...and back after long power outage and recovery :\

Hey, #retrocomputing folks. Is there a common name for this category of wedge-shaped toggle switch, as found on the PDP-11/70 and other machines of that era?

Picked up a new dad trick:

Every time I tell my child I'll explain something to her when she's older, I write it down. On her 18th birthday I will painstakingly explain every item on this list to her.

"In 2028 I made a joke about 'golden showers.' That means--"


@stefano Hey. I have a question for you, your mastodon address is '@bsd.cafe' yet your mastodon service instance is mastodon.bsd.cafe. How did you do that? I wanted to do that for my domain, but I couldn't (at the time)

Just built FreeBSD 14.1-STABLE. First thing I tested was my USB earbuds. Plugging in changes hw.snd.default_auto from 1 to 0. Audio works - tested with spotifyd and Firefox/Youtube. Unplugging the earbuds results in hw.snd.default_auto going back to 1, and audio is then coming from my laptop's speakers - as you'd expect. And if I plug them back in, the audio is back in my earbuds, even in Firefox/Youtube - this definitely did not work before!

So, maybe a small step for mankind, but a giant leap for audio-related usability on desktop FreeBSD.

Thank you, @FreeBSDFoundation for sponsoring the work on the audio stack! freebsd.org/status/report-2024
(I don't know if it was this work or something else that did the trick, but still!)

@emaste since you're doing :freebsd: patches...



I've got 3 in total that I am trying to get in in time for 14.1 . 2 of which have been open for > 6 months

I am very very pleased to report that I updated my Thinkpad running 14.0-R, mesa drivers version went up from 24.0.0. to 24.0.6 I can now use an Apple Studio Display with FreeBSD!

first outdoor ride of the year in the books. 24 miles and 1000 active calories!

My colo provider has planned maintenance tonight, so I took the opportunity to do what I have been meaning to do for forever; setup DNS at home as a primary for my domains with proper secondary mirroring.

Judging by the fediverse still working.. I seem to have been successful.

I did DNS (with DNSSEC, glue records, name server registration) right the first try? No. I messed something up.. I just don't know what it is yet.

Ugh, my Apple IIgs died today.. looks like PSU, fuse blown (it is an old AE enhanced PSU) opened it up (obviously, if I could tell it was the fuse), none of the components look bad. Good news is this is the part of the system I am the most capable of working on, also tons of community support out there for drop in replacements

Developer accused of unreadable code refuses to comment

@textfiles @a2_4am @burgerbecky Don't mean to place this on blast, but I saw this and thought it might be of interest to all 3 of you:


FreeBSD 13.3-RELEASE has been released

From the official announcement by Colin Percival:

The FreeBSD Release Engineering Team is pleased to announce the
availability of FreeBSD 13.3-RELEASE. This is the fourth release of the
stable/13 branch.

Some of the highlights:

* LLVM and the clang compiler have been updated to version 17.0.6.

* OpenSSH has been updated to version 9.6p1.

* Sendmail has been updated to version 8.18.1.

* ZFS has been updated to OpenZFS 2.1.14.

* There have been many stability fixes to native and LinuxKPI-based
WiFi drivers.

* The NFS server can now run in an appropriately configured vnet jail.

* And much more…​

For a complete list of new features and known problems, please see the
online release notes and errata list, available at:

* FreeBSD.org/releases/13.3R/rel

* FreeBSD.org/releases/13.3R/err

For more information about FreeBSD release engineering activities, please

* FreeBSD.org/releng/


The FreeBSD Project dedicates the FreeBSD 13.3-RELEASE to Glen Barber,
with thanks for his many years of contributions as Release Engineer.


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