Using low-speed WiFi on the plane to Japan has been a real eye-opener into website asset size.

Some web pages (which I know are using JavaScript SPA frameworks) take forever to load—if at all.

But stuff like Mastodon, HN, and static sites all load just fine.

Anyone doing Advent of Code this year? Would love to see what solutions people are coming up with!

I'm using Haskell this year and all of my solutions are on GitHub (no cheating!):

Have you installed updates lately? If so, check out System Settings → Desktop for some fresh new wallpapers! We’ll share more in an upcoming blog post, but for now: which of these is your favorite?

2019 has certainly been a prolific year for my writing: I've written eight blog posts and three newsletter issues so far.

Contrast that with the ~1 blog post per year that I've been averaging.

death mention (abstract) 

My NixOS environment is such a pleasure to use. Sadly, I don't have much time to use it 😢

If I only I could use this same setup for my day job...

Flight attendant: Is there a doctor onboard?

Dad: *nudging me* that should've been you

Me: Not now Dad

Dad: Not asking for a Developper to help, are they?

Me: Dad, there's a medical emergency happening right now

Dad: Go and see if “It's GNU/Linux, not Linux" helps

I think the benefits of making software truly free outweigh drawbacks such as these.

In individual cases of abuse, it's usually best to avoid giving them the attention and exposure they crave.

Friendship - 

You can also probably expect some NixOS-related content on my blog in the near future.

Just an FYI for anyone who is following my NixOS journey, I'm trying to keep all of my system configuration in the open.

You can find my dotfiles on GitHub:

Maybe they'll spark a desire within you to start on your own NixOS journey :wink:

Nvidia drivers installed (almost) without a hitch. They did cause the monitor to switch from DP-1 to DP-4, which broke Polybar.

Everything is so much bigger on the screen now 😆

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