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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