How to Install FreeBSD (with Gui!)

Hello, Lillian here! Wanna learn how to install FreeBSD, with a nice GUI, Firefox, a nice terminal experience, and other goodies?Ā I had some spare time so I made an instructional video for exactly that!

This goes over:

  1. Installing FreeBSD
  2. Setting up your GUI (windowmaker, xorg, rox-filer)
  3. Updates
  4. Terminal experience; zsh + oh-my-zsh
  5. Other goodies!

This setup is pretty much what we use for the official Hypatia Software Organization Developer Image.

Sorry for the choppy and unprofessional video; I didn’t have much time to put this together, so please forgive me! šŸ˜¬

We’re in the News! BSDNow.tv

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Allan Jude (@allanjude on Twitter) and Kris Moore (@pcbsdkris on Twitter)Ā talk about theĀ Polling is a HackĀ Article on the Hypatia Software Organization blog/website.

The article I wrote, entitled, “Polling is a Hack: Server Sent Events (EventSource) with gevent, Flask, nginx, andĀ FreeBSD” got covered by BSDNow.tv!

The BSD Now video which we’re featured isĀ Episode 130: Store all the Things | BSD Now 130.

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NEW: Collaboration/Office Hours!

The board and staff have agreed upon hours of collaboration that works for most of us across the globe. I was able to decipher the best hours by using whenisgood.net.

Here’s what we came up with today, for our general collaboration/office hours:

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Writing Tests for Python

The basics of writing tests in Python, as explained by a very tired and unprepared me (Lily Lemmer!). šŸ˜…

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I had just come back from vacation and forgotten I was to give a talk on this subject, so I was unprepared and a bit sick as you can hear from my voice, so please be forgiving. šŸ˜¬ I’ll be doing this talk again, it should be a lot better! Keep a lookout!

How’s Q1 of 2016 going?

Hello, Lillian here, I just wanted to give yā€™all an update! I just published our second newsletter (it’d been about a month since the last). I wanted to present a filtered/boiled down version here, plus there was a special announcement just for newsletter subscribers (more reason to subscribe to the newsletter!).

This post talks aboutĀ big events, the startings of our board, how weā€™re doing on goals, two new projects, and some statistics!

Big notice: we will be hosting a public event (youā€™ll have to buy a ticket) in Minneapolis, Minnesota on International Womenā€™s Day (March 8) of 2017! More information to come in a later blog post!

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