Garbage

A podcast about technology, much of it garbage
by Brandon Mercer and joshua stein

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Listener question - language for new web developer (1:15)

Feedback on Brandon's mutt transition (4:43)

More Chromebook updates (13:41)

Trying to diagnose a man-in-the-middle attack (38:39)

Possibly using an Arduino to detect power usage (50:32)


Brandon ditches Inbox for Mutt (00:40)

More Chromebook stuff (05:16)

  • Coreboot framebuffer code has been committed (into efifb)
  • No backlight control Update: I got it working on Skylake

Flashing coreboot with a Bus Pirate (12:56)

Listener feedback feedback (38:46)


Brandon returns from BSDCan (00:20)

Brandon got a Chromebook, but it's not running ARM (17:10)

Belated OpenBSD news (33:21)

  • umb driver finally imported

Trying to contribute and getting push-back, and the shortcomings of CVS (36:55)

Brandon's rain machine to help you sleep (46:49)

joshua finishes rewriting his Pushover message-sending daemon (47:02)

Listener question about pfSense (51:30)

Post-show (56:33)


joshua talks to himself while Brandon is away

Follow-up (00:21)

HP Chromebook 13 now booting OpenBSD (1:14)

  • Pictures of the inside
  • Debugging without video or serial console
  • INT 10H
  • New Coreboot framebuffer driver (cbfb)

HP Chromebook 13 (00:27)

ImageMagick vs. Netpbm (22:02)

Go maps and locks (36:07)


ummo app (1:01)

OpenBSD stuff (2:14)

  • wxallowed mount flag
  • EFI support in u-boot for arm

BCHS: BSD, C, httpd, SQLite (10:16)

Brandon runs with scissors (20:00)

Google I/O (25:55)

joshua tries to convert Brandon to use iOS (40:46)

Brandon's OpenBSD-based wireless AP (57:16)

  • joshua is lazy

Afterparty (1:05:12)


Garbage t-shirts and stickers are now available (1:24)

OpenBSD News (5:17)

  • p2k16 hackathon in France complete, many developer reports on OpenBSD Journal
  • 6.0 beta
  • getpwnam and getpwnam_shadow
  • hppa64 is no more
  • ACPI 5.0 work, SD card speedup for sdhc(4)

VMware system timer issues (19:13)

More Linux and systemd ranting (29:29)

Aftershow (40:02)


joshua's ramblings on constraints (00:41)

Brandon's follow up on his Go project (25:42)

Gadget review: Sideclick (30:24)

Listener feedback followup (36:16)

  • OpenBSD developers and users should be nice
  • Garbage merchandise is coming soon

Completely unrelated: The Ingenious Design of the Aluminum Beverage Can


Follow-up (00:15)

  • TRIM for flash disks, OpenBSD support

Listener question about GUI installers (09:07)

Calculating Garbage listener counts (16:50)

iPad Pro 9.7", Apple Pencil, Smart Keyboard, "True Tone" screen (18:04)

Laptop screens (22:13)

Database inserts with PostgreSQL and WITH, in Go (28:35)

  • arel - A relational algebra

We are now in Google Play Music (49:00)

  • Google sucks at URLs

Post-show (51:27)


Brandon tries not to use Google for a week (01:29)

OpenBSD tidbits (08:56)

  • nvme driver fixed, enabled on amd64 GENERIC
  • Stefan Sperling's history of the iwm driver, with work by Antti Kantee contracted by Genua

joshua's work on Pushover (28:21)


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