Solved any sane freebsd blog?

vall

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Hi!
Is there any updated sane blog or news feed about/for FreeBSD?

There is planet.freebsd.org, but there posts are noninformative as a News section on FreeBSD site. There is some posts in FreeBSDFoundation site, but it doesn't consist any certain info except "letters of praise".

I found OpenBSD's undeadly.org and great Ted Unangst's blog, I found blog.netbsd.org and even DragonFly Digest where people can read about some work undertaken in this projects.

But I can't find something for FreeBSD.
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vall

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There is a good blog of IXSystem about their products (with small inserts about other events besides FreeNAS and TrueOS): http://www.jupiterbroadcasting.com/ (BSDNow)
BSDNow sometimes has intresting interviews, but it's mostly populism and again Ted Unangst covered everything that happened in OpenBSD beehive. BSDNow doesn't. As an example, there was freebsddiary but last topic was from 2012. For now there is Quarterly Statis Reports which is something more or less..

I wish to explain. For now that seems like in other communities there is more activity. If you want, there is more "fanatical" activity and the same "FreeBSD-fan" activity (at least in internet) was in past but not in present.

Maybe I see it so and somebody can show me and other people what we can't find?
 

Oko

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Hi!
Is there any updated sane blog or news feed about/for FreeBSD?

There is planet.freebsd.org, but there posts are noninformative as a News section on FreeBSD site. There is some posts in FreeBSDFoundation site, but it doesn't consist any certain info except "letters of praise".

I found OpenBSD's undeadly.org and great Ted Unangst's blog, I found blog.netbsd.org and even DragonFly Digest where people can read about some work undertaken in this projects.

But I can't find something for FreeBSD.
Thank you :)
Well, there is a FreeBSD journal just like OpenBSD journal but guess what? It is not free and most importantly IIRC you need a proprietary OS to download articles from it. I guess it is commensurate with the wide spread use of OS X among FreeBSD developers. BSD magazine is free and very FreeBSD bias.

Generations of FreeBSD users grow up reading Dan Langille's FreeBSD diary

http://www.freebsddiary.org/

Dan has new diary but frequency of posts leaves much to be desired

https://dan.langille.org/

He is lurking here so he might want to tell you if he has time to post more frequently.

Dru Lavigne wrote a tons of stuff and had a blog called "A year in the life of BSD guru" (should be corrected to "A year in the life of FreeBSD guru")

http://it.toolbox.com/blogs/bsd-guru/

However, ever since she started working full time for IXSystems her community involvement is significantly downsized (she needs to make a living and I guess IXSystems doesn't pay people to write free blogs).

Mike Lucas has an excellent blog

https://blather.michaelwlucas.com/

which has lot of FreeBSD specific stuff but he is a full time writer and has to make living.

Will Backman had a very famous BSD (with lot of FreeBSD staff) podcast called bsdtalk

http://bsdtalk.blogspot.com/

It looks dead now. I am not sure what happen to Bill but my guess is that he has to feed his kids and BSD podcast doesn't make any money.

Beside OpenBSD staff you mentioned there is lot more in that community. For example Peter of "The book of PF fame" has a blog

http://bsdly.blogspot.com/

Joel Knight has a very nice OpenBSD network oriented blog

https://www.packetmischief.ca/

I know of at least 3-4 other really good

http://www.kernel-panic.it/
https://www.tumfatig.net/
http://bluepilltech.blogspot.co.at/


but I am too tired tonight to look for you.

Finally every once and a while you can read something intelligent on places like Reddit. For example surprisingly informative post by Jim Thomson aka. gonzopancho of pfSense fame known for his rants and bad attitude.

https://www.reddit.com/r/networking/comments/6upchy/can_a_bsd_system_replicate_the_performance_of/
 

ronaldlees

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Thanks for the list Oko. I haven't been to all of those. Blogs are entertaining, and every once in a while you pick up a nugget to keep.
 
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