I’ve posted the story of why I like OpenBSD elsewhere on this blog. It made a fine conclusion to the new Absolute OpenBSD.
The FreeBSD foundation finally convinced me to write a similar tale for FreeBSD. You can find it on the Foundation blog.
It involves monkeys.
(First post in a while? Yep. I’ve been . . . → Read More: My FreeBSD story
While the folks at Penguicon reserve the right to change the schedule at any time, we’re close enough to the con that I’m comfortable releasing my talks and panel schedule. This is extracted from the official Penguicon descriptions. and schedule.
Friday, 30 29 April:
6 PM – Social Media for Writers (panelist) – Hamlin What . . . → Read More: Penguicon 2016 Lucas Track Schedule
(I wrote sponsors an email with this information earlier, but email is not exactly reliable, so I’m posting it here as well.)
The good news: the book is almost here!
I’m greatly touched by how many people offered their support. The least I can do is verify that I’m spelling your name correctly.
Here’s the . . . → Read More: “FreeBSD Mastery: Advanced ZFS” sponsor check
Kris and Allan of BSDNow interviewed me this week, about FreeBSD Mastery: Specialty Filesystems.
Also about the Lucas Track (now up to ten events, I must be even nuttier than I thought!) at Penguicon, and about my new novels.
Also, how to intimidate Allan Jude into working harder. Always useful information.
When I set up the FreeBSD Mastery: Advanced ZFS print and ebook sponsorships, I never considered when I should take them off sale.
Comments are due back from tech editors tomorrow, 28 March. I’ll immediately be processing them. This should take a couple days. Once I’ve made all the corrections, I’m sending the whole thing . . . → Read More: “FreeBSD Mastery: Advanced ZFS” sponsorships ending soon
Sunday Morning Linux Review episode 184 discusses FreeBSD Mastery: Specialty Filesystems.
While SMLR is always worth listening to, if you want to cut right to the review (or, alternately, if you’re me coming back to look for good quotes to steal for publicity purposes), the review starts about 30 minutes in.
It’s about 1:11 into . . . → Read More: First review of “FreeBSD Mastery: Specialty Filesystems”
I’ve discovered unknown terrors while researching and writing PAM Mastery. Well, terrors previously unknown to me, at least. I’m certain that the OpenPAM and Linux-PAM developers are very much aware of them. (I’m also certain that they’re part of the reason DES keeps his hair cut so short, so that he can’t yank it out . . . → Read More: FreeBSD and pam_listfile
FreeBSD Mastery: Advanced ZFS went to the FreeBSD developer community and a few select folks for technical review last night.
If you bought a sponsorship, either print or ebook, the manuscript is now in your account.
FM:AZ will not be on a discount pre-order. I figure the sponsors deserve the right to satisfy their morbid . . . → Read More: “FreeBSD Mastery: Advanced ZFS” in tech review
I’m thrilled and grateful with the results of the FreeBSD Mastery: Advanced ZFS sponsorship. Eighteen ebook sponsors and eight print sponsors have made my life easier. I’ll list them at the end of this blog post.
Allan and I are very close to having a completed first draft of the book–as in, we need a . . . → Read More: February 2016 status and sponsorship questions
I’m slated to present at the next SemiBUG meeting.
By unpopular demand, I’ll offer “FreeBSD Filesystem Fun,” also known as “odd stuff I learned as I’ve written the FreeBSD storage books.” You’ll get content on UFS, ZFS, unionfs, various memory filesystems, and some of the really odd corners I discovered while writing the book. Warning: . . . → Read More: next talk: “FreeBSD Filesystem Fun” at March semibug