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    I will repeat what I said on twitter here:

    Are you vetting the jobs? Ie. ‘Email Security Support Engineer at Cisco Systems’ in Krakow lists email and phone support asks for Linux experience and just mentions FreeBSD scripting among a ton of other keywords… Feels like a ‘call center’ job listing not a ‘bsd job’.

    It’s a nice initiative however I am a bit sceptic on the sudden amount of items that showed up on the listing. Hope this doesn’t turn into ‘list of jobs containing bsd keyword’.

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      You are right, right now it’s keyword-based list. Will fix in the next update :) What do you think should be a good definition of a “BSD job”?

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        Something that gets you direct, preferably daily exposure to the system. Building or supporting/administering a product that directly runs on a BSD would be fair game imho and making this more worthwhile. I don’t want to scroll through 1 00 entries when 80% of them are Linux jobs.

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          Thanks!

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      Wow so many incredible replies. https://www.photogabble.co.uk is my blog its topics include javascript tutorials and general tinkering with golang, basic and php.

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        Thank you for starting this! Found so many awesome blogs today.

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          You’re welcome. It really took off more than I thought it would but I am happy that it did; I have only managed to look through about a third of the links and every one has lead me down a rabbit hole of article after article. It has been amazing!

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          Roman, these were really nice to browse through. Great job on collecting all the interviews. It’s always nice to see someone working hard for the community!

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            Dear Simon, thank you for your supportive words.

            I’m just trying to make good software visible to more people. BSD deserves more users, more developers, and more attention from major vendors.

            BSD users enjoy much simpler operating systems. Fewer moving parts, well paced release cycles, better documentation, privacy protection, and many more.

            Any software developer could learn a lot from BSD projects. Not just from their source code, but how to work with legacy code, how keep long term open source projects afloat, how to keep in check ethical perspective of your programs, how to work with users and vendors.

            I hope to see more support from Google, Intel, Microsoft, Apple, Dell, Lenovo, Mozilla, and other major vendors. Just take one example, OpenBSD projects: OpenSSH, OpenBGPD, OpenNTPD, OpenSMTPD, LibreSSL, and mandoc,.. All businesses—large and small—depend on these projects. They better support OpenBSD Foundation. Right?

            BSD is one of the corners stones of the internet and I love those cat videos too much. ;)

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                Ready to share your story? DM me.

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                  I enjoyed this little hyperlink rabbit trail: https://jpmens.net/2018/06/19/on-a-pos-pole-display-and-an-open-source-os/

                  Thanks @romanzolotarev for assembling these interviews! Been reading them all day.

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                    I’m glad you found it. I like it too :)

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                    1. I use ErgoDox EZ. Here is my setup and recent interview at ErgoDox EZ

                    2. I lost all my soldering skills and tools long time ago. :)

                    3. Here is my layout in qmk_firmware repo.

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                        1. reddit
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                          1. mailing lists
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                            1. Twitter/Mastodon
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                              1. Lobsters and HN
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                                1. YouTube, Vimeo, Twitch channels
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                        If you don’t have an account on Twitter or on bsd.network, now you can book your VM by submitting the form: https://openbsd.amsterdam/contact.html

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                          It’s really cool that 10 EUR of the annual rate goes to the OpenBSD Foundation!

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                            That’s the whole point.

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                            This actually looks pretty cool.

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                              Thank you!

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                              Sever #2 is pretty much ready!

                              • trunked interfaces (2 x 1G)
                              • dedicated VLAN
                              • 4 x 1TB in raid5 (softraid(4))

                              via https://mobile.twitter.com/OpenBSDAms/status/1013143273077080064

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                                Nice service. One feature combo that might help is letting registered, job hunters look for specific BSD’s and/or job titles. They get notified when they show up. For instance, I’m specifically interested in being paid to be an Incident Response Analyst for CheriBSD systems at some company with at least 1Gbps connection. I intend to give 100% on every handling every breach.

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                                  Thanks! Added to my todo list.

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                                  Neat. Thanks for running this service!

                                  Could you announce new #bsdjobs on mastodon as well as twitter? (e.g via https://bsd.network)

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                                      Sure. Will do soon. :)

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                                      You might consider stealing ideas from weworkremotely.com – including search, categories, RSS feeds, selfservice.

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                                        Thanks for the reminder. Love their service.

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                                        Open positions currently lists a Linux job, should we add a linux tag?

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                                          The title has Linux but the actual job description has OpenBSD listed. I guess that Linux-only won’t be added to this job board.

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                                            True. Thank you for the comment.

                                            I should clarify that for job posters on the site. BSD should be in description or/and in the title of a job post.

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                                          He’s fairly well known on lobste.rs, but I found a lot of concise guides by Roman Zolotarev, https://www.romanzolotarev.com

                                          He was certainly the primary motivation for me installing OpenBSD as well.

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                                            Thank you. :)

                                            P.S. Folks, if you’re willing to try OpenBSD, I’m always here to help you.

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                                            For people who aren’t quite as ambitious about heat pipes, there are several nice little fanless kits from companies like Zotac that will give you a machine that’s passively cooled and only needs some RAM and an SSD.

                                            They’re basically the 80% lowers of fanless computing.

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                                              Hi, a Zotac user here. CPU is a bit slower than I expected, but overall I’m very happy with my setup. Zotac CI527 is cheap, well built, and silent!

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                                                It seems like the best Zotac fanless PC is the ZBOX-CI549NANO-P which uses an i5-7300u. The author of the post installed an AMD Ryzen 5 1600.

                                                2 cores/4 threads vs 6 cores/12 threads.

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                                                  Thanks for the link! A few thoughts:

                                                  Wow, Zotac is really bad at selling silent computers. They have a ton of models and I don’t see a way to see only passively cooled models.

                                                  The silent PC crowd are all about x86 at the moment. I wonder how ARM fares here. Are all end user ARM machines like Raspberry Pi? (Its CPU is too slow and it has bad IO connectivity.)

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                                                      Ha! The displays are a tad small for desktop computing though. 🙂