Tips for running an online conference

NOTE: This post was composed in June 2020. I think I got started running conferences in 2002 when I helped with Open Source Weekend 2003. The next year, I started BSDCan. Three years later, PGCon start. All up, I think I’ve run at least 32 conferences, two of which have been online: BSDCan 2020 and …

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Ignore files in a subversion working copy

To ignore files in your subversion working directory, try this. [dan@dev-ingress01:~/scripts]: $ svn st M . ? helper_scripts ? show-config.sh ? test-categories.pl ? test-new-xml-code-single.sh ? test-new-xml-code-starting-from.sh I want to ignore all those files, so: $ svn st > .IgnoreThese Then I edit the file, so only the file names are shown. Something like this: Then …

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Langille shortlisted for ‘Top Most Promising Motherboard Websites For 2021’

This spam arrived today: Date: Mon, 14 Jun 2021 03:05:03 -0700 (PDT) X-Google-Original-Date: 14 Jun 2021 15:35:02 +0530 MIME-Version: 1.0 From: sona@glamyseoservice.com Greetings! This is Sona from LI Creative Technologies, We are very happy to inform you that Langille has been shortlisted by our editorial board which will be included and honored as “Top Most …

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Are all installed packages available for reinstall?

When you install a package, you want to know it’s still around to reinstall. You’ve probably never given this much thought. Neither had I, until I read this post on Reddit. In my case, I run my own poudriere server which allows me to run my own package server. Why run your own package server? …

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Upgrading a FreeBSD 12.2 jail to FreeBSD 13 using mkjail

Mark Felder and I have been working on a minimalist set of jail scripts for creating and updating jails. All jail management is accomplished via standard vanilla FreeBSD jails. No jail managers are involved. Everything goes through jail.conf. In this post: FreeBSD 13.0 host, recently update from FreeBSD 12.2 FreeBSD 12.s jail on that host, …

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