Valuable News – 2021/08/23

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

pkgupdate – OpenBSD Script to Update Packages Fast.
https://dataswamp.org/~solene/2021-08-15-openbsd-pkgupdate.html

Ansible Role to Configure BastilleBSD Host for FreeBSD Jails Containers.
https://github.com/yaazkal/ansible-role-bastille
https://twitter.com/Yaazkal/status/1427394364951695363

Wiz Installer for FreeBSD 13 on RPI4.
https://github.com/wiz/rpi4-freebsd

Psst is Spotify Client with Native GUI w/o Electron and Built in Rust.
https://github.com/jpochyla/psst

FreeBSD Can Now Automatically Start Jails within Jails.
https://cgit.freebsd.org/src/commit/?id=35cf9fecbd80f56e39524f480240acfd953c93e1

EC2 Boot Time Benchmarking.
https://www.daemonology.net/blog/2021-08-12-EC2-boot-time-benchmarking.html

Installing GhostBSD.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YukS88sRq_o

SerenityOS is UNIX Love Letter to the 90s.
https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2021/08/not-a-linux-distro-review-serenityos-is-a-unix-y-love-letter-to-the-90s/

NetBSD Explained – Unix System That Can Run on Anything.
https://www.makeuseof.com/what-is-netbsd/

Essence Operating System to Replace Linux/Windows as Desktop Operating System.
https://essence.handmade.network/
https://gitlab.com/nakst/essence

MATE Desktop Environment 1.26 Released.
https://mate-desktop.org/blog/2021-08-08-mate-1-26-released/

BSD Weekly – Issue 82.
https://bsdweekly.com/issues/82

Interview with Deb Goodkin from FreeBSD Foundation.
https://devstyler.io/blog/2021/08/16/our-whole-mission-is-to-support-the-freebsd-project-and-the-community/

BSD Now 416 – Netcat Printing.
https://www.bsdnow.tv/416

Another Free CA Lets Encrypt Alternative.
https://scotthelme.co.uk/heres-another-free-ca-as-an-alternative-to-lets-encrypt/

GhostBSD Makes Switch to FreeBSD rc.d Init.
https://www.ghostbsd.org/rc_switch
http://download.us.ghostbsd.org/development/amd64/latest/

VoidLinux in FreeBSD Jail with init.
https://antranigv.am/weblog_en/posts/2021-08-21-00-37/

Improving GDB Protocol Compatibility in LLDB.
https://www.moritz.systems/blog/improving-gdb-protocol-compatibility-in-lldb/

In Other BSDs for 2021/08/21.
https://www.dragonflydigest.com/2021/08/21/26089.html

Opinionated Guide to xargs(1).
https://www.oilshell.org/blog/2021/08/xargs.html

I am Not Sure That UNIX Won.
https://rubenerd.com/im-not-sure-that-unix-won/

One Week with FreeBSD 13 on Acer Aspire One ZG5.
http://box.matto.nl/one-week-with-freebsd-13-on-an-acer-aspire-one-zg5.html

Linux is Dead. Long Live Docker Monoculture.
https://antranigv.am/weblog_en/posts/2021-08-13-13-37/

FreeBSD Works on sysutils/docker-freebsd Update.
https://reviews.freebsd.org/D21570

Remote Desktop on NetBSD with Xnest (no VNC).
https://raymii.org/s/articles/Remote_desktop_on_NetBSD_with_Xnest_no_VNC.html

My Journey with SerenityOS So Far.
https://linus.dev/posts/my-journey-with-serenityos/

Just a Little Polite Rebuke.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6TOHu8VgUWw

FreeBSD Bhyve Overview – Why it is Better than Other Hypervisors.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uV61mVYsFM8

Recent and Not So Recent Changes in OpenBSD that Make Life Better.
https://bsdly.blogspot.com/2021/08/recent-and-not-so-recent-changes-in.html
https://home.nuug.no/~peter/openbsd_moments/

Hardware

Seagate Remains HDD King but Western Digital is Approaching.
https://www.tomshardware.com/news/hdd-shipments-in-q2-2021

SK Hynix Releases 2TB Version of Gold P31 NVMe SSD.
https://www.anandtech.com/show/16890/sk-hynix-releases-2tb-version-of-gold-p31-ssd

Monstargear NINJA87BT TKL Keyboard Review.
https://www.techpowerup.com/review/monstar-gear-ninja87bt-tkl-keyboard/

Assume All Your Gadgets Have Been Hacked or are Hackable.
https://cybernews.com/security/assume-all-your-gadgets-have-been-hacked-or-are-hackable-security-expert/

Ultra Low Power RISC-V System on Chip Features Adaptive Body Biasing Technology.
https://www.cnx-software.com/2021/08/22/ultra-low-power-risc-v-system-on-chip-features-adaptive-body-biasing-technology/

Kingston A2000 1TB NVMe SSD Review.
https://www.servethehome.com/kingston-a2000-1tb-ssd-review/

AMD ZEN 3 at Hot Chips 33.
https://www.servethehome.com/amd-zen-3-at-hot-chips-33/

IBM Z Telum Mainframe Processor at Hot Chips 33.
https://www.servethehome.com/ibm-z-telum-mainframe-processor-at-hot-chips-33/

Life

MIT and Harvard Study Suggests mRNA Vaccine Might Permanently Alter DNA After All.
https://www.algora.com/Algora_blog/2021/03/16/mit-harvard-study-suggests-mrna-vaccine-might-permanently-alter-dna-after-all

Why is it So Hard to Be Rational?
https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2021/08/23/why-is-it-so-hard-to-be-rational

You Do Not Need to Work on Hard Problems.
https://www.benkuhn.net/hard/

My Ordinary Life – Improvements Since the 1990s.
https://www.gwern.net/Improvements

On Link Between Great Thinking and Obsessive Walking.
https://lithub.com/on-the-link-between-great-thinking-and-obsessive-walking/

Other

Lepton (Old Name Was Proton Fix) for Firefox 89 and Later.
https://github.com/black7375/Firefox-UI-Fix#installation-guide

Undo Proton UI in Firefox 91 and Onwards.
https://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/firefox-91-disable-proton.html

25 Years Later – Original QUAKE Gets Remaster for PC and Consoles.
https://www.tomshardware.com/news/quake-original-remaster

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