In response to @rob_pike's comment about /bin/true having formally been an empty file, we were joking around about `npm install true`, and, well, it exists. The code, the code, with unit tests! You're killing me. Well played, sir.
@akpoff Also, just because a proposal is rejected, does not mean that the idea is bad. Maybe it was a bumper crop year for submissions. Maybe you didn't explain it well or in enough detail. Flesh it out and polish it to submit to another conference or the same conference next year.
If you're deliberating whether to submit a topic to a CFP, do it. The CFP committee are trying to create a balanced schedule. Yours may be one they need. The proposal I *thought* more interesting, rejected. The proposal I *almost* didn't submit, accepted. @BSDCan
Note for testing termcap(5) entries:
[A] severe test is to use vi(1) to edit /etc/passwd at 9600 baud, delete roughly 16 lines from the middle of the screen, then hit the `u' key several times quickly. If the display messes up, more padding is usually needed. https://bsd.network/media/3Vxm8NGJWba_v1lQodc
How MS run SQL Server on Linux:
Drawbridge was a research project that launched back in 2011 which basically provided a container with a small API surface and a basic version of Windows configured to efficiently run the application in the container.
A Life Lesson in Mishandling SMTP Sender Verification https://bsdly.blogspot.no/2018/02/a-life-lesson-in-mishandling-smtp.html
And then there was that time when one of my colleagues decided to write his own CSV parser. Didn't see him much for weeks, except when he'd emerge to announce he had just one more edge case to fix. :D
"Le plus gros leak de l'histoire" : une section cruciale du code source d'iOS a été diffusée sur Internet
Le code source d'iBoot, l'un des programmes iOS les plus importants, a été diffusé anonymement sur Github.
My employer upgraded our HR site, and for *reasons* can't/won't transfer our credentials.
To get new credentials we're supposed to email support with:
- Full Name,
- Last 4 of SSN,
- Month & Day of birth,
- Address and phone number.
What could possibly go wrong? o_0
From KIRO Radio, by way of @shirkdog on birdsite.
Last night we captured surveillance footage of a vandal trying to break in to one of our employee's vehicles in our parking lot. While the suspect is still at large, we took the liberty to have John Curley give his play-by-play of the incident.