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My new user experience has been awful and I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong. Could really use some guidance.
  • I have definitely found it challenging at times to do even simple things. I think it does get easier over time.

    I really hope the new user experience will improve. Once the issues with flakes are fixed and they are no longer experimental I would expect flakes to replace the other ways of doing things. This will hopefully make the documentation more concise/focused/better. It might also mean more people start using nix/flakes which will surface more of these problems to be fixed.

    I think people need to decide if the benefits they are getting are worth the challenges. I personally really like the reproducibility and the massive amount of packages available from one place. On other distros I have used things have ended up breaking eventually and I have had to re-install things and search for fixes. But on NixOs things keep working.

  • Exciting Partnership Announcement: Framework Community & NixOS Communities Join Forces!
    discourse.nixos.org Exciting Partnership Announcement: Framework Community & NixOS Communities Join Forces!

    Dear NixOS Community, We are thrilled to announce a unique partnership between the Framework community and the NixOS community! This collaboration aims to foster innovation in hardware enablement, enhance user experience, and strengthen our collective commitment to open-source hardware and software...

    Exciting Partnership Announcement: Framework Community & NixOS Communities Join Forces!

    cross-posted from: https://programming.dev/post/13537798

    > Exciting Partnership Announcement: Framework Community & NixOS Communities Join Forces!

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    Exciting Partnership Announcement: Framework Community & NixOS Communities Join Forces!
    discourse.nixos.org Exciting Partnership Announcement: Framework Community & NixOS Communities Join Forces!

    Dear NixOS Community, We are thrilled to announce a unique partnership between the Framework community and the NixOS community! This collaboration aims to foster innovation in hardware enablement, enhance user experience, and strengthen our collective commitment to open-source hardware and software...

    Exciting Partnership Announcement: Framework Community & NixOS Communities Join Forces!
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    NixOS Foundation board: Giving power to the community
  • Most is described here (the author probably has some amount of bias but this is the only summary I know of): https://github.com/KFearsoff/nix-drama-explained

    Other than that some very active contributors resigned as maintainers in support of the open letters.

    And it seems now that the community members in support of the open letters/changes have convinced the board of the foundation to agree on some things.

  • Git integration in Helix for an IDE like experience?
  • yep, this method didn't work with this method for gitui on my nixos machine either. And a youtube commenter pointed out that LazyGit (inside helix) can't open files to edit. So this method is definitely not perfect but is probably still useful in the right situation

  • Radicle - a sovereign peer-to-peer network for code collaboration, built on top of Git.
  • From what I read in the HN thread the token is only used for governance (and possibly also fundraising), it is not baked into the actual platform. I am happy to be corrected though if anyone knows more/has more details.

    I agree that Forgejo looks good as well and is likely more usable than Radicle right now. But I do think there is value at looking at P2P solutions.

  • Radicle - a sovereign peer-to-peer network for code collaboration, built on top of Git.
  • From what I read in the HN thread the token is only used for governance (and possibly also fundraising), it is not baked into the actual platform. I am happy to be corrected though if anyone knows more/has more details.

  • Radicle - a sovereign peer-to-peer network for code collaboration, built on top of Git.
    radicle.xyz Radicle

    Sovereign code infrastructure.

    Hacker news discussion - https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=39600810 Radicle source code - https://app.radicle.xyz/nodes/seed.radicle.garden/rad:z3gqcJUoA1n9HaHKufZs5FCSGazv5

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    Why do I wake up in the middle night with absolute anxiety and dread over the most mundane inconsequential social interaction I had that day?
  • Its really hard to day without more information. You should talk to a doctor. Some other things that could be causing this that noone else has mentioned yet(I can't tell if this applies for you or not based on your post):

    • not enough exercise
    • vitamin d/c deficiencies (you can take supplements of vitamin d in winter time)
    • bad gut microbiome. Try to eat a variety of vegtables as well as prebiotics (fibre, oats) and probiotics (yogurt, kefir,, sourdough ect).
    • try to get regular sleep. I know this is your problem but there may be some things you can do like have a set bedtime, no screens for a while before bed.

    Remember that many people have had similar problems and overcome them. You will just need to work out what works for you. Good luck.

  • No Boilerplate NixOS video

    cross-posted from: https://programming.dev/post/10557947

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    No Boilerplate NixOS video
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    Nixing Technological Lock In – Economics from the Top Down
    economicsfromthetopdown.com Nixing Technological Lock In – Economics from the Top Down

    I take a dive into the world of software and look at the problem of managing dependencies. From the Unix design, we've inherited many problems. Can we nix them with 'Nix'?

    Nixing Technological Lock In – Economics from the Top Down
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    uv: Python packaging in Rust
  • This actually sounds really promising!

    • They are teaming up with an existing python package manger written in rust.
    • These are the people who make/made ruff, probably the most useful and fast python linter.
    • you basically get pip from a single binary.
    • they plan to have cargo/poetry like functionality in the future.

    Edit: here is a blog post from the creator of rye talking about rye and UV: https://lucumr.pocoo.org/2024/2/15/rye-grows-with-uv/

  • New GitHub Copilot Research Finds 'Downward Pressure on Code Quality'
  • In this regard, AI-generated code resembles an itinerant contributor, prone to violate the DRY-ness [don't repeat yourself] of the repos visited.

    So I guess previously people might first look inside their repo's for examples of code they want to make, if they find and example they might import it instead of copy and pasting.

    When using LLM generated code they (and the LLM) won't be checking their repo for existing code so it ends up being a copy pasta soup.

  • Apple is finally allowing Firefox to use its own engine on the iPhone (but only in the EU)
  • You can install alternative android distros on an android phone that will keep updating long after the manufacturer has stopped. For example lineage OS which supports lots of devices (but not all).

    There are also Linux distros targeted to mobile devices.

    You just need to pick a device that is supported when buying.

  • To catch a catfish
    www.newstatesman.com To catch a catfish

    How one detective took on an international network of romance fraudsters.

    To catch a catfish
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    Freeing Ourselves From The Clutches Of Big Tech
    www.noemamag.com Freeing Ourselves From The Clutches Of Big Tech | NOEMA

    Right to repair and other efforts to liberate technology from monopolistic corporations is a precondition for winning many vital societal battles.

    Freeing Ourselves From The Clutches Of Big Tech | NOEMA
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    SnowflakeOS - Creating a GUI focused NixOS-based distro
    discourse.nixos.org SnowflakeOS - Creating a GUI focused NixOS-based distro

    Why? In my opinion, NixOS is a great operating system and is very straightforward and stable once you learn how to use it, however for someone without knowledge about Nix or who has never heard of NixOS, it can be very confusing. I stumbled upon Nix and NixOS a bit less than a year ago, and since th...

    SnowflakeOS - Creating a GUI focused NixOS-based distro

    Website: https://snowflakeos.org

    Github: SnowflakeOS · GitHub 247

    Discord: SnowflakeOS 29

    Matrix: https://matrix.to/#/#snowflakeos:matrix.org

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    New single planet fantasy game from Hello Games

    cross-posted from: https://programming.dev/post/6969301

    > cross-posted from: https://programming.dev/post/6969300

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    New single planet fantasy game from Hello Games

    cross-posted from: https://programming.dev/post/6969300

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