Herr Bischoff

Scratchpad for July 19 2020

Focker
A FreeBSD image/jail orchestration tool in the vein of Docker. Although I’m no fan of Docker, it will be interesting to see where this leads.
Package Management on Linux, BSD, and Solaris
A Package Management Phrase Book for RPM/yum/urpmi, apt/dpkg, pkg, pkg*, and pkg_*.
How to live a happy life
Five Oxford academics address this question from backgrounds of philosophy, practical ethics, psychology, psychiatry and Buddhist studies.
When India Kicked Out Coca-Cola, Local Sodas Thrived
It’s about time that this happened globally.
Understand Wi-Fi 4/5/6/6E (802.11 n/ac/ax)
Exhaustive summary of how to make educated wireless router/AP upgrade decisions and cut through all the marketing hype. Bring time, this is way more information than you ever wanted but you’ll be glad you stayed.
FreeBSD jails with a single public IP address
Nice writeup of how to do this.
Germany, France launch Gaia-X platform in bid for ‘tech sovereignty’
From the looks of it, an incoherent and vague, catch-all initiative aimed at challenging AWS dominance without the backbone to acknowledge it. Even the name is goofy.
The world in which IPv6 was a good design
Highly interesting article about the history of networking and why we have the internet in its current form today.
The Bike-Share Oversupply in China
The photos in this article are just bonkers.
Me on COVID-19 Contact Tracing Apps
After reading about the failure of smartphone contact tracing recently, I remembered this article by Bruce Schneier that’s well worth a read.
How Are Rich People Getting Richer During the Coronavirus Pandemic?
Jeff Bezos has reportedly made another $25 billion since the beginning of the year.
Make Any Printer AirPrint-compatible on FreeBSD
Works great.