantial-boost-in-efficiency

Reply to Kevin Xu Some Bearish Thoughts on RISC-V Article.​
https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/reply-kevin-xus-some-bearish-thoughts-risc-v-bruce-perens/

Life

How to Be Better Investor – Do Nothing.
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/14/business/mutfund/invest-stocks-bonds-gambling.html

Trying to Stay Optimistic is Doing More Harm Than Good.
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-01-14/what-is-fono-toxic-positivity-is-doing-more-harm-than-good

What is Normal in Poland but Weird in Other Countries?
https://www.quora.com/What-is-normal-in-Poland-but-weird-in-other-countries

Working Off Grid Efficiently.
https://100r.co/site/working_offgrid_efficiently.html

HR is Not Your Friend and Other Things I Think You Should Know.
https://rachelbythebay.com/w/2021/01/17/woe/

Other

Facebook Confirms Data Sharing Agreements with Chinese Firms.
https://www.bbc.com/news/business-44379593

Pirate Bay Founder Thinks Parler Inability to Stay Online Is Embarrassing.
https://www.vice.com/en/article/3an7pn/pirate-bay-founder-thinks-parlers-inability-to-stay-online-is-embarrassing

Apple Scrapped Plans to Fully Secure iCloud Backups after FBI Intervention.
https://www.theverge.com/2020/1/21/21075033/apple-icloud-end-to-end-encryption-scrapped-fbi-reuters-report

Big O Notation – Explained as Easily as Possible.
https://thatcomputerscientist.com/big-o-notation-explained-as-easily-as-possible

It is Your Moral Obligation to Use Firefox. (2019)
https://0x46.net/thoughts/2019/04/09/use-firefox/

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