Dweep X11 Font – Mod of Neep

This is my second font release. I call it dweep. No particular reason for the name though. I took the amazing Neep font from Jim Knoble, which is one of the favorite fonts of programmers, and modified a few characters, namely, “a”, “i”, “f”. May be some more, but it eludes me at the moment.

I did this specifically for my netbook. Small enough and readable at the standard EEE resolution. As usual, I have updated my github with this font. You can get it from there. Just click on the image to directly go to my github page.

Dweep - Mod of Jim Knoble's Neep Font

Posting an old screenshot with the font in action on my OpenBSD powered netbook. Gives you an idea as to how it looks on a dark background. Click on the image for full view.

OpenBSD 4.8 + EEE 1000H + Dweep Font

I will release another font tomorrow. Till then, folks.

BSD root shell – Leave it alone!

Just for Fun - Don't take it literally!

Of late, I have observed that a lot of new migrants to BSD immediately want to change the default shell to bash. Bad, bad idea! bash is not available automatically in any BSD base system. Leave the root shell as it is. Some of you might not see the issue now, but when the system breaks and you have to restore it somehow, you would be pissed, since /usr won’t be available. Most software executables that you install on BSD would sit in /usr/local/bin directory. So, think twice before changing the root shell.

Of course, when you troubleshoot using single user mode and bash is your root shell and is unavailable, you will be asked if you wanna use the default shell (csh). So failsafe is in place, but still, it is just bad practice to change the root shell. But if you insist, use toor instead. No problems there.

You can find multiple discussions on this topic over at FreeBSD forums as well. A friend of mine who recently installed FreeBSD for the first time naturally wanted to go the bash way and asked for my opinion. That’s why decided to post here as well.