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Valuable News – 2019/08/19

The Valuable News weekly series is dedicated to provide summary about news, articles and other interesting stuff mostly but not always related to the UNIX or BSD systems. Whenever I stumble upon something worth mentioning on the Internet I just put it here.

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

UNIX

OpenBSD on Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (7th Gen).
https://jcs.org/2019/08/14/x1c7

Dual Head is Starting to Work for FreeBSD on PINE64 Pinebook.
https://twitter.com/manuvadot/status/1161788143240134656

Understanding Modern UEFI Based Platform Boot.
https://depletionmode.com/uefi-boot.html

OpenBSD Package Updates for stable Branch Now Available.
https://undeadly.org/cgi?action=article;sid=20190814112133

FreeBSD 12.0 Notes.
https://headthirst.com/freebsd-index.html

FreeBSD Implements large_dnode ZFS Pool Feature.
https://svnweb.freebsd.org/base?view=revision&revision=351074

FreeBSD Adds Support for Kernel TLS (from Netflix).
https://reviews.freebsd.org/D21277

Comparing Expert and Non-Expert Security Practices.
https://www.usenix.org/system/files/conference/soups2015/soups15-paper-ion.pdf

YAML – Probably Not So Great After All.
https://arp242.net/yaml-config.html

Tadpole SPARCbook 3000ST – Coolest 90s Laptop.
https://triosdevelopers.com/jason.eckert/blog/Entries/2019/3/14_SPARCbook_3000ST_-_The_coolest_90s_laptop.html

UNIX Philosophy in 2019.
https://triosdevelopers.com/jason.eckert/blog/Entries/2019/6/1_Entry_1.html

In Other BSDs for 2019/08/17.
https://www.dragonflydigest.com/2019/08/17/23304.html

Cool But (Sometimes) Obscure X11 Tools.
https://cyber.dabamos.de/unix/x11/

FreeBSD 12.0 Desktop Notes.
https://headthirst.com/freebsd-index.html

Experimenting with Streaming Setups on NetBSD.
https://dressupgeekout.blogspot.com/2019/08/experimenting-with-streaming-setups-on.html

Hardware

Backblaze Hard Drive Stats 2019Q2.
https://www.backblaze.com/blog/hard-drive-stats-q2-2019/

TSMC Blog – Moore Law is Not Dead.
https://www.tsmc.com/english/newsEvents/blog_article_20190814.htm

Life

Major Breach Found in Biometrics System Used by Banks.
Fingerprints, facial recognition and other personal information from Biostar 2 discovered on publicly accessible database.
https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2019/aug/14/major-breach-found-in-biometrics-system-used-by-banks-uk-police-and-defence-firms

Study Shows Women Benefit from Multiple Marriages while Men Do Not.
https://phys.org/news/2019-08-women-benefit-multiple-marriages-men.html

7 in 10 Young People in UK are Non Religious.
https://humanism.org.uk/2018/03/21/7-in-10-young-people-in-the-uk-are-non-religious-new-research-finds/2011/

We Have Ruined Childhood.
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/17/opinion/sunday/childhood-suicide-depression-anxiety.html
https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=20733648

Other

Firefox Quantum will be Renamed to Firefox Browser on Version 70.
https://www.neowin.net/news/firefox-quantum-set-to-be-renamed-to-firefox-browser

EOF
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Valuable News – 2019/08/14

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.

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 Kernel 5.2.6 Unable to Gracefully Handle Low Memory Pressure.
https://lkml.org/lkml/2019/8/4/15

FreeBSD Updates amdtemp(4)/amdsmn(4) to Attach to AMD Ryzen 3 (ZEN 2) Hostbridges.
https://svnweb.freebsd.org/base?view=revision&revision=350624

Benchmarking Apache Spark on Minio S3 and AWS S3.
https://blog.min.io/benchmarking-apache-spark-vs-aws-s3/

Sensei 1.0 Out.
https://www.sunnyvalley.io/post/sensei-1-0-out

Minio Breaking HDFS Speed Barrier – First for Object Storage.
https://blog.min.io/hdfsbenchmark/

GCC 4.2.1 to Be Removed Before FreeBSD 13.
https://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/freebsd-arch/2019-August/019674.html

FreeBSD FUSE Update – Call for Testing.
https://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/freebsd-current/2019-August/073980.html
https://svnweb.freebsd.org/base?view=revision&revision=350665

Document Foundation Announces LibreOffice 6.3 Availability.
https://blog.documentfoundation.org/blog/2019/08/08/tdf-announces-libreoffice-63/

NetBSD Security Advisory 2019-004.
https://ftp.netbsd.org/pub/NetBSD/security/advisories/NetBSD-SA2019-004.txt.asc

Linux Journal Shuts Its Doors for Good.
Final Letter from Editor – Awkward Goodbye.
https://www.linuxjournal.com/content/linux-journal-ceases-publication-awkward-goodbye
https://secure2.linuxjournal.com/pdf/dljdownload.php

Find and Print Fastest OpenBSD Mirror.
https://github.com/lukensmall/pkg_ping

Why is Modern Web Development so Complicated – Part 1.
https://www.vrk.dev/2019/07/11/why-is-modern-web-development-so-complicated-a-long-yet-hasty-explanation-part-1/

Nvidia Starts Publishing GPU Hardware Documentation to Help Open Source Drivers.
https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=NVIDIA-Open-GPU-Docs

GSoC 2019 Report – Adding NetBSD KNF to clang-format – Part 2.
https://blog.netbsd.org/tnf/entry/gsoc_2019_report_adding_netbsd

Install Matomo Web Analytics with Nginx on FreeBSD 12.0.
https://www.howtoforge.com/how-to-install-matomo-web-analytics-on-freebsd-120/

I Care About Ansible.
https://jpmens.net/2019/06/21/i-care-about-ansible/

XFCE 4.14 Released.
https://xfce.org/about/news/?post=1565568000
https://xfce.org/download/changelogs/4.14

FreeBSD Instant Workstation.
https://euroquis.nl//freebsd/2019/08/12/instant-workstation.html

Hardware

Talking High Bandwidth With IBM Power10 Architect.
https://www.nextplatform.com/2019/08/06/talking-high-bandwidth-with-ibms-power10-architect/

Intel Ice Lake Benchmark Preview – Inside 10nm.
https://www.anandtech.com/show/14664/testing-intel-ice-lake-10nm/

Intel 10nm Chip Gets Mixed Reviews.
https://www.eetimes.com/document.asp?doc_id=1334991

AMD EPYC Rome 7742 (64-Core/128-Thread) Battles Intel Xeon in Benchmarks Posted Online.
https://www.tomshardware.com/news/amd-epyc-7742-vs-intel-xeon-benchmarks,40089.html

AMD Rome 2nd Generation EPYC Review – 2 x 64 Core Benchmarked.
https://www.anandtech.com/show/14694/amd-rome-epyc-2nd-gen

Tranquil PC – Mini Fanless Barebones with AMD V1605B and 4x DP.
https://www.quietpc.com/tranquilpc-mmdpc-001-v1605b

Supermicro Now Offering AMD EPYC 7002 Series Processor Based Systems.
https://www.hpcwire.com/off-the-wire/supermicro-now-offering-amd-epyc-7002-series-processor-based-systems/

Intel Chips Have Another Major Security Flaw.
https://www.techradar.com/news/intel-chips-have-another-major-security-flaw

2nd Gen AMD EPYC Processors Set New Standard for Modern Datacenter.
https://www.techpowerup.com/258069/2nd-gen-amd-epyc-processors-set-new-standard-for-the-modern-datacenter

Very First Xeon NUC.
https://www.fanlesstech.com/2019/08/the-very-first-xeon-nuc.html

Other

Disorder of (Math) Operations.
https://www.autodidacts.io/disorder-of-operations/

EOF

Valuable News – 2019/08/05

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

OpenGL on Headless Nvidia GPU on FreeBSD.
https://github.com/therontarigo/freebsd-gpu-headless

Radeon RX 5700 (XT) Linux Gaming Performance.
https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=article&item=rx-5700-july

Securing OpenBSD with Signify.
https://www.openbsd.org/papers/bsdcan-signify.html

DragonFlyBSD Project Update.
The DragonFlyBSD Future is Very Bright.
http://lists.dragonflybsd.org/pipermail/users/2019-July/358226.html

NetBSD 9.0 Release Process has Started.
https://blog.netbsd.org/tnf/entry/netbsd_9_0_release_process
https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=NetBSD-9.0-On-The-Way

Total curl Number of Contributors Reached 2000.
https://daniel.haxx.se/blog/2019/08/01/2000-contributors/

Porting WINE to amd64 on NetBSD – 2nd Evaluation Report.
https://blog.netbsd.org/tnf/entry/porting_wine_to_amd64_on2

FreeBSD on ThinkPad X230.
https://kushaldas.in/posts/freebsd-on-a-thinkpad-230.html

OpenBSD – Touchpad Interrupted.
https://jcs.org/2019/07/28/ihidev

Solaris 10 Just Got Support Extended from 2021 to 2024.
http://www.oracle.com/us/support/library/lifetime-support-hardware-301321.pdf

BSD Now 309 – Get Your Telnet Fix.
https://www.bsdnow.tv/309

Adapting TriforceAFL for NetBSD – Part 2.
https://blog.netbsd.org/tnf/entry/adapting_triforceafl_for_netbsd_part1

Web for Runhyve Platform Got Neat Hypervisor Details.
https://gitlab.com/runhyve/webapp/
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EA–_hdXYAEVOwP.jpg:large

OpenZFS on OS X 1.9.2 New Stable Release.
https://openzfsonosx.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=20&t=3296

In Other BSDs for 2019/08/03.
https://www.dragonflydigest.com/2019/08/03/23253.html

The Art of Warez.
https://vimeo.com/341663153

DuckDuckGo (duck.com) Has 12,758 Bangs and Counting.
https://duckduckgo.com/bang

OpenBSD Developer Interview Roundup.
https://undeadly.org/cgi?action=article&sid=20151030205937

What I Want Out of My Window Manager.
https://utcc.utoronto.ca/~cks/space/blog/unix/WindowManagerWants

Regex For Noobs – Illustrated Guide.
https://www.janmeppe.com/blog/regex-for-noobs/

Help for Switchers from Linux to FreeBSD.
https://wiki.freebsd.org/LinuxFreeBSDSwitcherHelp

Faster ZFS Resilver on FreeBSD.
https://sidney.kochman.org/2017/faster-zfs-resilver/

Mapping USB Device to SCSI One in FreeBSD.
https://arrowd.name/posts/2015-08-23-scsi-usb.html

Play Windows Games on FreeBSD.
https://github.com/Alexander88207/PWGOFBSD

LibreSSL 3.0.0 Released.
https://marc.info/?l=openbsd-announce&m=156500965928485&w=2

OPNsense 19.7.2 Released.
https://forum.opnsense.org/index.php?topic=13702.0

FreeBSD Adds Common Firewall Test Suite.
https://svnweb.freebsd.org/base?view=revision&revision=350586

SAMPLER Shell Tool for Execution/Visualization/Alerting and Configured with YAML.
Linux Version Works on FreeBSD Under Linux Binary Compatibility.
https://sampler.dev

Hardware

Librem 5 Smartphone – Final Specs Announced.
https://puri.sm/posts/librem-5-smartphone-final-specs-announced/

TSMC Announces Performance-Enhanced 7nm and 5nm Process Technologies.
https://www.anandtech.com/show/14687/tsmc-announces-performanceenhanced-7nm-5nm-process-technologies

Configure Your Own Jellyfish Fryer All Flash NAS.
https://www.servethehome.com/configure-your-own-jellyfish-fryer-all-flash-nas/

Mitac PD10AS 3.5-SBC – Passive Intel Apollo Lake E3940/VGA/HDMI/LAN/SATA/MSATA.
https://www.minipc.de/catalog/il/2331

Life

Heatwave – Think it’s Hot in Europe? Human Body is Already Close to Thermal Limits Elsewhere.
https://theconversation.com/heatwave-think-its-hot-in-europe-the-human-body-is-already-close-to-thermal-limits-elsewhere-121003

DARPA New Brain Device Increases Learning Speed by 40%.
https://futurism.com/darpas-new-brain-device-increases-learning-speed-by-40

Information Overload is Weapon of Control.
https://www.minds.com/CorbettReport/blog/information-overload-999467832663445504

What Happens When the World’s Population Stops Growing?
https://www.theatlantic.com/family/archive/2019/07/world-population-stop-growing/595165/

Programmers – Before You Turn 40 Get Plan B.
https://improvingsoftware.com/2009/05/19/programmers-before-you-turn-40-get-a-plan-b/

As Orwell 1984 Turns 70 It Predicted Much Of Today Surveillance Society.
https://www.forbes.com/sites/kalevleetaru/2019/05/06/as-orwells-1984-turns-70-it-predicted-much-of-todays-surveillance-society/

Best Engineering Advice I Stole from Non-Technical People.
https://medium.com/@bellmar/all-the-best-engineering-advice-i-stole-from-non-technical-people-eb7f90ca2f5f

Other

Gillette Toxic Masculinity Ad Haunts P&G as Shaving Giant Takes $8B Writedown.
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/jul/31/gillettes-toxic-masculinity-ad-haunts-pg-as-shavin/

Pentagon Testing Mass Surveillance Balloons Across USA.
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/aug/02/pentagon-balloons-surveillance-midwest

JIRA Misconfig Leaks NASA and Hundreds of Fortune 500 Companies.
https://medium.com/@logicbomb_1/one-misconfig-jira-to-leak-them-all-including-nasa-and-hundreds-of-fortune-500-companies-a70957ef03c7

Cloudflare – Terminating Service for 8Chan.
https://new.blog.cloudflare.com/terminating-service-for-8chan/

8chan Goes Dark After Hardware Provider Discontinues Service.
https://www.theverge.com/2019/8/5/20754943/8chan-epik-offline-voxility-service-cutoff-hate-speech-ban

EOF

Valuable News – 2019/07/29

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

Nvidia Optimus Drivers for FreeBSD.
https://github.com/pouya-eghbali/freebsd-nvidia-optimus

OpenBSD HE IPv6 Tunnel.
https://xw.is/wiki/OpenBSD_HE_IPv6_tunnel

OmniOS Community Edition r151030l/r151028al/r151022dj Available.
https://omniosce.org/article/030l-028al-022dj

FreeBSD Security 2019/07/24 Advisories.
https://security.freebsd.org/advisories/FreeBSD-SA-19:17.fd.asc
https://security.freebsd.org/advisories/FreeBSD-SA-19:16.bhyve.asc
https://security.freebsd.org/advisories/FreeBSD-SA-19:15.mqueuefs.asc
https://security.freebsd.org/advisories/FreeBSD-SA-19:14.freebsd32.asc
https://security.freebsd.org/advisories/FreeBSD-SA-19:13.pts.asc
https://security.freebsd.org/advisories/FreeBSD-SA-19:12.telnet.asc
https://freebsd.org/security/advisories.html

BSD Now 308 – Mumbling with OpenBSD.
https://www.bsdnow.tv/308

FreeBSD 12.0 – Wine Gaming.
https://youtu.be/zuj9pRNR2oM

Setup (Devuan) Linux Jail on FreeBSD.
https://forums.freebsd.org/threads/setting-up-a-debian-linux-jail-on-freebsd.68434/

Install OpenBSD/arm64 on RockPro64.
https://github.com/jasperla/openbsd-rockpro64

FreeBSD adds kernel support for a Linux compatible copy_file_range(2) syscall.
https://svnweb.freebsd.org/base?view=revision&revision=350315

OPNsense 19.7.1 Released.
https://opnsense.org/opnsense-19-7-1-released/

SmartOS Zone Networking on Packet.
https://medium.com/@jmarhee/smartos-zone-networking-on-packet-be56f47a5aa4

OpenBSD on Toshiba Libretto 100CT Laptop.
https://imgur.com/gallery/yUFUId1

FreeBSD eliminates rmlock from ipfw BPF code.
https://svnweb.freebsd.org/base?view=revision&revision=350240

In Other BSDs for 2019/07/27.
https://www.dragonflydigest.com/2019/07/27/23217.html

FreeBSD updates new fusefs driver which raises protocol level from 7.8 to 7.23.
https://reviews.freebsd.org/D20940

Hardware

Western Digital Ultrastar DC HC330 – 10 TB HDD for Enterprises with 40% Faster Writes.
https://www.anandtech.com/show/14665/western-digitals-ultrastar-dc-hc330-a-10-tb-hdd-for-enterprises-w-40-faster-writes

Huawei to Build Ecosystem for Server Chips.
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/a/201907/24/WS5d37b11ca310d83056400aa2.html

Brother Pingtou Xuantie 910 Chip – Strongest RISC-V Processor in Industry.
https://onties.com/china/brother-pingtou-released-the-first-chip-xuantie-910-the-strongest-risc-v-processor-in-the-industry-pingtous-brother-the-first-the-chip-xuan-tie-910-the-strongest-risc-v-processing-technolo/

New Case Brand Alert – ZERORPM.
https://www.fanlesstech.com/2019/01/new-brand-alert-zerorpm.html
https://www.fullysilentpcs.com/product/zerorpm-ht03/

RISC is Fundamentally Unscalable.
https://blackhole12.com/blog/risc-is-fundamentally-unscalable/

Life

I Gave Bounty Hunter $300 – Then He Located Our Phone.
https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/nepxbz/i-gave-a-bounty-hunter-300-dollars-located-phone-microbilt-zumigo-tmobile

Massive Meta Study Finds Most Vitamin Supplements Have No Effect on Lifespan or Heart Health.
https://newatlas.com/vitamins-mineral-supplements-effect-cardiovascular-health-lifespan/60686/

Users Hate Change.
https://gist.github.com/sleepyfox/a4d311ffcdc4fd908ec97d1c245e57dc

Other

What is New in Streamline 3.0?
Over 30,000 icons – this is the world’s largest icon library.
https://medium.com/streamline-icons/whats-new-in-streamline-3-0-1439d0951931

CERN Migrates to Open Source Technologies.
https://home.cern/news/news/computing/migrating-open-source-technologies

Dungeon Generation in Diablo 1.
https://www.boristhebrave.com/2019/07/14/dungeon-generation-in-diablo-1/

EOF

Valuable News – 2019/07/22

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

ZFS Command Line Reference Cheat Sheet by The IceMan Blog.
https://www.cheatography.com/the-iceman-blog/cheat-sheets/zfs-command-line-reference/?utm_source=twitter

Getting Bhyve to Behave on OmniOS.
http://greymeister.net/blog/2019/07/15/getting-bhyve-to-behave-on-omnios-ce/

ZFS on Linux Still Has Annoying Issues with ARC Size.
https://utcc.utoronto.ca/~cks/space/blog/linux/ZFSOnLinuxARCShrinkage

Recover Deleted Files from FreeBSD UFS.
https://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/freebsd-questions/2016-May/271785.html

Insurgo PrivacyBeast (ThinkPad) X230 Laptop Meets Qubes 4.0 Hardware Certification.
https://www.qubes-os.org/news/2019/07/18/insurgo-privacybeast-qubes-certification/
https://insurgo.ca/produit/qubesos-certified-privacybeast_x230-reasonably-secured-laptop/

Recommended Steps for New FreeBSD 12.0 Servers.
https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/recommended-steps-for-new-freebsd-12-0-servers

BSD Now 307 – Twitching with OpenBSD.
https://www.bsdnow.tv/307

Theo de Raadt – “FreeBSD has no exploit mitigations, at all”.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OXS8ljif9b8&t=80s

Debugging rcctl in OpenBSD.
https://dev.to/nabbisen/debugging-opensmtpd-openbsd-s-smtpd-failed-when-starting-pl

In Other BSDs for 2019/07/20.
https://www.dragonflydigest.com/2019/07/20/23188.html

Resuming ZFS send.
https://oshogbo.vexillium.org/blog/66

Netwait on FreeBSD.
https://blog.danielisz.org/2019/07/20/netwait/

Hardware

Cisco UCS C4200 Review with C125 M5 AMD EPYC Compute Nodes.
Four (4) Compute Nodes in 2U Case.
https://www.servethehome.com/cisco-ucs-c4200-review-c125-m5-amd-epyc/

AMD Joins CXL.
https://www.servethehome.com/cxl-may-have-just-won-as-amd-joins-cxl/
https://www.servethehome.com/intel-cxl-compute-express-link-interconnect-announced/

Other

Hackers Breach FSB Contractor and Expose Tor Deanonymization Project and More.
https://www.zdnet.com/article/hackers-breach-fsb-contractor-expose-tor-deanonymization-project/

EOF

Valuable News – 2019/07/15

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

FreeBSD 11.3-RELEASE Available.
https://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/freebsd-announce/2019-July/001891.html
https://www.freebsd.org/releases/11.3R/announce.html
https://www.freebsd.org/releases/11.3R/relnotes.html

FreeBSD Adds Small Tool trim(8) to Delete Contents for SSD Blocks.
https://svnweb.freebsd.org/base?view=revision&revision=343118

FreeBSD – Lesson in Poor Defaults – (Updated 2019/07/07).
https://vez.mrsk.me/freebsd-defaults.html

GSoC 2019 Report – Incorporating Memory Hard ARGON2 Hashing Scheme Into NetBSD.
https://blog.netbsd.org/tnf/entry/gsoc_2019_report_incorporating_the

This Month in RabbitMQ – July 2019.
https://www.rabbitmq.com/blog/2019/07/09/this-month-in-rabbitmq-july-2019/

Exploiting FreeBSD-SA-19:02.fd Security Advisory.
https://secfault-security.com/blog/FreeBSD-SA-1902.fd.html

MapSCII is Braille & ASCII World Map Renderer for Console.
% telnet mapscii.me
https://github.com/rastapasta/mapscii
https://asciinema.org/a/117813

FreeBSD as Desktop with Nvidia.
https://forum.admindev.tech/t/freebsd-as-a-desktop-with-nvidia/

Document Foundation Announces LibreOffice 6.2.5.
https://blog.documentfoundation.org/blog/2019/07/04/tdf-announces-libreoffice-625/

OpenBSD Laptop with vmd/pf and OpenVPN.
https://gist.github.com/niamtokik/7bbf042b57af67b6ffe5d6692d875a4f

Illumos Makes Me Nostalgic.
https://nanxiao.me/en/illumos-makes-me-nostalgic/

Nextcloud 16.0.2/15.0.9/14.0.13 Available.
https://nextcloud.com/blog/nextcloud-16.0.2-15.0.9-and-14.0.13-available-now/

BSD Now 306 – Comparing Hammers.
https://www.bsdnow.tv/306

DragonFly BSD Upgrade Script.
http://lists.dragonflybsd.org/pipermail/users/2019-July/358224.html

Streaming Netflix on NetBSD Using Ubuntu Linux in VM.
https://www.unitedbsd.com/d/68-streaming-netflix-on-netbsd

Talospace – FreeBSD on POWER.
https://www.talospace.com/2019/07/freebsd-on-power.html

Talospace – Firefox 68 on POWER.
https://www.talospace.com/2019/07/firefox-68-on-power.html

Haiku Monthly Activity Report – 2019/06.
https://www.haiku-os.org/blog/pulkomandy/2019-07-11_haiku_monthly_activity_report_june_2019/

In Other BSDs for 2019/07/13.
https://www.dragonflydigest.com/2019/07/13/23170.html

The X New Developers Guide.
https://www.x.org/wiki/guide/

FreeBSD 12 Runs Refreshingly Easy on AMD Ryzen 9 3900X.
https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=article&item=amd-3900x-freebsd

Testing OmniOSce on Real Hardware.
https://eerielinux.wordpress.com/2019/06/30/testing-omniosce-on-real-hardware/

OpenBSD Adds aggr(4) Driver.
https://undeadly.org/cgi?action=article;sid=20190710071440

Hardware

Easy SSD Guide – SATA/mSATA/M.2/U.2 – Explained.
https://rog.asus.com/articles/hands-on/easy-guide-to-ssds-sata-msata-m-2-and-u-2/

Raspberry Pi 4 B+ with PCI Express.
http://mloduchowski.com/en/blog/raspberry-pi-4-b-pci-express/

AMD Ryzen 3000 Post Review BIOS Update Recap – Mostly Gains.
https://www.anandtech.com/show/14632/amd-ryzen-3000-review-bios-update-recap

RISC-V Foundation Announces Ratification of RISC-V Base ISA and Privileged Architecture Specifications.
https://riscv.org/2019/07/risc-v-foundation-announces-ratification-of-the-risc-v-base-isa-and-privileged-architecture-specifications/

Life

Research Finds That as a Group Only Men Pay Taxes.
https://motoristoppression.wordpress.com/2016/11/03/32/

Why Being Bored Is Good.
https://thewalrus.ca/why-being-bored-is-good/

It’s Never Going to Be Perfect – Just Get It Done.
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/07/smarter-living/its-never-going-to-be-perfect-so-just-get-it-done.html

Other

Nobody Wants to Be Woken Up at 4 AM.
https://www.farfetchtechblog.com/en/blog/post/nobody-wants-to-be-woken-up-at-4-am/

Timeless Writing Advice From William Zinsser – On Writing Well.
https://medium.com/better-marketing/10-must-read-lessons-on-writing-from-literary-critic-william-zinsser-35f7a281250c

Firefox 68.0 Release Notes.
https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/68.0/releasenotes/

Thaddeus Kosciusko – Polish Engineer You Never Heard of Who Saved America.
https://angrystaffofficer.com/2019/07/09/thaddeus-kosciusko-the-polish-engineer-you-never-heard-of-who-saved-america/

EOF

Valuable News – 2019/07/08

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 Turns 26.
https://lwn.net/SubscriberLink/791609/c9fb51359883f096/

Porting Wine to amd64 on NetBSD – First Evaluation Report.
https://blog.netbsd.org/tnf/entry/porting_wine_to_amd64_on

Quick Steps to Run i3wm on OpenBSD.
http://w00t.eu.org/m/station.html

FreeBSD Call for 2019Q2 Quarterly Status Reports.
https://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/freebsd-hackers/2019-July/054827.html

FreeBSD Updates FUSE from Protocol 7.8 to 7.23 with New Functionality and Performance Improvements.
https://twitter.com/ed_maste/status/1146081918028591104
https://reviews.freebsd.org/D20805

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

FreeBSD Adds Protection Against Unlimited Atomic Operations from Userland.
https://twitter.com/ed_maste/status/1146090442158759938
https://reviews.freebsd.org/D20772

FreeBSD Security Advisories 2019-07.
FreeBSD-SA-19:09.iconv.asc
FreeBSD-SA-19:10.ufs.asc
FreeBSD-SA-19:11.cd_ioctl.asc
https://www.freebsd.org/security/advisories/FreeBSD-SA-19:09.iconv.asc
https://www.freebsd.org/security/advisories/FreeBSD-SA-19:10.ufs.asc
https://www.freebsd.org/security/advisories/FreeBSD-SA-19:11.cd_ioctl.asc

DragonFly BSD Refactors Scheduler Weightings.
http://lists.dragonflybsd.org/pipermail/commits/2019-May/718947.html
http://lists.dragonflybsd.org/pipermail/commits/2019-May/718955.html

OPNsense 19.1.10 Released.
https://forum.opnsense.org/index.php?topic=13380.0

NetBSD Forking Code Support in ptrace(2).
https://blog.netbsd.org/tnf/entry/forking_code_support_in_ptrace

OpenBSD is Now My Workstation.
https://sogubsys.com/openbsd-is-now-my-workstation-operating-system/
https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=20344766
https://lobste.rs/s/m8cxke/openbsd_is_now_my_workstation

Replacing (Silently) Failing Disk in ZFS Pool.
https://imil.net/blog/2019/07/02/Replacing-a-silently-failing-disk-in-a-ZFS-pool/

BSD Now 305 – Changing Face of Unix.
https://www.bsdnow.tv/305

Web Application Firewall (WAF) for Website Protection with OPNsense.
https://medium.com/@jccwbb/website-protection-with-opnsense-3586a529d487

How Much Has UNIX Changed?
https://adventofcomputing.libsyn.com/episode-5-notes-how-much-has-unix-changed

Running Arch Linux using OpenBSD vmd(8).
https://www.tumfatig.net/20190705/running-arch-linux-using-openbsd-vmd8/

FreeBSD Call for Testing – Package Base – Round 2.
https://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/freebsd-pkgbase/2019-July/000466.html

Speedy Desktop Apps with Glade/GTK/Rust.
https://nora.codes/tutorial/speedy-desktop-apps-with-gtk-and-rust/

OpenBSD Amsterdam – rdist(1) – when Ansible is Too Much.
https://chargen.one/obsdams/rdist-1-when-ansible-is-too-much

DigitalOcean – Install FAMP (FreeBSD/Apache/MySQL/PHP (FAMP) on 12.0-RELEASE.
https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-install-an-apache-mysql-and-php-famp-stack-on-freebsd-12-0

FreeBSD Restructures cache_handle_range for 9% Time Reduce on Amazon EC2 a1.2xlarge Instance.
https://twitter.com/FreeBSDHelp/status/1147769563460694017
https://svnweb.freebsd.org/base?view=revision&revision=349768

In Other BSDs for 2019/07/06.
https://www.dragonflydigest.com/2019/07/06/23152.html

OpenBSD Community goes Platinum for 2019!
https://undeadly.org/cgi?action=article;sid=20190707065226
https://www.openbsdfoundation.org/contributors.html

Per Project PostgreSQL.
https://jamey.thesharps.us/2019/05/29/per-project-postgres/

NetBSD LLDB – Watchpoints/XSTATE in ptrace()/Core Dumps.
https://blog.netbsd.org/tnf/entry/lldb_watchpoints_xstate_in_ptrace

The meli Pre Alpha Release.
https://meli.delivery/posts/2019-06-15-pre-alpha.html

Hardware

AMD Unveils Radeon Pro WX 3200 – Professional Graphics Card for $200.
https://www.anandtech.com/print/14609/amd-unveils-radeon-pro-wx-3200-a-professional-graphics-card-for-sub200

SilverStone CS280 Review – 8 x 2.5 Disk Bay DIY NAS Build.
https://www.servethehome.com/silverstone-cs280-review-8-bay-asrock-rack-diy-nas-build/

Mini STX Build from Scratch Using Aluminum Plates.
https://www.fanlesstech.com/2019/07/from-scratch-build-mini-stx.html

ASRock 4X4 Box-R1000 – Ryzen Based 0.87-Liter PC – 110x119x68mm.
https://www.anandtech.com/print/14615/asrocks-4×4-boxr1000-a-ryzenbased-087liter-pc

AMD Adjusts Launch Price of Radeon RX 5700 Series.
https://www.anandtech.com/print/14616/amd-adjusts-launch-price-of-radeon-rx-5700-series-50-for-anniversary-xt-20-for-regular

How PINE64 is Creating Community to Compete with Raspberry Pi.
https://www.techrepublic.com/article/developers-how-pine64-is-creating-a-community-to-compete-with-raspberry-pis/

AMD 3rd Generation Ryzen (ZEN 2) Deep Dive Review – 3700X and 3900X Raising the Bar.
https://www.anandtech.com/print/14605/the-and-ryzen-3700x-3900x-review-raising-the-bar

AMD Radeon RX 5700 (XT) Review – Navi Renews Competition in Midrange Market.
https://www.anandtech.com/print/14618/the-amd-radeon-rx-5700-xt-rx-5700-review

AMD ZEN 2 Microarchitecture Analysis – Ryzen 3000 and EPYC Rome.
https://www.anandtech.com/print/14525/amd-zen-2-microarchitecture-analysis-ryzen-3000-and-epyc-rome

Life

Why Remote Work is not Going Away Anytime Soon.
https://www.fastcompany.com/90318974/the-rise-of-remote-working-will-continue

China Forces Tourists to Install Text Stealing Malware at its Border.
https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/7xgame/at-chinese-border-tourists-forced-to-install-a-text-stealing-piece-of-malware

Other

Company Tracking Reach – Proportion of Web Traffic Tracked Their Trackers.
https://whotracks.me/companies/reach-chart.html

Google Youtube Ban on Hacking Techniques Threatens to Shut Down All of Infosec Content.
https://boingboing.net/2019/07/03/nobus-r-us.html
https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=20346865
https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=20350306

GitLab Ends Support for MySQL in 12.1.
Just use PostgreSQL.
https://about.gitlab.com/2019/06/27/removing-mysql-support/

EOF