Very nice that the #nixcon stream website shows a Nix command to just start VLC. You don't have to install it before.
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.
a very nice guide to the Fediverse, share with your friends
"For 18 months, residents of a village in Wales have been mystified as to why their broadband internet crashed every morning.
Now engineers have finally identified the reason: A second-hand television that emitted a signal that interfered with the connection."
Great news for Europe if the regulators don't back down.
The new design of the #NixOS website https://nixos.org/ is online! It is made by a professional designer and implemented by the NixOS marketing team. The landingpage is ready, the other pages will be redesigned in the next days.
You can follow the progress here: https://discourse.nixos.org/t/new-nixos-org-design/9080?u=davidak
#nixos on my MacBook, latest findings
* enable the webcam with the option hardware.facetimehd.enable
* configure mac-like trackpad gestures with fusuma (Magic Trackpad 2 does not behave as nice as the built-in, though
* find options and packages from the CLI with manix
Fairphone 3+ features upgraded front and back cameras. However, Fairphone 3 users can buy the camera modules separately and install them in their phones if they want. How have we allowed something so obvious to look so extraordinary? https://www.ifixit.com/News/43623/fairphone-3-plus
Paraphrasing something I said on a GNU mailing list about SourceHut's "alpha" status:
The alpha and beta milestones are how we're driving the software well above and beyond the levels of quality typical of our domain. Today, during the alpha, sourcehut is *already* the fastest and most reliable software forge, period. But we're not impressed by the competition, which is why I set our goals even higher, and why it's still considered in alpha.
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