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Valuable News – 2021/09/20

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

Setting Up Hashicorp Vault on FreeBSD.
https://beerdy.io/2021/09/setting-up-hashicorp-vault-on-freebsd/

Custom ISO with bsdinstall(8) in FreeBSD.
https://amitabhkant.com/custom_iso_with_bsdinstall_in_freebsd/

Fixing Bufferbloat on Your Home Network with OpenBSD 6.2 or Newer.
https://www.pauladamsmith.com/blog/2018/07/fixing-bufferbloat-on-your-home-network-with-openbsd-6.2-or-newer.html

BSD Overview – GhostBSD 21.09.06.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TXVYQxYFkhE

FreeBSD SSH Hardening.
https://gist.github.com/koobs/e01cf8869484a095605404cd0051eb11

OpenBSD Pledge and Unveil from Python.
https://nullprogram.com/blog/2021/09/15/

Linusrants – Collection of All Rants from Linus Torvalds on Linux Kernel.
https://github.com/corollari/linusrants

Using the FreeBSD RACK TCP Stack.
https://klarasystems.com/articles/using-the-freebsd-rack-tcp-stack/

AiryX OS Alpha 0.3PRE Quick Look.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h3XzPBMaUyg

Meet Zyggy – Simple GUI for Basic ZFS Administration in Python.
https://pythonawesome.com/a-simple-gui-for-basic-zfs-administration-in-python/
https://github.com/manoeldesouza/zyggy

Time to Move on FreeBSD.
https://bugswriter.com/blog/time-to-move-on-freebsd/

The nq Queue Utilities Allow Creating Lightweight Job Queue Systems.
https://github.com/leahneukirchen/nq

Analyse of OpenBSD Kernel Lock Contention.
https://www.nmedia.net/tech.mpi.analyse.html

FreeBSD Now Allows Virtual Hugs!
https://lunduke.com/2021/06/freebsd-now-allows-hugs/

Signify – Portable Version of OpenBSD Tool to Sign and Verify Signatures on Files.
https://github.com/aperezdc/signify

Bareos 20.0.3 / 19.2.11 / 18.2.12 Maintenance Releases Available.
https://www.bareos.com/bareos-20-0-3-19-2-11-and-18-2-12/

LibreOffice 7.2.1 Now in the FreeBSD Ports (and Packages).
https://cgit.freebsd.org/ports/commit/?id=1388a453605c2162a8efd9c9d24a9b217419a04e

GNOME Will Prevent Theming Making Community Not Happy.
https://www.osnews.com/story/133955/gnome-to-prevent-theming-wider-community-not-happy/

BSD Now 420 – OpenBSD Makes Life Better.
https://www.bsdnow.tv/420

FreeBSD Announces 11.4-RELEASE End of Life on 2021/09/30.
https://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/freebsd-announce/2021-September/002060.html

KDE Frameworks 5.86 Landed in the FreeBSD Ports.
https://kde.org/announcements/frameworks/5/5.86.0/

Plasma System Monitor and FreeBSD.
https://euroquis.nl//kde/2021/09/15/systemmonitor.html

Experimenting with New OpenBSD Development Lab.
https://dataswamp.org/~solene/2021-09-16-experiments-openbsd-building.html

FreeBSD Foundation – Technology Roadmap for FreeBSD.
https://freebsdfoundation.org/blog/technology-roadmap/

On FreeBSD OCI Containers.
https://akhramov.github.io/posts/2021-09-16-FreeBSD-OCI-jails.html

Yes of Course There is Now Malware for Windows Subsystem for Linux.
https://www.theregister.com/2021/09/17/windows_subsystem_for_linux_malware/

In Other BSDs for 2021/09/18.
https://www.dragonflydigest.com/2021/09/18/26174.html

OpenZFS 2.1.1 Released for FreeBSD 12.2-RELEASE+ and Linux 3.10-5.14.
https://github.com/openzfs/zfs/releases/tag/zfs-2.1.1

Benchmarking Compilation Time with ccache/mfs on OpenBSD.
https://dataswamp.org/~solene/2021-09-18-openbsd-ccache-mfs.html

What is the Deal with A/UX Anyways?
https://virtuallyfun.com/wordpress/2021/09/19/so-what-is-the-deal-with-a-ux-anyways/

Serving Netflix Video at 400Gb/s on FreeBSD.
https://people.freebsd.org/~gallatin/talks/euro2021.pdf

Ghost in the Shell – Part 7 – ZSH Setup.
https://vermaden.wordpress.com/2021/09/19/ghost-in-the-shell-part-7-zsh-setup/

SteamBSD – Something Different.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pN2D_mwxXIc

Hardware

Boing Ball Badged – Dave Needle Tribute.
https://www.amigalove.com/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=1991
https://www.prolific.com/qwiki.cgi?mode=previewSynd&uuid=E1A3UTG5AA312379VFLE3W2C21QT
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dv_LdSmNhds

First Look at Microchip PolarFire SoC FPGA Icicle RISC-V Development Board.
https://www.cnx-software.com/2021/09/17/microchip-polarfire-soc-icicle-fpga-risc-v-development-board-review/

ADLINK COM-HPC Ampere Altra 80 Core ARM Server Module.
https://www.cnx-software.com/2021/09/16/adlink-com-hpc-ampere-altra-80-core-arm-server-module-targets-embedded-applications/

AMD Stands Ready to Make ARM Chips.
https://www.osnews.com/story/133958/amd-we-stand-ready-to-make-arm-chips/

Life

Edward Snowden – Conspiracy – Theory and Practice.
https://edwardsnowden.substack.com/p/conspiracy-pt1

Please Stop Closing Forums and Moving People to Discord.
https://kotaku.com/please-stop-closing-forums-and-moving-people-to-discord-1847684851

Other

Q1K3 – HTML5/JavaScript Game inJ ust 13 kB.
https://js13kgames.com/entries/q1k3

Meet marginalia.nu Search Engine that Favors Text Heavy Sites and Punishes Modern Web Design.
https://search.marginalia.nu/

Windows 11 – Just Say No.
https://www.computerworld.com/article/3633630/windows-11-just-say-no.html

Hymn for the Winner – Robert Kubica.
https://youtu.be/r_s1w3Y43eA

Quote(s) of the Week

“I have never been ready 100% even when I was racing in my gold times.”
Robert Kubica

EOF

Valuable News – 2021/09/13

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 is Mysteriously Eating My CPU.
https://www.brendangregg.com/blog/2021-09-06/zfs-is-mysteriously-eating-my-cpu.html

Switching to i3 Window Manager.
https://vincent.bernat.ch/en/blog/2021-i3-window-manager

OPNsense 21.7.2 Released.
https://forum.opnsense.org/index.php?topic=24648.0

FreeBSD 13.0-RELEASE on Microsoft Azure Marketplace.
https://azuremarketplace.microsoft.com/en-US/marketplace/apps/thefreebsdfoundation.freebsd-13_0

Saving restic Backup the Hard Way.
http://blog.pkh.me/p/30-saving-a-restic-backup-the-hard-way.html

Nice Tool htmlq Similar to jq But for HTML.
https://github.com/mgdm/htmlq

Klara Systems – Understanding ZFS Channel Programs.
https://klarasystems.com/articles/understanding-zfs-channel-programs/

GhostBSD 21.09.06 ISO Images Available.
https://www.opensourcefeed.org/ghostbsd-20210906-release/

AWK – Power and Promise of 40 Year Old Language.
https://www.fosslife.org/awk-power-and-promise-40-year-old-language

GhostBSD 21.09.06 ISO Now Available.
https://ghostbsd.org/ghostbsd_21.09.06_iso_now_available

Quick Fix – GhostBSD 21.09.08 ISO Now Available.
https://www.ghostbsd.org/ghostbsd_21.09.08_iso_now_available

GhostBSD 21.09.06 Released – FreeBSD Based Desktop OS.
https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=GhostBSD-21.09.06-Released

Unlocking UVM Faults Yields Significant Performance Boost on OpenBSD.
https://undeadly.org/cgi?action=article;sid=20210908084117

BSD Weekly – Issue 83.
https://bsdweekly.com/issues/83

OmniOS r151038 Release Notes.
https://github.com/omniosorg/omnios-build/blob/r151038/doc/ReleaseNotes.md

GhostBSD – Simple and Elegant Desktop BSD Operating System.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gleK6huIO4s

GhostBSD 2021.09.08 Review – Stable and Able.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ix_FGur-VEw

Comparing FreeBSD GELI and OpenZFS Encrypted Pools with Keys.
https://rubenerd.com/my-first-prod-encrypted-openzfs-pool/

BSD Now 419 – Rethinking OS Installs.
https://www.bsdnow.tv/419

Comparing FreeBSD GELI and OpenZFS Encrypted Pools with Keys.
https://rubenerd.com/my-first-prod-encrypted-openzfs-pool/

In Other BSDs for 2021/09/11.
https://www.dragonflydigest.com/2021/09/11/26157.html

I Got the J Language Working on OpenBSD.
https://briancallahan.net/blog/20210911.html

Create VLAN Only Interface in OPNsense.
https://homenetworkguy.com/how-to/create-vlan-only-interface-opnsense/

Live Coding – String Handling with Golang in FreeBSD.
https://www.jeremymorgan.com/videos/programming/golang/live-coding-string-handling-with-golang-in-freebsd/

CultBSD (Mate) PRE-ALPHA4 Cursory Glance.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=prpwmDcvb5c

Ghost in the Shell – Part 6 – Learn Shell Scripting.
https://vermaden.wordpress.com/2021/09/13/ghost-in-the-shell-part-6-learn-shell-scripting/

Hardware

KDE Slimbook – Best Way to Run KDE.
https://www.osnews.com/story/133880/kde-slimbook-the-best-way-to-run-kde/

Does AMD Chiplet Have Core Count Limit?
https://www.anandtech.com/show/16930/does-an-amd-chiplet-have-a-core-count-limit

iBASE MI989 – AMD Ryzen V2000 MiniITX Motherboard with PCIe x16 and M.2 Expansions.
https://www.cnx-software.com/2021/09/08/ibase-mi989-5g-ready-ryzen-v2000-mini-itx-motherboard-offers-pcie-x16-m-2-expansion/

Ampere Altra Max M128-30 128 Core ARM CPU.
https://www.servethehome.com/ampere-altra-max-m128-30-128-core-arm-cpu-in-the-wild/

Unlike POWER9 IBM New POWER10 CPUs Are Not Completely Open Source.
https://www.osnews.com/story/133931/unlike-power9-ibms-new-power10-processors-are-not-completely-open-source/

Next Gen NVMe SD Card Review – SM2708 Controller Serves it Hot and Fast.
https://www.anandtech.com/show/16938/silicon-motion-sm2708-sd-express-review-nvme-ssd-served-hot

Emulating AMD Approximate Arithmetic Instructions on Intel.
https://robert.ocallahan.org/2021/09/emulating-amd-rsqrtss-etc-on-intel.html

Beam Spring 104+SSK Reproduction Project.
https://deskthority.net/viewtopic.php?f=50&p=491832

Life

Australia New Mass Surveillance Mandate.
https://digitalrightswatch.org.au/2021/09/02/australias-new-mass-surveillance-mandate/

20 Years After 9/11 – Will We Ever Stop Taking Off Shoes at Airports?
https://www.ocregister.com/2021/09/07/20-years-after-9-11-will-we-ever-stop-taking-our-shoes-off-at-airports/

Boys More at Risk from Pfizer Jab Side Effect than Covid – Study Suggests.
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/sep/10/boys-more-at-risk-from-pfizer-jab-side-effect-than-covid-suggests-study

Facebook Censored Me for Mentioning Open Source Social Network Mastodon.
https://changelog.complete.org/archives/10285-facebook-censored-me-for-mentioning-open-source-social-network-mastodon

Top Human Rights Lawyer on ‘US Hubris’ of 9/11.
https://www.exberliner.com/features/people/wolfgang-kaleck-us-hubris/

The Greatest Regret of My Life.
https://edwardsnowden.substack.com/p/9-12

Social Networks – Its Worse than You Think.
https://meta.ath0.com/2020/12/social-notwork/

Other

ProtonMail Deletes ‘We Do Not Log Your IP’ from Their Page.
https://www.theregister.com/2021/09/07/protonmail_hands_user_ip_address_police/

Oracle SQL is The Devil.
https://codingtofreedom.com/oracle-sql-is-the-devil/

In Case You Asked – Hacker News Runs on FreeBSD.
https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=16076041

Mozilla Defeated Microsoft Default Browser Protections in Windows.
https://www.theverge.com/2021/9/13/22671182/mozilla-default-browser-windows-protections-firefox

Trademark Actions Against the PostgreSQL Community.
https://www.postgresql.org/about/news/trademark-actions-against-the-postgresql-community-2302/

EOF

Valuable News – 2021/09/06

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

Linux/BSD Command Line Wizardry – Learn to Think in sed(1)/awk(1)/grep(1).
https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2021/08/linux-bsd-command-line-101-using-awk-sed-and-grep-in-the-terminal/

NetBSD Laptop Recommendations.
https://www.unitedbsd.com/d/180-netbsd-laptop-recommendations/4

OpenBSD Got Hibernation Time Reduced.
https://www.undeadly.org/cgi?action=article;sid=20210831050932

FreeBSD/EC2 AMI Systems Manager Public Parameters.
https://www.daemonology.net/blog/2021-08-31-FreeBSD-AMI-SSM-Public-Parameters.html

HardenedBSD 2021/08 Status Report.
https://hardenedbsd.org/article/shawn-webb/2021-08-31/hardenedbsd-august-2021-status-report

Humble Bundle – Machine Learning Bookshelf by No Starch Press.
https://www.humblebundle.com/books/machine-learning-bookshelf-no-starch-press-books

Fair Internet Bandwidth Management on Network using OpenBSD.
https://dataswamp.org/~solene/2021-08-30-openbsd-qos-lan.html

58% of Tech Savvy Users Block Google Analytics.
https://plausible.io/blog/google-analytics-adblockers-missing-data

Docker Desktop no Longer Free for Large Companies.
https://www.theregister.com/2021/08/31/docker_desktop_no_longer_free/

SerenityOS Update 2021/08.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GT2SO-X2Wik

New 2021Q3 Quarterly Binary Packages for DragonflyBSD Available.
https://lists.dragonflybsd.org/pipermail/users/2021-August/404810.html

Tor is Great Sysadmin Tool.
https://www.jamieweb.net/blog/tor-is-a-great-sysadmin-tool/

Klara Systems – Choosing Right ZFS Pool Layout.
https://klarasystems.com/articles/choosing-the-right-zfs-pool-layout/

DEC Legacy 2021 is On!
http://wickensonline.co.uk/declegacy/

Raspberry Pi 3B+ FreeBSD Gaming Server.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wzqKuOpZLjI

Application Sandboxing in Solaris 11.4.
https://blogs.oracle.com/solaris/post/application-sandboxing-in-oracle-solaris-114

BSD Now 418 – Greatest Time in History to Be Creator.
https://www.bsdnow.tv/418

FreeBSD Enables Touch Tracking for Late Synaptics PS/2 Touchpads.
https://cgit.freebsd.org/src/commit/?id=c21171af687e20173b6b39e33db55999ba8d715e
https://twitter.com/FreeBSDHelp/status/1433584329003651072

FreeBSD Setup Tips from FreeBSD Foundation.
https://freebsdfoundation.org/freebsd-project/resources/freebsd-set-up-tips/

OpenBSD Gets xterm(1) Unveiled.
https://undeadly.org/cgi?action=article;sid=20210903092042

OpenBSD Makes traceroute(8) Faster.
https://undeadly.org/cgi?action=article;sid=20210903094704

Use Bookmarks in bash/zsh Shells.
https://threkk.medium.com/how-to-use-bookmarks-in-bash-zsh-6b8074e40774

Using FreeBSD re-root Capability for Fun and Profit.
https://people.freebsd.org/~lidl/blog/re-root.html

Installing IFIX with AIX Live Update.
https://techchannel.com/SMB/9/2021/ifix-aix-live-update

FreeBSD Desktop – Netflix Signal Telegram.
https://vermaden.wordpress.com/2021/09/06/freebsd-desktop-part-27-configuration-netflix-signal-telegram/

Hardware

Fanless HDPLEX H3 AMD Ryzen 7 5700G Build.
https://www.fanlesstech.com/2021/08/hdplex-h3-ryzen-7-5700g-build.html

Western Digital Reimagines HDD – Flash Integration with OptiNAND.
https://www.anandtech.com/show/16920/western-digital-reimagines-hdd-flash-integration-with-optinand

Western Digital 20TB ePMR Hard Drives with OptiNAND.
https://www.servethehome.com/western-digital-20tb-epmr-hard-drives-with-optinand/

Cloudflare – Intel Ice Lake-SP Draw Several Hundred Watts More than AMD EPYC Milan at Same Performance Levels.
https://www.hardwaretimes.com/cloudflare-intel-ice-lake-sp-draw-several-hundred-watts-more-than-amds-epyc-milan-at-same-performance-levels/

Did IBM Just Preview Future of Caches?
https://www.anandtech.com/show/16924/did-ibm-just-preview-the-future-of-caches

Talospace – Cache Splash in Telum Means Seventh Heaven for POWER 11?
https://www.talospace.com/2021/09/cache-splash-in-telum-means-seventh.html

Chip Shortage Keeps Getting Worse. Why Can Not We Just Make More?
https://www.bloomberg.com/graphics/2021-chip-production-why-hard-to-make-semiconductors/

Life

Art of Not Taking Things Personally.
https://medium.dave-bailey.com/the-art-of-not-taking-things-personally-b7a8395ce172

Complicated Reality of Doing What You Love.
https://www.vox.com/the-highlight/22620178/hobby-job-leisure-labor

Australia – Unprecedented Surveillance Bill Rushed Through Parliament in 24 Hours.
https://tutanota.com/blog/posts/australia-surveillance-bill/

Teen Who Had Heart Attack after COVID Vaccine to Receive $225,000.
https://www.msn.com/en-sg/news/singapore/teen-who-had-heart-attack-after-vaccine-dose-to-receive-225-000/ar-AANn7Am

Other

Google Researchers Detail New Method for Upscaling Images.
https://www.dpreview.com/news/0501469519/google-researchers-detail-new-method-upscaling-low-resolution-images-with-impressive-results

Mozilla VPN Completes Independent Security Audit by Cure53.
https://blog.mozilla.org/en/mozilla/news/mozilla-vpn-completes-independent-security-audit-by-cure53/

Kimi Raikkonen Formula 1 McLaren MP4-17D from 2002 for Sale.
https://rmsothebys.com/en/auctions/sm21/st–moritz/lots/r0014-2002-mclaren-mp4-17d/

Google Chrome to Remove Detailed Cookie and Site Data Controls.
https://lapcatsoftware.com/articles/chrome-cookie.html

uBlock Origin – Everything You Need to Know About.
https://addons.mozilla.org/blog/ublock-origin-everything-you-need-to-know-about-the-ad-blocker/

Quote(s) of the Week

“We have two lives, and the second begins when we realize we only have one.”

Confucius

EOF

Valuable News – 2021/08/30

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 src Browsing on Linux and My rtld Contribution.
https://maskray.me/blog/2021-08-22-freebsd-src-browsing-on-linux-and-my-rtld-contribution

Hidden Early History of Unix.
https://papers.freebsd.org/2020/FOSDEM/losh-Hidden_early_history_of_Unix.files/slides.pdf

Putty in Your Hand and in FreeBSD.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nJpVVv8AmTQ

How to Install TrueNAS CORE.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wya16ef1G-E

Doom 3 on ReactOS.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kkqt9jDJQ3E

CalyxOS is Private By Design de-googled Android.
https://calyxos.org/

FreeBSD Wine Proton Gaming – Sea of Thieves.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q0_hIf2Shyc

LibreOffice Suite 7.2.0 Available in the FreeBSD Ports.
https://cgit.freebsd.org/ports/commit/?id=40db9da303629cb1835ee6bbe5f8d433770be2bc

OpenBSD 6.9 Router Benchmarks.
https://kernelpanic.life/hardware/openbsd-router-benchmarks.html

High Availability with OpenBGPD on OpenBSD 6.9.
https://kernelpanic.life/software/high-availability-with-openbgpd-on-openbsd.html

High Availability in Practice with OpenBSD.
https://kernelpanic.life/software/high-availability-in-practice-with-openbsd.html

Installing helloSystem.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HXOTCJItFeo

Installing GhostBSD.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YukS88sRq_o

Airyx 0.3.0 Alpha Preview Release.
https://github.com/mszoek/airyx/releases/tag/0.3.0pre

Vagrant Plugin to Manage Bhyve and Zones on Illumos (OmniOSce).
https://github.com/Makr91/vagrant-zones

BSD Now 417 – Bhyve Private Cloud.
https://www.bsdnow.tv/417

Improving GDB Protocol Compatibility in LLDB.
https://www.moritz.systems/blog/improving-gdb-protocol-compatibility-in-lldb/

Announcing Oracle Solaris 11.4 SRU36.
https://blogs.oracle.com/solaris/post/announcing-oracle-solaris-114-sru36

The yt-dlp is youtube-dl Fork Based on youtube-dlc.
https://github.com/yt-dlp/yt-dlp

NetBSD WiFi Project Status Update.
https://blog.netbsd.org/tnf/entry/wifi_project_status_update

WhatsApp Achieves 1 000 000 Established TCP Sessions on Single Machine with FreeBSD and Erlang.
https://blog.whatsapp.com/on-e-millio-n?lang=en

FreeBSD Journal 2021/07-08 Issue Available.
https://freebsdfoundation.org/past-issues/desktop-wireless/
https://freebsdfoundation.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/July_aug2021.pdf

In Other BSDs for 2021/08/28.
https://www.dragonflydigest.com/2021/08/28/26111.html

NetBSD Users – Why Do You Use it over FreeBSD and OpenBSD?
https://www.unitedbsd.com/d/90-netbsd-users-why-do-you-use-it-over-freebsd-and-openbsd/

Useless Use of GNU.
https://jmmv.dev/2021/08/useless-use-of-gnu.html

SerenityOS Adds Flamegraph View for Stack for PR Profiler.
https://twitter.com/awesomekling/status/1431683216625258501

OmniOS Private Virtual Network with Zone.
https://gist.github.com/pbdigital-dot-org/966a680b79a547133bba9495a60720dc

Venix Emulator Update.
https://bsdimp.blogspot.com/2021/08/a-new-path-vm86-based-venix-emulator.html

OmniOS Bhyve Host – Resize FreeBSD Disk.
https://gist.github.com/pbdigital-dot-org/78bcba475a179075208df44df1175362

Colombian Officials Accidentally Reveal Details on Big Pharma Immunity for Adverse Reactions to COVID Vaccines.
https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/columbian-officials-accidentally-reveal-details-on-big-pharmas-immunity-for-adverse-reactions-to-covid-vaccines/

The xterm(1) Terminal Emulator Can do Lot More than Just Display Text.
https://utcc.utoronto.ca/~cks/space/blog/unix/XTermQuiteSophisticated

This Week in KDE – Accent Colors.
https://pointieststick.com/2021/08/27/this-week-in-kde-accent-colors/

20 Years of Haiku.
https://www.haiku-os.org/news/2021-08-18_20_years_of_haiku/

Humble Bundle UNIX Linux Books.
https://www.humblebundle.com/books/unix-linux-books

Use VBOXVGA/VBOXSVGA for GhostBSD under VirtualBox.
https://github.com/ghostbsd/ghostbsd-src/issues/77

Hardware

ARM Neoverse N2 at Hot Chips 33.
https://www.servethehome.com/arm-neoverse-n2-at-hot-chips-33/

Esperanto ET-SoC-1 1092 RISC-V AI Accelerator Solution at Hot Chips 33.
https://www.servethehome.com/esperanto-et-soc-1-1092-risc-v-ai-accelerator-solution-at-hot-chips-33/

Kobol Team is Pulling the Plug.
https://blog.kobol.io/2021/08/25/we-are-pulling-the-plug/

MSI Cubi N Mini PC.
https://www.msi.com/Business-Productivity-PC/Cubi-N-JSL

ODYSSEY-X86J4105 SBC Re_Computer Mini PC.
https://cnx-software.cn/2021/08/26/odyssey-x86j4105-sbc-unboxing/

AMD Powered PrimeMini Connect Mini PC.
https://www.fanlesstech.com/2021/08/amd-powered-primemini-connect.html

AMIGA at NASA – Secret in Hangar AE.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZxW3E7UMrKM

Silent Changes to WD Budget SSD May Lower Speeds by 50%.
https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2021/08/silent-changes-to-western-digitals-budget-ssd-may-lower-speeds-by-up-to-50/

Western Digital Confirms Speed Crippling SN550 SSD Flash Change.
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/hardware/western-digital-confirms-speed-crippling-sn550-ssd-flash-change/

ASRock Industrial NUC BOX-1165G7 Mini-PC Review.
https://www.anandtech.com/show/16914/asrock-industrial-nuc-box1165g7-minipc-review-an-ultracompact-tiger-lake-desktop

AMD RDNA 2 and EPYC Inspired Infinity Cache at Hot Chips 33.
https://www.servethehome.com/amd-rdna-2-and-epyc-inspired-infinity-cache-at-hot-chips-33/

Semiconductor Heist of Century – ARM China Has Gone Completely Rogue.
https://semianalysis.substack.com/p/the-semiconductor-heist-of-the-century

Samsung Changes Components for Their 970 EVO Plus SSD and Make Them Slower.
https://www.techpowerup.com/286008/et-tu-samsung-samsung-too-changes-components-for-their-970-evo-plus-ssd

ICY Dock MB720MK-B-V2 4x M.2 NVMe to 5.25 in Bay Review.
https://www.servethehome.com/icy-dock-mb720mk-b-v2-4x-m-2-nvme-to-5-25-in-bay-review/

Meltdown Like Vulnerability Affects AMD Zen+ and Zen2 Processors.
https://www.techpowerup.com/286119/meltdown-like-vulnerability-affects-amd-zen-and-zen2-processors

OpenRSYNC Gains include/exclude Support.
https://undeadly.org/cgi?action=article;sid=20210830081715

Life

Burning Out and Quitting.
https://mayakaczorowski.com/blogs/burnout

All Seeing ‘i’ – Apple Just Declared War on Your Privacy.
https://edwardsnowden.substack.com/p/all-seeing-i

Seven News Reporter Rushed to Hospital with Extremely Rare Heart Inflammation after Getting Pfizer Covid Shot.
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9927973/Seven-News-reporter-Denham-Hitchcock-rushed-hospital-Pfizer-Covid-heart-effect.html

Lisa Shaw – Presenter Death Due to Complications of AstraZeneca Covid Vaccine.
https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-tyne-58330796

Facebook Messenger Silently Censoring Links – Claims They Were Sent.
https://twitter.com/kylejohnmorris/status/1431714982782066688

Quebec Vaccine Passport App Hacked within Days After Launch.
https://mobilesyrup.com/2021/08/27/quebec-vaccine-passport-app-hacked-within-days-after-launch/

Delingpole – Thousands Converge on London for Anti Lockdown Rally.
https://www.breitbart.com/europe/2021/06/27/thousands-anti-lockdown-rally-ignored-again-by-msm/

Other

Most Influential Books for Programmers.
https://github.com/cs-books/influential-cs-books

Rise of User Hostile Software.
https://den.dev/blog/user-hostile-software/

Why are Hyperlinks Blue?
https://blog.mozilla.org/en/internet-culture/deep-dives/why-are-hyperlinks-blue/

Dungeons and Dragons 5th Edition Challenge Rating System is Deranged.
http://boston.conman.org/2021/08/15.1

EOF

Valuable News – 2021/08/23

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

pkgupdate – OpenBSD Script to Update Packages Fast.
https://dataswamp.org/~solene/2021-08-15-openbsd-pkgupdate.html

Ansible Role to Configure BastilleBSD Host for FreeBSD Jails Containers.
https://github.com/yaazkal/ansible-role-bastille
https://twitter.com/Yaazkal/status/1427394364951695363

Wiz Installer for FreeBSD 13 on RPI4.
https://github.com/wiz/rpi4-freebsd

Psst is Spotify Client with Native GUI w/o Electron and Built in Rust.
https://github.com/jpochyla/psst

FreeBSD Can Now Automatically Start Jails within Jails.
https://cgit.freebsd.org/src/commit/?id=35cf9fecbd80f56e39524f480240acfd953c93e1

EC2 Boot Time Benchmarking.
https://www.daemonology.net/blog/2021-08-12-EC2-boot-time-benchmarking.html

Installing GhostBSD.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YukS88sRq_o

SerenityOS is UNIX Love Letter to the 90s.
https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2021/08/not-a-linux-distro-review-serenityos-is-a-unix-y-love-letter-to-the-90s/

NetBSD Explained – Unix System That Can Run on Anything.
https://www.makeuseof.com/what-is-netbsd/

Essence Operating System to Replace Linux/Windows as Desktop Operating System.
https://essence.handmade.network/
https://gitlab.com/nakst/essence

MATE Desktop Environment 1.26 Released.
https://mate-desktop.org/blog/2021-08-08-mate-1-26-released/

BSD Weekly – Issue 82.
https://bsdweekly.com/issues/82

Interview with Deb Goodkin from FreeBSD Foundation.
https://devstyler.io/blog/2021/08/16/our-whole-mission-is-to-support-the-freebsd-project-and-the-community/

BSD Now 416 – Netcat Printing.
https://www.bsdnow.tv/416

Another Free CA Lets Encrypt Alternative.
https://scotthelme.co.uk/heres-another-free-ca-as-an-alternative-to-lets-encrypt/

GhostBSD Makes Switch to FreeBSD rc.d Init.
https://www.ghostbsd.org/rc_switch
http://download.us.ghostbsd.org/development/amd64/latest/

VoidLinux in FreeBSD Jail with init.
https://antranigv.am/weblog_en/posts/2021-08-21-00-37/

Improving GDB Protocol Compatibility in LLDB.
https://www.moritz.systems/blog/improving-gdb-protocol-compatibility-in-lldb/

In Other BSDs for 2021/08/21.
https://www.dragonflydigest.com/2021/08/21/26089.html

Opinionated Guide to xargs(1).
https://www.oilshell.org/blog/2021/08/xargs.html

I am Not Sure That UNIX Won.
https://rubenerd.com/im-not-sure-that-unix-won/

One Week with FreeBSD 13 on Acer Aspire One ZG5.
http://box.matto.nl/one-week-with-freebsd-13-on-an-acer-aspire-one-zg5.html

Linux is Dead. Long Live Docker Monoculture.
https://antranigv.am/weblog_en/posts/2021-08-13-13-37/

FreeBSD Works on sysutils/docker-freebsd Update.
https://reviews.freebsd.org/D21570

Remote Desktop on NetBSD with Xnest (no VNC).
https://raymii.org/s/articles/Remote_desktop_on_NetBSD_with_Xnest_no_VNC.html

My Journey with SerenityOS So Far.
https://linus.dev/posts/my-journey-with-serenityos/

Just a Little Polite Rebuke.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6TOHu8VgUWw

FreeBSD Bhyve Overview – Why it is Better than Other Hypervisors.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uV61mVYsFM8

Recent and Not So Recent Changes in OpenBSD that Make Life Better.
https://bsdly.blogspot.com/2021/08/recent-and-not-so-recent-changes-in.html
https://home.nuug.no/~peter/openbsd_moments/

Hardware

Seagate Remains HDD King but Western Digital is Approaching.
https://www.tomshardware.com/news/hdd-shipments-in-q2-2021

SK Hynix Releases 2TB Version of Gold P31 NVMe SSD.
https://www.anandtech.com/show/16890/sk-hynix-releases-2tb-version-of-gold-p31-ssd

Monstargear NINJA87BT TKL Keyboard Review.
https://www.techpowerup.com/review/monstar-gear-ninja87bt-tkl-keyboard/

Assume All Your Gadgets Have Been Hacked or are Hackable.
https://cybernews.com/security/assume-all-your-gadgets-have-been-hacked-or-are-hackable-security-expert/

Ultra Low Power RISC-V System on Chip Features Adaptive Body Biasing Technology.
https://www.cnx-software.com/2021/08/22/ultra-low-power-risc-v-system-on-chip-features-adaptive-body-biasing-technology/

Kingston A2000 1TB NVMe SSD Review.
https://www.servethehome.com/kingston-a2000-1tb-ssd-review/

AMD ZEN 3 at Hot Chips 33.
https://www.servethehome.com/amd-zen-3-at-hot-chips-33/

IBM Z Telum Mainframe Processor at Hot Chips 33.
https://www.servethehome.com/ibm-z-telum-mainframe-processor-at-hot-chips-33/

Life

MIT and Harvard Study Suggests mRNA Vaccine Might Permanently Alter DNA After All.
https://www.algora.com/Algora_blog/2021/03/16/mit-harvard-study-suggests-mrna-vaccine-might-permanently-alter-dna-after-all

Why is it So Hard to Be Rational?
https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2021/08/23/why-is-it-so-hard-to-be-rational

You Do Not Need to Work on Hard Problems.
https://www.benkuhn.net/hard/

My Ordinary Life – Improvements Since the 1990s.
https://www.gwern.net/Improvements

On Link Between Great Thinking and Obsessive Walking.
https://lithub.com/on-the-link-between-great-thinking-and-obsessive-walking/

Other

Lepton (Old Name Was Proton Fix) for Firefox 89 and Later.
https://github.com/black7375/Firefox-UI-Fix#installation-guide

Undo Proton UI in Firefox 91 and Onwards.
https://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/firefox-91-disable-proton.html

25 Years Later – Original QUAKE Gets Remaster for PC and Consoles.
https://www.tomshardware.com/news/quake-original-remaster

EOF

Valuable News – 2021/08/16

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

OpenSolaris/Illumos pfexec(8) is Kind of Linux sudo(8) Right?
https://trochejen.blogspot.com/2009/08/pfexec-is-kind-of-sudo-right.html

The i3lock-color Lockscreen Available in FreeBSD Ports.
https://github.com/Raymo111/i3lock-color#freebsd-port

Storage Clustering via HAST Framework in FreeBSD 12.0.
http://www.assistanz.com/storage-clustering-via-hast-framework-in-freebsd-12-0/

Its Time for Operating Systems to Rediscover Hardware.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=36myc8wQhLo

Multi Core (SMP) Stability Work in SerenityOS.
https://twitter.com/awesomekling/status/1425199992252338178

Minop – Bare Metal Drop In for AWS S3.
https://tech.marksblogg.com/minio-aws-s3-hdfs.html

FreeBSD Support for Discord App.
https://support.discord.com/hc/en-us/community/posts/360068878251-FreeBSD-Support-for-Discord-App

FreeBSD Experiment Rethinks OS Install.
https://hackaday.com/2021/08/10/freebsd-experiment-rethinks-the-os-install/

Do Not Remove Data Disks from Solaris ZFS Pools if Performance is Important.
https://jomasoftmarcel.blogspot.com/2021/08/dont-remove-data-disks-from-solaris.html

Dooblecious BSD-3 Browser.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iJAq6B0p6hs

CultBSD – Experimental BSD Based Project Distribution.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CYmfv9cIztQ

Hardware

AMIGA 500 Mini is On the Way.
https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-08-10-an-amiga-500-mini-is-on-the-way

Another AMD Zen SEV (Secure Encrypted Virtualization) Vulnerability Demonstrated.
https://www.tomshardware.com/news/yet-another-amd-zen-secure-encrypted-virtualization-vulnerability-demonstrated-by-researchers

Life

Why Thousands of American Parents are Sending Their Kids to Russian Math.
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https://www.wbur.org/news/2017/04/13/russian-math-school

Other

Firefox 91.0 Introduces HTTPS by Default in Private Browsing.
https://blog.mozilla.org/security/2021/08/10/firefox-91-introduces-https-by-default-in-private-browsing/

Firefox 91.0 Release Notes.
https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/91.0/releasenotes/

Abandoned Motorola Headquarters.
https://www.abandonedspaces.com/industry/motorola.html

EOF

Valuable News – 2021/08/09

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

Reviewing My First OpenBSD Port – What I Would Do Differently 10 Years Later.
https://briancallahan.net/blog/20210802.html

Workaround sudo(8) GUI for Wayland-X11 Apps.
https://www.scivision.dev/gui-sudo-fix-connection-refused/

Back to Linux – Actually to Windows 10 with WSL.
https://metaredux.com/posts/2021/07/31/back-to-linux.html

InitWare (systemd fork) Runs on OpenBSD for First Time.
https://github.com/InitWare/InitWare
https://imgur.com/a/nqg9Go9

OpenBSD Focused openbsd-run Ansible Playbook Embedded in Type Annotated Python.
https://openbsd.run/

Project Wifibox – Use Linux Wireless Drives on FreeBSD with Bhyve virtualization Passthrough.
https://lists.freebsd.org/archives/freebsd-wireless/2021-August/000045.html
https://github.com/pgj/freebsd-wifibox

Bye CUPS – Printing with Netcat.
https://retrohacker.substack.com/p/bye-cups-printing-with-netcat

ReactOS amd64 Build is Getting More Stable.
https://reactos.org/blogs/newsletter-101/

Klara Systems – Achieving RPO/RTO Objectives with ZFS – Part 1.
https://klarasystems.com/articles/achieving-rpo-rto-objectives-with-zfs-part-1/

Interview with John Kozubik (rsync.net CEO).
https://console.dev/interviews/rsync-john-kozubik/

Logical Decoding of Two Phase Commits in PostgreSQL 14.
https://www.postgresql.fastware.com/blog/logical-decoding-of-two-phase-commits

FreeBSD Foundation 2021 Q2 Status Update.
https://freebsdfoundation.org/blog/freebsd-foundation-q2-2021-status-update/

pfstat on OpenBSD – Analyze Stream on IPv4/IPv6 Through PF.
https://doc.huc.fr.eu.org/en/monitor/pfstat-openbsd/

OPNsense 21.7.1 Released.
https://forum.opnsense.org/index.php?topic=24233.0

BSD Now 414 – Running Online Conferences.
https://www.bsdnow.tv/414

Old Computer Challenge – OpenBSD on 1 CPU with 512 MB RAM.
https://dataswamp.org/~solene/2021-07-07-old-computer-challenge.html
https://ohio.araw.xyz/old-computer/

TrueNAS 12.0-U5 Released with Bugfixes as FreeNAS Sunsets.
https://www.servethehome.com/truenas-12-0-u5-released-with-bugfixes-as-freenas-sunsets/
https://www.servethehome.com/truenas-12-0-u5-released-with-bugfixes-as-freenas-sunsets/truenas-12-0-u5-update-post/

So What Can You Do with FreeBSD Anyway – Part 2.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CAU7zUeWOTU

OpenBSD on Framework Laptop.
https://jcs.org/2021/08/06/framework

Unix Shell: History and Trivia.
https://www.oilshell.org/blog/2021/08/history-trivia.html

In Other BSDs for 2021/08/07.
https://www.dragonflydigest.com/2021/08/07/26037.html

Expanding our FreeBSD Home File Server.
https://rubenerd.com/expanding-our-freebsd-home-file-server/

Suppres motd on FreeBSD 13.0.
https://dan.langille.org/2021/08/03/suppressing-motd-on-freebsd-13-0/

Zen Music is Music Player/Visualizer/Organizer Inspired by 2000 Era iTunes.
https://github.com/milgra/zenmusic

Bringing NetBSD to Zig Continuous Integration.
https://wf.lavatech.top/lun-4/bringing-netbsd-to-zigs-continuous-integration

The bsd-user Updates to Run Hello World on QEMU.
https://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/qemu-devel/2021-08/msg01266.html

Notcurses – Blingful TUIs and Character Graphics.
https://github.com/dankamongmen/notcurses

Hardware

One Year of AMIGA.
https://linuxjedi.co.uk/2021/08/02/one-year-of-amiga/

Backblaze Drive Stats for 2021 Q2.
https://www.backblaze.com/blog/backblaze-drive-stats-for-q2-2021/

AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX Zen 3 CPU Powers New NUC Like PC.
https://www.tomshardware.com/news/amd-ryzen-9-5900hx-powers-new-nuc-like-pc

Personal Computing on AMIGA in 2021.
https://thedorkweb.substack.com/p/personal-computing-on-an-amiga-in-2021

AMD Based Palm Sized Desktop is Upgradeable Despite its Small Size.
https://www.tomshardware.com/news/upgradeable-palm-sized-amd-renoir-pc

Use PinePhone as Mobile WiFi Hotspot
https://www.cnx-software.com/2021/08/08/how-to-use-pinephone-as-a-mobile-hotspot/

WD Black SN850 1TB NVMe SSD Review Testing on AMD and Intel CPUs.
https://www.servethehome.com/wd-black-sn850-1tb-nvme-ssd-review-testing-on-amd-and-intel-cpus/

Life

Most Unbelievable Things About Life Before Smartphones.
https://mattruby.substack.com/p/the-most-unbelievable-things-about

Where Are Robotic Bricklayers?
https://constructionphysics.substack.com/p/where-are-the-robotic-bricklayers

People Are Less Tolerant of Atheists Expressing Their Beliefs at Work Compared to Christians/Muslims/Jews.
https://www.psypost.org/2021/08/people-are-less-tolerant-of-atheists-expressing-their-beliefs-at-work-compared-to-christians-muslims-or-jews-61626

Top Health Expert Dr Joseph Mercola Forced to Delete His 15000 Articles Due to Big Pharma Censorship.
https://greatgameindia.com/joseph-mercola-delete-48-hours/

Other

Firefox – Performance in Progress.
https://blog.mozilla.org/performance/2021/08/05/performance-in-progress/

Meet alyxOS – De-Googled Android Alternative.
https://calyxos.org/

Beckhoff Opens Denver Area Office – Space Will Increase Collaboration with FreeBSD Foundation.
https://www.controldesign.com/industrynews/2021/beckhoff-opens-denver-area-office/

Open Letter Against Apple Privacy Invasive Content Scanning Technology.
https://appleprivacyletter.com/

No Leap Second on 2021-12-31 – Earth is Spinning a Bit Faster.
https://mm.icann.org/pipermail/tz/2021-July/030318.html

Apps Getting Worse.
https://www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/202x/2021/08/07/Apps-Get-Worse

EOF

Valuable News – 2021/08/03

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

DragonflyBSD Virtualization – NVMM Hypervisor.
https://www.dragonflybsd.org/docs/docs/howtos/nvmm/

BSD Now 412 – Command Line Secrets.
https://www.bsdnow.tv/412

Noob Installs FreeBSD. I am Noob.
https://www.twitch.tv/videos/1099312830

OPNsense 21.1.9 Released.
https://forum.opnsense.org/index.php?topic=24089.0

Open Source Voices 17 – Tom Jones – FreeBSD Developer.
https://www.opensourcevoices.org/17

Moving to FreeBSD.
https://www.porcus.ch/blog/2021-07-25-Moving_to_FreeBSD.html

Bareos 21 Will Only Support PostgreSQL – Migrate Your Catalog from MySQL/MariaDB.
https://twitter.com/bareos_backup/status/1419975106093359152
https://docs.bareos.org/man/bareos-dbcopy.html

Lessons learned from 15 Years of SumatraPDF.
https://blog.kowalczyk.info/article/2f72237a4230410a888acbfce3dc0864/lessons-learned-from-15-years-of-sumatrapdf-an-open-source-windows-app.html

Iglunix – Unix Like Software Distribution with No GNU Components.
https://github.com/iglunix/iglunix

Upgrade Into FreeBSD Bhyve Was Successful.
https://npulse.net/en/blog/84-upgrade-into-freebsd-bhyve-was-successfull

Running openSUSE in FreeBSD Jail Using BastilleBSD.
https://peter.czanik.hu/posts/opensuse_in_bastille/

Taking Look at GhostBSD – FreeBSD Made Easy.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Obpje5SlnvY

Crowdsec Makes Progress on FreeBSD Support.
https://discourse.crowdsec.net/t/freebsd-support/177

So What Can You Do with FreeBSD Anyway – Part 1.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9MjMJxJ8ZQU

Updating FreeBSD from Git.
https://freebsdfoundation.org/updating-freebsd-from-git/

FreeBSD Performance Improvement – Now ~30% Reduction of Time Spent in cpu_search_*() Function.
https://twitter.com/FreeBSDHelp/status/1420630212476211203
https://cgit.freebsd.org/src/commit/?id=aefe0a8c32d370f2fdd0d0771eb59f8845beda17

BSD Now 413 – BSD/Linux Chimera.
https://www.bsdnow.tv/413

Wrapper Scripts to Run GitHub Actions in Jail on FreeBSD.
https://github.com/davidchisnall/act-pot

OpenBSD on ThinkPad T14 (AMD Ryzen) – Brave New World.
https://functionallyparanoid.com/2021/07/23/thinkpad-t14-amd-gen-2-a-brave-new-world/

5 Quick Reasons to Switch to FreeBSD.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6pMqTNaYJ98

The sysutils/lsblk Updated to 3.6 in FreeBSD Ports.
https://twitter.com/vermaden/status/1421196394170396686

Running My Own Email Server on OpenBSD.
http://code.jeremyevans.net/2021-07-29-running-my-own-email-server.html

The ztop Displays ZFS Datasets I/O in Real Time.
https://github.com/asomers/ztop

Automatically Lock Screen on OpenBSD Using xidle(1) and xlock(1).
https://dataswamp.org/~solene/2021-07-30-openbsd-xidle-xlock.html

In Other BSDs for 2021/07/31.
https://www.dragonflydigest.com/2021/07/31/26020.html

Using freebsd-update(8) to Upgrade Jails.
https://rubenerd.com/using-freebsd-update-to-upgrade-jails/

FreeBSD Migrating to LLVM Binutils Tools.
https://marc.info/?l=freebsd-hackers&m=162549778030778&w=2

New BastilleBSD Release with Additional Debian Linux Support.
https://twitter.com/BastilleBSD/status/1421712297739767812

The ssheven Modern SSH Client for Mac OS 7/8/9.
https://github.com/cy384/ssheven

FreeBSD Reduces Time Spent by 25% in cpu_search_highest() in sched_ule(4) Scheduler.
https://cgit.freebsd.org/src/commit/?id=2668bb2a

FreeBSD Adds Time Logging for Each Stage of make buildworld.
https://cgit.freebsd.org/src/commit/?id=99feb137f5f66f903bba816c1d98ced2a92bef12
https://bugs.freebsd.org/257141

Hardware

Framework Laptop is Now Shipping and Press Reviews are Up.
https://frame.work/blog/the-framework-laptop-is-now-shipping-and-press-reviews

Linus Tech Tips – Completely Upgradeable Laptop.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0rkTgPt3M4k

ASUS PN41 Available.
https://www.fanlesstech.com/2021/07/jasper-lake-asus-pn41-available.html

NASA Offered for Sale its Old AMIGA 2500 Computer.
https://sudonull.com/post/17376-NASA-has-offered-for-sale-its-old-computer-Amiga-2500

AMD EPYC Expands as Intel Xeon Contracts in 2021 Q2.
https://www.servethehome.com/amd-epyc-expands-as-intel-xeon-contracts-in-q2-2021/

Super Micro Launches Top Loading Storage Solutions Enough to Match Netflix Library.
https://www.hardwaretimes.com/super-micro-launches-top-loading-storage-solutions-enough-to-match-the-netflix-library/

ASRock KRAKEN – Industrial iEPF-9000S/iEP-9000E Series.
https://www.fanlesstech.com/2021/07/asrocks-kraken.html
https://www.asrockind.com/article/98

Seagate Barracuda 510 1TB NVMe SSD Review.
https://www.servethehome.com/seagate-barracuda-510-1tb-nvme-ssd-review/

3Dfx to Return – Claims Twitter Account With no Evidence.
https://www.tomshardware.com/news/3dfx-triumphant-return-maybe

Life

You Can Not Tell People Anything. [2004]
http://habitatchronicles.com/2004/04/you-cant-tell-people-anything/

Insecurity Industry – Edward Snowden.
https://edwardsnowden.substack.com/p/ns-oh-god-how-is-this-legal

Other

Dell Will Not Ship Energy Hungry PCs to California and Other US States Due to Power Regulations.
https://www.theregister.com/2021/07/26/dell_energy_pcs/

FreeDOS Running Windows 3.1.
https://virtuallyfun.com/wordpress/2021/07/27/freedos-running-windows-3-1/

EOF

Valuable News – 2021/07/26

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

Szyszka is Simple But Powerful and Fast Bulk File Renamer.
https://github.com/qarmin/szyszka

Rhit Works from Your Standard Nginx Logs with No Preparation.
https://dystroy.org/rhit/

My Fanless OpenBSD Desktop.
https://jcs.org/2021/07/19/desktop

Sequoia – Deep Root in Linux Filesystem Layer – CVE-2021-33909.
https://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2021/07/20/1

Klara Systems – FreeBSD TCP Performance System Controls
https://klarasystems.com/articles/freebsd-tcp-performance-system-controls/

RAIDZ Expansion and dRAID Excellent OpenZFS Adventure.
http://storagegaga.com/raidz-expansion-and-draid-excellent-openzfs-adventure/

FreeBSD Imports OpenBSD Syncookie Support for pf(8).
https://cgit.freebsd.org/src/commit/?id=8e1864ed07121b479b95d7e3a5931a9e0ffd4713

Netcat – All You Need to Know.
https://blog.ikuamike.io/posts/2021/netcat/

FreeBSD Implements Unprivileged chroot(8) Feature.
https://cgit.freebsd.org/src/commit/?id=a40cf4175c90142442d0c6515f6c83956336699b

Nasty Linux systemd Security Bug Revealed.
https://www.zdnet.com/article/nasty-linux-systemd-security-bug-revealed/

Adventures with FreeBSD – 5 Old School Games.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=38EAQTf4NvE

FreeBSD pkg(8) 1.17.0 is Out with Two Major Changes.
https://twitter.com/_bapt_/status/1418127710249947137

NVMM Lands in DragonflyBSD.
https://www.dragonflydigest.com/2021/07/21/26006.html

Why vi(1) Rocks.
https://why-vi.rocks/

Bootstrap OPNsense Development Environment in Vagrant. [UPDATED]
https://github.com/punktDe/vagrant-opnsense

Some Improvements to NetworkMgr for FreeBSD.
https://freshports.org/net-mgmt/networkmgr/

VirtualBox with FreeBSD + KDE.
https://euroquis.nl//kde/2021/07/14/vboxfbsdkde.html

BSD Now 412 – Command Line Secrets.
https://www.bsdnow.tv/412

MyBee – FreeBSD OS and Hypervisor Bhyve as Private Cloud.
https://habr.com/en/post/569226/

Upper Case. Lower Case. Title Case.
https://www.johndcook.com/blog/2021/07/22/case-folding/

Syncthing – Syncing All the Things.
https://lwn.net/Articles/861978/

In Other BSDs for 2021/07/24.
https://www.dragonflydigest.com/2021/07/24/25994.html

GhostBSD Will Move to FreeBSD rc(8) Instead of Currently Used OpenRC.
https://twitter.com/Ericbsd/status/1419350133171531777

WiFi with AC on FreeBSD.
https://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/freebsd-hackers/2020-June/056170.html

Setup FTP Server on NetBSD Using ftpd(8) Daemon.
https://www.unitedbsd.com/d/551-set-up-a-ftp-server-on-netbsd-using-ftpd8

OpenBSD Virtualization – Host and Guests on Same Network.
https://doc.huc.fr.eu.org/en/sys/openbsd/vmd-host-guest-on-same-network/

NCDU 2 – Less Hungry and More Ziggy.
https://dev.yorhel.nl/doc/ncdu2

Wine on FreeBSD Updated from 5.0.5 to 6.0.1.
https://twitter.com/FreeBSDHelp/status/1419592817010089984

OpenBSD Full Tor Setup.
https://dataswamp.org/~solene/2021-07-25-openbsd-full-tor.html

Hardware

Framework Laptop DIY Edition Review – Real Fixer Upper.
https://www.tomshardware.com/news/framework-laptop-diy-edition

TrueNAS Already Has 1.23 PB of Storage Devoted to Farming Chia.
https://www.tomshardware.com/news/truenas-gets-into-chia-farming-truepool

PlasticARM – Get Your Next CPU – Made without Silicon.
https://www.anandtech.com/show/16837/plasticarm-get-your-next-cpu-without-silicon

From Idea to Icon – 50 Years of Floppy Disk.
https://www.howtogeek.com/740436/from-idea-to-icon-50-years-of-the-floppy-disk/

25 Years Old IBM THINKPAD 360PE-2620 TOUCH Flip Screen for $200 000.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/183849347474

World First Desktop PC RISC-V Board Meets AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT.
https://www.tomshardware.com/news/radeon-rx-6700-xt-works-with-risc-v

Puget Systems – AMD Based Workstations Achieve 60% of Total Sales.
https://www.tomshardware.com/news/puget-systems-amd-based-workstations-achieve-60-of-total-sales

Loongson Launches Next Generation 3A5000 CPU.
https://www.tomshardware.com/news/loongson-launches-3A5000-cpus

Best Internal Hard Drives – 2021/07.
https://www.anandtech.com/show/12075/best-consumer-hdds

This is How All Laptops Should Be Made – Framework Laptop Teardown.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QmyAUIo79EU

PiStorm – Keeping AMIGA Alive.
https://www.raspberrypi.org/blog/pistorm-keeping-the-amiga-alive/

Life

YouTube Chat About Chess Got Flagged for Hate Speech.
https://www.wired.com/story/why-youtube-chat-chess-flagged-hate-speech/

Other

Dread – WIP Doom Clone on Amiga 500 – Total Graphics Replacement.
http://www.indieretronews.com/2021/07/dread-doom-clone-on-amiga-500-total.html

EOF

Valuable News – 2021/07/19

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

OmniOS Community Edition r151038k Available.
https://omnios.org/article/release-r38k

FreeBSD PVR HTPC – I Love FreeBSD Remastered.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FW0iy6nn3z0

NetBSD/Desktop – Scalable Workstation Solutions.
https://www.cs.stevens.edu/~jschauma/netbsd/netbsd-desktop.pdf

Linux Kernel Removes IDE/ATA Support in Latest 5.14 Release Candidate.
https://www.tomshardware.com/news/linux-kernel-nixes-ide-support-in-the-latest-514-release-candidate

Bastille 0.9.20210714 Released.
https://github.com/BastilleBSD/bastille/releases/tag/0.9.20210714

OPNsense 21.7-RC2 Released.
https://forum.opnsense.org/index.php?topic=23926.0

Klara Systems – Managing Boot Environments.
https://klarasystems.com/articles/managing-boot-environments/

Tailscale for Illumos.
https://blog.shalman.org/tailscale-for-illumos/

MyBee – Free Enterprise Solution for Creating Software Defined VMs on Top of Bhyve.
https://myb.convectix.com/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=caUGBVWreD0

OpenBSD Replaces dhclient(8) in Base with dhcpleased(8) and resolvd(8) daemons.
https://www.undeadly.org/cgi?action=article;sid=20210717141912

In Other BSDs for 2021/07/17.
https://www.dragonflydigest.com/2021/07/17/25969.html

Using youtube-dl on FreeBSD.
https://rubenerd.com/using-youtube-dl-on-freebsd/

DragonflyBSD – Improving I/O Efficiency and Resilience.
https://lists.dragonflybsd.org/pipermail/users/2021-June/404763.html

Meet vdcron – Cron for OpenBSD Desktops/Laptops.
https://www.vincentdelft.be/post/post_20180521

What Interesting Command Line Tools do You Use?
https://lobste.rs/s/yfgwjr/what_interesting_command_line_tools_do

Look at Profiling – FreeBSD Sort.
https://freebsdfoundation.org/blog/a-look-at-profiling-freebsd-sort/

Haiku Runs on Real RISC-V Hardware – HiFive Unmatched.
https://discuss.haiku-os.org/t/my-progress-on-real-risc-v-hardware/10963/31

My OpenSMTPD Setup on FreeBSD.
https://kfv.io/blog/opensmtpd

The helloSystem Has helloDesktop Desktop Environment.
https://wiki.freebsd.org/helloDesktop

Greatest Regex Trick Ever.
http://www.rexegg.com/regex-best-trick.html

The up.bsd.lv Binary Upgrades Report.
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1V8lIDqbX2FMQqpIL-GO_w4CJHwb9s0fQw0wcMsnTSeY/edit

FreeBSD KGDB Support in LLDB.
https://www.moritz.systems/blog/freebsd-kgdb-support-in-lldb/

BSD Now 411 – FreeBSD Deep Dive.
https://www.bsdnow.tv/411

Lets Talk About Wayland.
https://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/wayland-2021.html

Hardware

Intel ME (Management Engine) – Myths and Reality. [2017]
https://fahrplan.events.ccc.de/congress/2017/Fahrplan/system/event_attachments/attachments/000/003/391/original/Intel_ME_myths_and_reality.pdf

Undocumented X86 Instructions to Control CPUat Microarchitecture Level in Modern Intel Processors.
https://raw.githubusercontent.com/chip-red-pill/udbgInstr/main/paper/undocumented_x86_insts_for_uarch_control.pdf

DIY Raspberry Pi 4 Mini Server with UPS and OLED Information Display.
https://www.cnx-software.com/2021/07/13/diy-raspberry-pi-4-mini-server-includes-ups-and-oled-information-display/

XUAN Bike Self Balancing Self Riding Bicycle – 22 TOPS Huawei Ascend A310 AI Processor.
https://www.cnx-software.com/2021/07/14/xuan-bike-self-balancing-self-riding-bicycle-relies-on-flywheel-22-tops-huawei-ascend-a310-ai-processor/

Libre-SOC Releases First Non-IBM OpenPOWER Chip in Decade.
https://www.tomshardware.com/news/libre-soc-releases-first-non-ibm-openpower-chip-in-decade

ARM – Performance Per Watt is New Performance Metric.
https://www.tomshardware.com/news/arm-performance-per-watt-new-metric

AMD Threadripper Pro Review – Upgrade Over Regular Threadripper.
https://www.anandtech.com/show/16805/amd-threadripper-pro-review-an-upgrade-over-regular-threadripper

Qnap NAS with Chinese Zhaoxin x86 CPU.
https://www.tomshardware.com/news/qnap-puts-zhaoxin-cpu-into-smb-nas

AMD Athlon 300U Powered AM02 Mini PC Goes for $240.
https://www.cnx-software.com/2021/07/19/amd-athlon-300u-am02-mini-pc/

Life

Germany Fines YouTube Six Figures for Removing Video of Anti Lockdown Protest.
https://www.mediaite.com/news/germany-fines-youtube-six-figures-for-removing-video-of-anti-lockdown-protest/

Other

Cyclomatic Complexity – New Way of Measuring Understandability.
https://www.sonarsource.com/docs/CognitiveComplexity.pdf

New Leak Reveals – Governments Exploit Pegasus Cyber Surveillance Tool.
https://cybernews.com/news/global-governments-exploit-the-pegasus-cyber-surveillance-tool

Cryptographers Unearth Vulnerabilities in Telegram Encryption Protocol.
https://www.cyberscoop.com/telegram-app-security-encryption/

EOF