The Month in BSD: March 2005by Sam Smith
A month dominated by openness and ETech.
(I like the cottages)
- Very cool description of Pixar's headquarters
- Make: technology on your own time
- Should error checking be included in printed books?
- Second sight: "Yahoo is the new Google"
(may be promising)
AOL changes terms of service of AIM
(change, deny it was changed, change it back in a few days)
- "You waive any right to privacy"
- "AOL weasels about its Terms of Service"
- AOL changes them back
- What started it all
New FreeBSD and OpenBSD book
(from O'Reilly; looks good)
- Sowing the Seeds of Open Source Advocacy
- The Gnome Journal
- Secure Batch Email with UUCP and SSH
- An Implementation of Perl 6 in Haskell
- Microsoft on NetBSD
- Monitoring RAID with NetSaint
- Make for Nonprogrammers
- December's DaemonNews e-zine
- November's DaemonNews e-zine
- Helpful tip when changing CVS servers
- Apple wants to hear from iPod-using switchers
- Regular Expressions: Ten Years for Overnight Success
- Laura K. Krishna is a Plagiarist. Comedy.
Emerging Technology Conference (and others)
- O'Reilly's Emerging Technology Conference
- O'Reilly Network coverage
- NotCon 2005: ETech(alike) in the UK. Probably June/July. Interested?
"It should not be viewed by anyone"
(fun talk requiring a South Park-esque disclaimer)
The Tech Buzz game
- Life Hacks Live notes
- Some of Google's source code
- Blogging ETech
- Matt Webb's notes
- Apple streaming can sometimes have its bad/humorous sides
- ETech recordings from the Podcast Network (listen; it's great)
(South by Southwest)
- NotCon 2005 - ETech(alike) in the UK. Probably June/July. Interested?
- LISA '05 Call for Papers
- BSDCan 2005 Schedule
- UKUUG Linux 2005 (August, Swansea)--with a BSD session
Adaptec refuses to give documentation on rebuilding its RAID arrays
(hope and pray any discs you have on an Adaptec kit don't fail)
- Theo's public request
- Adaptec (again) deliberately misunderstands "documentation" as "support"
- "The hardware is tricky to get right and there are bugs in different cards and different firmware versions that often need to be worked around."
- Adaptec doesn't want to hear from its customers
- BSDnews.com story
- Undeadly.org summary
(eleven manufacturers are supported, but Intel, Broadcom, and Conextant refuse to give documentation)
cvs.openbsd.org RAID array failing; funds needed
(no, it's not on an Adaptec card)
3.7 preorders and graphics
(CD and T-shirt sales fund the project; without it, none of the above happens)
Free and NetBSD
(no background fsck; journaling instead)
- Outline from Matt Dillon
- "Hoping to get the journaling code well enough along to actually be useable as a backup medium prior to the next release"
- 3Ware speed comparisons with FreeBSD
- "This release is going to be a laundry list of 'very close' things that we can't quite turn on, which means that the next release is going to huge."
Blocking SSH scanners
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