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[20061101] The NetBSD Foundation Spreadshirt.net Store
I know that TNF has a Cafepress store, which is nice for people in the USA, but those of us on the other side of the planet may want to get something with less shipping and taxes attached. In that regard, I've learned today that TNF also has a Spreadshirt.net store!

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[20060117] Lehmanns NetBSD 3.0 5-CD-set shipping now
If you're in Europe: Buy, buy, buy, buy, buy!

If you're in north America: Buy, buy, buy, buy, buy!
(OK, that's not exactly a 5-CD-set, but a lot of other nice stuff. And you can decide if you just want the stuff cheaply or if you also want to support the NetBSD project)

And if you're in Australia, Japan, Africa, south Africa or any of the poles: let me know where you get your NetBSD gear!

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[20050202] Not much news...
... in NetBSD land that you couldn't find elsewhere, e.g. the NetBSD News page, which tells you that there's now a NetBSD CafePress shop where you can buy t-shirts (if you don't like mine :) and that NetBSD 1.5 won't be supported any longer. You can also look at the NetBSD Code Changes (AKA src/doc/CHANGES) and see that quite a number of technical changes were made, including RFC3378 EtherIP support, ffs file system snapshots and various nForce audio and IDE drivers. No need to mention the numerous pkgsrc changes in detail (I think).

So what keeps me busy these days (in case someone cares): After my previous teachers failed miserably in teaching me statistics, I'm doing exactly that now, to do some decent evaluation of my Virtual Unix Lab.

Funny tools for helping to understand a few statistical basics include gnumeric, and I'm especially impressed by the "R" system, which is a mathematical programming system that comes with lots of ready-to-use statistical and graphical functions, and which is similar to the "S" system developed by Bell Labs. For some playing, install R ("cd pkgsrc/math/R && make install") and run:

      % R
      > demo()
      > demo(Hershey)
      > demo(Japanese)
      > demo(graphics)
      > demo(image)
      > demo(persp)
      > demo(plotmath)
      > q()
      
After some initial learning curve, R seems to have the potential to become my personal alternative to both bc(1) and gnuplot...

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