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Scratchpad for July 19 2020

Focker is 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 is 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 are just bonkers.

Smartphone contact tracing has failed everywhere. We really shouldn’t look towards private capital in Silicon Valley for solutions to global social issues. Yet we do it time and time again.

Bruce Schneier on COVID-19 contact tracing apps. After reading the above article, I remembered this one 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 for me.