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Valuable News – 2023/01/30

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

Game of Trees 0.82 Released.
https://www.undeadly.org/cgi?action=article;sid=20230124083238

The helloSystem 0.8 Released – FreeBSD Based OS Inspired by macOS.
https://www.omglinux.com/hellosystem-0-8-released/

WINE 8.0 Released with PE Conversion Complete and Progress on WoW64 Support.
https://www.phoronix.com/news/Wine-8.0-Released

The rldd(1) Prints Shared Libraries – Similar to ldd(1) Tool.
https://github.com/zatrazz/rldd

IceWM 3.3.1 Released with Various Fixes.
https://www.phoronix.com/news/IceWM-3.3.1

Whats New in Wine 8.0 Release.
https://www.winehq.org/announce/8.0

SQLite Based Databases on PostgreSQL Protocol – Yes we Can.
https://blog.chiselstrike.com/sqlite-based-databases-on-the-postgres-protocol-yes-we-can-358e61171d65

OCI Containers for FreeBSD.
https://medium.com/@dfr/oci-containers-for-freebsd-512a6df2bc85

Lazy In Other BSDs Reading for End of 2022.
https://www.dragonflydigest.com/2022/12/24/lazy-in-other-bsds-reading-for-end-of-2022/

FreeBSD Ends 2022 Short of Fundraising Goal but Continues Driving New Features.
https://www.phoronix.com/news/FreeBSD-Q4-2022-Highlights

OpenZFS 2.1.9 Released.
https://github.com/openzfs/zfs/releases/tag/zfs-2.1.9

FreeBSD Disable Stereo Sound.
https://alfonsosiciliano.gitlab.io/posts/2023-01-21-freebsd-disable-stereo-sound.html

FreeBSD Powered helloSystem 0.8 Performance Against Linux on AMD Zen 4.
https://www.phoronix.com/review/hellosystem-linux-performance

Tar and Zip – Quick FreeBSD Guide.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UnwbWVsjRmE

BSD Now 491 – Catch Spammers.
https://www.bsdnow.tv/491

OPNsense 23.1 Quintessential Quail Released.
https://os.watch/opnsense/23.1

OPNsense 23.1 Released.
https://forum.opnsense.org/index.php?topic=32081.0

Haiku Beta 4: BeOS Rebuild Almost Ready for Release.
https://www.theregister.com/2023/01/11/haiku_beta_4/

Hardware

Building Perfect Memory Bandwidth Beast.
https://www.nextplatform.com/2023/01/24/building-the-perfect-memory-bandwidth-beast/

Shift Happens – Book About Keyboards.
https://shifthappens.site/

[Concept Art] 30th Anniversary ThinkPad with Modern 7-row Keyboard.
https://old.reddit.com/r/thinkpad/comments/y23aa7/concept_art_30th_anniversary_thinkpad_tseries/

BleuJour KUBB Mini 7cm^3 with Intel J4125 and 8GB RAM and 42mm 128GB M.2 SSD.
https://www.fanlesstech.com/2023/01/bleujour-kubb-mini-up-close.html

Seagate Confirms 30TB+ HAMR HDDs in 2023Q3 and Envisions 50TB Drives in Few Years.
https://www.anandtech.com/show/18733/seagate-confirms-30tb-hamr-hdds-in-q3-envisions-50tb-drives-in-a-few-years

Life

India to Double Domestic Coking Coal Production by 2030.
https://agmetalminer.com/2023/01/25/india-to-double-domestic-coking-coal-production-by-2030/

Fear of Inconvenience.
https://off-guardian.org/2023/01/28/fear-of-inconvenience/

Other

Make CV/Resume in LaTeX.
https://drshika.me/2022/04/15/latex-resumes

EOF
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Valuable News – 2023/01/23

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

How to Limit a Jail.
https://dan.langille.org/2023/01/16/how-to-limit-a-jail/

Kodi 20 Released with VA-API AV1 Support and Steam Deck Controls Support.
https://www.phoronix.com/news/Kodi-20-Released

Is OPNSense Any Good?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cN9Nt_cZmAk

OPNsense 22.7.11 Released.
https://forum.opnsense.org/index.php?topic=31942.0

Add Gaps to Your Linux/BSD Workspace.
https://murat.bio/blog/add-gaps-your-linux-workspace/?v=3

FreeBSD 2 for 1 – Count Lines of Code – Motherboard Serial Finder.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MFnbp5TX5K8

Meet awkaster – Doom Like Game – Explore Dungeon and Shoot Monsters.
https://github.com/TheMozg/awk-raycaster

Another Game of Trees Milestone Reached.
https://undeadly.org/cgi?action=article;sid=20230120073530

DiscoBSD is 2.11BSD Based UNIX System for STM32 and PIC32 Microcontrollers.
https://github.com/chettrick/discobsd

BSDNow 490 – New Years Plan9ing.
https://www.bsdnow.tv/490

OpenZFS 2.1.8 Released.
https://github.com/openzfs/zfs/releases/tag/zfs-2.1.8

The helloSystem 0.8 Released – macOS Inspired FreeBSD Desktop OS.
https://www.phoronix.com/news/helloSystem-0.8-Released

FreeBSD helloSystem Identical to macOS.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zm_SUf5Cjgw

The macOS Alternative helloSystem 0.8.0 Brings Massive Improvements.
https://www.debugpoint.com/hellosystem-0-8-0/

Install Pagefind Static Search Engine on FreeBSD.
https://www.ncartron.org/installing-pagefind-a-static-search-engine-on-freebsd.html

Keep FreeBSD Desktop Updated.
https://vermaden.wordpress.com/2023/01/22/keep-freebsd-desktop-updated/

Native Urban Terror on FreeBSD.
https://vermaden.wordpress.com/2023/01/20/native-urban-terror-on-freebsd/

Running macOS Inspired and FreeBSD Powered helloSystem v0.8 on AMD Zen 4.
https://www.phoronix.com/review/hellosystem-amd-zen4

Hardware

ThinkPad TrackPoint Tried to Build Better Mouse.
https://www.theverge.com/circuitbreaker/2020/6/30/21292182/thinkpad-trackpoint-mouse-nub-button-trackpad-challenges-design-user-input

32TB Micron 9400 Pro is Beast PCIe Gen4 NVMe SSD.
https://www.servethehome.com/32tb-micron-9400-is-a-beast-pcie-gen4-nvme-ssd/

XCY-X66 is Tiny Intel N5105 Mini PC with Four 2.5GE RJ45 Ports.
https://www.cnx-software.com/2023/01/19/xcy-x66-intel-celeron-n5105-mini-pc-four-2-5gbe-ports/

ECC RAM Should Be Human Right.
https://dmitrybrant.com/2023/01/21/ecc-ram-should-be-a-human-right

HP 15C Calculator Simulator for Windows/Linux/macOS.
https://hp-15c.homepage.t-online.de/homepage.htm

Red Bull Super Engine – Evolution of Honda Power Unit – Part 1.
https://www.formu1a.uno/part-1-red-bulls-super-engine-the-evolution-of-the-honda-power-unit/

Bulldozer – AMD Crash Modernization – Frontend and Execution Engine.
https://chipsandcheese.com/2023/01/22/bulldozer-amds-crash-modernization-frontend-and-execution-engine/

Storaxa is 3in1 5x Bay NAS with WiFi 6 Router and 4K Media Center.
https://www.cnx-software.com/2023/01/23/storaxa-3-in-1-5-bay-nas-wifi-6-router-and-4k-media-center/

Life

Cult of Bike Helmets.
https://slate.com/technology/2023/01/bike-helmets-cyclist-deaths-do-you-need-to-wear.html

Cash Only in Berlin.
https://thecritic.co.uk/cash-only-in-berlin/

Do Not Trust Government with Your Privacy/Property/Freedoms.
https://off-guardian.org/2023/01/18/dont-trust-the-government-with-your-privacy-property-or-your-freedoms/

Australia – Nearly 2 in 10 Cows Injected with mRNA Shot Die Almost Instantly.
https://adversereactionreport.org/breaking/nearly-2-in-10-cows-injected-with-mrna-vaccine-die-almost-instantly/

Other

Fun with Magnets.
https://kottke.org/23/01/fun-with-magnets

20 Things I Have Learned in My 20 Years as Software Engineer.
https://www.simplethread.com/20-things-ive-learned-in-my-20-years-as-a-software-engineer/

In Memory of Tweetbot.
https://tapbots.com/tweetbot/

Counterplay Games Makes Tactical Card Battler Duelyst Open Source.
https://www.gamingonlinux.com/2023/01/counterplay-games-makes-tactical-card-battler-duelyst-completely-open-source/

Office Life in 80s – Vintage Photos.
https://weare.guru/office-life-in-the-1980s-vintage-photos/

EOF

Keep FreeBSD Desktop Updated

While its relatively easy (or brain dead easy with GhostBSD or NomadBSD distributions) to install and configure a FreeBSD Desktop – one have to keep in mind that its also important to keep that system updated and secure.

There are many aspects about FreeBSD to keep it updates and secured.

The Table of Contents for this article is shown below:

  • FreeBSD Base System
  • Packages
  • FreeBSD Linux Browser Installer
  • WINE
  • Cargo Packages
  • FreeBSD Ports Tree
  • Summary

Lets now discuss each section one by one.

FreeBSD Base System

First is the FreeBSD Base System which is updated by the frebsd-update(8) utility. It is not often you need to do this – from my experience its once a month need usually.

The list of needed commands are shown below.

# freebsd-version
# frebsd-update fetch
# frebsd-update install

While the freebsd-version(1) will tell you what version you are currently running the freebsd-update(8) will help you to update your FreeBSD system to have latest patches installed.

… but when to update the FreeBSD Base System anyway? Well – its quite simple – check the FreeBSD Security Advisories page – and if something posted there affects you – then you should move your ass and update it πŸ™‚

Packages

After you have taken care of the FreeBSD Base System the next one to make sure you are not too much far behind are the FreeBSD packages.

You can of course check if any of your installed packages have any reported security holes as shown below.

# pkg audit -F
vulnxml file up-to-date
0 problem(s) in 0 installed package(s) found.

The above message shows that your installed packages are safe – but its not the message you see the most of the time πŸ™‚

Below are the commands that you would use to update your FreeBSD desktop system.

# pkg upgrade
# pkg autoremove
# pkg clean -y --all

… and yes it does include some extra steps to remove cached packages – and probably now not needed as the are already installed anyway.

I do not think that anything more should be added here – maybe a short mention about the packages branch you are using. The default one is the quarterly branch that has packages build every quarter.

Maybe its sometimes reasonable for the server like environments – but I prefer to have the latest versions of what FreeBSD maintainers do offer in their hard and often underestimated work.

This is why I always use – both on desktop and servers – the latest packages branch.

This means that packages are (re)built once a week or faster and you get what is latest and fresh.

I will not convince you what is better – you will have to decide for yourself.

FreeBSD Linux Browser Installer

The Linux Browser Installer helps a lot on FreeBSD systems. It provides browsers (via the Linux Compatibility Layer) that are not natively available on FreeBSD – but with DRM sh!t needed to access for example Netflix content.

The Linux Browser Installer is easy to install – but its also easy to update.

Below you will find commands that will keep your Linux Browser Installer updated and secure.

# git clone https://github.com/mrclksr/linux-browser-installer.git
# cd linux-browser-installer
# ./linux-browser-installer chroot upgrade

WINE

One may think that WINE is just another package and that it was already updated during the # pkg upgrade cycle – it depends – the default WINE package is for 64bit excusables … but its also possible to run (and often needed) the older 32bit executables.

The problem is that the 32bit environment has its own separate root with its own packages set.

To be honest its not a big deal – you just need to remember to update it along with other things you update periodically πŸ™‚

Below is the command that updates the 32bit WINE binaries/packages.

% /usr/local/share/wine/pkg32.sh upgrade

One of the things you need to keep in mind that it is done by you (user) and not the root user of the machine.

Cargo Packages

While 95% of this topic is covered above – no one prevents you from using the additional Cargo packages – and I do it myself also.

Its just that some software is not yet available by the official FreeBSD packages – but its already official by using the Cargo packages.

I personally use about 10 different Cargo packages that are still not available on the FreeBSD packages.

update

Here are the instructions to keep these Cargo packages updated.

First and most important – you need to install the cargo-update package to be able to update installed Cargo packages.

Then you may just use the other command to have Cargo packages updated.

# cargo install cargo-update
# cargo install-update -a

FreeBSD Ports Tree

Last but not least – the FreeBSD Ports Tree – which even if you only use binary packages – can often come handy in some exceptions.

We all know the ‘default’ rule that mixing Packages and Ports is a bad idea in the FreeBSD world – and I generally agree – its a bad idea if you do not know what you are doing.

If you do know what you are doing – you may mix anything with everything – just do not spam the FreeBSD Forums for help later πŸ™‚

The tool to update the local FreeBSD Ports Tree on your machine is still portsnap(8) and the auto argument is usually more then enough.

# portsnap auto

From the other things – you may want to setup the WRKDIRPREFIX variable to have everything built in the /usr/ports/obj directory – to have everything in one place.

# grep WRKDIRPREFIX /etc/make.conf
WRKDIRPREFIX=${PORTSDIR}/obj
# rm -rf \
    /usr/ports/obj \
    /usr/ports/distfiles

I often also clean the /usr/ports/obj and /usr/ports/distfiles directories.

Summary

Besides the things that I have wrote above I also sometimes save some binaries to the ~/scripts/bin path. There is not upgrade path for them besides manually checking the provider page.

Some examples of such software on my system are doso or cpuc ones.

As I do not have anything more to add here – please feel free to comment what is missing in keeping your workstation updated and secure.

EOF

Native Urban Terror on FreeBSD

Welcome to 2023 and let me start a first article of this new year with a … guest post by @NeoMoevius from Twitter. That is right. I did not invented it. I did not created it. I only partially wrote it – treat me as a ghost writer here. ll the thanks and welcomes goes directly to @NeoMoevius – I am just a messenger here πŸ™‚

This post will be about playing (and first building – of course) the Urban Terror game on FreeBSD system. It is about how to build and install Urban Terror 4.3 on FreeBSD without Linux emulation or using WINE. Natively. This will be on the latest and supported FreeBSD 13.1-RELEASE system.

There are not many steps to make it happen. First – just download the official Urban Terror ZIP file.

% mkdir _UT
% cd _UT
% fetch http://cdn.urbanterror.info/urt/43/releases/zips/UrbanTerror434_full.zip
UrbanTerror434_full.zip                         3% of 1403 MB 1836 kBps 11m38s
% unzip UrbanTerror434_full.zip
% cd UrbanTerror43
% pwd
/home/vermaden/_UT/UrbanTerror43

Lets leave that alone for now πŸ™‚

We will also need to install some dependencies.

# pkg install -y \
    devel/sdl20 \
    devel/pkgconf \
    devel/gmake \
    ftp/curl \
    graphics/sdl2_image \
    graphics/sdl2_ttf \
    audio/sdl2_mixer \
    audio/openal-soft

We will now need to download and compile source code of ioquake 3 for Urban Terror.

% mkdir _IOQ3
% cd _IOQ3
% git clone https://github.com/mickael9/ioq3.git
Cloning into 'ioq3'...
remote: Enumerating objects: 28169, done.
Receiving objects:  19% (5353/28169), 6.77 MiB | 2.24 MiB/s
% cd ioq3
% gmake
% echo ${?}
0
% cd build/release-freebsd-x86_64
% ls -l
total 2773K
drwxr-xr-x 2 vermaden vermaden       2 2023-01-20 20:11 autoupdater/
drwxr-xr-x 4 vermaden vermaden     228 2023-01-20 20:12 client/
drwxr-xr-x 2 vermaden vermaden     154 2023-01-20 20:11 ded/
drwxr-xr-x 2 vermaden vermaden     166 2023-01-20 20:12 renderergl1/
drwxr-xr-x 3 vermaden vermaden      77 2023-01-20 20:12 renderergl2/
-rwxr-xr-x 1 vermaden vermaden  862712 2023-01-20 20:12 renderer_opengl1_x86_64.so
-rwxr-xr-x 1 vermaden vermaden 1143552 2023-01-20 20:12 renderer_opengl2_x86_64.so
-rwxr-xr-x 1 vermaden vermaden 2133400 2023-01-20 20:12 urbanterror-m9.x86_64
-rwxr-xr-x 1 vermaden vermaden  970368 2023-01-20 20:11 urbanterror-server-m9.x86_64

The files that are interesting for us are listed below:

  • renderer_opengl1_x86_64.so
  • renderer_opengl2_x86_64.so
  • urbanterror-m9.x86_64
  • urbanterror-server-m9.x86_64

… and now you will need to copy these four files into the Urban Terror folder when you have uncompressed the game.

% cp \
    renderer_opengl1_x86_64.so   \
    renderer_opengl2_x86_64.so   \
    urbanterror-m9.x86_64        \
    urbanterror-server-m9.x86_64 \
    /home/vermaden/_UT/UrbanTerror43

% cd /home/vermaden/_UT/UrbanTerror43

% pwd
/home/vermaden/_UT/UrbanTerror43

% ls -l
total 8495K
drwxr-xr-x 2 vermaden vermaden      30 2023-01-20 20:19 q3ut4/
drwxr-xr-x 3 vermaden vermaden       3 2023-01-20 20:19 Quake3-UrT.app/
-rw-r--r-- 1 vermaden vermaden 1082800 2018-06-21 22:08 Quake3-UrT-Ded.exe
-rwxr-xr-x 1 vermaden vermaden  816002 2018-06-21 22:08 Quake3-UrT-Ded.i386
-rwxr-xr-x 1 vermaden vermaden  961958 2018-06-21 22:08 Quake3-UrT-Ded.x86_64
-rw-r--r-- 1 vermaden vermaden 2634689 2018-06-21 22:08 Quake3-UrT.exe
-rwxr-xr-x 1 vermaden vermaden 1702624 2018-06-21 22:08 Quake3-UrT.i386
-rwxr-xr-x 1 vermaden vermaden 1940280 2018-06-21 22:08 Quake3-UrT.x86_64
-rwxr-xr-x 1 vermaden vermaden  862712 2023-01-20 20:20 renderer_opengl1_x86_64.so
-rwxr-xr-x 1 vermaden vermaden 1143552 2023-01-20 20:20 renderer_opengl2_x86_64.so
-rwxr-xr-x 1 vermaden vermaden 2133400 2023-01-20 20:20 urbanterror-m9.x86_64
-rwxr-xr-x 1 vermaden vermaden  970368 2023-01-20 20:20 urbanterror-server-m9.x86_64

We will now try to start that Urban Terror game.

% pwd
/home/vermaden/_UT/UrbanTerror43

% ./urbanterror-m9.x86_64
ioq3-UrT m9-builds/31 freebsd-x86_64 Jan 20 2023
SSE instruction set enabled
----- FS_Startup -----
We are looking in the current search path:
/home/vermaden/.q3a/q3ut4
./q3ut4
./q3ut4/zUrT43_qvm.pk3 (4 files)
./q3ut4/zUrT43_021.pk3 (85 files)
./q3ut4/zUrT43_020.pk3 (295 files)
./q3ut4/zUrT43_019.pk3 (342 files)
./q3ut4/zUrT43_018.pk3 (801 files)
(...)

Seems to start and work properly.

Here are several shots of what I tried to play it for some single online event.

urban-terror-01

urban-terror-02

urban-terror-03

urban-terror-04

All the screens above are in the windowed more but you can switch between window and full screen with [ALT]+[ENTER] shortcut at anytime. It was just easier for me to catch several shots for this article πŸ™‚

Seems I am definitely not the best at this game :p

urban-terror-05

The Urban Terror game run smooth on my Intel HD Graphics 3000 card.

Fortunately I did not need to switch BIOS settings to start my decade old Nvidia Quadro 2000M monster :p

Not sure what I can add here – definitely a kind thank You for @NeoMoevius for his offer of making this content available for You πŸ™‚

Regards.

Valuable News – 2023/01/16

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

HAMMER2 File System for FreeBSD (Read Only Support).
https://github.com/kusumi/freebsd_hammer2

HAMMER2 File System for NetBSD.
https://github.com/kusumi/netbsd_hammer2

OpenZFS – Final Word in File Systems.
https://jro.io/truenas/openzfs/

The muc Will Show You Fancy Stats of Your Shell Commands History.
https://github.com/nate-sys/muc

Haiku Beta 4 – BeOS Rebuild and Almost Ready for Release.
https://www.theregister.com/2023/01/11/haiku_beta_4/

What Happens When You Open Terminal and Enter ls.
https://www.warp.dev/blog/what-happens-when-you-open-a-terminal-and-enter-ls

Microservices are Big Ball of Mud.
https://code-held.com/2022/07/28/microservices/

Set TZ Environment Variable to Avoid Thousands of System Calls on Linux.
https://blog.packagecloud.io/set-environment-variable-save-thousands-of-system-calls/

OpenBSD RETGUARD for amd64 System Calls.
https://undeadly.org/cgi?action=article;sid=20230111063250

Use whoarethey to Determine Who Can Log in to SSH Server.
https://www.agwa.name/blog/post/whoarethey

BSD Now 489 – Refreshing Perspective.
https://www.bsdnow.tv/489

Vagrant to Generate FreeBSD Based Boxes with ZFS and UFS.
https://github.com/punktDe/vagrant-freebsd-boxbuilder

Overview of NomadBSD 131R.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rsk2b9svnHU

NetBSD ASCII Flag for Bootloader.
https://www.cambus.net/netbsd-ascii-flag-for-the-bootloader/

Linux Plan to Orphan JFS Filesystem.
https://www.phoronix.com/news/Linux-Possible-Orphan-JFS

LibreOffice 7.4.4 Community Available for Download.
https://blog.documentfoundation.org/blog/2023/01/12/libreoffice-7-4-4-community/

Nginx and Acme-Client on OpenBSD.
https://dataswamp.org/~solene/2019-07-04-nginx-acme.html

This Week in KDE – Well Just Look at All TheseΓ‚ Pictures!
https://pointieststick.com/2023/01/13/this-week-in-kde-well-just-look-at-all-these-pictures/

The awk(1) Commands Equivalents to SQL Queries.
https://subhadip.ca/unixlinux/awk-commands-equivalent-to-sql-query-data-manipulation/

Setup Hashicorp Vault on FreeBSD.
https://beerdy.io/2021/09/setting-up-hashicorp-vault-on-freebsd/

Restic 0.15 Released.
https://restic.net/blog/2023-01-12/restic-0.15.0-released/

GIMP 2.10.32 on Apple Silicon.
https://www.gimp.org/news/2022/12/02/gimp-2.10.32-apple-silicon/

Running Sendmail on FreeBSD as Local Delivery Agent.
https://networking.ringofsaturn.com/Unix/freebsd_sendmail_local_only.php

BSD Administration Scripts II.
https://github.com/lonkamikaze/bsda2

Exploring CBSD Framework – Part 2 – Setup.
https://eerielinux.wordpress.com/2023/01/15/exploring-the-cbsd-virtual-environment-management-framework-part-2-setup/

Set or Change IP Address on FreeBSD.
https://linuxconfig.net/manuals/howto/how-to-set-or-change-the-ip-address-on-freebsd.html

Custom Bash abd Tcsh Prompts on FreeBSD.
https://twitter.com/vmisev/status/1614047660851208192

Deploying Piece of Fediverse on FreeBSD.
https://it-notes.dragas.net/2023/01/15/deploying-a-piece-of-the-fediverse/

IBM Shifts Remaining US Based AIX Dev Jobs to India.
https://www.theregister.com/2023/01/12/ibm_aix_developer_jobs/

Hardware

Disassembling Greatest F1 Car with Men Who Made It – 1988 Prost/Senna McLaren MP4/4.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xRtjeWsIscc

Obsolete Technology – Amber Monitors.
https://blog.solidsignal.com/tutorials/obsolete-technology-amber-monitors/

AMD Ryzen 9 7900 / 7 7700 / 5 7600 Review: Zen 4 Efficiency at 65 Watts.
https://www.anandtech.com/show/18693/the-amd-ryzen-9-7900-ryzen-7-7700-and-ryzen-5-5-7600-review-ryzen-7000-at-65-w-zen-4-efficiency

RISC-V SBC VisionFive 2 Officially Shipped.
https://www.starfivetech.com/en/site/new_details/976

AMD RDNA3 ISA Reference Guide Published.
https://www.phoronix.com/news/AMD-RDNA3-ISA-Guide

Atari 2600 Hardware Design – Making Something Out of Almost Nothing.
https://www.bigmessowires.com/2023/01/11/atari-2600-hardware-design-making-something-out-of-almost-nothing/

New Sony Walkman Music Players Feature Good Looks and Android 12.
https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2023/01/new-sony-walkman-music-players-feature-stunning-good-looks-android-12/

Life

It is Not Just What You Eat but Time of Day You Eat It.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/wellness/2023/01/10/meal-timing-big-meals/

Old Man Yells at Cloud.
https://www.jonandnic.com/2023/01/08/old-man-yells-at-cloud/

We Need a Lot More Electricians if We are Going to Electrify Everything.
https://www.canarymedia.com/articles/clean-energy-jobs/we-need-a-lot-more-electricians-if-were-going-to-electrify-everything

Where People from Ukraine are Fleeing To.
https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/where-people-ukraine-are-fleeing

Want to Improve Your Memory? Try These Unexpected Tips.
https://www.vox.com/even-better/23537229/improve-your-memory-concentration-tips

I Can Finally Afford House – Man Says After Winning $55M Lottery.
https://globalnews.ca/news/9337718/toronto-man-can-afford-house-lotto-max-win/

How Elites Abandoned Masses.
https://eriktorenberg.substack.com/p/how-elites-abandoned-the-masses

Hypocrisy of Elites.
https://eriktorenberg.substack.com/p/the-hypocrisy-of-elites

How Can We Trust Institutions that Lied?
https://brownstone.org/articles/how-can-we-trust-institutions-that-lied/

Other

Researchers Hacked California Digital License Plates – Gaining Access to GPS Location and User Info.
https://jalopnik.com/researchers-hacked-californias-digital-license-plates-1849966295

Amazon Ships Android TV Device with Malware.
https://www.osnews.com/story/135739/amazon-ships-android-tv-device-with-malware/

Remembering Triumph and Tragedy of 1986 Paris-Dakar Rally.
https://www.hagerty.com/media/automotive-history/remembering-the-triumph-and-tragedy-of-the-1986-paris-dakar-rally/

Firefox 109 Available with Unified Extensions Button and Other Small Changes.
https://www.phoronix.com/news/Mozilla-Firefox-109

EOF

Valuable News – 2023/01/09

Valuable News – 2023/01/09

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

Visual Guide to SSH Tunnels – Local and Remote Port Forwarding.
https://iximiuz.com/en/posts/ssh-tunnels/

NetBSD on Reproducible Builds Summit Venice 2022.
https://blog.netbsd.org/tnf/entry/reproducible_builds_summit_venice_2022

DragonflyBSD 6.4 Released.
https://www.dragonflybsd.org/release64/

helloSystem – Open Source FreeBSD Based macOS Alternative.
https://www.makeuseof.com/hellosystem-freebsd-based-macos-alternative/

FreeBSD Foundation – Conference Report – Rocky Mountain Celebration of Women in Computing.
https://freebsdfoundation.org/blog/conference-report-rocky-mountain-celebration-of-women-in-computing/

How to Test Modified FreeBSD Source Code?
https://programmatic.solutions/hmvnm0/how-to-test-modified-freebsd-source-code

DragonflyBSD 6.4 Released with Many Fixes.
https://www.phoronix.com/news/DragonFlyBSD-6.4-Released

Fireside Chat – FreeBSD Infrastructure War Stories.
https://klarasystems.com/webinars/webinar-freebsd-infrastructure-war-stories/

Installing Obsidian on FreeBSD.
https://jrgsystems.com/posts/2023-01-03-installing-obsidian-on-freebsd/

Under the Hood with FreeBSD and Ampere Altra.
https://freebsdfoundation.org/blog/under-the-hood-with-freebsd-and-ampere-altra/

The curl(1) Project Status Dashboard.
https://curl.se/dashboard.html

Escaping from FreeBSD Bhyve.
https://www.synacktiv.com/publications/escaping-from-bhyve.html

New Year – New OS – Try FreeBSD in 2023.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pctBI6mlJnc

BSD Now 488 – Old ping(8) Bug.
https://www.bsdnow.tv/488?utm_source=discoverbsd

XKCD – BSD Dual Boot.
https://xkcd.com/349/

Analysis of Speedup Gain of Undefined Behavior Optimizations in OpenBSD.
https://tildegit.org/lucic71/dissertation/src/branch/master/TSW/tsw.pdf

I Feel for NetBSD Community.
https://rubenerd.com/i-feel-for-the-netbsd-community/

FreeBSD Journal – 2022/11-12 – Observability and Metrics.
https://freebsdfoundation.org/past-issues/observability-and-metrics/
https://freebsdfoundation.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/01/918ab1cb58d4efe919ab11c7648eb92e35c343ba.1.pdf

OpenZFS Lands Very Nice Performance Optimization.
https://www.phoronix.com/news/OpenZFS-Uncached-Prefetch

Another Useless Change – X Servers No Longer Allow Byte Swapped Clients.
https://who-t.blogspot.com/2023/01/x-servers-no-longer-allow-byte-swapped.html?m=1

Future of ZFS on Ubuntu Desktop is Not Looking Good.
https://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2023/01/ubuntu-zfs-support-status

Install FreeBSD 13.1 and KDE in QEMU.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v2wq0eTnUuc

DragonflyBSD Adds Temperature Sensor Support for AMD ZEN3/ZEN4 PCUs.
https://www.phoronix.com/news/DragonFlyBSD-19h-AMD-Temp

The i3-gaps Project Has Finally Been Merged with i3.
https://github.com/Airblader/i3

The bsdfetch Simple Tool to Show Information About BSD Systems Hits 1.1.0 Release.
https://github.com/jhx0/bsdfetch

Force Reboot Frozen Linux or FreeBSD Machine.
https://it-notes.dragas.net/2023/01/08/how-to-force-reboot-a-frozen-linux-or-freebsd-servers/

Regain Space on FreeBSD by Removing Obsolete Packages/Ports.
https://www.ncartron.org/regain-space-on-freebsd-by-removing-obsolete-packagesports.html

KEA DHCP Server on FreeBSD 13.
https://byte-sized.de/linux-unix/kea-dhcp-server-unter-freebsd-13-konfigurieren/

Dotfiles Management.
https://mitxela.com/projects/dotfiles_management

X Window System Basics.
https://magcius.github.io/xplain/article/x-basics.html

Hardware

RISC versus CISC – Post RISC Era – Historical Approach to Debate.
https://arstechnica.com/features/1999/10/rvc/

AMD Ryzen Mobile 7000 CPUs.
https://www.anandtech.com/show/18718/amd-2023-ryzen-mobile-7000-cpus-unveiled-zen-4-phoenix-takes-point

AMD New ZEN4 65W CPUs: Ryzen 9 7900 – Ryzen 7 7700 – Ryzen 5 7600.
https://www.anandtech.com/show/18715/amd-announces-ryzen-9-7900-ryzen-7-7000-and-ryzen-5-7600-processors-zen-4-at-65-w

Hackers versus Auto Industry – Critical Vulnerabilities in Most Brands.
https://samcurry.net/web-hackers-vs-the-auto-industry/

Study Finds That Buttons in Cars are Safer and Quicker to Use Than Touchscreens.
https://futurism.com/the-byte/study-finds-that-buttons-in-cars-are-safer-and-quicker-to-use-than-touchscreens

ASUS RS720A-E12-RS24U Review AMD EPYC Genoa 2P with 9x PCIe Gen5 Slots.
https://www.servethehome.com/asus-rs720a-e12-rs24u-review-amd-epyc-genoa-2p-with-9x-pcie-gen5-slots/

Life

Switzerland to Provide Patients with Safe Blood Transfusions from Unvaccinated Purebloods.
https://newspunch.com/switzerland-to-provide-patients-with-safe-blood-transfusions-from-unvaccinated-purebloods/
https://safeblood.ch/en/

Science of Why You Have Great Ideas in Shower.
https://www.nationalgeographic.co.uk/history-and-civilisation/2022/08/the-science-of-why-you-have-great-ideas-in-the-shower

Other

Revolution in BAR (Free RTS) Graphics – Remastered Textures/Effects/Lighting.
https://www.beyondallreason.info/news

Releasing Soapbox 3.0 – UI for Mastodon/Fediverse.
https://soapbox.pub/blog/releasing-soapbox-3.0/

Free Your Vacuum from Cloud with Valetudo.
https://github.com/Hypfer/Valetudo

Physics of Racing.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bYp2vvUgEqE

EOF

Valuable News – 2023/01/02

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

Guide to Terminal/Console/Shell.
https://thevaluable.dev/guide-terminal-shell-console/

Using Syncoid to Backup ZFS Snapshots – Home Assistant.
https://dan.langille.org/2022/12/27/using-syncoid-to-backup-zfs-snapshots-home-assistant/

Network Path Troubleshooting with Linux.
https://deploy.equinix.com/developers/guides/network-troubleshooting-linux/

Network Path Troubleshooting with Windows/macOS/FreeBSD.
https://deploy.equinix.com/developers/guides/network-troubleshooting-part2/

Tracing History of ARM and FreeBSD.
https://klarasystems.com/articles/tracing-the-history-of-arm-and-freebsd/

The bsdfetch Tool to Show Information About BSD Systems Now at 1.04 Version.
https://github.com/jhx0/bsdfetch

FreeBSD Foundation Winter 2022 Update.
https://freebsdfoundation.org/news-and-events/newsletter/11982/

Bhyve GPU Passthrough Guide.
https://old.reddit.com/r/freebsd/comments/zxi24f/complete_gpu_passthrough_guide_for_bhyve/

Run Your Own Instant Messaging Service on FreeBSD.
https://xn--gckvb8fzb.com/run-your-own-instant-messaging-service-on-freebsd/

The pkgsrc-2022Q4 Branch Released.
https://mail-index.netbsd.org/pkgsrc-users/2022/12/29/msg036694.html

OpenBSD KDE Status Report 2022.
https://www.sizeofvoid.org/posts/2022-26-12-openbsd-kde-status-report-2022/

FreeBSD Foundation – Thank You FreeBSD Community.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ybbeFXFm-I

BSD Now 487 – EuroBSDcon Interviews Part 2.
https://www.bsdnow.tv/487

FreeBSD Foundation – 2022 in Review – Continuous Integration and Quality Assurance Update.
https://freebsdfoundation.org/blog/2022-in-review-continuous-integration-and-quality-assurance-update/

New FreeBSD wifibox 0.11 Release.
https://github.com/pgj/freebsd-wifibox/releases/tag/0.11.0

Decade of HardenedBSD.
https://git.hardenedbsd.org/shawn.webb/articles/-/blob/master/hardenedbsd/2023-01_decade/article.md

X4 Foundations (Linux) on FreeBSD.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5SqmDR_zTCk

Hardware

ASRock NUC BOX-1260P Intel Core i7 NUC Alternative.
https://www.servethehome.com/asrock-nuc-box-1260p-an-intel-core-i7-nuc-alternative/

ASRock Rack 4U36L6E-MILAN2/2T Versatile AMD EPYC Based High Performance Storage Server.
https://www.storagereview.com/review/asrock-rack-4u36l6e-milan2-2t-versatile-high-performance-storage-server

Breaking – ARCTIC Alpine 12 Passive EOL.
https://www.fanlesstech.com/2023/01/breaking-arctic-alpine-12-passive-eol.html

Mazda Just Proved that Internal Combustion Engines Still HaveΓ‚ Future.
https://wkk.usa.mybluehost.me/mazda-just-proved-that-synthetic-fuels-could-be-the-future/

Life

NASA – Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Fertilization Greening Earth Study Finds.
https://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/2016/carbon-dioxide-fertilization-greening-earth

20 Years of Euro – Winners and Losers.
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FldxXCDWQAE_ExG?format=png&name=900×900
https://www.cep.eu/Studien/20_Jahre_Euro_-_Gewinner_und_Verlierer/cepStudy_20_years_Euro_-_Winners_and_Losers.pdf

History of 13 Month – 28 Day Calendar.
https://calendartruth.info/calendar-history/

Other

Hypermedia Driven App Based on HTMX and Drogon C++ Web Framework.
https://github.com/brakmic/HDA-Demo

EOF

Valuable News – 2022/12/27

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 VM (KVM Enabled) on Linux Redmi 2 Phone.
https://www.reddit.com/r/linuxmasterrace/comments/zpqcuf/freebsd_vm_with_kvm_enabled_on_linux_phone/

NetBSD 10.0 BETA Available.
https://blog.netbsd.org/tnf/entry/netbsd_10_0_beta_available

NetBSD ARM on Oracle Cloud.
https://blog.netbsd.org/tnf/entry/netbsd_arm_on_oracle_cloud

12 Days of PostgreSQL Tools and Projects.
https://www.timescale.com/blog/12-days-of-postgresql-tools-and-projects/

Virtuozzo Hybrid Server 7.5 Adds Support for FreeBSD.
https://www.virtuozzo.com/company/blog/product-updates/freebsd-cloudlinux-almalinux-hybrid-server/

This Year in LLVM (2022).
https://www.npopov.com/2022/12/20/This-year-in-LLVM-2022.html

Bareos 22 Released.
https://www.bareos.com/bareos-22-release/

Manage Packages with pkg(8) Binary Package Manager on FreeBSD 12.
https://www.computingpost.com/how-to-manage-packages-with-pkg-binary-package-manager-on-freebsd-12/

The bsdfetch is Now at 1.0.2 Version.
https://twitter.com/someonenamedjhx/status/1605663202985009155

FreeBSD and ZFS Holiday Reads from Klara Systems – 2022 Edition.
https://klarasystems.com/articles/freebsd-and-zfs-holiday-reads-2022-edition/

Install WonderCMS with Nginx and Lets Encrypt on FreeBSD 12.
https://www.computingpost.com/how-to-install-wondercms-with-nginx-and-lets-encrypt-on-freebsd-12/?feed_id=23269&_unique_id=63a43e1ab3d70

FreeBSD Foundation – 2022 in Review – Software Development.
https://freebsdfoundation.org/blog/2022-in-review-software-development/

FreeBSD Foundation – 2022 in Review – Fundraising Update.
https://freebsdfoundation.org/blog/2022-in-review-fundraising-update/

BSD Now 486 – EuroBSDcon Interviews.
https://www.bsdnow.tv/486

Setup FreeBSD on Orange Pi Zero.
https://github.com/thefallenidealist/docs/blob/master/orangepi-zero-freebsd

Haiku R1/BETA4 – Release Notes.
https://www.haiku-os.org/get-haiku/r1beta4/release-notes/

Moving CTRL Key.
https://www.emacswiki.org/emacs/MovingTheCtrlKey

Installing OpenBSD 7.2 on ODROID-HC4.
https://www.tumfatig.net/2022/install-openbsd-odroid-hc4/

Hardware

Why Did Flywheel Hybrid System Never Catch On for Road Cars?
https://arstechnica.com/cars/2021/02/whatever-happened-to-williams-f1s-flywheel-hybrid-idea/

Flipper Zero is Portable Multitool for Pentesters and Geeks.
https://flipperzero.one/

RISC-V Pushes into Mainstream.
https://semiengineering.com/risc-v-pushes-into-the-mainstream/

Rejuvenating AMIGA Commodore 1351 Mouse.
https://www.amigalove.com/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=2396

Lichee Pi 4A RISC-V SBC Takes on Raspberry Pi 4 with TH1520 Processor.
https://www.cnx-software.com/2022/12/27/lichee-pi-4a-risc-v-sbc-raspberry-pi-4-th1520-processor/

Life

Roomba Robot Recorded Woman on Toilet. How Did Screenshots End Up on Facebook?
https://www.technologyreview.com/2022/12/19/1065306/roomba-irobot-robot-vacuums-artificial-intelligence-training-data-privacy/

Most Important Dataset of Pandemic Was Just Released.
https://amidwesterndoctor.substack.com/p/the-most-important-dataset-of-the

Repairing Your Car in Your Own Garage is Considered Illegal in California.
https://www.thedrive.com/news/29205/repairing-your-car-in-your-own-garage-is-considered-illegal-in-sacramento-california

We Are Drowning in Information While Starving for Wisdom.
https://realizeengineering.blog/2021/01/20/we-are-drowning-in-information-while-starving-for-wisdom/

Women Like Working with People – Men Like Working with Things – All Across World.
https://www.psypost.org/2022/12/women-like-working-with-people-men-like-working-with-things-all-across-the-world-64485

Other

Pluralistic: 2023 Public Domain is Banger.
https://pluralistic.net/2022/12/20/free-for-2023/#oy-canada

In Praise of MIDI – Tech Hidden Gift to Humanity.
https://www.theregister.com/2022/12/19/in_praise_of_midi_techs/

Heroes of Might and Magic II Game Engine Remake fheroes2 Hits 1.0 Mark.
https://www.gamingonlinux.com/2022/12/heroes-of-might-and-magic-ii-game-engine-remake-fheroes2-hits-10/

The xBrowserSync is Free and Open Source Alternative to Browser Syncing Tools.
https://www.xbrowsersync.org/

Poland: Observations from Tourist Perspective.
https://www.reddit.com/r/poland/comments/zria6e/observations_from_a_tourist_perspective/

Twardowsky Sci-Fi.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w_Yx2Y26qAE

Its Time for RSS Revival.
https://www.wired.com/story/rss-readers-feedly-inoreader-old-reader/

Making LEGO Cars Climb Walls
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D0M_kCdCJzw

LEGO Technic Crash Test – Land Rover Defender vs Dodge Charger.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l1KUpUfkKa0

VCMI 1.1.0 – Open Source Heroes ]I[ Engine with New Possibilities.
https://vcmi.eu/news/vcmi-1.1.0-release/
https://github.com/vcmi/vcmi/releases/tag/1.1.0

Save Web Pages as PDF in Firefox for Android.
https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/save-web-pages-pdf-firefox-android

ExaGear Strategies – Play Classics Like Civilization 3 or HoMM 3 on Android.
https://exagear-strategies.en.uptodown.com/android

EOF

Valuable News – 2022/12/19

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

Illumos Tribblix for SPARC m25.1.
https://ptribble.blogspot.com/2022/11/tribblix-for-sparc-m251.html

Exploring CBSD – Part 1 – Introduction and Installation.
https://eerielinux.wordpress.com/2022/12/10/exploring-the-cbsd-virtual-environment-management-framework-part-1-introduction-and-installation/

FreeBSD Linux and I (2023).
https://xyinn.org/md/freebsd/freebsd%2C%20linux%2C%20and%20I%2C%202023

Happy Anniversary: Bareos is 10 Years Old.
https://www.bareos.com/bareos-10-years/

What Did UNIX Fans Learn from End of UNIX Workstations?
https://www.theregister.com/2022/12/13/unix_workstations_lessons/

Xfce 4.18 Released.
https://alexxcons.github.io/blogpost_8.html

FreeBSD Foundation – 2022 in Review – Advocacy.
https://freebsdfoundation.org/blog/2022-in-review-advocacy/

OS Distribution Release FreeBSD 13.1 Available on Tornado VPS.
https://tornadovps.com/blog/2022/12/freebsd-13.1

End of Life for FreeBSD Releases.
https://endoflife.date/freebsd

FreeBSD Patch Level Table.
https://bokut.in/freebsd-patch-level-table/#releng/13.1

FreeBSD Foundation Sponsors Update to WireGuard Kernel Port for FreeBSD.
https://freebsdfoundation.org/blog/foundation-sponsors-update-to-wireguard-kernel-port-for-freebsd/

OpenBSD 7.2 – Feature Story – DistroWatch.
https://distrowatch.com/weekly.php?issue=20221212#openbsd

BSD Now 485 – FreeBSD Home Assistant.
https://www.bsdnow.tv/485

Install Attendize on FreeBSD 12.
https://www.computingpost.com/how-to-install-attendize-on-freebsd-12/

Hardware

Making Sure AMD Has Complete Tech Package.
https://www.nextplatform.com/2022/12/12/making-sure-amd-has-the-complete-tech-package/

IBM ThinkPad 701 – Enthusiasts Guide to Restoring and Preserving Iconic Portable.
https://www.701c.org/

DisplayPort vs. HDMI – Which Connector is Best for Embedded and Industrial Devices?
https://www.onlogic.com/company/io-hub/displayport-vs-hdmi-which-connector-is-best-for-embedded-and-industrial-devices/

Business Card SBC Ships with Intel Tiger Lake or AMD Ryzen V2000 Processor.
https://www.cnx-software.com/2022/12/15/business-card-sized-sbc-ships-with-intel-core-tiger-lake-or-amd-ryzen-v2000-processor/

What We Can Learn from Vintage Computing.
https://github.com/readme/featured/vintage-computing

IBM to Create 24 Core POWER Chip so Customers Can Exploit Oracle Database License.
https://www.theregister.com/2022/12/15/new_ibm_power_cpu_for_oracle/

DELL Luna Concept – Evolution of Sustainable PC Design.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jLfvvKx9AME

Strange Case of BeOS/SRS and Silent Power Mac 6500.
https://oldvcr.blogspot.com/2022/12/the-strange-case-of-beos-srs-and-silent.html

Examining Top Five Fallacies About RISC-V.
https://www.eetimes.com/examining-the-top-five-fallacies-about-risc-v/

Electric Vehicle Charging in Norway is Now More than Twice as Expensive as Filling Gas Powered Vehicle.
https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2022/12/electric-vehicle-charging-oslo-norway-now-twice-expensive-filling-gas-powered-vehicle/

Toyota Chief Says Silent Majority Has Doubts About Pursuing Only EVs.
https://www.wsj.com/articles/toyota-president-says-silent-majority-has-doubts-about-pursuing-only-evs-11671372223

Life

What Causes Loneliness?
https://studyfinds.org/what-causes-loneliness/

Single Greatest Habit You Can Build.
https://www.sahilbloom.com/newsletter/the-single-greatest-habit-you-can-build

Wendy Carlos – Brilliant But Lonely Life of Electronic Music Pioneer.
https://english.elpais.com/culture/2022-12-12/wendy-carlos-the-brilliant-but-lonely-life-of-an-electronic-music-pioneer.html

Other

Our Year in Review: How Firefox Works for You.
https://blog.mozilla.org/en/mozilla/our-firefox-2022-year-in-review/

Apple Reportedly Prepares to Allow 3rd Party App Stores on iPhone.
https://www.osnews.com/story/135653/apple-is-reportedly-preparing-to-allow-third-party-app-stores-on-the-iphone/

You Can Hook Your MIDI Keyboard Up to Website with Firefox 108.
https://www.theregister.com/2022/12/14/firefox_108/

Happy 9th Birthday qutebrowser!
https://www.reddit.com/r/qutebrowser/comments/zm0x5c/happy_9th_birthday_qutebrowser/

Invisible Layer of Gold Could Be Secret to Glasses That Never Fog Up.
https://gizmodo.com/glasses-fog-anti-no-fog-without-spray-heating-gold-laye-1849887511

Countries that Pay Most and Least for LEGO.
https://thetoyzone.com/the-countries-that-pay-the-most-and-least-for-lego

Golden Age of Basic In 1980s – Basic Shaped Generation of Young Programmers.
https://spectrum.ieee.org/the-golden-age-of-basic

GAME_L1NE – T1ME:CAPSULE – Memories from Childhood Gaming.
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLdXmLzLue3G4CdVJLT9ij3mh8ewdOyybn
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yf3mWWemIxM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hNWtga-mMP4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=blPNA2QzAiE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_plxewVYapw

Hacker News – How do People Find Your Blog?
https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=34038542

EOF

Valuable News – 2022/12/12

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

NomadBSD 20221130 Release.
https://github.com/nomadbsd/NomadBSD/releases/tag/20221130

The cpuc(1) Prints iInformation About CPU Supported Extensions.
https://github.com/rilysh/cpuc

FreeBSD 12.4-RELEASE Now Available.
https://lists.freebsd.org/archives/freebsd-announce/2022-December/000059.html

BSD Now 483 – ZFS Time Machine.
https://www.bsdnow.tv/483

Inkscape 1.2.2 Release Notes.
https://inkscape.org/release/inkscape-1.2.2/

OPNsense 22.7.9 Released.
https://opnsense.org/opnsense-22-7-9-released/

Postgres Tips and Tricks.
https://www.crunchydata.com/postgres-tips

Awesome macOS Command Line.
https://git.herrbischoff.com/awesome-macos-command-line/about/

2 for 1 Video – IceWM 3.2.2 and RSfetch on FreeBSD.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vYw8sAZu-E4

FreeBSD Fridays: Introduction to BastilleBSD.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IOUr7Is5FSU

Klara Systems – FreeBSD versus Linux – Networking.
https://klarasystems.com/articles/freebsd-vs-linux-networking/

FreeBSD 12.4 Released with Various Fixes and Improvements.
https://www.phoronix.com/news/FreeBSD-12.4-Released

Trying Out BSDs on Intel Core i9-13900K CPU.
https://www.phoronix.com/news/BSDs-On-Intel-Raptor-Lake

BSD Now 484 – Birth of STDERR.
https://www.bsdnow.tv/484

Install XFCE in FreeBSD 13.
https://unixcop.com/how-to-install-xfce-in-freebsd-13/

EuroBSDCon 2022 Trip Report – Patrick McEvoy.
https://freebsdfoundation.org/blog/eurobsdcon-2022-trip-report-patrick-mcevoy/

Getting Started with TMUX.
https://ittavern.com/getting-started-with-tmux/

Discord-BSD is Native Discord Client Made to Run on FreeBSD Smoothly.
https://github.com/z-ffqq/Discord-BSD/

FreeBSD pkg(8) Package Manager 1.19 Released.
https://twitter.com/_bapt_/status/1602010205063376896

Fuzzing ping(8) and Finding 24 Year Old Bug.
https://tlakh.xyz/fuzzing-ping.html

2022 Linux Desktop Environments Usage (KDE/Gnome/Cinnamon/Mate/XFCE/LXQT).
https://itvision.altervista.org/linux-desktop-environments-system-usage.html

How to Customize DWM on FreeBSD.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=51NYSkI489c

Mass Extinction of UNIX Workstations.
https://www.osnews.com/story/135605/the-mass-extinction-of-unix-workstations/

FreeBSD 12.4 is Out with 100+ Improvements and Fixes.
https://debugpointnews.com/freebsd-12-4/

Docker Style Networking for FreeBSD Jails with runj.
https://samuel.karp.dev/blog/2022/12/docker-style-networking-for-freebsd-jails-with-runj/

Hardware

How to Estimate SSD Working Life.
https://eclecticlight.co/2022/12/05/how-to-estimate-an-ssds-working-life/

MeLE PCG02 Pro Review – Fanless Intel J4125/N5105 Mini PC with Ultra Compact form Factor.
https://www.cnx-software.com/2022/12/06/mele-pcg02-pro-review-a-fanless-intel-celeron-j4125-n5105-mini-pc-with-an-ultra-compact-form-factor/

R86S Revolution Low Power 2.5GE and 10GE Networking.
https://www.servethehome.com/the-gowin-r86s-revolution-low-power-2-5gbe-and-10gbe-intel-nvidia/

Minisforum MC560-A Mini PC with 2.5K@30Hz Builtin Camera.
https://www.techpowerup.com/301940/minisforum-mc560-a-mini-pc-with-2-5k-30hz-built-in-camera

Single Board Computer Database.
https://hackerboards.com/

Life

Lessons Learned After Living in Off Grid Rental.
https://www.theverge.com/23487709/inforest-off-grid-solar-cabin-review

Open Letter – Overdue Apology to World Children.
https://off-guardian.org/2022/12/04/open-letter-an-overdue-apology-to-the-worlds-children/

Why Future is Analog.
https://thewalrus.ca/why-the-future-is-analog/

What Things Did You Purchase that Enhanced Quality of Your Life in 2022?
https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=33877774

Office Apocalypse is Upon Us.
https://www.businessinsider.com/remote-work-gutted-city-downtowns-office-real-estate-apocalypse-2022-12

What Improved Your Quality of Life So Much You Wish You Did it Sooner?
https://twitter.com/engineers_feed/status/1602025173598838784

Other

How We Are Making Firefox Accessible and Delightful for Everyone.
https://blog.mozilla.org/en/products/firefox/firefox-news/firefox-accessibility-text-recognition-screen-readers/

Taiga is Free and Open Source Project Management Tool.
https://www.taiga.io/

Portal with RTX Free to Download and Play.
https://store.steampowered.com/app/2012840/Portal_with_RTX/?curator_clanid=4218320

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