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#vim tip of the day: You can literally travel back in time. To jump to the state a file had 10 minutes ago, use the following command:

:earlier 10m

To then go forward in time 1 minute, use this command:

:later 1m

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Anyone who complains about Nvidia issues on Wayland (or Linux in general!) has a moral obligation to boycott their business. Wayland developers have told you exactly why Nvidia is not supported, and who is to blame. Harassing Wayland devs because they have a name and a face you can harass, rather than boycotting the faceless multi-billion dollar company who is responsible, makes that person an asshole and a shitty consumer.

Nvidia is the one who deliberately engineers cryptographic solutions to subvert the free software driver. Nvidia is the one who refuses to collaborate with the community on standardization. Nvidia is the ONLY GRAPHICS VENDOR WHICH IS NOT UPSTREAM.

If you spent $1,000 on a GPU which became a brick when you tried to use Wayland on it, that's on YOU. Not on Wayland. Letting your confirmation bias protect your ego from the possibility that you made a mistake and turning that feeling into harassing FOSS developers and spreading misinformation about their work is FUCKED UP and needs to stop.

@ekaitz_zarraga what's it made of? I'm looking into doing something similar (but bigger) to my (metal, noisy) bedside table.

Took me a bit longer than I would like to admit to find out but to download a repo in, the url is
Is there a button in the UI that I'm missing?

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"We moved to GitHub because everyone's already there"

"We shut down the mailing lists because most of our users prefer to use GitLab in their web browser"

"We're rewriting in Rust because we don't really have any non-x86_64 users"

"We're leaving IRC because Discord is more user-friendly"

What all of these arguments have in common is that they exclude people, centralize infrastructure, and eschew free software for proprietary solutions, all in the name of some ill-defined measure of "progress".

Shout out to Daniel Fullmer's talk on Robotnix. Makes me want to try it out!

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if your software has:
- 30k files
- takes 2 hours to compile
- uses more than 8GB of memory when compiling
- does 30 things

that's not software, it's cancer

@schrofi definitely worth a patch in nixpkgs if you think it's right! Or just override the package locally for your machine while the patch gets accepted upstream :)

Finding so much help in the talks. I'd strongly recommend watching it if you're struggling adopting / as your daily driver!

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Very nice that the #nixcon stream website shows a Nix command to just start VLC. You don't have to install it before.

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I am convinced that what #linux needs is an accessible (for non-technical users) #nix or #guix based distro with graphical install, package management, system configuration and revision/generation management tools, so that common people can benefit from reproducible package management and configuration without becoming sysadmins or developers.

I ache for the day when I don't have to recommend new users to use some Ubuntu-based distro just because they're the least terrible of all the non-programmer options.

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@ekaitz_zarraga @dvicente how best to do this? I'm thinking of doing this for NordVPN's Linux app

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Hey Firefox it would be cool if you didn't register yourself as literally every protocol handler

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Boop, Boop.

This #pleroma instance is now hosted on a NixOS machine hosted by the Stolon assotiation!

The #NixOS module used for this deployment is available here with some instructions:

I tried to make it pretty generic and sensible, it should be re-useable for your own deployment. I'm planning to upstream it no Nixpkgs in a near future.

Special thanks to dam64, @samae, @alice and @flokli for their help and feedback :)

@haskal I was more asking whether this fix should be expected to work in any distro, do you know?

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