As of this morning, we have re-enabled rsync. This time around, we have opened rsync to the public:


My sister started learning programming, she also fell in love with math.

Since she was a child she's been using Unix-like system, mostly Ubuntu and PC-BSD.

So I need to reinstall an OS on her desktop, I'm gonna go with FreeBSD, and I'll setup the graphical system myself.

I wanna do a case study regarding using FreeBSD with it's amazing documentation for 15 year old students to learn Unix systems.

day 0. installation :)


Dear attendees, due to the situation of COVID-19 in Armenia, the meetup will NOT not be held at ISTC. However, it WILL be happening online. Time, date and online link in the announcement! and please, stay safe :-)

Hey #OpenBSD, what is the difference between usb_add_task(9) and task_add(9)?

More specifically, why use does usb_add_task(9) over task_add(9)?

as soon as you start contributing to open source, you get hooked. you always want to find something more to do.

One of my former students
"Because of your classes, I started loving computers and programming, that's the best gift you've given to me, otherwise I don't know what I'd be doing now"

I feel flattered.

me: okay I'll buy a macbook, it's a Unix system with nice hardware.
also me: installed with ZFS on MBP.

here's the thing people: if you ever say AGAIN that the BSDs don't work properly on laptops, I'll be having an "argument"! :P

doesn't work: WiFI :(
works: ZFS on Root on a partition, EFI boot, touchpad, graphics, backlight, all kind of ports, audio, suspend/resume.

So, the plan is to install FreeBSD desktop on a VM, to show people that you CAN have a beautiful Unix desktop :)

I wanted to show on real hardware, but I'm using my FreeBSD laptop as a server for development :P

whatever you’re doing, wherever you are, there’s software fucking it up

Basically, I moved most of third-party services that are not Apple-related to self-hosting.
I moved from Feedly to FreshRSS in a Jail. From Github to self-hosted git at home. From GSuite to a home mail server running OpenSMTPd for all my domains except one.
I do use iCloud Notes, Reminders, Calendar and Storage, but I'm actually happy with it.

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