[Ukfreebsd] Notes from last nights meeting

Sevan Janiyan venture37 at geeklan.co.uk
Wed Nov 29 02:28:07 GMT 2017


Ruslan's RISC-V talk http://oshug.org/event/62
Hetzner's quality of hardware
MCA as a potential alternative to PCI-E as a cheaper licensed bus for RISC-V
ZFS woes back in the day (broken upgrades in FreeBSD 8, bootloader size
issue)
Ryzen ECC support (ASRock a safe bet)
FreeBSD drm-next (hdmi support demonstrated working by Ruslan)
Western Digital to switch to using RISC-V
Unix Internals: The New frontiers
https://www.pearson.com/us/higher-education/program/Vahalia-UNIX-Internals-The-New-Frontiers/PGM105013.html
Kirk McKusick's video courses
Smoking Perl (1.5 days on a G4 macmini to run 4 build runs on bleeding
edge perl)
HP 3000 hardware
UnicOS features
Soldiers of fortune(1) and the crusade for the land on the upper hand
Software craftsmen
Robert Martin - "What killed Smalltalk could kill Ruby, too"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YX3iRjKj7C0
ESR and the projects he maintains
Adding a Itanium to the hardware collection in 2017


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