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Valuable News – 2019/02/08

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 so someone else can

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

Hack DigitalOcean to Run OpenBSD with Native IPv6.
https://mitchriedstra.com/2018/11/openbsd-and-ipv6-on-digital-ocean.html

Haiku OS Ports More Networking Drivers From FreeBSD.
https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=Haiku-More-FreeBSD-Network

Integration of LLVM Sanitizers with NetBSD Base System.
https://blog.netbsd.org/tnf/entry/integration_of_the_llvm_sanitziers

Final Report on Clang/LLD State on NetBSD.
https://blog.netbsd.org/tnf/entry/final_report_on_clang_lld

Dotfile Madness.
https://0x46.net/thoughts/2019/02/01/dotfile-madness/

Netflix Continues Experiencing Great Performance in Using FreeBSD for CDN.
https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=Netflix-FreeBSD-2019

Netflix and FreeBSD – Using Open Source to Deliver Streaming Video – FOSDEM 2019.
https://fosdem.org/2019/schedule/event/netflix_freebsd/attachments/slides/3103/export/events/attachments/netflix_freebsd/slides/3103/FOSDEM_2019_Netflix_and_FreeBSD.pdf

FreeNAS 11.2 Reviewed in DistroWatch Feature Story.
https://distrowatch.com/weekly.php?issue=20190204#freenas

FreeBSD in Audio Studio.
https://fosdem.org/2019/schedule/event/freebsd_in_audio_studio/

Work from HardenedBSD has made it back into FreeBSD.
https://twitter.com/ed_maste/status/1092604515075932166
https://reviews.freebsd.org/D18319

NomadBSD 1.2 Mini Review.
https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=99246.0

OPNsense 19.1.1 Released.
https://opnsense.org/opnsense-19-1-1-released/

How to Install GNOME on FreeBSD.
https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-install-gnome-on-freebsd/

HardenedBSD 1100056.13 Available.
https://hardenedbsd.org/article/op/2019-02-06/stable-release-hardenedbsd-stable-11-stable-v110005613

HardenedBSD 1200058.3 Available.
https://hardenedbsd.org/article/op/2019-02-06/stable-release-hardenedbsd-stable-12-stable-v12000583

The tailflix is replacement for tail -F that asks you if you are still watching.
https://github.com/walaura/tailflix

BSD Now 284 – FOSDEM 2019.
https://fireside.fm/s/FYhhasNR+YZcPrD44

How BSD/FreeBSD different from Linux?
https://www.geekboots.com/story/how-bsdfreebsd-different-from-linux

Restore FreeBSD from ZFS Snapshot.
https://hashbang0.com/2019/02/07/restore-freebsd-from-a-zfs-snapshot/

Setup mfsBSD for receiving ZFS snapshots on systems with low memory.
https://hashbang0.com/2019/02/07/setting-up-mfsbsd-for-receiving-zfs-snapshots-on-systems-with-low-memory/

LibreOffice 6.2 Released.
https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/ReleaseNotes/6.2
New Tabbed UI and Groupedbar Compact UI Available.

Preliminary Support for cloud-init is now available in vm-bhyve.
https://twitter.com/serveraptor/status/1093813549347102720
https://github.com/churchers/vm-bhyve/pull/291

In Other BSDs for 2019/02/02.
https://www.dragonflydigest.com/2019/02/02/22464.html

Hardware

What is Wrong with Raspberry Pi.
https://ownyourbits.com/2019/02/02/whats-wrong-with-the-raspberry-pi/

So Long, Itanium.
https://www.talospace.com/2019/02/so-long-itanium.html

PA-RISC was possible AmigaOS target.
http://www.amigareport.com/ar303/feature3.html

Seagate HAMR Hard Drives and 24 TB HDDs on Track in 2020.
https://www.anandtech.com/show/13935/seagate-hdd-plans-2019

AMD Radeon VII Review – Unexpected Shot at the High End.
https://www.anandtech.com/show/13923/the-amd-radeon-vii-review/

Life

Holocaust Paradox: Long Lives for Those Who Survived.
https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2019-01-28/holocaust-health-paradox-survivors-lived-longer

Let Children Get Bored Again.
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/02/opinion/sunday/children-bored.html

Other

Finding Lena the Patron Saint of JPEGs.
https://www.wired.com/story/finding-lena-the-patron-saint-of-jpegs/

Firefox 66 to block automatically playing audible video and audio.
https://hacks.mozilla.org/2019/02/firefox-66-to-block-automatically-playing-audible-video-and-audio/

EOF
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Valuable News – 2019/01/25

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 so someone else can

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 fixed pfsync change that break CARP.
https://svnweb.freebsd.org/base?view=revision&revision=343130

Restoration of Early UNIX Artifacts.
https://www.usenix.org/legacy/events/usenix09/tech/full_papers/toomey/toomey.pdf

Amiga 500 Papercraft Pattern.
http://rockybergen.com/whatsnew/2019/1/15/amiga-500-papercraft-design
https://www.docdroid.net/file/download/PE7D4vg/amiga-500-ver1.pdf

Ansible BSD Working Group.
https://github.com/ansible/community/wiki/BSD

Ansible Solaris Working Group.
https://github.com/ansible/community/wiki/Solaris

In Other BSDs for 2019/01/19.
https://www.dragonflydigest.com/2019/01/19/22394.html

Debian systemd maintainer will not maintain systemd anymore.
“What’s going on is just too stupid/crazy.”
https://lists.freedesktop.org/archives/systemd-devel/2019-January/041971.html
https://www.reddit.com/r/linux/comments/agna5n/debian_systemd_maintainer_steps_down_over/

AMIGA gets LZ4 for 68k CPUs.
https://github.com/arnaud-carre/lz4-68k

[POLISH] ZFS – Rewolucja w Systemach Plikow (Mariusz Zaborski).
https://oshogbo.vexillium.org/pdf/programista_zfs_2015.pdf

LiteCLI is user friendly command line client for SQLite database.
https://www.pgcli.com/launching-litecli.html

OpenBSD can now join any open WiFi network.
https://undeadly.org/cgi?action=article;sid=20190120142708

OpenBSD deletes vmm(4) on i386.
https://undeadly.org/cgi?action=article;sid=20190120142529

NomadBSD 1.2-RC1 Released.
nomadbsd.org/index.html#rel1.2-rc1

Open source Spotify UNIX client available on FreeBSD as audio/spotifyd port.
https://svnweb.freebsd.org/ports?view=revision&revision=490765

OpenBSD added support for 2TB of memory on amd64.
https://undeadly.org/cgi?action=article;sid=20190121081245

HardenedBSD 1200058.2 Available.
https://hardenedbsd.org/article/op/2019-01-20/stable-release-hardenedbsd-stable-12-stable-v12000582

SoloBSD 19.01-STABLE based on HardenedBSD 1200058.2 Available.
https://www.solobsd.org/index.php/2019/01/23/solobsd-19-01-stable/

OmniOS Community Edition r151028l/r151026al/r151022cj Available.
https://omniosce.org/article/028l-026al-022cj

Wayland Support on BSDs Continuing to Improve.
https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=Wayland-BSD-Improving-2019

Lumina from Project Trident will replace Fluxbox with their own WM after its finished.
https://twitter.com/q5sys/status/1087422097499062274

For the Love of Pipes.
https://blog.jessfraz.com/post/for-the-love-of-pipes/

FreeBSD adds trim(8) command for devices with wear leveling algorithms.
https://svnweb.freebsd.org/base?view=revision&revision=343118

ClarityOS is Safe/Secure/Modern/Reliable HardenedBSD fork.
Goal is to make BSD as open and customizable as possible, while keeping it easy, simple and accessible to as many people as possible!
https://clarityos.net/

MidnightBSD Developer Journal.
https://www.justjournal.com/users/mbsd/entry/33772

Out-of-the-Box 10GE Network Benchmarks on Linux Distributions and FreeBSD 12.
https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=article&item=10gbe-linux-freebsd12&num=3

FreeBSD in top(1) will not now show swap line if there are no swap devices.
https://reviews.freebsd.org/D18928

Wine 4.0 Released.
https://www.winehq.org/news/2019012201

AMD Open Source Driver for Vulkan.
https://github.com/GPUOpen-Drivers/AMDVLK

Kerberized NFS4 in Mixed Environment.
FreeBSD 12.0-RELEASE as KDC/Kerberos/NFS4 Server with Windows/Ubuntu as Clients.
https://amoradi.org/public/kerberized_nfsv4.txt

XigmaNAS 11.2.0.4.6400 Released.
https://sourceforge.net/projects/xigmanas/files/XigmaNAS-11.2.0.4/11.2.0.4.6400/

FreeBSD utility nsysctl to show MIB tree in XML.
https://twitter.com/alfsiciliano/status/1087561685693427712

HOWTO – VNET Jails on FreeBSD 12 with ZFS.
https://www.reddit.com/r/freebsd/comments/ahdbbq/howto_jails_freebsd_12_vnet_zfs/

Building FreeBSD based home router.
https://kamila.is/learning/building-my-home-router/

Project Trident 18.12 Overview.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4YizY1YblzU

What’s Wrong with tar?
https://www.cyphar.com/blog/post/20190121-ociv2-images-i-tar

BSD Now 282 – Open the Rsync.
https://bsdnow.fireside.fm/282

ClonOS 19.01-RELEASE Available – First Public Release.
https://clonos.tekroutine.com/download.html

Hardware

Rock Pi 4 Review – Is this Raspberry Pi challenger you’ve been looking for?
https://www.techrepublic.com/article/rock-pi-4-review-is-this-the-raspberry-pi-challenger-youve-been-looking-for/

Freedom and Privacy in the Datacenter.
https://media.ccc.de/v/froscon2018-2170-freedom_and_privacy_in_the_datacenter

Introducing Ultra EPYC AMD Powered Sun Ultra 24 Workstation.
https://www.servethehome.com/introducing-the-ultra-epyc-amd-powered-sun-ultra-24-workstation/

Thin-ITX AMD AM4 Motherboard.
https://www.anandtech.com/show/13885/the-true-shortest-am4-motherboard-thinitx-comes-to-amd

Backblaze Hard Drive Stats for 2018.
https://www.backblaze.com/blog/hard-drive-stats-for-2018/

Double Height DDR4 – 32GB Modules Reviewed.
https://www.anandtech.com/show/13694/double-height-ddr4-gskill-zadak-2x32gb-ddr4-3200

Life

Men’s and Women’s Brains.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AQ9L9YBJkk8

Philip Zimbardoโ€™s Response to Recent Criticisms of the Stanford Prison Experiment.
https://www.prisonexp.org/response/

50 Years Ago Sugar Industry Quietly Paid Scientists to Point Blame at Fat.
https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/09/13/493739074/50-years-ago-sugar-industry-quietly-paid-scientists-to-point-blame-at-fat

Students Learn From People They Love.
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/17/opinion/learning-emotion-education.html

The Process of Mastering a Skill.
https://azeria-labs.com/the-process-of-mastering-a-skill/

Real Hardware for the FreeBSD BeaST Storage System.
https://mezzantrop.wordpress.com/2019/01/18/the-real-hardware-for-the-beast-storage-system/

Remote Code Execution in Linux apt/apt-get Commands.
https://justi.cz/security/2019/01/22/apt-rce.html

The Alarming Decline of Quality Youth Playtime.
https://houseoflawandorder.com/the-alarming-decline-of-quality-youth-playtime/

Other

Quake 1.5 Refreshed FPS Classic with New Maps/Monsters/Mayhem.
https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2019/01/18/quake-1-5-is-a-massive-mod-overhaul-for-the-fps-classic/amp/

EOF

Valuable News – 2018/12/14

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 so someone else can

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

For The Love Of UFS.
https://youtu.be/oqbc7ICylcw

Introspection of My Thoughts on GhostBSD 18.10.
https://youtu.be/ESAlQjEvEHo

Visual Defragmenter for the Commodore 64.
https://www.pagetable.com/?p=978

From Bedrooms to Billions.
http://www.frombedroomstobillions.com/about-the-film

From Bedrooms to Billions: Amiga Years.
https://vimeo.com/ondemand/amiga

10 of the Best Video Game Documentaries.
https://www.vintagewave.net/blog/2018/11/30/10-of-the-best-video-game-documentaries

I Told You So. Again!
OpenSSL is Written by Monkeys.
https://www.peereboom.us/assl/assl/html/openssl.html

In Other BSDs for 2018/12/08.
https://www.dragonflydigest.com/2018/12/08/22175.html

Portability of tar features.
https://dev.gentoo.org/~mgorny/articles/portability-of-tar-features.html

How Douglas Engelbart Invented the Future.
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/douglas-engelbart-invented-future-180967498/

More Cavium Thunder X2 Commits Landed in FreeBSD.
https://svnweb.freebsd.org/base?view=revision&revision=341742
https://svnweb.freebsd.org/base?view=revision&revision=341743
https://svnweb.freebsd.org/base?view=revision&revision=341744

The tuxmachines.org Reviews GhostBSD 18.10.
http://www.tuxmachines.org/node/118061

Awesome UNIXยฎ.
Exploration of the world of UNIXยฎ including UNIX history and its relevance of today.
https://github.com/sirredbeard/Awesome-UNIX

FreeBSD 12 is Running Great On Dell PowerEdge R7425 EPYC Server.
https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=article&item=freebsd12-dual-epyc

OpenSSH – Configuration to Keep Connection Alive.
https://dev.to/nabbisen/openssh-configuration-to-keep-connection-alive-to-suppress-timeout-3pa6

OPNsense Security Device Build.
https://cormier.co/post/opnsense-security-device-build/

OpenBSD on Laptop.
https://www.c0ffee.net/blog/openbsd-on-a-laptop/

Borg Backup 1.1.8 Released.
https://github.com/borgbackup/borg/releases/tag/1.1.8

FreeBSD Graphics Blog – Getting Started With drm-kmod.
https://freebsddesktop.github.io/2018/12/08/drm-kmod-primer.html

All HaikuOS kernel memory is now W^X.
https://git.haiku-os.org/haiku/commit/?id=cb0977326dd79327ff3e342816e0dd118019b058

FreeBSD adds ACPI based NUMA support for arm64.
https://svnweb.freebsd.org/base?view=revision&revision=341744

Installing MariaDB Server on OpenBSD.
https://dev.to/nabbisen/installing-mariadb-server-on-openbsd-5lm

OmniOS Community Edition r151{028f/026af/022cd}.
https://omniosce.org/article/release-028f-026af-022cd

FreeNAS 11.2 – Whats New?
https://youtu.be/uAbEFqnRJz0

Unprivileged Linux Users With UID Greater Then INT_MAX (2147483647) Can Execute Any Command.
https://thehackernews.com/2018/12/linux-user-privilege-policykit.html

OpenBSD on Microsoft Surface Go.
https://jcs.org/2018/08/31/surface_go

Sunny Valley Networks sponsored netmap(4) support for vtnet(4) to make it functional on FreeBSD.
https://svnweb.freebsd.org/base/stable/11/sys/dev/netmap/if_vtnet_netmap.h?revision=341478&view=markup

BSD Now 275 – OpenBSD in Stereo.
https://www.jupiterbroadcasting.com/128321/openbsd-in-stereo-bsd-now-275/

Oracle VM VirtualBox 6.0 RC1 Available.
https://blogs.oracle.com/virtualization/oracle-vm-virtualbox-60-release-candidate-1-now-available

KDE4 and QT4 Deprecated in FreeBSD.
KDE4 will be removed at the end of this year (before 2019/01).
QT4 will be removed in the middle of 2019/03.
https://euroquis.nl/bobulate/?p=2007

Clang updated to 7.0 in FreeBSD 13-CURRENT.
https://svnweb.freebsd.org/base?view=revision&revision=341825

PowerVM iSCSI Support.
https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/community/wikis/home?lang=en_us#!/wiki/Power%20Systems/page/iSCSI%20Support%20on%20PowerVM

Support for MacBookAir 7.1/7.2/8.1 added in FreeBSD.
https://svnweb.freebsd.org/base?view=revision&revision=341820
https://svnweb.freebsd.org/base?view=revision&revision=341988

OPNsense 18.7.9 Available.
https://forum.opnsense.org/index.php?topic=10650.0

Why should I have written ZeroMQ in C not C++ (Part I).
http://250bpm.com/blog:4

BSD Now 276 – Ho Ho Ho – 12.0.
https://www.jupiterbroadcasting.com/128421/ho-ho-ho-12-0-bsd-now-276/

Hardware

ARMed Attack – Intel/AMD Do Not See Torpedo Headed Their Way.
https://seekingalpha.com/article/4227086-armed-attack-intel-amd-see-torpedo-headed-way

Gigabyte MZ31-AR0 Review Single Socket AMD EPYC Motherboard.
https://www.servethehome.com/gigabyte-mz31-ar0-review-a-single-socket-amd-epyc-motherboard/

Super Micro says review found no malicious chips in motherboards.
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-supermicro-chips/super-micro-says-review-found-no-malicious-chips-in-motherboards-idUSKBN1OA12R

Why I’m usually unnerved when modern SSDs die on us.
https://utcc.utoronto.ca/~cks/space/blog/tech/SSDDeathDisturbing

First Pictures of 10nm Intel Ice Lake Xeon Server Chips.
https://www.servethehome.com/first-pictures-of-intel-ice-lake-xeon-server-chips/

Intel Architecture Day 2018 – Future of Core/Intel GPUs/10nm/Hybrid x86.
https://www.anandtech.com/show/13699/intel-architecture-day-2018-core-future-hybrid-x86

Life

Reason Many Ultrarich People Are Not Satisfied with Their Wealth.
https://www.theatlantic.com/family/archive/2018/12/rich-people-happy-money/577231/

Your Apps Know Where You Were Last Night and Theyโ€™re Not Keeping It Secret.
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/12/10/business/location-data-privacy-apps.html

Golden Age of Rich People Not Paying Their Taxes.
https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2018/12/rich-people-are-getting-away-not-paying-their-taxes/577798/

Other

Qualcomm says native Firefox browser is coming to Windows on ARM.
https://www.theverge.com/2018/12/6/18129456/qualcomm-snapdragon-pc-firefox-web-browser-64-bit-native-mozilla

Browser Diversity Starts with Us.
https://www.zeldman.com/2018/12/07/browser-diversity-starts-with-us/

Firefox Dilemma.
https://blog.tawhidhannan.co.uk/tech-zoomed-out/industry/firefox-dilemma/

Firefox 64 Released.
https://hacks.mozilla.org/2018/12/firefox-64-released/

Midori Browser 7.x Available.
https://www.midori-browser.org/2018/11/30/lorem-ipsum/

Google transferred ownership of Duck.com domain to DuckDuckGo.
https://www.namepros.com/blog/confirmed-duck-com-transfers-to-duckduckgo.1113728/

50 CVEs in 50 Days – Fuzzing Adobe Reader.
https://research.checkpoint.com/50-adobe-cves-in-50-days/

Windows 10 is still telling Microsoft what you’re doing even if you don’t want it to.
Microsoft baffles Windows 10 users by apparently collecting data about recently opened websites and apps when users have opted against sharing that information.
https://www.zdnet.com/article/is-windows-10-still-telling-microsoft-what-youre-doing-even-if-you-dont-want-it-to/

EOF

Valuable News – 2018/12/08

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 so someone else can

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

In Other BSDs for 2018/12/01.
https://www.dragonflydigest.com/2018/12/01/22135.html

History of Dell UNIX.
https://notes.technologists.com/notes/2008/01/10/a-brief-history-of-dell-unix/
http://gunkies.org/wiki/Dell_UNIX
https://virtuallyfun.com/wordpress/2012/03/20/dell-unix-lives-again/

Crontab Guru – Schedule Cron Jobs Quickly and Easily.
https://crontab.guru/

The vi – my favorite config-less editor.
https://vfoley.xyz/vi/

What makes BeOS and Haiku unique.
https://osvoyager.wordpress.com/2018/11/30/what-makes-beos-and-haiku-unique/

DragonFly 5.4.0 Released.
https://www.dragonflybsd.org/release54/

OpenBSD Desktop.
https://cryogenix.net/openbsd_desktop.html

Buying Commodore Amiga 30 Years Later.
https://www.vintagewave.net/blog/2018/11/30/buying-a-commodore-amiga-30-years-later

GhostBSD 18.10 Review by Distrowatch.
https://distrowatch.com/weekly.php?issue=20181203#ghostbsd

Using the GOG.com Installers for Linux on NetBSD.
https://dressupgeekout.blogspot.com/2018/12/using-gogcom-installers-for-linux-on.html

HardenedBSD 1100056.10 Available.
https://hardenedbsd.org/article/op/2018-12-05/stable-release-hardenedbsd-stable-11-stable-v110005610

OpenBSD Kernel Internalsโ€Š – Creation of process from user-space to kernel space.
https://medium.com/@_neerajpal/openbsd-kernel-internals-creation-of-process-from-user-space-to-kernel-space-31a504389f87

FreeNAS 11.2 Available.
https://www.freenas.org/blog/freenas-11-2-has-arrived/
https://www.ixsystems.com/blog/library/freenas-11-2-release/

Running AIX 1.3 Inside VirtualBox.
https://astr0baby.wordpress.com/2018/09/14/running-aix-1-3-inside-virtual-box-5-2-16/

Running macOS Mojave 10.14 on VirtualBox.
https://astr0baby.wordpress.com/2018/09/25/running-macos-mojave-10-14-on-virtualbox-5-2-18-on-linux-x86_64/

Running AIX 7.2 TL3SP1 on x86_64 via qemu-system-ppc64.
https://astr0baby.wordpress.com/2018/11/04/running-aix-7-2-tl3sp1-on-x86_64-via-qemu-system-ppc64/

Reverse Shell on AIX 7.2.
https://astr0baby.wordpress.com/2018/11/05/reverse-shell-on-aix-7-2/

Get Smart with SmartOS.
http://www.admin-magazine.com/Articles/SmartOS-Cool-Cloud-Platform-Rises-from-the-Ashes-of-Solaris

OpenBSD on Dell Inspiron 1090 Duo.
https://grosu.nl/systems/inspiron-duo.html

NetBSD Desktop Part 3 – Simple Stateful Firewall with NPF.
https://unitedbsd.com/t/netbsd-desktop-pt-3-simple-stateful-firewall-with-npf/286

NetBSD Desktop Part 4 – X Display Manager (XDM).
https://unitedbsd.com/t/netbsd-desktop-pt-4-the-x-display-manager-xdm/292

NetBSD Desktop Part 5 – Automounting with Berkeley am-utils.
https://unitedbsd.com/t/netbsd-desktop-pt-5-automounting-with-berkeley-am-utils/294

FreeBSD 12 got full support for writing ext4 filesystems.
https://svnweb.freebsd.org/base?view=revision&revision=341505

GhostBSD tested on real hardware ThinkPad T410.
GhostBSD tested on real hardware T410 โ€“ better than TrueOS?

MeetBSD California 2018 Talks Available.
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLb87fdKUIo8Q41aoPE6vssP-uF4dxk86b

FreeBSD News and Links Roundup – Edition 2018-48.
https://www.freebsdbytes.com/2018/12/freebsd-news-and-links-roundup-edition-2018-48/

Managing BSD Systems with Ansible.
https://people.freebsd.org/~bcr/tutorials/Ansible_Tutorial.pdf

Upgrading OpenBSD from 6.3 to 6.4.
https://dev.to/nabbisen/upgrading-openbsd-63-to-64-59a5

The pfsync on FreeBSD Just Got 30-100% Performance Improvement.
https://svnweb.freebsd.org/base?view=revision&revision=341646

Nixers Newsletter | 2018-12-07 | 104.
https://newsletter.nixers.net/entries.php#104

Tuning OpenBSD for Desktop Usage.
https://h3artbl33d.nl/blog/tuning-openbsd-for-desktop-usage

DragonFly BSD 5.4 – Quick Look at Viable Desktop OS.
https://youtu.be/S0-htW1wNjE

FreeBSD 12.0-RELEASE Available.
https://twitter.com/tomvogt/status/1071140077961707520

Hardware

Raspberry PCI.
https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2720009

Seagate Reveals World Biggest HDD At 16 TB.
https://nexthive.com/seagate-biggest-hdd-16-tb/

AMD EPYC 7371 Pricing Update Insane Value.
https://www.servethehome.com/amd-epyc-7371-pricing-update-an-insane-value/

Life

Parents Guide to Protecting Kids Privacy.
https://techlife.asurion.com/feature/parents-guide-to-protecting-kids-privacy/

Designing cities to counter loneliness? Letโ€™s explore possibilities.
https://theconversation.com/designing-cities-to-counter-loneliness-lets-explore-the-possibilities-104853

Other

The Making Of: Dust (Counter-Strike de_dust map).
https://www.johnsto.co.uk/design/making-dust/

The Making Of: Dust 2 (Counter-Strike de_dust2 map).
https://www.johnsto.co.uk/design/making-dust2/

Everything you need to know about pointers in C.
https://boredzo.org/pointers/

State of Web Browsers.
https://ferdychristant.com/the-state-of-web-browsers-f5a83a41c1cb

Microservices and Availability.
http://kevinmahoney.co.uk/articles/microservices-and-availability/

Choose Firefox Now or Later You Won’t Get a Choice.
https://robert.ocallahan.org/2014/08/choose-firefox-now-or-later-you-wont.html

Comprehensive Guide to Quitting Google.
https://lifehacker.com/the-comprehensive-guide-to-quitting-google-1830001964

EOF

Valuable News – 2018/10/27

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 so someone else can

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 12.0-BETA1 Available.
https://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/freebsd-stable/2018-October/089821.html

ZFS Replication Tool zrepl 0.1.0-rc2 Available.
https://github.com/zrepl/zrepl/releases/tag/0.1.0-rc2

In Other BSDs for 2018/10/20.
https://www.dragonflydigest.com/2018/10/20/21945.html

OpenBSD – How to fix a broken ACPI.
https://www.echinopsys.de/en/blog/fix-broken-acpi-on-openbsd.html

DNS over TLS in FreeBSD 12.
https://blog.des.no/2018/10/dns-over-tls-in-freebsd-12/

FreeBSD switch default PHP version from 7.1 to 7.2.
https://svnweb.freebsd.org/ports?view=revision&revision=482746

No more joy in FreeBSD.
https://twitter.com/pbiernacki/status/1054325671705669633
https://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/svn-src-head/2018-October/119022.html

OpenBSD 6.4 with nested virtualization at gridscale.
https://hazardous.org/archive/blog/2018/10/21/openbsd64-nested-vt-gridscale

DragonFly BSD Performance – SMP Scaling (2018).
What FreeBSD always was suposed to be.
https://www.dragonflybsd.org/performance/

OpenBSD switched default linker on amd64 from GNU to LLVM lld.
https://twitter.com/openbsd/status/1054465364657168384
https://marc.info/?l=openbsd-ports&m=154023755628845&w=2

How to install FreeBSD 11 on Google Cloud Compute.
https://www.cyberciti.biz/faq/howto-deploying-freebsd11-unix-on-google-cloud/

VirtualBox 6.0 Beta 1 Released.
VirtualBox 6.0 will be a new minor release. Yes fuck logic.
https://forums.virtualbox.org/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=89946

FreeBSD commit to introduce /etc/src.conf knob to build userland with retpoline.
https://twitter.com/FreeBSDHelp/status/1053841202896764928
https://svnweb.freebsd.org/base?view=revision&revision=339511

OpenIndiana Hipster 2018.10 Available.
https://www.openindiana.org/2018/10/24/openindiana-hipster-2018-10-is-here/
https://wiki.openindiana.org/oi/2018.10+Release+notes
http://dlc.openindiana.org/

FreeBSD runs RISC-V in multiuser on lowRISC Nexys 4 DDR.
https://twitter.com/ed_maste/status/1054795743725268993

XigmaNAS 11.2.0.4.6154 Available.
https://sourceforge.net/projects/xigmanas/files/XigmaNAS-11.2.0.4/11.2.0.4.6154/

Barman 2.5 with Support for PostgreSQL 11.
https://www.postgresql.org/about/news/1897/

POWER9 Desktop.
https://twitter.com/hughhalf/status/1054642786727800833https://twitter.com/hughhalf/status/1054642786727800833

Installing Arcan on FreeBSD.
https://github.com/wolfspider/ArcanFreeBSDGuide

What I learned from porting my projects to FreeBSD.
https://github.com/shlomif/what-i-learned-from-porting-to-freebsd#what-i-learned-from-porting-my-projects-to-freebsd

GhostBSD 18.10 RC1/RC2 Available.
https://ghostbsd.org/18.10_RC1_release_announcement
https://ghostbsd.org/18.10_RC2_release_announcement

FreeBSD is not Linux distribution.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ps67ECyh0sM

OpenBSD 0-day Xorg/Xenocara LPE via CVE-2018-14665.
https://twitter.com/hackerfantastic/status/1055568290112831490

Microsoft are services run by UNIX systems.
Hotmail on FreeBSD.
MSN using Apache on Solaris.
bCentral ad servers running on FreeBSD.
https://twitter.com/unix_byte/status/1053848882793181188

OpenBSD Foundation reached its 2018 fundraising goal.
https://www.openbsdfoundation.org/contributors.html

Hardware

AMD EPYC 3251 Benchmarks and Review the Challenger We Need.
https://www.servethehome.com/amd-epyc-3251-benchmarks-and-review/

ASRock DeskMini A300 STX Motherboard.
https://smallformfactor.net/forum/threads/possibility-of-amd-on-stx-form-factor.6798/page-6#post-119036

Supermicro CEO Letter Addressing Recent Article.
https://www.supermicro.com/en/news/CEO-letter

Intel kills off the 10nm process.
https://semiaccurate.com/2018/10/22/intel-kills-off-the-10nm-process/

Need modest ARM Cortex-A CPU? Just apply online with $125,000.
https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/10/22/arm_cortex_a5_designstart/

Porting Coreboot to the 51NB ThinkPad X210 Mod.
https://mjg59.dreamwidth.org/50924.html

Thinkpad X62.
https://geoff.greer.fm/2017/07/16/thinkpad-x62/

How IBM ThinkPad Became Design Icon.
https://www.fastcompany.com/90145427/how-ibms-thinkpad-became-a-design-icon
https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=18273305

HP Spectre 13.3 x360 – Quad-Core i7 with 22.5 Hour Battery Life.
https://www.anandtech.com/show/13509/hp-launches-ultra-thin-hp-spectre-13-x360

Life

Not exercising worse for your health than smoking, diabetes and heart disease, study reveals.
https://edition.cnn.com/2018/10/19/health/study-not-exercising-worse-than-smoking/index.html

Other

Warhol and the Amiga.
https://www.warhol.org/exhibition/warhol-and-the-amiga/

Soviet Tesla – Electric Lada from 30 Years Ago That Was Mass Produced.
http://englishrussia.com/2018/09/04/soviet-tesla-electric-lada-from-30-years-ago-that-was-mass-produced/

NASA finds perfectly rectangular iceberg in Antarctica as if it was deliberately cut.
https://www.physics-astronomy.org/2018/10/nasa-finds-perfectly-rectangular.html

Apple and Samsung fined for deliberately slowing down phones.
https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2018/oct/24/apple-samsung-fined-for-slowing-down-phones

EOF

My FreeBSD Story

As Roman Zolotarev asked if I would write an entry for his Tell Your BSD Story page I could not refuse. I really tried to make it short and small but I guess its not that straight ๐Ÿ™‚

My first devices/computers/consoles (not at the same time) that I remember were Atari 2600 and Pegasus console which was hardware clone of the Nintendo NES.

atari-2600.png

Back then I did not even knew that it was Atari 2600 as I referred to it as Video Computer System … and I did not even knew any english by then. It took me about two decades to get to know (by accident) that this Video Computer System was Atari 2600 ๐Ÿ™‚

This equipment was used for playing computer games only.

Then I got AMIGA 600 computer (or should I say my parents bought it for me) which served both for playing computer games and also other activities for the first time. AMIGA is the computer that had the greatest influence on me, as it was the first time I studied the books about Amiga Workbench operating system and learned commands from Amiga Shell terminal. I loved the idea of Ram Disk icon/directory on the desktop that allowed me to transparently put any things in system memory. I still miss that concept on today’s desktop systems … and I still remember how dismal I was when I watched Amiga Deathbed Vigil movie.

amiga-600.png

At the end of 1998 I got my first PC that of course came with Windows and that computer served both as gaming machine and as well as typical tool. One time I dig into the internals with Windows Registry (which left me disgusted by its concepts and implementation) and its limited command line interface provided by CMD.EXE executable. I remember that the heart of this box was not the CPU or the motherboard but the graphics accelerator – the legendary 3Dfx Voodoo card. This company (3Dfx) – their attitude and philosophy – also left solid fingerprint on my way. Like AMIGA did.

Hence how the top of my laptop looks like now ๐Ÿ™‚

laptop.jpg

Some games was even released as special edition with the only feature being support for the 3Dfx Glide driver like Need for Speed II: Special Edition.

nfs.jpg

After ‘migration’ from AMIGA to PC it never again ‘felt right’. The games were cool but the Windows system was horrible. Time has passed and different Windows versions and hardware modifications took place. Windows XP felt really heavy at that time, not to mention Windows 2000 for example with even bigger hardware requirements. I also do not understand all the hate about Windows ME. It crashed with the same frequency as Windows 98 or later Windows 98 Second Edition but maybe my hardware was different ๐Ÿ™‚

windowsme.png

I do not have any ‘mine’ screenshots from that period as I lost all my 40 GB (huge then) drive of data when I moved/resized the partition with Partition Magic to get some more space from the less filled C: drive. That day I learned hard that “there are people who do backups and people who will do backups”. I never lost data again as I had multiple copies of my data, but the same as Netheril fall the lost data was was gone forever.

I always followed various alternatives which led me to try Linux in 2003, after reading about various distributions philosophies I decided to run Slackware Linux with KDE 3. My buddy used Aurox Linux by then (one of the few Linux distributions from Poland) and encouraged me to do the same – especially in the context of fixing possible problems as he already knew it and also as he recently dumped Windows system. But Slackware sounded like a better idea so I took that path instead. At first I dual booted between Windows XP and Slackware Linux cause I had everything worked out on the Windows world while I often felt helpless in the Linux world, so I would reboot into Windows to play some games or find a solution for Linux problem if that was required. I remember how strange the concept of dual clipboards (PRIMARY and SECONDARY) was for me by then. I was amazed why ‘so much better’ system as Linux (at least marketed that way) needs a system tray program to literally manage the clipboard. On Windows it was obvious, you do [CTRL]+[C] to copy and [CTRL]+[V] to paste things, but on Linux there (no I know its X11 feature) there were two clipboards that were synchronized by this little system tray program from KDE 3. It was also unthinkable for me that I will ‘lost’ contents of last/recent [CTRL]+[C] operation if I close the application from which the copy was made. I settled down a little on Slackware but not for long. I really did not liked manual dependency management for packages for example. Also KDE 3 was really ugly and despite trying all possible options I was not able to tweak it into something nice looking.

After half a year on Slackware I checked the Linux distributions again and decided to try Gentoo Linux. I definitely agree with the image below which visualizes Gentoo Linux experience, especially when You install it for he first time ๐Ÿ™‚

gentoo-fly

Of course I went with the most hardcore version with self building Stage 1 (compiler and toolchain) which was horrible idea at that time because compilation on slow single core machine took forever … but after many hours I got Gentoo installed. I now have to decide which desktop environment to use. I have read a lot of good news about Fluxbox at that time so this is what I tried. It was very weird experience (to create everything in GUI from scratch) but very pleasant one. That recalled me the times of AMIGA … but Linux came in the way too much often. The more I dig into Gentoo Linux the more I read that lots of Gentoo features are based on FreeBSD solutions. Gentoo Portage is a clone of FreeBSD Ports. That ‘central’ /etc/rc.conf system configuration file concept was taken from FreeBSD as well. So I started to gather information about FreeBSD. The (then) FreeBSD website or FreeBSD Ports site (still) felt little outdated to say the least but that did not discouraged me.

Somewhere in 2005 I installed FreeBSD 5.4 on my computer. The beginnings were hard, like the earlier step with Gentoo but similarly like Gentoo the FreeBSD project came with a lot of great documentation. While Gentoo documentation is concentrated within various Gentoo Wiki sites the FreeBSD project comes with ‘official’ documentation in the form of Handbook and FAQ. I remember my first questions at the now nonexistent BSDForums.org site – for example one of the first ones – how to scroll the terminal output in the plain console. I now know that I had to push Scroll Lock button but it was something totally new for me.

How BSDForums.org looked like.

bsdforums.png

This is the earliest screenshot I got from that period, and Gentoo setup looked very similar.

vermaden-2005.11.08.jpg

Why FreeBSD and not OpenBSD or NetBSD? Probably because Gentoo based most their concepts on the FreeBSD solutions, so that led me to FreeBSD instead of the other BSD operating systems. Currently I still use FreeBSD but I keep an steady eye on the OpenBSD, HardenedBSD and DragonFly BSD solutions and improvements.

As the migration path from Linux to FreeBSD is a lot easier – all configuration files from /home can be just copied – the migration was quite fast easy. I again had the Fluxbox configuration which I used on the Gentoo. Now – on FreeBSD – it started to fell even more like AMIGA times. Everything is/has been well thought and had its place and reason. The documentation was good and the FreeBSD Community was second to none.

I even decided to upgrade the hardware to something more exotic. I got Gigabyte-GA-7DPXDW server motherboard with dual CPU sockets – and as Athlon XP (desktop) processors were very easily modified to ‘be’ Athlon MP (server) ones I got also the second one along with 1 GB of ECC RAM.

gigabyte-GA-7DPXDW.jpg

This dual CPU setup – quite unusual at these times – server me very well. I switched from nvidia binary blob driver to software but open nv because nvidia would break my uptime every several days ๐Ÿ™‚

I accumulated 30 days of uptime on that desktop box, not bad for a system without any emergency UPS ๐Ÿ™‚

uptime-vermaden.png

This was also the last time I used ECC RAM on FreeBSD (at least on my boxes) while ZFS did not even existed on FreeBSD ๐Ÿ™‚ But as time flied I started to feel the need for something faster. As I also got interested in Intel graphics card I got the new motherboard with fastest Intel graphics card available then – as silly as it sounds – the Asus P5B-V with Intel X3000 GMA … and that was a terrible idea because FreeBSD graphics stack supported all the Intel graphics cards instead of that one. At the beginning I used software vesa driver but the problem was not the performance of the driver (as I also had quad core Intel Q6600 CPU) but the resolution on the screen. As I got 1280 x 1024 screen by then using limited 1024 x 768 was real PITA. I decided that I will try something else then FreeBSD will Intel X3000 support finally arrives. I needed to do something fast as I also needed to write my Masters Thesis at that time.

That was in the middle of 2007. I wanted to try the other end of the Linux distributions spectrum. Ubuntu. I could not go more ‘desktop’ way ๐Ÿ™‚ It of course installed gently with GNOME 2 environment and pulseaudio already unfortunately existed. As I preferred to run my computer all the time back then (I did not payed the electricity bills) there were several things that annoyed my very much. For example the mentioned pulseaudio – the sound freezed after one-two days of using the computer (even if I did not played any music or videos) and it stayed that way. I could restart pulseaudio or reload the ALSA modules but it stayed in this SUSFU state (situation unchanged still fucked up) until reboot. As I needed to finish my Masters Thesis I did not had time to reinstall into something else as pulseaudio will be probably similarly broken on other Linux distributions and FreeBSD was still lacking the Intel X3000 GMA support. Generally GNOME 2 experience was not bad but I really missed all my custom settings, keyboard shortcuts and customized behavior. I remained in pain on the Ubuntu for two months – to the time I have finished my Masters Thesis about Operating Systems’ Virtualization which you can download and read but its in Polish so use translator if needed ๐Ÿ™‚

This is how Ubuntu looked back then.

ubuntu.jpg

I also had ‘side’ journey to the Mac wonderland as I got opportunity to use Macbook Pro with Mac OS X Leopard for a year. That allowed me to get real ‘feel’ of the Mac ecosystem and their hardware (and philosophy) so I will not repeat same stereotypes over and over again like a lot of anti-apple people. But after I switched back to FreeBSD system at work it just felt better. I used Terminal.app on Mac a lot but the xterm(1) at FreeBSD just felt more natural.

What makes me laugh now that I created Mac styled Fluxbox themes years till I got to run Mac and I still like Mac OS X look from the Leopard times.

vermaden-2007.10.14-mac.png

There was time on which I also played with Solaris (and later OpenSolaris). I must admit that there was time when Solaris so called Java Desktop based on GNOME 2 was really looking good. It was so good that only Mac OS X could only rival it for the best looking os by then.

solaris-10-GNOME-2-java-desktop.png

I really liked Solaris concepts and solutions like Zones and ZFS, also Crossbow, Comstar or IPS (FreeBSD did not had PNGng by then). But I always got problem with ‘desktop’ software. While I had everything in the FreeBSD Ports – almost the same amount of applications that is available on Linux – there was always some applications lacking in the Solaris world.

The Solaris ‘journey’ also left print on my soul so my Fluxbox themes went into Solaris style ๐Ÿ™‚

vermaden-2007.07.30-solaris-java-fluxbox-system.png

After the Ubuntu fiasco I got other motherboard as FreeBSD still did not supported Intel GMA X3000 card and settled in the FreeBSD land again. What a relief it was after this pulseaudio nonsense. In the meantime as I read a lot of good experiences about Openbox I decided to try it out instead of Fluxbox. It was strange feeling to mess with XML configuration files at the beginning but as I got used to it and ordered the rc.xml and menu.xml configuration files properly it was not a problem. Since then I used FreeBSD on different machines including physical servers, virtual machines and laptops. I learned that adequate supported hardware is the most important factor in FreeBSD ecosystem.

I still use Openbox and still use FreeBSD today and my desktop looks like that one below.

vermaden-NOW.jpg

After 15 years of using various Windows, UNIX (macOS/AIX/HP-UX/Solaris/OpenSolaris/Illumos/FreeBSD/OpenBSD/NetBSD) and UNIX-like (Linux) systems I always come to conclusion that FreeBSD is the system that sucks least. And sucks least with each release and one day I will write why FreeBSD is such great operating system … if I already haven’t ๐Ÿ™‚

UPDATE 1

As Roman Zolotarev got a moment he added my story to his Tell Your BSD Story page.

Thanks Roman!

You may check it for yourself at Slawomir Wojciech Wojtczak (vermaden) runs FreeBSD page.

EOF

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Valuable News – 2018/08/25

UNIX

OpenBSD adds kcov(4) kernel code coverage tracing driver.
So far 8 distinct panics have been found and fixed.
https://marc.info/?l=openbsd-cvs&m=153467896308034&w=2

GCC 8.2 now packaged and available in Illumos/OpenIndiana.
https://bsd.network/@sehnsucht/100581557620270760
https://pkg.openindiana.org/hipster/info/0/developer%2Fgcc-8%408.2.0%2C5.11-2018.0.0.0%3A20180815T204704Z

FreeBSD arc4random is now based on ChaCha20 implementation from OpenBSD.
https://twitter.com/lattera/status/1031280553301925888
https://svnweb.freebsd.org/base?view=revision&revision=338059

Valve forked WINE into Proton as compatibility tool for Steam Play.
https://github.com/ValveSoftware/Proton/
https://steamcommunity.com/games/221410/announcements/detail/1696055855739350561

AMD Threadripper 2990WX 32-core/64-thread on DragonFly BSD.
http://apollo.backplane.com/DFlyMisc/threadripper.txt
http://lists.dragonflybsd.org/pipermail/users/2018-August/357858.html

Using 10GE Adapters with PowerVM SEA – Virtual Ethernet Considerations.
http://ibmsystemsmag.com/aix/administrator/virtualization/using-10gbit-ethernet-adapters/

Native ZFS Encryption on FreeBSD CFT on the road to 12.0-RELEASE.
https://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/freebsd-current/2018-August/070832.html

Backup FreeNAS and TrueNAS to Backblaze B2 Cloud.
https://www.backblaze.com/blog/how-to-setup-freenas-cloud-storage/

Colin Percival heroic (I am not joking here) fight for removing unneeded sleeps during boot on FreeBSD.
https://twitter.com/cperciva/status/1031928231635677184
https://reviews.freebsd.org/D16723

Writing SYSTEMD service files.
https://twitter.com/mulander/status/1031908074733428736
https://obsd.pl/mfm/iptables/

Illumos/Tribblix packages of openjdk9 and openjdk10 available.
https://twitter.com/ptribble/status/1031650238266789893
https://twitter.com/ptribble/status/1031900360271491074
http://pkgs.tribblix.org/openjdk/

Difference between OpenBSD xenodm and regular xdm.
https://undeadly.org/cgi?action=article&sid=20160911231712

X.Org Security Advisory – 2018/08/21.
http://seclists.org/oss-sec/2018/q3/146

FreeBSD removes legacy DRM and DRM2 from its tree.
https://twitter.com/f0andrey/status/1032234624544583680
https://svnweb.freebsd.org/base?view=revision&revision=338172

OmniOS CE (Community Edition) r151026p/r151024ap/r151022bn with CVE-2018-15473 addressed.
https://omniosce.org/article/releases-026p-024ap-022bn.html

Running Mastodon on FreeBSD.
https://ftfl.ca/blog/2017-05-23-mastodon-freebsd.html

Upgrading Mastodon on FreeBSD.
https://ftfl.ca/blog/2017-05-27-mastodon-freebsd-upgrade.html

KDE Plasma 5.x on Pinebook Laptop.
https://twitter.com/SoftpediaLinux/status/1032262240437723137

FreeBSD – Raspberry Pi 3B+ – UART.
https://blackdot.be/2018/08/freebsd-uart-and-raspberry-pi-3-b/

FreeBSD – Raspberry Pi 3B+ – Remote Access Console.
https://blackdot.be/2018/08/remote-access-console-using-raspberry-pi-3b-and-freebsd/

FreeBSD 12.x has LUA loader enabled by default.
https://twitter.com/bsdimp/status/1031638933690441728

In Other BSDs for 2018/08/18.
https://www.dragonflydigest.com/2018/08/18/21609.html

Shared library load order randomization in HardenedBSD for use with Firefox/Chromium/Iridium.
https://twitter.com/lattera/status/1030823681843507202

Researchers Blame ‘Monolithic’ Linux Code Base for Critical Vulnerabilities.
https://threatpost.com/researchers-blame-monolithic-linux-code-base-for-critical-vulnerabilities/136785/

2018/08/23 is the End of Life for NetBSD 6.x tree.
https://www.netbsd.org/changes/#netbsd6eol

Carlos Neira ZCAGE is now able to create BHYVE Branded Zones on Illumos.
https://bsd.network/@sehnsucht/100599247272911030
https://www.npmjs.com/package/zcage
https://asciinema.org/a/QLnjO8J2NVVPQrs3jh0EKEGta

FreeNAS 11.1-U6 Available.
https://twitter.com/FreeBSD_News/status/1032666675194167297
https://www.ixsystems.com/blog/library/freenas-11-1-u6/

FreeBSD vs. DragonFly BSD vs. Linux on AMD Threadripper 2990WX.
https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=article&item=bsd-threadripper-2990wx

Disable SMT/Hyperthreading in all Intel BIOSes – Theo de Raadt.
https://marc.info/?l=openbsd-tech&m=153504937925732&w=2

OpenSSH 7.8 Released.
https://www.openssh.com/releasenotes.html#7.8

TRIM Consolidation on UFS/FFS Filesystems on FreeBSD.
https://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/freebsd-current/2018-August/070797.html

FreeBSD vt(4) will now cache most recently drawn text to not redraw it.
https://reviews.freebsd.org/D16723

What is New in Solaris 11.4?
https://www.oracle.com/a/ocom/docs/dc/sev100738019-ww-us-on-ce1-ie1a-ev.html

OpenBSD Foundation gets first 2018 Iridium ($100K+) donation.
https://undeadly.org/cgi?action=article;sid=20180824145543

How to Run a More Secure Browser.
https://www.dragonflybsd.org/docs/docs/handbook/RunSecureBrowser/

Hardware

IBM POWER9 E950 and E980 Servers Launched.
https://www.servethehome.com/ibm-power9-e950-and-e980-servers-launched/

Intel Microcode EULA Prohibits Benchmarking!
https://twitter.com/RaptorEng/status/1031919319909892096
https://pastebin.com/raw/J8MXpPdh

GIGABYTE Cavium ThunderX2 1U and 2U Systems.
https://www.anandtech.com/show/13234/gigabyte-starts-sales-of-cavium-thunderx2-to-general-customers

Fujitsu Presents Post-K arm64 A64FXโ„ข CPU CPU Specifications with 48 Computing Cores and 4 Assistant Cores.
http://www.fujitsu.com/global/about/resources/news/press-releases/2018/0822-02.html

A4000TX ATX Motherboard.
http://www.amibay.com/showthread.php?101477-A4000TX-ATX-Amiga-motherboard

IBM POWER9 Scale Up CPUs with Huge IO and Effective 32 Channel DDR4.
https://www.servethehome.com/ibm-power9-hc30/

Life

Why We Sleep by Matthew Walker review – how more sleep can save your life.
https://www.theguardian.com/books/2017/sep/21/why-we-sleep-by-matthew-walker-review
https://youtube.be/pwaWilO_Pig

Bullshit jobs and the yoke of managerial feudalism.
https://www.economist.com/open-future/2018/06/29/bullshit-jobs-and-the-yoke-of-managerial-feudalism

Why Garbagemen Should Earn More Than Bankers.
https://evonomics.com/why-garbage-men-should-earn-more-than-bankers/

Solitude.
https://www.pa-mar.net/Lifestyle/Solitude.html

Akrasia Effect – Why We Dont Follow Through on What We Set Out to Do and What to Do About It.
https://jamesclear.com/akrasia

Other

Move/migrate Oracle and MySQL databases to PostgreSQL.
http://www.ora2pg.com/start.html
https://github.com/darold/ora2pg/releases

LIDL Killed SAP Migration After Spending 500 Million Dollars.
https://it.toolbox.com/blogs/clintonjones/lidl-cans-sap-project-after-spending-half-a-billion-073118

All BlackHat 2018 Attendee Registration Data Hacked and Available via Unauthenticated API.
https://ninja.style/post/bcard/
https://twitter.com/binitamshah/status/1032084847345459204

GOG Launches FCKDRM to Promote DRM-Free Art and Media.
https://torrentfreak.com/gog-launches-fckdrm-to-promote-drm-free-art-and-media-180822/

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