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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 – 2019/05/09

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 – 2019/04/22

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

OS.png

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

Dรฆmon 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

Valuable News – 2019/02/25

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

The Scanned versus Issued numbers for ZFS Scrubs (and Resilvers).
https://utcc.utoronto.ca/~cks/space/blog/solaris/ZFSScrubScannedVsIssued

The rclone is command line program to sync files and directories to and from many cloud services.
https://rclone.org/

Make ZFS Snapshots work with Samba as Windows Shadow Copies (VSS).
https://github.com/zfsonlinux/zfs-auto-snapshot/wiki/Samba

Dynamically linked binaries will be built as PIE on FreeBSD.
https://svnweb.freebsd.org/base?view=revision&revision=344179

Book of Secret Knowledge.
Collection of awesome lists/manuals/blogs/hacks/one liners/cli/web tools and more.
https://github.com/trimstray/the-book-of-secret-knowledge

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

OpenBSD Desktop Using Window Maker.
https://www.tumfatig.net/20190215/an-openbsd-desktop-using-windowmaker/

Wine Developers Release Hangover Alpha to Run Windows x86_64 Programs on 64-Bit ARM.
https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=Hangover-0.4-Alpha-Released

Unix Architecture Diagrams – Modern FreeBSD.
https://dspinellis.github.io/unix-architecture/arch.pdf

Hacker News Discussion – Why don’t companies use FreeBSD as much in production as Linux?
https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=12199394

Pinboard tags for various BSDs.
Social Bookmarking for Introverts.
https://pinboard.in/t:freebsd/
https://pinboard.in/t:openbsd/
https://pinboard.in/t:netbsd/
https://pinboard.in/t:dragonflybsd/
https://pinboard.in/t:bsd/

Bastille – Quickly Create and Manage FreeBSD Jails.
https://bastillebsd.org/
https://freshports.org/sysutils/bastille

FreeBSD Starter Kit.
https://github.com/BastilleBSD/starterkit

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

OpenBSD and iSCSI Part 1 – Target (Server).
https://dataswamp.org/~solene/2019-02-21-iscsi-server.html

OpenBSD and iSCSI Part 2 – Initiator (Client).
https://dataswamp.org/~solene/2019-02-21-iscsi-client.html

New Bhyve on FreeBSD vCPU limit will be 254.
https://reviews.freebsd.org/D18815

FreeBSD adds kernel support for Intel userspace protection keys feature on Skylake Xeons.
https://svnweb.freebsd.org/base?view=revision&revision=344353

Looking at MySQL 8 with PostgreSQL Goggles On.
https://www.cybertec-postgresql.com/en/looking-at-mysql-8-with-postgresql-goggles-on/

FreeNAS 11.2-U2 Available.
https://www.ixsystems.com/blog/library/freenas-11-2-u2/

Free Algorithms book by Jeff Erickson.
http://jeffe.cs.illinois.edu/teaching/algorithms/#book

Mutatio is simple script to keep to date with OpenBSD updates and to download new snapshots.
https://github.com/joedicastro/mutatio

PXE Booting of FreeBSD Disk Image.
https://blog.cochard.me/2019/02/pxe-booting-of-freebsd-disk-image.html

XigmaNAS 11.2.0.4.6536 Available.
https://sourceforge.net/projects/xigmanas/files/XigmaNAS-11.2.0.4/11.2.0.4.6536/

XigmaNAS 12.0.0.4.6536 Beta Available.
https://sourceforge.net/projects/xigmanas/files/XigmaNAS-Beta/XigmaNAS-12.0.0.4.6536/

HAXM in pkgsrc.
HAXM is hardware-assisted virtualization engine (hypervisor).
https://mail-index.netbsd.org/netbsd-users/2019/02/13/msg022207.html
https://blog.netbsd.org/tnf/entry/the_hardware_assisted_virtualization_challenge

FreeBSD Imports Linux debugfs Support.
https://svnweb.freebsd.org/base?view=revision&revision=344485

FreeBSD Find Out All Installed Hard Disk Information.
https://www.cyberciti.biz/faq/freebsd-hard-disk-information/

In Other BSDs for 2019/02/23.
https://www.dragonflydigest.com/2019/02/23/22569.html

In Other BSDs for 2019/02/16.
https://www.dragonflydigest.com/2019/02/16/22529.html

Hardware

Western Digital RISC-V SweRV Core Design Released for Free.
https://www.anandtech.com/show/13964/western-digitals-riscv-swerv-core-released-for-free

The Last POWER1 CPU on Mars is Dead.
https://www.talospace.com/2019/02/the-last-power1-on-mars-is-dead.html

Lasers vs. Microwaves – Billion Dollar Bet on the Future of Magnetic Storage.
Seagate and Western Digital are pursuing rival technologies to push limits of hard disks.
https://spectrum.ieee.org/computing/hardware/lasers-vs-microwaves-the-billiondollar-bet-on-the-future-of-magnetic-storage

AMD EPYC 3201 8-Core 30W Benchmarks Review and Milestone.
https://www.servethehome.com/amd-epyc-3201-8-core-benchmarks-review-and-milestone/

Samsung 983 ZET (Z-NAND) SSD Review.
https://www.anandtech.com/show/13951/the-samsung-983-zet-znand-ssd-review/

History – SUN Modular Data Center also known as Project Blackbox.
https://gigazine.net/gsc_news/en/20061018_blackbox/
http://data-centers.in/portable-data-center/

First Intel 4.0 GHz – Pentium Gold G5620 at Retail.
https://www.anandtech.com/show/13976/intels-first-40-ghz-pentium-pentium-gold-g5620-listed-at-retail

Journey to Next Gen ARM Neoverse N1 and E1 Cores.
https://www.servethehome.com/arm-neoverse-n-e-tech-day/

AMD Hiring 10 More People for Their Open Source Linux Driver Team.
https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=AMD-Hiring-10-More-Open-Source

Samsung Galaxy Fold – First Folding Smartphone.
https://www.anandtech.com/show/13981/samsung-announces-the-galaxy-fold-the-first-folding-smartphone

Supermicro making push into high end gaming motherboards.
https://www.zdnet.com/article/supermicro-making-a-push-into-high-end-gaming-motherboards/

Intel believe that ARM Macs could come as soon as 2020.
https://appleinsider.com/articles/19/02/21/intel-officials-believe-that-arm-macs-could-come-as-soon-as-2020

Apple move to ARM based Macs creates uncertainty.
https://www.axios.com/apple-macbook-arm-chips-ea93c38a-d40a-4873-8de9-7727999c588c.html

Toshiba Collaborates with Showa Denko for MAMR 18 TB HDDs.
https://www.anandtech.com/show/13991/toshiba-collaborates-with-showa-denko-for-mamr-hdds

Life

Why I hate the weekends…
http://www.cdahmedeh.net/blog/2017/4/15/why-i-hate-the-weekends

Study finds no evidence cough medicines work with 1/7 patients experiencing negative side effects.
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/health/cough-medicine-work-help-persistent-symptoms-weeks-asthma-a8531286.html

How We Lost Our Ability to Mend.
https://dieworkwear.com/post/182126040434/how-we-lost-our-ability-to-mend

Four day week trial – study finds lower stress but no cut in output.
https://www.theguardian.com/money/2019/feb/19/four-day-week-trial-study-finds-lower-stress-but-no-cut-in-output

Google says the builtin microphone it never told Nest users about was ‘never supposed to be a secret’.
https://www.businessinsider.com/nest-microphone-was-never-supposed-to-be-a-secret-2019-2?IR=T

How Jan and Martina Died.
https://www.occrp.org/en/unfinishedlives/how-jan-and-martina-died

Other

By Summer 2019 Firefox will Block by Default All Cross-Site Third-Party Trackers.
https://twitter.com/jensimmons/status/1098335173089873920

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