Valuable News – 2019/05/20

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

BSD Handbook.
https://www.bsdhandbook.com/openbsd/

Unlimited Drive Storage on Google Docs by splitting binary files into base64 files.
https://github.com/stewartmcgown/uds

BSDs Get Promptly Mitigated for MDS Side Channel Vulnerabilities in Intel CPUs.
https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=BSD-Mitigations-MDS

Running FreeBSD on Pinebook – Review.
https://blog.madadipouya.com/2018/12/19/running-freebsd-on-pinebook-a-review/

FreeBSD Updates KDE Frameworks to 5.58.0.
https://svnweb.freebsd.org/ports?view=revision&revision=501745

In Other BSDs for 2019/05/11.
https://www.dragonflydigest.com/2019/05/11/22888.html

In Other BSDs for 2019/05/18.
https://www.dragonflydigest.com/2019/05/18/22911.html

Make Linux Fast Again.
https://make-linux-fast-again.com/

BSD Now 297 – Dragonfly in the Wild.
https://www.bsdnow.tv/297

BSD Now 298 – BSD on the Road.
https://www.bsdnow.tv/298

Confusion with Used/Free Disk Space in ZFS.
https://oshogbo.vexillium.org/blog/65/

OpenPOWER BSD – Leading Edge Development of FreeBSD on OpenPOWER.
https://github.com/POWER9BSD/

Keep Crashing Daemons Running on FreeBSD.
https://www.babaei.net/blog/keep-crashing-daemons-running-on-freebsd/

FOSS Project Spotlight – Bareos – Cross Network Open Source Backup Solution.
https://www.linuxjournal.com/content/foss-project-spotlight-bareos-cross-network-open-source-backup-solution

GPU Passthrough Reported Working with Bhyve on FreeBSD.
https://passthroughpo.st/gpu-passthrough-reported-working-on-bhyve/

FreeBSD 13-CURRENT on Pinebook.
http://joancatala.net/node/1399

The 9front (Plan 9 fork) got DTrace in 2018/11 as dtracy command.
https://twitter.com/AmazingDim/status/1129790004153085952
http://man.cat-v.org/9front/1/dtracy
http://9front.org/

Recent Intel CPU Bug FreeBSD-SA-19:07.mds Security Advisory.
https://www.freebsd.org/security/advisories/FreeBSD-SA-19:07.mds.asc

NetBSD for ODROID-C2.
https://magazine.odroid.com/article/netbsd-for-the-the-odroid-c2/

OpenIndiana Hipster 2019.04 Available – Release Notes.
https://wiki.openindiana.org/oi/2019.04+Release+notes

Connecting Amiga 4000 to World in 2019.
https://chargen.one/steve/connecting-an-amiga-to-the-world-in-2019

Sending Big ZFS Snapshots over SSH.
https://cahuk.net/2019/05/19/sending-big-zfs-snapshots-over-ssh/

FreeBSD Implements PTRACE_O_TRACESYSGOOD which Makes Linux strace(1) Work.
https://svnweb.freebsd.org/base?view=revision&revision=347971

Hardware

Following on from Meltdown and Spectre – TU Graz researchers discover new security flaws in Intel CPUs.
https://www.tugraz.at/en/tu-graz/services/news-stories/tu-graz-news/singleview/article/nach-meltdown-und-spectre-tu-graz-forscher-entdecken-neue-sicherheitsluecken0/

Gigabyte GA-IMB4100TN Mini ITX Motherboard.
https://www.gigabyte.com/Motherboard/GA-IMB4100TN-rev-10

SanDisk First 1 TB microSD Card Now Available.
https://www.anandtech.com/show/14346/the-sandisk-extreme-1-tb-microsd-card-now-available

Operating System Compatibility List for Raptor POWER9 Based Hardware.
https://wiki.raptorcs.com/wiki/Operating_System_Compatibility_List

Spec’ing Out Blackbird POWER9.
http://www.mroach.com/2019/05/14/blackbird-power9/

How to Hack Expensive Camera and Not Get Killed by Your Wife.
https://alexhude.github.io/2019/01/24/hacking-leica-m240.html

Life

Why Play a Music CD? – No Ads – No Privacy Terrors – No Algorithms.
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/15/technology/personaltech/music-streaming-cd.html

Comments about Iceland Sentenced Bankers to Prison for Their Part in 2008 Collapse.
https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=10915710

Other

Can we all please stop using Medium now?
https://www.webdistortion.com/2019/05/16/can-we-all-please-stop-using-medium-now/

Mozilla Firefox – What we do when things go wrong.
https://blog.mozilla.org/blog/2019/05/09/what-we-do-when-things-go-wrong/

Banned from PayPal after 12 years of business.
https://blog.niteo.co/paypal-ban-after-12-years/

EOF
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Valuable News – 2019/05/09

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

FreeBSD adds support for newer Lenovo ThinkPad models in acpi_ibm module.
Tested on ThinkPad T480 and ThinkPad X1 Yoga 2nd Generation.
https://svnweb.freebsd.org/base?view=revision&revision=346647

Install PyroCMS on FreeBSD 11.
https://www.vultr.com/docs/how-to-install-pyrocms-on-freebsd-11

Google Summer of Code 2019 FreeBSD Projects.
https://summerofcode.withgoogle.com/organizations/6583387272249344/#5695528845705216

Writing Exploit Resistant Code with OpenBSD.
https://lteo.net/blog/2019/04/27/carolinacon-15-writing-exploit-resistant-code-with-openbsd/
https://lteo.net/assets/pdf/lteo-openbsd-carolinacon15-20190427.pdf

Packet Filter Rule Editor for OpenBSD pf Firewall.
https://github.com/sonertari/PFRE
https://github.com/sonertari/PFRE/wiki

Packer/Ansible Configuration for Generation of Immutable OpenBSD Image.
https://github.com/yannh/openbsd_immutable_router

ZFS vs XFS.
https://linuxhint.com/zfs_vs_xfs/

Google Summer of Code 2019 NetBSD Projects.
https://blog.netbsd.org/tnf/entry/announcing_google_summer_of_code1

Installing PostgreSQL 11.2 Server on OpenBSD 6.5.
https://dev.to/nabbisen/installing-postgresql-11-2-server-on-openbsd-6-5-4oh9

Science of Why You Hate Your Open Office.
https://www.fastcompany.com/90342214/the-science-of-why-you-hate-your-open-office

FreeNAS 11.2-U3 and 11.2-U4 Vulnerabilities.
https://www.ixsystems.com/community/threads/freenas-11-2-u3-vulnerabilities.75353/

OmniOS Community Edition r151030 LTS.
https://omniosce.org/article/release-030

Hardware

PINE64 PINEBOOK Pro Laptop Available.
Rockchip RK3399/4GB RAM/1080p IPS/m.2 NVMe SSD Slot/USB 3.0.
https://www.pine64.org/pinebook-pro/

Seagate Ships 16 TB PMR Hard Drives.
https://www.anandtech.com/show/14297/seagate-starts-shipments-of-16-tb-hard-drives-preps-18-tb-smr-hdds

DDN Announces Intent to Acquire Nexenta.
https://nexenta.com/company/media/press-releases/ddn-acquires-nexenta-expands-ai-enterprise-footprint-enter-iot-5g-markets
https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/05/07/ddn_is_buying_nexenta/

Intel (Hopeless) Process Technology Update – 10nm Server Products in 2020H1 and Accelerated 7nm in 2021.
https://www.anandtech.com/show/14311/intel-process-technology-update-10nm-server-products-in-1h-2020-accelerated-7nm-in-2021

28 Cores in Mini-ITX – ASRock EPC621D4I-2M Motherboard for Xeon Scalable.
https://www.anandtech.com/show/14299/the-asrock-rack-epc621d4i2m

ASRock EPC621D4I-2M Motherboard Review – Xeon Scalable Mini-ITX Motherboard.
https://www.servethehome.com/asrock-rack-epc621d4i-2m-motherboard-review/

Cray and AMD will build 1.5 Exaflop Frontier Supercomputer.
https://www.servethehome.com/cray-and-amd-win-big-contracts-for-1-5-exaflop-frontier-supercomputer/

EOF

Valuable News – 2019/05/06

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

Upload FreeBSD Image to Google Cloud Platform.
https://fabrik.red/post/google/

OmniOS Community Edition r151028z/r151026az/r151022cx Available.
https://omniosce.org/article/028z-026az-022cx

Amiga before Amiga – Amiga Development System.
https://www.osnews.com/story/129910/the-amiga-before-the-amiga-the-amiga-development-system/
https://cdn-learn.adafruit.com/downloads/pdf/build-your-own-sparc-with-qemu-and-solaris.pdf?timestamp=1556605181

Build your own SPARC workstation with QEMU and Solaris.
https://learn.adafruit.com/build-your-own-sparc-with-qemu-and-solaris
https://amigalove.com/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=1031
https://youtu.be/lfUVgHsPoNU

Ken Thompson and Dennis Ritchie will be inducted into National Inventors Hall of Fame for development of UNIX at Bell Labs.
https://twitter.com/InventorsHOF/status/1122962516341067776

NomadBSD – BSD for the Road.
https://itsfoss.com/nomadbsd

NomadBSD 1.2 Quicklook – Installed on HDD.
https://youtu.be/KqY8JlKjYpc

Run BSD – Request a Sticker.
https://runbsd.info/sticker/

OpenBSD – Setup Local Auto Installation Server.
https://www.codemadness.org/openbsd-autoinstall.html

Commodore 900 – Workstation with Coherent UNIX could happen instead/along AMIGA.
https://www.floodgap.com/retrobits/ckb/secret/900.html

Piping curl to S(hell).
https://0x46.net/thoughts/2019/04/27/piping-curl-to-shell/

FreeBSD nsysctl Version 0.9 Released.
https://alfix.gitlab.io/bsd/2019/02/19/nsysctl-tutorial.html

Upgrading OpenBSD from 6.4 to 6.5.
https://dev.to/nabbisen/upgrading-openbsd-from-6-4-to-6-5-43fa

FreeBSD adds sys/devices/system/cpu/{possible,present} to linsysfs(5) so Linux lscpu(1) now works.
https://svnweb.freebsd.org/base?view=revision&revision=347015

FreeBSD 12.0 Installed on GPD Pocket.
https://adventurist.me/posts/0288

In Other BSDs for 2019/05/04.
https://www.dragonflydigest.com/2019/05/04/22865.html

Bad utmp Implementations in glibc and FreeBSD.
https://davmac.wordpress.com/2019/05/04/bad-utmp-implementations-in-glibc-and-freebsd/

OPNsense 19.1.7 Released.
https://forum.opnsense.org/index.php?topic=12611.0

BSD Now 296 – Its Alive OpenBSD 6.5.
https://www.bsdnow.tv/296

Hello OpenBSD My Old Friend.
https://westplaat-it.nl/2019/05/hello-openbsd-my-old-friend/

Straightforward Guide for Setting Up Poudriere on FreeBSD.
https://www.i-bsd.com/poudriere-guide/

Hardware

Backblaze Hard Drive Stats 2019 Q1.
https://www.backblaze.com/blog/backblaze-hard-drive-stats-q1-2019/

AMD 7nm Navi GPU and Rome CPU to Launch in Q3.
https://www.anandtech.com/show/14286/amd-7nm-navi-gpu-and-rome-cpu-to-launch-in-q3

Life

You should have personal web site.
https://writing.markchristian.org/2019/04/29/personal-web-sites/

Canada Border Services will Steal your Phone and Laptop.
https://www.cbc.ca/news/business/cbsa-boarder-security-search-phone-travellers-openmedia-1.5119017

Other

Firefox Addons Broken.
Use about:config and set xpinstall.signatures.required to false.
https://blog.mozilla.org/addons/2019/05/04/update-regarding-add-ons-in-firefox/

Hackers went undetected in Citrix internal network for 6 months.
https://techcrunch.com/2019/04/30/citrix-internal-network-breach/

EOF

Valuable Newsβ€Š-β€Š2019/04/29

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

Its now possible to use FreeBSD ASR in HardenedBSD 13-CURRENT.
https://github.com/HardenedBSD/hardenedBSD/commit/553b58b88ecd166c040c87d22ca1554361b0fad2

DragonFly BSD 5.4.2 Released.
https://www.dragonflybsd.org/release54/

Categorizing OpenBSD Bugs.
https://www.collicutt.co.uk/notebook/openbsd_bugs.html

The End of Scientific Linux.
https://lwn.net/Articles/786422/

OnionBSD aims at preserving your privacy/security/anonymity using OpenBSD as base.
https://gitlab.com/onionbsd/onionbsd
https://gitlab.com/onionbsd/onionbsd/wikis/home

Installing Bolt CMS on FreeBSD 12.
https://www.vultr.com/docs/installing-bolt-cms-on-freebsd-12
https://github.com/bolt/bolt
https://bolt.cm/

Reimplementation of Audio Subsystem on NetBSD.
https://mail-index.netbsd.org/source-changes/2019/04/21/msg105272.html

Intel Cascade Lake Windows/Linux/FreeBSD Benchmarks.
https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=article&item=cascadelake-windows-linux

Stunnel and Squid on FreeBSD 11.
https://www.vcloudnine.de/stunnel-and-squid-on-freebsd-11/

FreeBSD adds GRE-in-UDP encapsulation support as defined in RFC8086.
https://svnweb.freebsd.org/base?view=revision&revision=346630

The Art of Command Line.
Master the command line all in one page.
https://github.com/jlevy/the-art-of-command-line

OS108 pairs NetBSD with MATE desktop environment to provide nice desktop.
OS108 name – “1 and 0 being binary bits when represented 8 bits forms a byte also the distance of Earth from the Sun is about 108 times the diameter of the Sun. hence the name.”
https://os108.org/
https://github.com/OS108
https://forums.os108.org/

OpenBSD 6.5 Released.
https://undeadly.org/cgi?action=article;sid=20190424132429
https://www.openbsd.org/65.html
https://www.openbsd.org/plus65.html

QEMU 4.0.0 Released.
https://www.qemu.org/2019/04/24/qemu-4-0-0/

Seagate Shows Dual Actuator Speed Gains in Real World Setup on FreeBSD.

Seagate Shows Dual-Actuator Speed Gains in Real-World Setup

FreeBSD ZFS/FreeBSD ZoL/Ubuntu ZoL Benchmarks.
https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=article&item=freebsd-zol-april

FreeBSD Ports Got 500,000th Commit.
https://svnweb.freebsd.org/changeset/ports/500000

Netdata 1.14 Released.
https://www.reddit.com/r/freebsd/comments/bhdm0x/netdata_the_opensource_realtime_performance_and/
https://github.com/netdata/netdata/releases/tag/v1.14.0

Dream Come True – My Very Own AMIGA A3000.
https://amigalove.com/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=1026

GDB Dashboard – Modular Visual Interface for GDB in Python.
https://github.com/cyrus-and/gdb-dashboard

OpenBSD Jumpstart Updated to 6.5.
http://www.openbsdjumpstart.org/

BSD Now 295 – Fun with funlinkat().
https://www.bsdnow.tv/295

NomadBSD Handbook.
https://nomadbsd.org/handbook/handbook.html

Setup Replicated PostgreSQL on Tribblix.
https://ptribble.blogspot.com/2019/04/setting-up-replicated-postgresql-on.html

HA PostgreSQL on Tribblix with stolon.
https://ptribble.blogspot.com/2019/04/ha-postgresql-on-tribblix-with-stolon.html

Setup etcd Cluster on Tribblix.
https://ptribble.blogspot.com/2019/04/setting-up-etcd-cluster-on-tribblix.html

In Other BSDs for 2019/04/27.
https://www.dragonflydigest.com/2019/04/27/22827.html

Speedup ls(1) command by setting proper LS_COLORS environment variable.
https://news.sherlock.stanford.edu/posts/when-setting-an-environment-variable-gives-you-a-40-x-speedup

Docker Hub Hacked – 190k Accounts (5% of Users) with Usernames and Passwords Hashes.
https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=19763413
https://success.docker.com/article/docker-hub-user-notification

FreeBSD adds nvme to arm64 GENERIC along with if_ena.
These changes allow stable/12 to boot on Amazon EC2 A1 family (arm64) instances.
https://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/svn-src-all/2019-April/179705.html

Pot is Container Framework Based on FreeBSD Jails.
https://github.com/pizzamig/pot
https://fosdem.org/2018/schedule/event/pot_container_framework/attachments/slides/2128/export/events/attachments/pot_container_framework/slides/2128/pot_slides.pdf

Call for Testing: FreeBSD Package Base.
https://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/freebsd-current/2019-April/073202.html
https://trueos.github.io/pkgbase-docs/

Call for Testing: FreeBSD with ZoL (ZFS on Linux).
https://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/freebsd-stable/2019-April/090915.html

Official OPNsense Security Platform for Azure.
https://azuremarketplace.microsoft.com/en-us/marketplace/apps/decisosalesbv.opnsense

Hardware

Compulab Airtop3.
Fanless passively cooled server with up to 95W Intel Core i9-9900K CPU and 170W Nvidia Quadro RTX 4000.
https://www.fanlesstech.com/2019/04/compulabs-turbocharged-airtop3.html

Life

Satanic Temple is Now Officially an IRS Approved Tax Exempt Church in USA.
https://friendlyatheist.patheos.com/2019/04/25/the-satanic-temple-is-now-officially-an-irs-approved-tax-exempt-church/

People Who Claim to Work 75 Hour Weeks Usually Only Work About 50 Hours.
https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2019/04/people-who-claim-to-work-75-hour-weeks-are-lying.html

Steve Jobs Never Wanted Us to Use Our iPhones Like This.
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/25/opinion/sunday/steve-jobs-never-wanted-us-to-use-our-iphones-like-this.html

Other

It Took 7 Years to Recreate Super Mario Bros on Commodore 64.
https://kotaku.com/it-took-7-years-but-now-you-can-play-super-mario-bros-1834172015

Google is Killing our Mail.
https://www.tablix.org/~avian/blog/archives/2019/04/google_is_eating_our_mail/

Google Index Coverage.
https://www.tablix.org/~avian/blog/archives/2019/02/google_index_coverage/

Contributing to Open Source Project – How to Get Started.
https://medium.com/mindsdb/contributing-to-an-open-source-project-how-to-get-started-6ba812301738

Future of Firefox for Android.
https://www.ghacks.net/2019/04/26/the-future-of-firefox-for-android/

EOF

Valuable News – 2019/04/22

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

GhostBSD 19.04 Overview.
https://twitter.com/ribalinux/status/1117856218251517956
https://youtu.be/jFfVp_zfk1c

Prometheus Exporter for FreeBSD CTL Daemon (iSCSI Target).
https://github.com/Gandi/ctld_exporter
https://twitter.com/_bapt_/status/1118001231384010753

My Summer at Bell Labs (Part 1).
My Summer at Bell Labs (part 1)

Oracle Solaris 11.4 SRU8 Available.
https://blogs.oracle.com/solaris/announcing-oracle-solaris-114-sru8

FreeBSD adds initial version of DTrace support for ext2fs driver.
https://svnweb.freebsd.org/base?view=revision&revision=346267

OpenSSH 8.0 Released.
https://lists.mindrot.org/pipermail/openssh-unix-dev/2019-April/037747.html

BSD Now 294 – SSH Tarpit.
https://www.bsdnow.tv/294

Shawn Webb (@lattera) minimizes differences between HardenedBSD (ASLR) and FreeBSD (ASR) implementations.
https://twitter.com/lattera/status/1119018409575026688

Crossmeta ZFS – Another ZFS Port on Linux.
https://www.crossmeta.io/another-zfs-port-on-linux/

Minio now can behave as HDFS Gateway.
# minio gateway hdfs hdfs://namenode:8200
https://github.com/minio/minio/blob/master/docs/gateway/hdfs.md

Unleashed 1.3 Released – Fork of Illumos for the 4th Time.
http://lists.31bits.net/archives/devel/2019-April/000052.html

The docbook2mdoc 1.0.0 Released.
https://undeadly.org/cgi?action=article;sid=20190419101505

Call for Testing – FreeBSD with ZFS on Linux Images Ready.
https://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/freebsd-stable/2019-April/090915.html
https://github.com/zfsonfreebsd/ZoF
https://pkg.trueos.org/iso/freebsd12-zol/
https://pkg.trueos.org/iso/freebsd13-zol/

In Other BSDs for 2019/04/20.
https://www.dragonflydigest.com/2019/04/20/22797.html

FreeBSD adds support in psm(4) for 4 and 5 finger touches in synaptics driver.
https://svnweb.freebsd.org/base?view=revision&revision=346455

LibreSSL 2.9.1 Released.
https://marc.info/?l=openbsd-announce&m=155590112606279&w=2

NomadBSD 1.2 Released.
http://nomadbsd.org/

Hardware

NSA-B-GONE – Sketchy Hardware Security Device for Lenovo ThinkPad X220.
https://hackaday.io/project/164343-nsa-b-gone
https://github.com/zakqwy/NSA-B-GONE

AMD Ryzen Embedded R1000 Family Launched.
https://www.servethehome.com/amd-ryzen-embedded-r1000-family-launched/

TSMC Reveals 6nm Process Technology: 7nm with Higher Transistor Density.
https://www.anandtech.com/show/14228/tsmc-reveals-6-nm-process-technology-7-nm-with-higher-transistor-density

Samsung Completes Development of 5nm EUV Process Technology.
https://www.anandtech.com/show/14231/samsung-completes-development-of-5-nm-euv-process-technology

Avalue EMX-KBLU2P Mini ITX Motherboard with Intel Core i7/i5/i3 and Passive Cooling.
https://www.avalue.com.tw/news/Avalue-introduces-EMX-KBLU2P%2c-the-thin-Mini-ITX-Embedded-Industrial-motherboard_2984

Whiskey Lake ZBOX is Official.
https://www.fanlesstech.com/2019/04/whiskey-lake-zbox.html

Life

Paranoid Person Guide to Online Privacy.
https://www.fastcompany.com/90316917/the-paranoid-persons-guide-to-online-privacy

Facebook says it ‘unintentionally uploaded’ 1.5 million users email contacts without permission.
https://www.cnbc.com/2019/04/18/facebook-reportedly-uploaded-people-email-contacts-without-consent.html

Unmasked: What 10 million passwords reveal about people who choose them.
https://wpengine.com/unmasked/

Evidence that Jesus ever existed is weaker than you might think.
https://www.rawstory.com/2019/04/evidence-jesus-ever-existed-weaker-might-think/

Other

Former Mozilla Exec – Google Sabotaged Firefox for Years.
https://www.zdnet.com/article/former-mozilla-exec-google-has-sabotaged-firefox-for-years/

Vendors must add physical on/off switch to devices that can spy on us.
https://larrysanger.org/2019/04/vendors-must-start-adding-physical-on-off-switches-to-devices-that-can-spy-on-us/

These 17 Firefox tips make it easy to switch from Chrome.
https://www.fastcompany.com/90333407/these-17-firefox-tips-make-the-case-for-ditching-chrome

EOF

Valuable News – 2019/04/15

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

Linux Desktop is in Trouble.
https://www.zdnet.com/article/the-linux-desktop-is-in-trouble/

The hey is tiny program that sends load to web application.
https://github.com/rakyll/hey

Handling Arguments in Bash Scripts.
https://dev.to/rpalo/handling-arguments-in-bash-scripts-3o5m

NetBSD – From Zero to NVMM.
https://blog.netbsd.org/tnf/entry/from_zero_to_nvmm

Introducing funlinkat() (on FreeBSD).
https://oshogbo.vexillium.org/blog/63/

Customizing OpenBSD xenodm (and xdm).
https://www.tumfatig.net/20190208/customizing-openbsd-xenodm/

Stack Overflow Developer Survey Results 2019.
https://insights.stackoverflow.com/survey/2019

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FreeBSD switches default version of Python to 3.6.
https://svnweb.freebsd.org/ports?view=revision&revision=498529

DΓ¦mon Desktop – The High-Integrity Desktop.
https://forums.freebsd.org/threads/the-daemon-desktop.66322/

Portable ksh(1) Shell from OpenBSD 6.5.
https://github.com/ibara/oksh/releases/tag/oksh-6.5

ZFS without ECC is safer then most filesystems with ECC.
https://twitter.com/allanjude/status/1116112323549257728

The illuminate (formerly SolView) is Java utility to display information about an Illumos/Solaris.
http://petertribble.co.uk/Solaris/illuminate.html

Installing Snort on OpenBSD 6.4.
Installing Snort on OpenBSD 6.4

HOWTO: HA Router/Firewall Using OpenBSD/CARP/pfsync/ifstated.
https://www.reddit.com/r/openbsd/comments/b33goi/howto_high_availability_routerfirewall_using/

AWS OpenBSD Image Builder (AMI) and cloud-init Replacement.
https://github.com/ajacoutot/aws-openbsd

Install Mate Desktop on OpenBSD.
https://twitter.com/wesley974/status/1116061247248773120

OPNsense 19.1.6 Released.
https://forum.opnsense.org/index.php?topic=12398.0

BSD Now 293 – Booking Jails.
https://www.bsdnow.tv/293

Lessons Learned Scaling PostgreSQL Database to 1.2bn Records/Month.
We have a lot better hardware than any of the cloud service providers could offer, point in time recovery (thanks to Barman) and no vendor lock-in, and (on paper) it is about 30% cheaper than hosting using Google Cloud or AWS.
https://medium.com/@gajus/lessons-learned-scaling-postgresql-database-to-1-2bn-records-month-edc5449b3067

In Other BSDs for 2019/04/13.
https://www.dragonflydigest.com/2019/04/13/22750.html

FreeBSD adds NUMA support to powerpc architecture.
Yields ~20% improvement in build times of LLVM on dual socket POWER9.
https://svnweb.freebsd.org/base?view=revision&revision=346174

GhostBSD 19.04 Available.
http://ghostbsd.org/19.04_release_announcement

GhostBSD 19.04 Switches To LightDM – Uses FreeBSD 13.0-CURRENT.
https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=GhostBSD-19.04-Released

The pkgsrc-2019Q1 Released.
https://mail-index.netbsd.org/pkgsrc-users/2019/04/10/msg028308.html

Call for Testing – OpenSSH 8.0p1 is Almost Ready for Release.
https://lists.mindrot.org/pipermail/openssh-unix-dev/2019-March/037672.html

HardenedBSD Internals by Shawn Webb (@lattera).
https://twitter.com/krnlpnc_/status/1117504683881443329

Resize ZFS Pool on FreeBSD GELI Partition.
https://stderr.at/blog/freebsd/2015/09/20/freebsd-geli-resize/

Hardware

Supermicro M11SDV-4C-LN4F Review mITX AMD EPYC 3151 Platform.
https://www.servethehome.com/supermicro-m11sdv-4c-ln4f-review-mitx-amd-epyc-3151-platform/

ASRock Launches DeskMini A300 Barebones Mini-STX PC Supporting AMD RYZEN CPUs.
https://www.pcper.com/category/tags/mini-stx

AMD Launches 2nd Gen Ryzen Pro & Athlon Pro APUs.
https://www.anandtech.com/show/14185/amd-launches-2nd-gen-ryzen-pro-athlon-pro-apus

Intel Xeon Follows AMD EPYC Lead Offering Discounted 1P Only SKUs.
https://www.servethehome.com/intel-xeon-follows-amd-epyc-lead-offering-discounted-1p-only-skus/

Life

Case dropped against British facing jail in Dubai for calling ex-husbands wife ‘horse’ in 2016 on Facebook.
https://www.itv.com/news/2019-04-07/british-mother-faces-two-years-in-dubai-jail-and-50-000-fine-for-old-facebook-posts/

Moral Peril of Meritocracy.
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/06/opinion/sunday/moral-revolution-david-brooks.html

Urgent Quest for Slower and Better News.
https://www.newyorker.com/culture/annals-of-inquiry/the-urgent-quest-for-slower-better-news

Great Developers are Raised not Hired.
https://sizovs.net/2019/04/10/the-best-developers-are-raised-not-hired/

Life Satisfaction Boosted by Sense of Oneness – Regardless of Religion – Study Finds.
https://www.newsweek.com/life-satisfaction-boosted-sense-oneness-regardless-religion-study-finds-1391618

There are now as many Americans who claim no religion as there are evangelicals and catholics.
https://edition.cnn.com/2019/04/13/us/no-religion-largest-group-first-time-usa-trnd/

Other

Protections Against Fingerprinting and Cryptocurrency Mining in Firefox.
https://blog.mozilla.org/futurereleases/2019/04/09/protections-against-fingerprinting-and-cryptocurrency-mining-available-in-firefox-nightly-and-beta/

It is your moral obligation to use Firefox.
https://0x46.net/thoughts/2019/04/09/use-firefox/

Amazon Workers are Listening to What You Tell Alexa.
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-04-10/is-anyone-listening-to-you-on-alexa-a-global-team-reviews-audio

EOF

Valuable News – 2019/04/08

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 on HiFive Unleashed.
https://youtu.be/1rMNrfDu-uA

OmniOS Community Edition r151028v/r151026av/r151022ct Available.
https://omniosce.org/article/028v-026av-022ct

Valgrind Ported to NetBSD/amd64.
https://mail-index.netbsd.org/tech-toolchain/2019/04/01/msg003429.html

FreeBSD Foundation – FOSDEM 2019 Conference Recap.
https://www.freebsdfoundation.org/blog/fosdem-2019-conference-recap/

Hikari – Window Manager for FreeBSD and OpenBSD.
https://chaos.social/@raichoo/101858280176156092
https://hub.darcs.net/raichoo/hikari

The ezjail FreeBSD Jails framework ported to HardenedBSD.
Focus is on automating TOR Jail deployment using gibson.
https://github.com/emeraldonion/ezjail-hbsd

Configuring Default Resolution for FreeBSD 11 with UEFI.
http://www.codenicer.com/content/configuring-default-resolution-freebsd-11-uefi

FreeBSD HEAD became possible to build on EC2 ARM64 AMIs.
https://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/freebsd-cloud/2019-April/000215.html

Slides from 2019 BHYVECON are now available at bhyvecon.org page.
http://bhyvecon.org

How to Get Started with FreeBSD.
https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-get-started-with-freebsd

BSD Now 292 – AsiaBSDcon 2019 Recap.
https://www.bsdnow.tv/292

GhostBSD – Solid Linux Like Open Source Alternative.
https://www.linuxinsider.com/story/GhostBSD-A-Solid-Linux-Like-Open-Source-Alternative-85859.html

FUDO Security implements automatic online expansion of GELI providers on FreeBSD.
https://twitter.com/FreeBSDHelp/status/1113793688910458883
https://svnweb.freebsd.org/base?view=revision&revision=345862

About ZFS recordsize Parameter.
https://jrs-s.net/2019/04/03/on-zfs-recordsize/

Silent Fanless FreeBSD Server – Redundant Backup.
https://vermaden.wordpress.com/2019/04/03/silent-fanless-freebsd-server-redundant-backup/

PostgreSQL Performance on Raspberry Pi.
https://blog.rustprooflabs.com/2019/04/postgrseql-pgbench-raspberry-pi

OPNsense 19.1.5 Released.
https://forum.opnsense.org/index.php?topic=12320.0

Blocking Ads Using unbound(8) on OpenBSD.
https://www.tumfatig.net/20190405/blocking-ads-using-unbound8-on-openbsd/

Building FFmpeg on Solaris 11.4 Using solaris-userland.
https://notallmicrosoft.blogspot.com/2019/04/building-ffmpeg-on-solaris-114-using.html

NetBSD Desktop Part 7 – Simple Performance Tweaks.
https://www.unitedbsd.com/d/43-netbsd-desktop-pt-7-simple-performance-tweaks

Installing Ghost on FreeBSD 11.1.
https://idontwatch.tv/installing-ghost-on-freebsd-11-1/

In Other BSDs for 2019/04/06.
https://www.dragonflydigest.com/2019/04/06/22736.html

Major Linux Problems on the Desktop – 2019 Edition.
https://itvision.altervista.org/why.linux.is.not.ready.for.the.desktop.current.html

TMUX Plugin tmux-battery adds support for OpenBSD apm.
https://github.com/tmux-plugins/tmux-battery/pull/77

Scripting FreeBSD Updates.
https://www.anserinae.net/scripting-freebsd-updates.html

Vagrant adds proper VirtualBox share folders support for FreeBSD guests.
https://github.com/hashicorp/vagrant/pull/10717

entr(1) – run arbitrary commands when files change.
http://eradman.com/entrproject/

Hardware

Story of the 3Dfx Voodoo 1.
http://fabiensanglard.net/3dfx_sst1/index.html

TSMC and OIP Ecosystem Partners Deliver Industry First Complete Design Infrastructure for 5nm Process Technology.
https://www.tsmc.com/tsmcdotcom/PRListingNewsAction.do?action=detail&newsid=THPGWQTHTH&language=E

Why AMD EPYC Rome 2P Will Have 128-160 PCIe Gen4 Lanes and a Bonus.
https://www.servethehome.com/why-amd-epyc-rome-2p-will-have-128-160-pcie-gen4-lanes-and-a-bonus/

How SolidRun aims to bridge ARM developer gap with 16-core workstation board.
https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-solidrun-aims-to-bridge-the-arm-developer-gap-with-a-16-core-workstation-board/

Intel Xeon Platinum 9200 Formerly Cascade Lake-AP Launched.
Including 56-core 112-thread dual-die 400W Beast.
https://www.servethehome.com/intel-xeon-platinum-9200-formerly-cascade-lake-ap-launched/

Hard Drive Temperature – Does It Matter?
https://www.backblaze.com/blog/hard-drive-temperature-does-it-matter/

Why 2019 Foreshadows Per Socket Licenseageddon.
https://www.servethehome.com/2019-foreshadows-per-socket-licenseageddon/

Life

Ctrl-Alt-Delete: Planned Obsolescence of Old Coders.
https://onezero.medium.com/ctrl-alt-delete-the-planned-obsolescence-of-old-coders-9c5f440ee68

Privacy is Just the First Step – the Goal is Data Ownership.
https://thetoolsweneed.com/privacy-is-just-the-first-step-the-goal-is-data-ownership/

Picture shows anti ageing drugs really DO work.
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-6880899/Fascinating-picture-shows-anti-ageing-drugs-really-work.html

Second Order Thinking – What Smart People Use to Outperform.
https://fs.blog/2016/04/second-order-thinking/

Other

Introducing Warp – 1.1.1.1 – Fixing Mobile Internet Performance and Security – Better VPN.
https://blog.cloudflare.com/1111-warp-better-vpn/

I tried creating web browser and Google blocked me.
https://blog.samuelmaddock.com/posts/google-widevine-blocked-my-browser/

Facebook secretly lobbied in favor of Article 13 of undesired EU copyright directive.
http://hacknews.eu/2019/04/02/facebook-secretly-lobbied-in-favour-of-article-13-of-undesired-eu-copyright-directive/

Serenity: New (x86) UNIX-like Operating System.
https://www.osnews.com/story/129716/serenity-a-new-unix-like-operating-system/
https://github.com/awesomekling/serenity
https://youtu.be/hE52D-zbX3g

Microsoft announces it will shut down ebook program and confiscate its customers libraries.
https://boingboing.net/2019/04/02/burning-libraries.html

Real Open Source – User Mindset.
https://medium.com/@MartinCracauer/real-open-source-the-user-mindset-6c1c7bf4695b

EOF