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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 – 2019/05/06

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.
https://blog.seagate.com/craftsman-ship/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 – 2019/03/25

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.

Today the amount information that we get using various information streams is at massive overload. Thus one needs to focus only on what is important without the need to grep(1) the Internet everyday. Hence the idea of providing such information ‘bulk’ as I already do that grep(1).

UNIX

OmniOS Community Edition r151028t/r151026at/r151022cr Available.
https://omniosce.org/article/028t-026at-022cr

Ghost in the Shell – Part 4.
https://vermaden.wordpress.com/2019/03/15/ghost-in-the-shell-part-4/

MATE 1.22 Released.
https://mate-desktop.org/blog/2019-03-18-mate-1-22-released/

LPAR2RRD 6.02 Available.
https://www.lpar2rrd.com/note600.htm?4.6.23

FreeBSD Desktop – Part 18 – Global Dashboard.
https://vermaden.wordpress.com/2019/03/20/freebsd-desktop-part-18-global-dashboard/

PuTTY 0.71 Released.
https://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/putty/changes.html

One click install and deploy FreeBSD.
https://www.digitalocean.com/products/linux-distribution/freebsd/

LLVM 8.0.0 Released.
https://lists.llvm.org/pipermail/llvm-announce/2019-March/000082.html

FreeBSD adds NVMe support to arm64 GENERIC kernel.
https://svnweb.freebsd.org/base?view=revision&revision=345408

BSD Now 290 – Timestamped Notes.
https://www.bsdnow.tv/290

OpenRsync is a FREE easy to use implementation of the rsync program.
https://www.openrsync.org/

In Other BSDs for 2019/03/23.
https://www.dragonflydigest.com/2019/03/23/22671.html

Oracle kills @OracleSPARC and @OracleSolaris Twitter accounts. Follow @SolarisUpdate instead.
https://twitter.com/OracleSolaris/status/1109099516291100673
https://twitter.com/OracleSPARC/status/1109103107647201280
https://twitter.com/SolarisUpdate

Fix Broken Dependency on FreeBSD.
https://vermaden.wordpress.com/2019/03/21/fix-broken-dependency-on-freebsd/

ZFS Encryption is still under development (as of March 2019).
On FreeBSD just use GELI encrypted setup for now.
https://utcc.utoronto.ca/~cks/space/blog/linux/ZFSEncryptionNotReady

OpenBSD adds audio on both speakers on Huawei Matebook X.
https://marc.info/?l=openbsd-cvs&m=155343827506953&w=2

Using Syncthing between OS X Laptop and FreeBSD Server.
https://dan.langille.org/2019/03/24/using-syncthing-between-my-osx-laptop-and-my-freebsd-server/

Developing WireGuard for NetBSD.
https://github.com/ozaki-r/netbsd-src/tree/wireguard

Curseradio – Command Line Radio Player.
https://github.com/chronitis/curseradio

Pretty PuTTY – Make PuTTY pretty and apply modern PuTTY settings.
https://github.com/jacktrocinski/pretty-putty

CBSD Got cloud-init Support.
https://www.bsdstore.ru/en/12.0.x/wf_bhyve_cloudinit_ssi.html

The zrepl 0.1.0-rc4 Available.
https://github.com/zrepl/zrepl/releases/tag/v0.1.0-rc4

FreeBSD bhyve got Snapshot Save and Restore Feature.
https://reviews.freebsd.org/D19495

OpenBSD RAID 10 Howto.
https://pluspora.com/posts/143322f02e8901370384005056264835

Hardware

AMD is Free from SPOILER security exploit.
https://www.amd.com/en/support/kb/faq/pa-240

Exclusive Look at Original Apple Red iPhone M68 Prototype.
https://www.theverge.com/2019/3/19/18263844/apple-iphone-prototype-m68-original-development-board-red

Creating Illumos Packages for Tribblix.
https://ptribble.blogspot.com/2019/03/creating-illumos-packages-for-tribblix.html

BSD Router Project 1.92 Available.
Router distribution based on FreeBSD with FFRouting and Bird.
https://sourceforge.net/projects/bsdrp/files/BSD_Router_Project/1.92/

Nginx Quick Reference.
These notes describes how to improve Nginx performance security and other important things.
https://github.com/trimstray/nginx-quick-reference

Life

Even tech workers can’t afford to buy homes in San Francisco.
https://www.recode.net/2019/3/19/18256378/tech-worker-afford-buy-homes-san-francisco-facebook-google-uber-lyft-housing-crisis-programmers

Why is it always Polish women and foreign men, not the other way around?
http://streetwise.pl/2018/07/13/why-is-it-always-polish-women-and-foreign-men-not-the-other-way-around/

Other

Firefox 66.0 Released.
https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/66.0/releasenotes/

Firefox Aims to Reduce Your Online Annoyances.
https://blog.mozilla.org/blog/2019/03/19/todays-firefox-aims-to-reduce-your-online-annoyances/

Google Announces Stadia – Game Streaming Service.
https://www.anandtech.com/show/14105/google-announces-stadia-a-game-streaming-service

Google hit with €1.5 billion fine from EU over advertising.
https://www.bbc.com/news/business-47639228

Oracle Swings the Layoff Axe and Clear Cuts Teams of Engineers.
https://spectrum.ieee.org/view-from-the-valley/at-work/tech-careers/oracle-swings-the-layoff-axe-and-clearcuts-teams-of-engineers

Oracle Quietly Held Round of Layoffs This Week.
https://www.businessinsider.com/oracle-layoffs-2019-3?IR=T

JavaScript Free Frontend.
https://dev.to/winduptoy/a-javascript-free-frontend-2d3e

EOF

Valuable News – 2019/03/18

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

Proper VirtualBox Shared Folders support for FreeBSD guests.
https://github.com/hashicorp/vagrant/pull/10717

FreeBSD 12.0 ZFS AMIs Now Available.
http://www.daemonology.net/blog/2019-02-16-FreeBSD-ZFS-AMIs-now-available.html

Booting FreeBSD now more secure with loader capable of authenticating/verifying kernel integrity with UEFI metadata.
https://twitter.com/Semihalf/status/1105052630810853376
https://svnweb.freebsd.org/base?view=revision&revision=344840

How tracking storage issue lead to software change.
NFS Ganesha fully ported to FreeBSD system.
https://news.gandi.net/en/2019/03/tracking-a-storage-issue-led-to-software-change/
https://www.freebsd.org/cgi/ports.cgi?query=nfs-ganesha

FreeBSD backported (MFC) their Address Space Randomization (ASR) implementation to 12-STABLE.
https://twitter.com/lattera/status/1105518473952849923
https://svnweb.freebsd.org/base?view=revision&revision=345067

BSD Now 289 – Microkernel Failure.
https://www.bsdnow.tv/289

ThinkPad X1 Carbon 6 with OpenBSD.
https://flak.tedunangst.com/post/t6x1c

FreeBSD’s powerdxx 0.4.1 Power Daemon Released.
https://github.com/lonkamikaze/powerdxx/releases/tag/0.4.1

FreeBSD – Unix I Always Wanted.
https://kissitconsulting.com/blog/post/freebsd-the-linux-i-always-wanted

In Other BSDs for 2019/03/16.
https://www.dragonflydigest.com/2019/03/16/22653.html

Falling in Love with OpenBSD Again.
Well, it’s been a while – falling in love with OpenBSD again

HardenedBSD Foundation 2019 Meeting Minutes.
https://hardenedbsd.org/article/shawn-webb/2019-03-16/hardenedbsd-foundation-2019-meeting-minutes

Moving Back to Lighttpd (from Nginx).
https://chargen.one/high5/moving-back-to-lighttpd

Hardware

Toshiba HDD Roadmap: SMR/MAMR/TDMR/HAMR Technologies.
https://www.anandtech.com/show/14077/toshiba-hdd-roadmap-smr-mamr-tdmr-and-hamr

Gamer uses eight (8!) 3DFX Voodoo2 GPUs to play Half-Life game.
Actually four (4) Quantum3D Obsidian 2 200SBi cards – each card contains two (2) Voodoo2 chips.
https://www.overclock3d.net/news/software/retro_pc_gamer_uses_eight_3dfx_voodoo_2_gpus_to_play_half-life/1

ASRock DeskMini 310 Mini PC Review – Cost Effective Mini-STX Platform.
https://www.anandtech.com/show/14089/asrock-deskmini-310-review

ASUS PRIME N4000T Launched.
https://www.fanlesstech.com/2019/03/asus-prime-n4000t-launched.html

Chinese Enthusiasts Make and Fit Modern Motherboards in Classic ThinkPads.
https://boingboing.net/2019/03/17/demand-signals-r-us.html

ThinkPad X210.
https://geoff.greer.fm/2019/03/04/thinkpad-x210/

Life

Future You Masturbation.
https://www.howitactuallyworks.com/archives/future_you_masturbation.html

What the Hell is Going On?
Effects of Information Abundance.
https://www.perell.com/blog/what-the-hell-is-going-on

Other

Firefox Send – Free File Transfers while Keeping your Personal Information Private.
https://blog.mozilla.org/blog/2019/03/12/introducing-firefox-send-providing-free-file-transfers-while-keeping-your-personal-information-private/

Look Back at the History of Firefox.
https://itsfoss.com/history-of-firefox/

Google quietly added DuckDuckGo as search engine option for Chrome.
https://techcrunch.com/2019/03/13/google-has-quietly-added-duckduckgo-as-a-search-engine-option-for-chrome-users-in-60-markets/

EOF

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