Recent Changes

Put up in a place
where it's easy to see
the cryptic admonishment
T.T.T.
When you feel how depressingly
slowly you climb,
it's well to remember that
Things Take Time.

Piet Hein

This page lists all recent changes to my web site except for new journal entries, along with a brief description. Some of this information will be repeated in my journal, but more minor changes will only be noted here. An RSS feed of this information is also available.

Also see changes from 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, and 2008.

November 2021

2021-11-27 — Review: Soul Music

Review of Soul Music by Terry Pratchett.

2021-11-26 — Review: A Psalm for the Wild-Built

Review of A Psalm for the Wild-Built by Becky Chambers.

2021-11-23 — Add new INN documentation

Add new POD conversions of INN documentation from Julien √ČLIE: innreport, innreport.conf, innstat, innxbatch, shrinkfile, writelog, and (for INN 2.6 only) filechan.

2021-11-21 — Broken link cleanup

Another periodic cleanup of broken links.

2021-11-19 — Add 2021 winner of the World Fantasy Award

Add the 2021 winner of the World Fantasy Award for best novel (Trouble the Saints, by Alaya Dawn Johnson).

2021-11-13 — Review: The Last Graduate

Review of The Last Graduate by Naomi Novik.

2021-11-06 — Add 2021 Mythopoeic Award winner for adult literature

Add winner of the 2021 Mythopoeic Award for adult literature (The House in the Cerulean Sea, by TJ Klune).

October 2021

2021-10-30 — Review: Shadow Scale

Review of Shadow Scale by Rachel Hartman.

2021-10-23 — New INN documentation pages

Add HTML versions of the manual pages for innwatch.ctl, nnrpd.track, and history, and add a sample for nnrpd.track, for both the current development version and the 2.6 release.

2021-10-17 — rra-c-util 10.0

Remove RRA_SET_LIBDIR. Fix RRA_SET_LDFLAGS to always use the multiarch directory if it exists. Require Perl 5.10 or later. Update RRA_LIB_PYTHON to use sysconfig. Fix SUN_LEN on macOS X Big Sur. Add support for testing pam_end arguments in the PAM testing framework. Fix error handling in the k_haspag replacement. Fix deprecation warnings with Autoconf 2.71. Improve Perl::Critic tests. Tweak the perltidy configuration. Add a new t/docs/changes.t Perl module test.

2021-10-17 — pam-krb5 4.11

Do not delete the user's ticket cache if PAM_DATA_SILENT was passed to pam_end. Stop trying to guess the PAM module installation path on Linux systems.

2021-10-16 — Broken link cleanup

Another periodic cleanup of broken links.

2021-10-16 — Update blog roll links

Drop a bunch of links to things I no longer read, are no longer available for free, or have stopped updating. Add a bunch of new things I currently read and redo the categorization somewhat.

2021-10-16 — Add discussion of NNTP's ALPN registrations

NNTP now registers two values for the TLS ALPN extension. Document them on the NNTP protocol page.

September 2021

2021-09-29 — Add winners of the 2021 Clarke and British Fantasy awards

Add the winners of the 2021 Arthur C. Clark award (The Animals in That Country by Laure Jean McKay) and the 2021 British Fantasy Robert Holdstock Award (The Once and Future Witches by Alix E. Harrow).

2021-09-26 — Review: The Problem with Work

Review of The Problem with Work by Kathi Weeks.

2021-09-25 — Add winner of 2021 Otherwise Award

Mention the winner of the 2021 Otherwise Award, although it's not listed in the table since it's a short story ("Ife-Iyoku, the Tale of Imadeyunuagbon" by Oghenechovwe Donald Ekpeki).

2021-09-25 — Update INN software page

Point to https links at ISC instead of no-longer-working FTP links. Update the development information to point to GitHub. Document the snapshot generation. Change some of the page templates to use my current page layout. Drop information about ancient Debian releases.

2021-09-12 — DocKnot 5.00

Add a static site generator by incorporating spin and spin-rss. This implementation should mostly work the same as spin and spin-rss but with some fixed bugs and better error reporting, although support for the \id command was dropped. Improve formatting for thread pages for software packaged for Debian. Ignore configure~ when generating distribution tarballs. Stop assuming all packages have a TODO file.

2021-09-11 — Pod::Thread 3.00

Remove support for CVS $Id$ strings and \id commands. Stop wrapping output text for easier comparisons. Fix internal section links, including links to headings containing markups and ones where anchors are wrapped. Preserve non-breaking spaces in navbar section names. Fix metacharacter handling in lots of places. Fix nested =over blocks and =over without =item. Fix =for thread and =begin thread. Suppress \signature if the input document was empty, and output the document before erroring if there were POD errors. Improve package metadata.

August 2021

2021-08-30 — kstart 4.3

Add support for kafs by continuing with -t behavior if kafs is present. Use libkeyutils if available to isolate a command's keyring from the invoking program if running a specific command with -t. Use a better exit status when a command is killed with a signal. Use explicit_bzero to clear the password for k5start -s. Other portability fixes and updates.

2021-08-18 — Review: The Past is Red

Review of The Past is Red by Catherynne M. Valente.

2021-08-16 — Review: Black Sun

Review of Black Sun by Rebecca Roanhorse.

2021-08-15 — Review: The Galaxy, and the Ground Within

Review of The Galaxy, and the Ground Within by Becky Chambers.

2021-08-08 — Review: The Last Battle

Review of The Last Battle by C.S. Lewis.

2021-08-07 — Broken link cleanup

Another periodic cleanup of broken links.

2021-08-01 — Review: Piranesi

Review of Piranesi by Susanna Clarke.

July 2021

2021-07-31 — Review: Fugitive Telemetry

Review of Fugitive Telemetry by Martha Wells.

2021-07-24 — Add finalists for the World Fantasy Award

Add the finalists for the 2021 World Fantasy Award for best novel.

2021-07-24 — Broken link cleanup

Another periodic cleanup of broken links.

2021-07-03 — Add Clarke Award nominees and Locus Award Winners

Add the nominees for the 2021 Arthur C. Clarke Award, and the winners of the 2021 Locus Awards (Network Effect by Martha Wells for best SF novel, The City We Became by N.K. Jemisin for best fantasy novel, and Elatsoe by Darcie Little Badger for best first novel).

June 2021

2021-06-27 — control-archive 1.9.1

A data-only release that updates the Big Eight control signing key and removes some obsolete information about net.*.

2021-06-27 — Added web page for Big Eight control information

New web page summarizing control information for the Big Eight hierarchies with links to the control message signing keys and the PGP Moose key.

2021-06-20 — Review: Demon Lord of Karanda

Review of Demon Lord of Karanda by David Eddings.

2021-06-19 — Review: The Magician's Nephew

Review of The Magician's Nephew by C.S. Lewis.

2021-06-06 — Review: Stoneskin

Review of Stoneskin by K.B. Spangler.

2021-06-05 — Add winner of 2021 Nebula Award for best novel

Add the winner of the 2021 Nebula Award for best novel (Network Effect by Martha Wells).

2021-06-05 — Broken link cleanup

Another periodic cleanup of broken links.

May 2021

2021-05-31 — Review: The Horse and His Boy

Review of The Horse and His Boy by C.S. Lewis.

2021-05-30 — Review: The Relentless Moon

Review of The Relentless Moon by Mary Robinette Kowal.

2021-05-29 — Review: The Silver Chair

Review of The Silver Chair by C.S. Lewis.

2021-05-29 — Broken link cleanup

Another periodic cleanup of broken links.

2021-05-15 — Review: A Desolation Called Peace

Review of A Desolation Called Peace by Arkady Martine.

2021-05-02 — Review: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader

Review of The Voyage of the Dawn Treader by C.S. Lewis.

April 2021

2021-04-27 — Review: Beyond Shame

Review of Beyond Shame by Kit Rocha.

2021-04-24 — Review: Learning React

Review of Learning React by Alex Banks & Eve Porcello.

2021-04-24 — Add nominees for the 2021 Hugo Award

Add the nominees for the 2021 Hugo Award for best novel.

2021-04-10 — Broken link cleanup

Another periodic cleanup of broken links.

2021-04-05 — Add 2021 winner of the BSFA award

Add 2021 winner of the BSFA award for best novel (The City We Became, by N.K. Jemisin).

2021-04-05 — Add 2021 winner of the Philip K. Dick Award

Add 2021 winner of the Philip K. Dick Award for best novel (The Road out of Winter, by Alison Stine).

2021-04-03 — Review: Prince Caspian

Review of Prince Caspian by C.S. Lewis.

March 2021

2021-03-30 — Review: Paladin's Strength

Review of Paladin's Strength by T. Kingfisher.

2021-03-29 — Add series information to Paladin's Grace

Paladin's Grace by T. Kingfisher is the first of a series. Add the series information and a mention of the sequel.

2021-03-28 — Review: JavaScript: The Definitive Guide

Review of JavaScript: The Definitive Guide by David Flanagan.

2021-03-28 — Add sample INN init script and systemd unit file

In the documentation pages for INN CURRENT, 2.6, and 2.5, add the sample init script and systemd unit.

2021-03-28 — Pod::Thread 2.00

Handle the navbar and table of contents internally in the module rather than via a pre-scanning pass. Honor CVS Id strings found anywhere in the document. Don't title-case words in section titles in the navbar that contain an underscore.

2021-03-21 — cvs2xhtml 1.15

Convert to Python 3. Update my email address.

2021-03-21 — cl2xhtml 1.12

Convert to Python 3. Update my email address.

2021-03-21 — faq2html 1.36

Support formatting of dense bullet lists with line continuations but no blank lines between bullets. Update my email address.

2021-03-21 — Remove DocKnot from my personal Debian repository list

DocKnot has now been uploaded to Debian proper.

2021-03-21 — Add separate web pages for Pod::Thread

As the first step in cleaning up my static site generator pages, and in prepration for uploading it to CPAN in its own right, move Pod::Thread to its own separate web pages.

2021-03-20 — pam-krb5 4.10

Fix use-after-free if krb5_cc_get_principal fails on the newly-created ticket cache.

2021-03-20 — rra-c-util 9.0

Rename SQLite Autoconf macros and their outputs from SQLITE to SQLITE3. Fix support for optional libraries. Rename KRB5_CPPFLAGS_GCC to KRB5_CPPFLAGS_WARNINGS. Stop defining AM_CONDITIONAL in Autoconf macros. Check for working Kerberos headers as well as libraries. Add C stubs for sd_notify and sd_notifyf and a preprocessor stub for sd_is_socket. Fix portable/sd-daemon.h to include prerequisite headers. Fix RRA_PROG_PYTHON with Python 3.0 and older Python 2.x versions. Fix problems with the util/fdflag test. Use AS_ECHO where possible. Fix perlcritic with YAML::XS.

2021-03-20 — Clean GnuPG key

Refresh the expiration on my signing key and re-export my key with the export-clean flag, which cleans up a bunch of duplicate and expired signatures.

2021-03-20 — Add nominees for 2021 Nebula Award for best novel

Add the nominees for the 2021 Nebula Award for best novel.

2021-03-14 — New experimental Big Eight control message signing key

Published a new experimental signing key for Big Eight control messages that was generated with a modern GnuPG.

2021-03-13 — Add 2020 British Fantasy Award winner

Add winner of the 2020 British Fantasy Robert Holdstock Award for best fantasy novel (The Bone Ships, by RJ Barker).

2021-03-01 — Review: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

Review of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis.

February 2021

2021-02-28 — Review: Architects of Memory

Review of Architects of Memory by Karen Osborne.

2021-02-27 — DocKnot 4.01

Add support for a global user configuration file. Allow the distribution directory to be specified in it. Add support for GnuPG signing of generated tarballs. Fix docknot --help. Remove the obsolete load_appdata_json helper. Fix some documentation bugs left over from the 4.00 release.

2021-02-21 — Review: Finder

Review of Finder by Suzanne Palmer.

2021-02-20 — Review: The Fated Sky

Review of The Fated Sky by Mary Robinette Kowal.

2021-02-17 — Review: Solutions and Other Problems

Review of Solutions and Other Problems by Allie Brosh.

2021-02-14 — Review: Spheres of Influence

Review of Spheres of Influence by Ryk E. Spoor.

2021-02-14 — Add winner of 2020 Mythopoeic Award

Add the winner of the (delayed) 2020 Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature (Snow White Learns Witchcraft, by Theodora Goss).

2021-02-13 — Broken link cleanup

Another periodic cleanup of broken links.

2021-02-07 — Review: The Future of Another Timeline

Review of The Future of Another Timeline by Annalee Newitz.

2021-02-01 — Remove changes from December 2020

Remove the changes from December 2020 from the recent changes page.

January 2021

2021-01-30 — Broken link cleanup

Another periodic cleanup of broken links.

2021-01-28 — INN 2.6.4

Added support for systemd notifications and socket activation. Adapt the length of the DH parameter during DHE key exchanges in nnrpd. Return information about retired CNFS buffers from cnfsstat. Externalize the CSS information from generated innreport reports. Support storing wire format articles with sm. Add a flag to rnews to disallow additional unpackers, a flag to save rejected articles, and a flag to log the message ID of duplicate articles. Add a compile-time option to enable hardening flags.

2021-01-26 — Review: A Deadly Education

Review of A Deadly Education by Naomi Novik.

2021-01-25 — Review: The City We Became

Review of The City We Became by N.K. Jemisin.

2021-01-24 — Review: Laziness Does Not Exist

Review of Laziness Does Not Exist by Devon Price.

2021-01-18 — Review: The Secret Barrister

Review of The Secret Barrister by The Secret Barrister.

2021-01-04 — Update some blog roll links

Update URL to Nicola Griffith's blog, and switch Karl Schroeder's blog to https.

2021-01-03 — Review: The Once and Future Witches

Review of The Once and Future Witches by Alix E. Harrow.

2021-01-01 — Update award winners

Add links to all award pages that have good award web sites. Add notes where the 2020 award was canceled or delayed. Add the winner of the 2020 Prix Aurora Award for best adult novel (The Gossamer Mage by Julie E. Czerneda) and the Sunburst award for adults (Gods of Jade and Shadow by Silvia Moreno-Garcia).

2021-01-01 — Rotate 2020 changes

Move all web site changes from 2020 to a separate page and remove all entries older than December of 2020 from the current changes page.

2021-01-01 — 2020 reading in review

Add an overview of my 2020 reading, main book recommendations, and reading statistics.

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