Weekly Shaarli

All links of one week in a single page.

Week 02 (January 11, 2021)

Alpine 3.13.0

Noteworthy changes:

  • Official cloud images
  • Introduction of ifupdown-ng
  • Improved WiFi setup
  • PHP 8.0 available
  • Node.js (LTS) performance improvement
  • Initial support for cloud-init

AlmaLinux is a new RHEL fork, with its first release planned within Q1, 2021.

Dancing With Systems

In this post, Donella Meadows summarizes the general “systems wisdom” she obtained from modeling complex systems.

Jared Mauch didn’t have good broadband—so he built his own fiber ISP

Out of the lack of alternatives, Jared Mauch built his own internet provider that now offers fiber-to-the-home broadband.


»A temporary SMS right from your terminal written in POSIX sh«


TinyCheck is a network capturing software that is best run on a Rasberry Pi 3+.

WRT54G History: The Router That Accidentally Went Open Source

This article explains how the WRT54G became the most famous home wireless router there ever was.

Fostering a culture that values stability and reliability

The author encourages the completeness concept in software and emphasizes the advantages of focusing on stability and reliability instead of adding new features.


»A set of utilities to help you manage VMs with Virtualization.framework«

Wine 6.0

Major changes:

  • Core modules in PE format
  • Vulkan backend for WineD3D
  • DirectShow and Media Foundation support
  • Text console redesign
Exploring Swap on FreeBSD

»Free memory is wasted memory or how to make the best use of swap. «

Elasticsearch and Kibana Are Now Business Risks

This blog post explains why Elastic changing the license of Elasticsearch and Kibana to Server Side Public License (SSPL) is problematic for its users.

Celebrating 20 years of Wikipedia

On January 15, Wikipedia, the most extensive collection of open knowledge in history, turned 20.