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December 10th, 2014

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© Michael Dexter

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ZFS Resilver Speed Comparisons

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October 27th, 2014

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© Michael Dexter

Only 10 or so more variables to consider...

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Michael's Happy

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#BSD #PF #ZFS #bhyve

September 13th, 2014

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© Michael Dexter

The BSD Desktop: Better late than never

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Which FreeNAS?

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April 5th, 2013

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© Michael Dexter

Lessons from a year in the trenches with BSD's killer app

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Book Review: Absolute OpenBSD, 2nd Edition

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February 26th, 2013

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© Michael Dexter

One of the most collectable BSD books receives a ten-year update

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Gnome 3 on OpenBSD 5.2

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January 31st, 2013

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© Michael Dexter

The best Gnome 3 experience on BSD can be found where you'd least expect it

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From Presentation Hell to Hope

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January 25th, 2013

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© Michael Dexter

Rest assured, presenting is just another learned skill

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Hands-on bhyve Current

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#FreeBSD #bhyve #Virtualization

November 30th, 2012

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© Michael Dexter

The countdown to importing bhyve into FreeBSD has begun

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The Permissive License Proprietization Curse

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#SoftwareFreedom #BSD #GPL

October 29th, 2012

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© Michael Dexter

SMP and 64-bit addressing are passing fads, right?

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PC-BSD: From Crap to Critical

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September 29th, 2012

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© Michael Dexter

PC-BSD is rapidly becoming a better FreeBSD than FreeBSD

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The Crossroads

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#SoftwareFreedom #HardwareFreedom #RestrictedBoot #Apple

August 27th, 2012

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© Michael Dexter

This swing of the IT pendulum is poised to slice off the hand that feeds it

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The Community Leadership Summit 2012

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July 14th, 2012

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© Michael Dexter

Lessons from a diverse group of people who develop communities rather than code

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ZFS Portability

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#ZFS #FreeNAS #FreeBSD #PCBSD #UBUNTU #OpenIndiana #Illumos

July 11th, 2012

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© Michael Dexter

Consider for a moment that ZFS is a cross-platform RAID filesystem

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The Monocultural Revolution

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June 27th, 2012

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© Michael Dexter

The bigger they are, the harder they fall and maximum size can bring maximum failure

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OSCON 2011 in Photos

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May 30th, 2012

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© Michael Dexter

OSCON 2011 in 1,077,000 words (1,000 words/picture...)

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bhyve.org Launches

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April 25th, 2012

You can find a ready-to-run bhyve package and guest images at bhyve.org!

Bandwidth courtesy of NYC*BUG, the New York City *BSD User Group

BSDCons

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March 14th, 2012

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© Michael Dexter

The BSDCons are the lifeblood of the BSDs

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UFS Journaling Soft-updates

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March 12th, 2012

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© Marshall Kirk McKusick and Jeff Roberson, reproduced with the permission of Mr. McKusick.

The modern UFS filesystem has many obvious and not-so-obvious advantages

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Hardware Proprietarity

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#Hardware #SysAdmin

February 23rd, 2012

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© Michael Dexter

Inelegant hardware has long been the bane of elegant software but some hardware offenses are inexcusable

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OSCON 2012: Bring Back BSD

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March 13th, 2012

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© Michael Dexter

OSCON 2012 is coming and Unix will be everywhere, yet invisible

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EuroBSDCon 2011 in Photos

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December 26th, 2011

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© Michael Dexter

Just under 400 photos from EuroBSDCon 2011

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Hands-on bhyve

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#FreeBSD #bhyve #Virtualization

March 29th, 2012

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© Michael Dexter

FreeBSD 9.0 bhyve setup in a single script

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What a Difference a Year Makes

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October 31st, 2011

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© Michael Dexter

From historic events to a cure for insomnia, the last 12 months have been great for BSD

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EuroBSDCon 2011

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October 25th, 2011

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© Michael Dexter

Ten years of collective practice make for an outstanding conference

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How Apple Treats the Gift of Open Source: The OpenBSD PF Example

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#OpenBSD #MacOSX #PF

October 8th, 2011

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© Peter N. M. Hansteen with commentary by Henning Brauer and Michael Dexter

Mac OS X now has a newer PF than FreeBSD, what else is there to see?

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October 8th, 2011

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© Michael Dexter

Welcome to Call For Testing, an online technical journal dedicated to the Berkley Unix. Call For Testing picks up where other BSD-related publications leave off by providing:

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