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? 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! ?

We’re in the News! BSDNow.tv

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Allan Jude (@allanjude on Twitter) and Kris Moore (@pcbsdkris on Twitter) talk about the Polling is a Hack 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, and FreeBSD” got covered by BSDNow.tv!

The BSD Now video which we’re featured is 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!). ?

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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. ? 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 y’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 about big events, the startings of our board, how we’re doing on goals, two new projects, and some statistics!

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

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