Valuable News – 2021/07/19

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

OmniOS Community Edition r151038k Available.
https://omnios.org/article/release-r38k

FreeBSD PVR HTPC – I Love FreeBSD Remastered.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FW0iy6nn3z0

NetBSD/Desktop – Scalable Workstation Solutions.
https://www.cs.stevens.edu/~jschauma/netbsd/netbsd-desktop.pdf

Linux Kernel Removes IDE/ATA Support in Latest 5.14 Release Candidate.
https://www.tomshardware.com/news/linux-kernel-nixes-ide-support-in-the-latest-514-release-candidate

Bastille 0.9.20210714 Released.
https://github.com/BastilleBSD/bastille/releases/tag/0.9.20210714

OPNsense 21.7-RC2 Released.
https://forum.opnsense.org/index.php?topic=23926.0

Klara Systems – Managing Boot Environments.
https://klarasystems.com/articles/managing-boot-environments/

Tailscale for Illumos.
https://blog.shalman.org/tailscale-for-illumos/

MyBee – Free Enterprise Solution for Creating Software Defined VMs on Top of Bhyve.
https://myb.convectix.com/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=caUGBVWreD0

OpenBSD Replaces dhclient(8) in Base with dhcpleased(8) and resolvd(8) daemons.
https://www.undeadly.org/cgi?action=article;sid=20210717141912

In Other BSDs for 2021/07/17.
https://www.dragonflydigest.com/2021/07/17/25969.html

Using youtube-dl on FreeBSD.
https://rubenerd.com/using-youtube-dl-on-freebsd/

DragonflyBSD – Improving I/O Efficiency and Resilience.
https://lists.dragonflybsd.org/pipermail/users/2021-June/404763.html

Meet vdcron – Cron for OpenBSD Desktops/Laptops.
https://www.vincentdelft.be/post/post_20180521

What Interesting Command Line Tools do You Use?
https://lobste.rs/s/yfgwjr/what_interesting_command_line_tools_do

Look at Profiling – FreeBSD Sort.
https://freebsdfoundation.org/blog/a-look-at-profiling-freebsd-sort/

Haiku Runs on Real RISC-V Hardware – HiFive Unmatched.
https://discuss.haiku-os.org/t/my-progress-on-real-risc-v-hardware/10963/31

My OpenSMTPD Setup on FreeBSD.
https://kfv.io/blog/opensmtpd

The helloSystem Has helloDesktop Desktop Environment.
https://wiki.freebsd.org/helloDesktop

Greatest Regex Trick Ever.
http://www.rexegg.com/regex-best-trick.html

The up.bsd.lv Binary Upgrades Report.
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1V8lIDqbX2FMQqpIL-GO_w4CJHwb9s0fQw0wcMsnTSeY/edit

FreeBSD KGDB Support in LLDB.
https://www.moritz.systems/blog/freebsd-kgdb-support-in-lldb/

BSD Now 411 – FreeBSD Deep Dive.
https://www.bsdnow.tv/411

Lets Talk About Wayland.
https://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/wayland-2021.html

Hardware

Intel ME (Management Engine) – Myths and Reality. [2017]
https://fahrplan.events.ccc.de/congress/2017/Fahrplan/system/event_attachments/attachments/000/003/391/original/Intel_ME_myths_and_reality.pdf

Undocumented X86 Instructions to Control CPUat Microarchitecture Level in Modern Intel Processors.
https://raw.githubusercontent.com/chip-red-pill/udbgInstr/main/paper/undocumented_x86_insts_for_uarch_control.pdf

DIY Raspberry Pi 4 Mini Server with UPS and OLED Information Display.
https://www.cnx-software.com/2021/07/13/diy-raspberry-pi-4-mini-server-includes-ups-and-oled-information-display/

XUAN Bike Self Balancing Self Riding Bicycle – 22 TOPS Huawei Ascend A310 AI Processor.
https://www.cnx-software.com/2021/07/14/xuan-bike-self-balancing-self-riding-bicycle-relies-on-flywheel-22-tops-huawei-ascend-a310-ai-processor/

Libre-SOC Releases First Non-IBM OpenPOWER Chip in Decade.
https://www.tomshardware.com/news/libre-soc-releases-first-non-ibm-openpower-chip-in-decade

ARM – Performance Per Watt is New Performance Metric.
https://www.tomshardware.com/news/arm-performance-per-watt-new-metric

AMD Threadripper Pro Review – Upgrade Over Regular Threadripper.
https://www.anandtech.com/show/16805/amd-threadripper-pro-review-an-upgrade-over-regular-threadripper

Qnap NAS with Chinese Zhaoxin x86 CPU.
https://www.tomshardware.com/news/qnap-puts-zhaoxin-cpu-into-smb-nas

AMD Athlon 300U Powered AM02 Mini PC Goes for $240.
https://www.cnx-software.com/2021/07/19/amd-athlon-300u-am02-mini-pc/

Life

Germany Fines YouTube Six Figures for Removing Video of Anti Lockdown Protest.
https://www.mediaite.com/news/germany-fines-youtube-six-figures-for-removing-video-of-anti-lockdown-protest/

Other

Cyclomatic Complexity – New Way of Measuring Understandability.
https://www.sonarsource.com/docs/CognitiveComplexity.pdf

New Leak Reveals – Governments Exploit Pegasus Cyber Surveillance Tool.
https://cybernews.com/news/global-governments-exploit-the-pegasus-cyber-surveillance-tool

Cryptographers Unearth Vulnerabilities in Telegram Encryption Protocol.
https://www.cyberscoop.com/telegram-app-security-encryption/

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