I’m pleased to say that with a bid of $800, Bert JW Reeger has won the Absolute FreeBSD 3rd Edition Tuckerization Auction.
Bert, send me your donation receipt.
After the Httpd and Relayd Mastery Tuckerization auction, I’m slightly surprised that this auction didn’t go higher. AF3e is a bigger tome than the relayd book. I’m forced to conclude that the FreeBSD folks just have less team spirit than the OpenBSD folks. (Not zero, mind you, but 8/13th as much.) Or the OpenBSD folks are accustomed to paying for things.
Or, just maybe, FreeBSD fans know better than to spend their hard-earned money on silly auctions.
Nah, we’ll go with team spirit.
Thanks for playing, everyone. While these have been fun, I don’t intend to do any more Tuckerizations for a while. The gag gets old quick.
In a few hours, the auction to get your name in the third edition of Absolute FreeBSD will close.
Right now, the winning bid is at $605.
Feel free to bid or not, as you wish. I do have to say, though:
The auction I just did to Tuckerize someone in a small OpenBSD book went for $1300. Absolute FreeBSD is a bigger book, and will have wider distribution.
If the AF3e auction goes for less than that, I’ll be forced to conclude that FreeBSD folks have less team spirit than the OpenBSD ones. The OpenBSD folks will get bragging rights.
But it’s entirely up to you. No pressure.
On an unrelated note: my novel git commit murder is available in ebook now. More stores will appear soon. It’s basically “If Agatha Christie ran a Unix con.”
Old-school UNIX and games this week.
More thinking topics than version changes this week, which is interesting.
An article about a semctl(2) bug on DragonFly, “Make DragonFlyBSD great again!“, has popped up a few times, in comments here, some online forums, and in IRC. I’m linking to it so that I can also say: read all the way to the end and notice the date. The bug was fixed more than 6 months ago. This is not a current security problem, but a (enjoyable) description of how someone in Poland documented it.
Nobody reads anything but headlines, geez.
To quote the diff:
"unix: add support for OpenBSD pledge
Pledge, the privilege-restricting syscall and mitigation mechanism, was missing from syscall_openbsd.go. As of the latest release, it is officially supported in 'stable'."
Link to the full golang diff here: https://go.googlesource.com/sys/+/8fd966b47dbdd4faa03de0d06e3d733baeb9a1a9%5E%21/