Show newer
scm boosted

Today, EFF and other civil society organizations issued a damning report about the prosecution of open source software developer and security expert Ola Bini, whose trial may come to an end next week. eff.org/deeplinks/2022/05/eff-

scm boosted
scm boosted
scm boosted

Checking out some things over on #gemini

Just started on this page. - I'm liking it already. This reminds me a lot of the old BBS days when things were TEXT based. - The internet IS bloated.

gemini://atyh.net/

A successful weekend project. OpenBSD/macppc on my Apple PowerBook G4. Pictured here is SDF Com running in GNU Emacs.

scm boosted

Thank you so much to those who tuned in and chatted with us on COM! 🙏 coming up next is the SDF Amateur Radio Club's TechLink Node 9229 on EchoLink!

anonradio.net

scm boosted
scm boosted

This fine fellow sat in Grandfather's garage for close to 30 years. It is all there in original packing material. I think I was probably the only one who ever used it much--when I was about 7 or 8.

I would have taken it to the Living Computers (RIP) in Seattle. Now I'm not sure how best to re-home it.

Any ideas? I have not yet explored what it looks like inside or whether it even turns on.

scm boosted
scm boosted
scm boosted

ISPs have tried for years now to stop California's #NetNeutrality law. After losing three lawsuits against the state, they've given up, and accepted what we knew was true: if the FCC does not enact net neutrality, the states are free to do so.
arstechnica.com/tech-policy/20

scm boosted

While you learn lot of mathematics at school, in real life you can mostly rely on cross-multiplication [1] for all your needs.

I feel like in IT, rsync and a shell script is the equivalent of cross-multiplication...

1: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cross-mu

scm boosted
scm boosted
scm boosted

Some statistics on what will become NetBSD 10.0 

Performance: Some benchmarks show 3x or more improvement over 9.0 on multi-core systems

Device drivers: 19+ new, 13+ significantly extended, 13+ removed (mostly non-Ethernet wired networking that's fallen out of use!)

Userspace programs: 5+ new, 20+ significantly improved, 1 removed.

Quality assurance: 2000+ new test cases, 2 new kernel sanitizers, several complete kernel-wide audits.

Time: Nearly three years 👍

scm boosted
scm boosted
scm boosted

Why did you end up coming to Mastodon? Pls boost so we can get some good data 🙌

scm boosted

Very cool to see @netbsd here on SDF ! SDF is the largest NetBSD site in production and we've been running it since the 1.2 release while we were on DEC Alpha and currently on 9.x x86_64 Thanks to Eric Schnoebelen (RIP), Christos Zoulas, ryo (rsh), Masa Saitoh and ebijun as well as others for the support over the years!

scm boosted
Show older
Mastodon @ SDF

"I appreciate SDF but it's a general-purpose server and the name doesn't make it obvious that it's about art." - Eugen Rochko