eXO […] promotes open telecommunication networks, technological sovereignty, access to wholesale Internet services and reduces the digital gap.
Also, the fact that you are not a customer but a member who can make things
work out if necessary, kicks ass over
<rant> Customer Service that keeps you
waiting for hours and then insults your time and intelligence, or a service
that forces you to use crappy routers, uses CGNAT or one that
basically mobs you into joining them by aggressively calling you multiple times
(Who does these terrible things? Search for “biggest ISPs in Spain”)
PS: eXO does more than just fiber, there are also community-owned wireless mesh networks, but that’s for another day.Read more!
I’ve always thought diversity is an important thing, which is why Linux’ hegemony on servers, as great as it is, can also be a threat for future network stability.
Most people having something to do with computers have probably come across the BSD term at one point or another, yet not everyone is aware of OpenBSD and FreeBSD being reasonable alternative Operating Systems with their own strengths.
Since my previous laptop was way too fragile to be a mobile computer any longer, I had to relegate it to a virtualisation server and start the hunt for a powerful, mobile and flexible laptop.
Easier said than done, after much researching I settled in May 2019 for a ThinkPad A485 as being the closest thing to a good trade-off for me. Amongst other things it features an AMD Ryzen™ processor and 32G RAM.
There is a great article covering support for this laptop on OpenBSD.
Since it’s not the case for FreeBSD and, at that point, support for this laptop was not ideal, this is intended as some kind of documentation that will hopefully help other people in the near future, that is in the transition to full support.
The wish to document this started when someone asked on the
freebsd-current Mailing List about getting the A485 to work with FreeBSD.
This could work as a hands-on, quick and dirty tutorial to writing .Net plugins for AutoCAD, I recommend reading the official documentation though. If you are already comfortable writing .Net plugins for AutoCAD, you can skip to the Customising execution (Command Line Arguments) section.
The idea of this plugin is to perform a computation that takes a while and exit; nothing fancy.
The reason for this, is to test my implementation of something similar to AutocadIO that runs locally and in a much smaller scale; the main motivation for that is that many companies are not (yet) ready to handle over their files to Autodesk and having the files processed in their amazing cloud.
At some point, my implementation should provide for an easy way to choose between using all local resources and sending jobs to AutocadIO; that would give maximum flexibility to both users and developers as well, all while giving end-users (companies) a peek into the potential of massively parallel running processes.Read more!