All posts by Trond Endrestøl

I stopped counting my age years ago. Personal interests besides computers and computer networks include, but are not limited to, astronomy, comics, music, and science (fiction).

Binary message in Cisco Digital Network Architecture: Intent-based Networking for the Enterprise (Networking Technology)

I’m waiting for my copy of “Cisco Digital Network Architecture: Intent-based Networking for the Enterprise (Networking Technology)” to arrive. In the meantime, I glanced at the contents on Amazon. Among the dedications, there is a binary message. Add a bit of Erlang magic and the message is revealed. Continue reading Binary message in Cisco Digital Network Architecture: Intent-based Networking for the Enterprise (Networking Technology)

Safe Kernel Programming with Rust

The discussion on whether FreeBSD should eventually replace C with Rust, produced a link to “Safe Kernel Programming with Rust“, a degree project in computer science and engineering, written by Johannes Lundberg while at KTH in Sweden.

If you aim for printing the PDF file as two-sided, then print the following pages in the following order: 1-3,2,4-56. If booklet printing is desired, then this order produces a good result: 1-3,2,4-55,2,2,2,56.

Dell Precision 3530 and Symantec Ghost

Be sure to change SATA Operation from RAID to AHCI in the BIOS Settings before running Symantec Ghost from a memory stick. The former setting will effectively hide your NVMe drive. Better safe than sorry, reinstate the RAID selection afterwards. Ref.: https://www.dell.com/support/article/us/en/04/sln301036/windows-10-install-with-nvme-ssd-and-sata-drives?lang=en

Upgrading localbase on 13.0-CURRENT using ports-mgmt/synth

I upgraded base from 12.0-ALPHA9 to 13.0-CURRENT (r339639) on a VM today. While preparing for rebuilding localbase, I wiped clean /var/synth/live_packages/{All,Latest}/*, and cleaned the ccache repo stored in /var/cache/ccache. Trouble arose when I ordered ports-mgmt/synth to rebuild some 116 ports according to a specification stored in a local metaport. DEFAULT_VERSION+=ssl=base was being used at the time. Continue reading Upgrading localbase on 13.0-CURRENT using ports-mgmt/synth