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    I’m gonna do some work on waifud!

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      waifud looks neat! I’m using ProxMox on a couple of different machines. Was thinking about clustering them but since they share the same remote backup volume I can just restore anything I want to replicate from backups and it works like magic so I may remain lazy and not do that :)

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      Work: content editing Personal: doing some porting/reimagining of some Tailscale code in Rust, continuing to learn Gregg shorthand

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        I wish there was a viable mobile phone platform that had decent devices and wasn’t tied to either Apple or Google.

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          It depends on your definition of viable, of course, but Sailfish, even with its annoyances, has been my only or primary mobile OS for about eight years now. It is pretty solid these days. But I do use the version with an android emulator for banking apps and such.

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          Buying a car! Also working on my novel as time permits.

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            I signed the form and now I have a car!

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              Cool! What did you get?

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                A 2020 Mazda CX-30

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                  My wife and I have one of these and we really like it. I hope you like yours!

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                    Zoom zoom. Enjoy it!

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              I’m gonna work in setting up a Pixel 5 with GrapheneOS for my next daliy driver phone, assuming I can get one.

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                Working more on my book.

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                  I submitted a talk, let’s see if I get in!

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                    Now that I think about it, if I don’t get in, I may just release the video on my talks page regardless.

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                      I respect this attitude and think more people should do this. Or we could start RejectCon where you need to certify that your talk was rejected before you’re allowed consideration.

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                    Learning Gregg shorthand and writing more for my book.

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                      Is it viable to do the Terraform bits using NixOps at all?

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                        Probably? I’m personally liking Terraform for this a lot more than NixOps (if only because terraform is the lingua franca of frantically gluing clouds together) but you could likely get away with NixOps for this.

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                          Thanks. :) I still haven’t forced myself to play with NixOps, but Terraform has made me cry many times before, so it’s more of an “enemy of my enemy” type of situation.

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                              Noted!

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                        Hmmm… I have recently switched to Nix Flakes, but you seem to use Niv instead. Any reasoning for that?

                        Honestly that community split between Flakes and “old solutions” is quite tiring and I really hope that it will sooner than later fixate on one solution. Such splits can kill promising technologies (see D and Tango/Phobos split in early days).

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                          I’m using Niv here because flakes is a bit too hermetic for my needs. This is actually describing the steps I’m taking for doing all this for production at my dayjob, and there we need to commit sins like using a custom fork of Go in order to build things. Nix flakes doesn’t let you do those sins as effectively.

                          It’s honestly a case where both options suck so I’m choosing the one that will hurt least and is least likely to either break or be hard to understand.

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                          Apparently I’m learning Gregg shorthand. It’s neat!

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                            I’m gonna work more on my novel and I’ve also been considering changing my website to say Xe instead of Christine Dodrill in the upper left corner of the navbar.

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                              Xe’s a good name :3

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                              Am I the only one that have eyes hurting when reading “Python 2.7”, like in the this nix documentation example that the article is pointing at? https://nixos.wiki/wiki/Packaging/Python#Pip_and_Virtualenv_enabled_nix-shell

                              I’m pretty sure I have read a few month ago that Python 2.7 was deprecated once and for all after a more than a decade long agony, in favor of Python 3.x flavour.

                              Not sure it is a great idea to have a scaffolding file targetting at python 2.7.

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                                Sometimes you don’t have the luxury of forcing people to upgrade random things from the past they’ve forgotten about. Having an option to run it at all is better than not.

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                                  Totally agreed that “to run it at all is better than not”.

                                  My concern was rather more about the fact that it was an example file in Nix documentation for Python projects with pip and virtualenv, that is: a quasi-standard common python project.

                                  Only this made me think of the mention of “2.7” worth a comment here.

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                                In-person meetup with my coworkers and working on my novel again. I finally have completed a bullet tree for the plot, I’m just gonna flesh out the bullet tree and write things from here. I’m also going to commission a cover. Let’s see how this goes!

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                                  I’m going to go to a bbq this weekend!

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                                    Looks like rain cancelled it. Boo.

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                                    Tell me your job is operating kubernetes and you want job security without telling me that your job is operating kubernetes and you want job security.

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                                      I find it disappointing that the top comment, with ~30 upvotes and unchallenged for several hours, is cynically questioning the author’s motives. Isn’t there already enough cynicism in the world? We should be better than that.

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                                        It’s meant to be taken humorously. The author’s main argument is an appeal to expertise with the statement that he mixed the kool-aid. The rest of the article is based on personal opinion so there isn’t much else to say. If you have a similar experience to the author then you will agree, otherwise not.

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                                          I don’t know, every article about kubernetes is followed by some comments about how there are some conspiracies, and how anyone pro-Kubernetes must be some shill or insecure software engineer looking to hype the industry so they can have jobs. To me this sounds more like low quality troll comment than humor. There’s nothing technical or insightful in @cadey comment.

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                                            My comments were meant to be taken humorously. This exact comment is in the vein of a rich kind of twitter shitposting of the model “tell me x without telling me x” as a way to point out ironic or otherwise veiled points under the surface of the original poster’s arguments. I am not trying to say anything about the author as a person (English is bad at encoding this kind of intent tersely) or anything about their skill level. I guess the true insight here is something along the lines of this Upton Sinclair quote:

                                            It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends on his not understanding it.

                                            I also burned out on kubernetes clusterfucks so hard I almost quit tech, so there is a level of “oh god please do not do this to yourself” chorded into my sarcastic take.

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                                        fwiw - I am currently unemployed and working on a startup in an unrelated space. I haven’t worked on Kubernetes in 2 years.

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                                        Working on a CTF challenge involving NixOS!

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                                          I am recovering from my second vaccine shot. So happy to have this over with.

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                                            Congrats. The second dose was the worse of the two for me, so I hope you get through the weekend okay. It’s a relief, but where I am, I’m still waiting for the rest of society to reopen, so it hasn’t meant any real change as of yet.

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                                            This is huge! I’m gonna play with this after work. Excited to see where this ends up!

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                                              Writing something about programming that hopefully won’t get instantly downvoted.

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                                                That’s a mood

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                                                  Yeah, there’s a few people that instantly down vote everything I write/post here as off topic or spam and it’s kinda discouraged me from writing as much as I normally do. If it continues i may ask push to look into it or something.

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                                                    Yikes, I recognize your name as someone who’s submitted great quality original posts in the past. Maybe I’ve been missing them recently because of this.

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                                                      That’s odd. The stuff you tend to work on and talk about tends to generally be a good read.

                                                      Maybe a bit sillier than other people may like, but solid nonetheless.

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                                                        For what it’s worth, I have the opposite reaction. I think of your writing as always detailed, practical, unpretentious - exactly the things that lobsters was built to showcase. (Sidenote: your posts on NixOS are what finally convinced me to switch, so thanks for that :))

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                                                          If it helps, some of your stuff I like a lot and some of your stuff I’m not terribly interested in, but I never downvote your posts ’cause I want you to keep writing and posting here.

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                                                        Illegitimi non carborundum.

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                                                          I also have anxiety about this, which is why I have several things I’ve written and haven’t posted.