jrollans.com is a Fediverse instance that uses the ActivityPub protocol. In other words, users at this host can communicate with people that use software like Mastodon, Pleroma, Friendica, etc. all around the world.

This server runs the snac software and there is no automatic sign-up process.

Admin account
@jrollans@jrollans.com

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Stefano Marinelli »
@stefano@mastodon.bsd.cafe

Friends of the , , and enthusiasts and the entire ,

Curious about ?
Join Florian - @gyptazy - as he dives into its creation, architecture, and community support.
Perfect for BSD beginners and pros alike!

📅 10/06/2024

🔗 Watch now: youtube.com/watch?v=XEHL4skVq3
🔗 More about BoxyBSD: boxybsd.com
🔗 More about the BSD Cafe: bsd.cafe

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Stefano Marinelli »
@stefano@mastodon.bsd.cafe

We just wrapped up another fascinating session of the meeting. We discussed Mike Karels, the release of FreeBSD 14.1, , cats against technology, , GPL and BSD licenses, some intriguing ideas to attract more users to the BSD world, and a couple of interesting presentations to deliver. Thanks to everyone who participated, and... Stay tuned!

gyptazy »
@gyptazy@gyptazy.ch

Some shirts...

gyptazy »
@gyptazy@gyptazy.ch

Today is the in the Netherlands and it’s pretty interesting again. If you’re around, feel free to say hello! You can’t miss me with my shirt 😉


gyptazy »
@gyptazy@gyptazy.ch

Thank you! Very happy to hear and it is running on my which is of course and can found here:
https://github.com/gyptazy/manpageblog

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Stefano Marinelli »
@stefano@mastodon.bsd.cafe

Friends of and the ,

The second presentation from , hosted by @gyptazy, is now available on our BSD Cafe YouTube channel.

Join me as I delve into the infrastructure of BSD Cafe and share techniques on managing its backups. This talk was part of the BSD Pub Meeting held on 23/05/2024.

Watch the presentation here: youtu.be/GcaylXGt2j8

🔗 Learn more about setting up and backing up the BSD Cafe: wiki.bsd.cafe/bsdcafe-technica
🔗 Discover more about the BSD Pub Weekly Meetings: bsdpub.bsd.cafe
🔗 More about the BSD Cafe: bsd.cafe

Stay tuned for more insightful talks and presentations!

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Stefano Marinelli »
@stefano@mastodon.bsd.cafe

Friends of and the , some of the presentations at , hosted by @gyptazy are noteworthy and many of you who couldn't attend might be interested in watching them.

We have therefore decided to create a channel for BSD Cafe (currently on YouTube, but I have other ideas more aligned with the OpenSource spirit of the Fediverse) where the most requested and interesting talks will be published.

The first video is the presentation of Freedive, a mobile-first web interface to run FreeBSD as a personal/public server. Developed and presented by Harshad - @harshad - it allows you to manage FreeBSD server or jail services directly from a mobile device—a dream come true for all of us who often find ourselves typing commands on the tiny keyboards of today's smartphones.

I highly recommend everyone to watch Harshad's presentation here: youtu.be/YhKQsPVM8sQ

In the coming days, I will also publish my presentation on the basic infrastructure of BSD Cafe and the management of its backups.

Stay tuned!

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Stefano Marinelli »
@stefano@mastodon.bsd.cafe

Key message of the day. A client, a few months back, whom I convinced to try FreeBSD on one of their servers.
They have a new project to launch and just messaged me: "The Dev has been working with Docker. Help him migrate out of Docker and set everything up on FreeBSD jails for production."
Moments of fulfillment.

gyptazy »
@gyptazy@gyptazy.ch

Nothing beats the joy of receiving real mail from far away (Bologna/Italy) and from the community! The community and especially the (https://bsd.cafe) are always special and feel like home!

Thanks @stefano@bsd.cafe!

@stefano@bsd.cafe

gyptazy »
@gyptazy@gyptazy.ch

Just a few days left: , the Technical Dutch Open Source Event!

If you’re coming around, feel free to reach out to me! I’ll also share some stickers of and :)



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gyptazy »
@gyptazy@gyptazy.ch

We just released 7.5.30 & 2.2.15 ( & forks keeping the license).

* Plutono: Fix roleAttributionPath
* Plutono: Fix null pointer references
* Plutono: Security - Update crewjam/saml to 0.4.14
[...]

https://gyptazy.ch/notes/plutono-7-5-30-and-vali-valitail-2-2-15-release-a-grafana-fork/


ティージェーグレェ »
@teajaygrey@rap.social

@grunfink I submitted a PR to update MacPorts' snac to 2.53 here:

github.com/macports/macports-p

GitHub Actions CI passed OK!

As in the past, I don't have commit access, so it will be up to someone else to merge it.

Thank you for your continued improvements and to khm and kvibber for their contributions as well!

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Stefano Marinelli »
@stefano@mastodon.bsd.cafe

25 years ago today, Google was founded.
On the same day, I wiped Windows 98 off my computer, believing that Debian Linux (which I had been using for a while but still kept Windows on another partition) could do everything I had been doing with Windows until then.

Since that day, many installations of Linux, *BSD, MacOS have graced my computers, but Windows has remained, on a few occasions, only an occasional (unwelcome) guest.

In the spirit of a typical support group phrase, I can joyfully say:
'Hello, I'm Stefano, and I haven't been using Windows as my primary operating system for 25 years.'

Please boost and share your experience!

Stefano Marinelli »
@stefano@mastodon.bsd.cafe

🚀 Exciting News from BSD Cafe! 🚀

We're thrilled to announce a new service: myip.bsd.cafe!

Now live, this tool is your go-to resource for checking your public IP address via Telnet, SSH, and HTTP—also perfect for times when you're on a command-line interface without browser access.

Explore more and contribute on our Brew page: brew.bsd.cafe/BSDCafe/checkmyi

Whether you're an IT professional or a tech enthusiast, this service is built to make your digital life a bit easier. Set up your own instance or use our public service.
Full instructions available on our Brew repository!

Spread the word and let's make network troubleshooting easier for everyone!

ティージェーグレェ »
@teajaygrey@rap.social

@grunfink I submitted a PR to update MacPorts' snac to 2.52 here:

github.com/macports/macports-p

GitHub Actions CI are queued, but hopefully they will complete OK?

Regardless, I don't have commit access so it will be up to someone else to merge it.

Thank you for your continued improvements and to others submitting bug fixes too!

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Stefano Marinelli »
@stefano@mastodon.bsd.cafe

Just wrapped up the first virtual meeting of 'BSD Pub,' hosted by @gyptazy
Had a delightful and friendly conversation with wonderful folks, and some really interesting ideas emerged for the future. Thanks to everyone and... looking forward to the next meeting!

Details will be posted on the corresponding page: wiki.bsd.cafe/docs:weekly-bsdp

dansup »
@dansup@mastodon.social

Loops is open source, with the exception of the algorithm training data and user data

Each instance will be able to train and maintain their own 'For You' algorithm

Backend: github.com/px-loops/loopd

App: github.com/px-loops/loops-rn

gyptazy »
@gyptazy@gyptazy.ch

Just grab your stickers together with your free , or VM! You will probably find them on the next conferences :)

@BoxyBSD@bsd.cafe

gyptazy »
@gyptazy@gyptazy.ch

⚠️ Weekly Meeting ⚠️

Our first weekly will start on the 25th, April 2024 at 7 PM (GMT+2).

You can find all the details on the wiki:
https://wiki.bsd.cafe/docs:weekly-bsdpub

For the first one, I already created a small agenda (https://wiki.bsd.cafe/docs:weekly-bsdpub-meeting-minutes-2024-04-25). You are highly encouraged to modify and extend this, as well as upcoming agendas!

Overview:
Day: Thursdays (weekly)
Time: 7 PM - 8 PM (GMT +2)
Where: https://meet.gyptazy.ch/BSDPub (Jitsi)
Infos: https://wiki.bsd.cafe/docs:weekly-bsdpub
Agenda: https://wiki.bsd.cafe/docs:weekly-bsdpub-meeting-minutes-2024-04-25
Info: No recordings, no deep tech dives (keep it simple, we have calls for the details, no pressures to anyone, have fun and enjoy)

When I started the poll to ask for interests in such a meeting I wasn’t sure that even more than 5 people would be interested. I’m happy to see this amount of interested BSD users. I’m aware of the different timezones and it might make sense to have a second timeslot. This one mostly covers the European and near-east users. I’m happy to hear suggestions regarding preferred timeslots for the US, Asia,… so far, I’m happy to see at least a few of you next Thursday in the call!


Stefano Marinelli »
@stefano@mastodon.bsd.cafe

"How it all began"

I saw an ad for this CD set at a very low price in a computer magazine. I decided to give it a try, enticed by the low cost and this 'alternative solution to Windows', and in late 1996 I ordered this set.
When it arrived, I was fascinated (having never used a Unix or Unix-like system before) but a bit daunted by the lack of support for the main applications I knew. A few months later, though, I decided to give it another go and from that point, I never looked back. Whether it was Linux, one of the BSDs, or something similar (but Unix or Unix-like), I was not going back to systems like Windows.

My today is probably one of the most significant in my computing life.

#1996

This is a photo of a 6-CD set case for "InfoMagic LINUX Developer's Resource". The CD case cover has a whimsical cartoon character on the front, which appears to be an anthropomorphic penguin dressed as a wizard, complete with a wizard's hat and a magic wand. The character is standing on a stylized representation of the globe. The background is blue and there is a yellow banner on the top right corner that says "QuickStart Guide inside". The packaging suggests that this is a software resource kit for Linux developers from the era when software was commonly distributed on CDs.

Alt...This is a photo of a 6-CD set case for "InfoMagic LINUX Developer's Resource". The CD case cover has a whimsical cartoon character on the front, which appears to be an anthropomorphic penguin dressed as a wizard, complete with a wizard's hat and a magic wand. The character is standing on a stylized representation of the globe. The background is blue and there is a yellow banner on the top right corner that says "QuickStart Guide inside". The packaging suggests that this is a software resource kit for Linux developers from the era when software was commonly distributed on CDs.

This is a photo of the back cover of the "InfoMagic LINUX Developer's Resource CD-ROM" case. The cover lists the contents of the 6-CD set, including distributions like Red Hat 3.0.3 "Picasso", Slackware 3.1, Debian GNU/Linux 1.1.4, and others, with various kernel sources up to version 2.0.12+. It mentions the inclusion of a "QuickStart" installation guide and additional software like X-Free86 Version 3.1.2, with references to online resources. There's also information about the included on-line documentation like "Installation & Getting Started Guide" by Matt Welsh and "Network Administrators Guide", as well as file format details. Contact information for InfoMagic, including telephone, fax, email, and web address, is listed, along with the company's address in Flagstaff, AZ. A barcode is present on the bottom right. The text indicates the product is from 1996, providing a glimpse into the distribution of Linux software in the mid-1990s.

Alt...This is a photo of the back cover of the "InfoMagic LINUX Developer's Resource CD-ROM" case. The cover lists the contents of the 6-CD set, including distributions like Red Hat 3.0.3 "Picasso", Slackware 3.1, Debian GNU/Linux 1.1.4, and others, with various kernel sources up to version 2.0.12+. It mentions the inclusion of a "QuickStart" installation guide and additional software like X-Free86 Version 3.1.2, with references to online resources. There's also information about the included on-line documentation like "Installation & Getting Started Guide" by Matt Welsh and "Network Administrators Guide", as well as file format details. Contact information for InfoMagic, including telephone, fax, email, and web address, is listed, along with the company's address in Flagstaff, AZ. A barcode is present on the bottom right. The text indicates the product is from 1996, providing a glimpse into the distribution of Linux software in the mid-1990s.

ティージェーグレェ »
@teajaygrey@rap.social

@grunfink I submitted a PR to update MacPorts' snac to 2.51 here:

github.com/macports/macports-p

CI checks are queued. Hopefully they'll go smoothly?

Assuming they do, it will still be up to someone else with commit access to merge it.

Thank you for your continued improvements! On my mental ToDo list I keep on meaning to create a snac Port for OpenBSD, and it looks as if the unveil and pledge support continues to be refined, cool!

ティージェーグレェ »
@teajaygrey@rap.social

@grunfink I submitted a PR to update MacPorts' snac to 2.50 here:

github.com/macports/macports-p

CI checks passed OK!

It's up to someone else with commit access to merge it.

Thank you for your continued enhancements, bug fixes and contributions!

gyptazy »
@gyptazy@gyptazy.ch

is a robust (based on GPLv3) tool designed for unattended upgrades on a variety of systems, encompassing mainstream Linux distributions (like , , , , , etc.) and BSD-based systems like .

Unlike bloated solutions like or , this framework of QualvoSec is characterized by its minimalistic design, ensuring simplicity and ease of use. It operates entirely in Python, utilizing only a handful of imports to streamline the user experience.

https://gyptazy.ch/blog/qualvosec-a-minimalistic-security-patch-management-tools-for-linux-and-bsd/

gyptazy »
@gyptazy@gyptazy.ch

Oh, my stickers arrived! You will find them on the next upcoming conferences like , , , ,..


ティージェーグレェ »
@teajaygrey@rap.social

@grunfink I submitted a PR to update MacPorts' snac to 2.49 here:

github.com/macports/macports-p

CI checks passed OK! It's up to someone else with commit access to merge it.

Stefano Marinelli »
@stefano@mastodon.bsd.cafe

Dear friends of and the ,
since December 2023, snac.bsd.cafe has been operational, initially in an experimental phase but has proven to be stable and reliable.

Thus, Snac2 is now available as a service of BSD Cafe. It is considered one of the best and most comprehensive "lightweight" implementations of , offering one of the best ways to interact with the Fediverse without the need for the extensive dependencies and components of Mastodon.

It is now possible to request an account on the snac2 instance of BSD Cafe. There isn't an automatic sign-up process (snac2 does not provide one, as it wasn't designed to create large communities).

For information and details, I suggest reading the relevant page on our Wiki: wiki.bsd.cafe/snac.bsd.cafe

Have a great week!

gyptazy »
@gyptazy@gyptazy.ch

@rena2019@social.tchncs.de @frankenmichl@metalhead.club Aus dem selben Grund wie mit der Software - offener Standard. Ziel ist es Software (, auf offener Hardware zu betreiben…