🐚 Proposing ‘guix shell’ as an improved ‘guix environment’:

If you already use #Guix or if you’re used to other “environment management” tools, feedback welcome!

Live your life in plaintext! Org mode 9.5 has been released -- congratulations to the team!

Impatient to try the next release of #Emacs #Orgmode ?

Please help us fix the remaining bugs: updates.orgmode.org/#bugs

Also please consider becoming a maintainer for any *el file in the repo: we need more.

git.savannah.gnu.org/cgit/emac is now the official repository - don't hesitate to start hacking and helping us!

RT appreciated 🤓

If you haven't watched it already, here's a very nice (and pretty mind-bending) tutorial on Lambda Calculus in Python, by David Beazley.


(Originally found on YT but I guess Invidious is a better interface?)

Whatsapp/Libra, Telegram/Gram, Signal/Mobilecoin -- monetization and payment drives are strong with messengers. Some in our community are also engaging with these topics -- very interesting thoughts come from @suitpossum@twitter.com -- brettscott.substack.com/p/mone

let's say that I'd like to have a single board computer for

1) publishing my personal indie blog as a Tor onion service

2) having an IRC bouncer

3) having my own instance of a fediverse service (pleroma ?)

4) having my own xmpp server

what is the best alternative ?

Live stream by Protesilaos Stavrou on Emacs, note-taking and mindful attitude:



It's frustrating when resource constraints aren't carefully pondered during the design of a piece of software.

I'm here with this stupid small app that can't be built on my system because of its system of dependencies.

The app itself is relatively simple but its graphical user interface depends on a massive GUI framework and makes the build process a pain (on my machine).

It could have easily been two separate modular apps, a CLI and a GUI. It so much reflects an infinite-resource mentality.

Today on the stream we talk about creating, managing and switching development environments.

Will be using #direnv #guix and #emacs for that. Also, will enchance our setup with reproducibility, brought by guix time-machine.


I don't know, I guess I should just play with them a little bit. Or maybe I should simply stay with i3... 😂

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I watched Derek Taylor's guides [0, 1, 2] and he doesn't seem to like StumpWM a lot, although of course my mileage may vary... As for XMonad, I'm not sure about the layout mechanism, it doesn't seem to be as powerful as the i3 one.

- [0] youtube.com/watch?v=4pTSgMlpyz
- [1] youtube.com/watch?v=3noK4GTmyM
- [2] youtube.com/watch?v=5oBT0a25Fy

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Both StumpWM and XMonad seem to be even more minimal than i3 (e.g. no window decorations by default) which I like! OTOH i3's tree-based + dynamic layout mechanism seems unbeatable to me.

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I'm a happy i3 user but I've been considering switching to a new tiling window manager for a while. I've narrowed my options down to StumpWM (hey, Lisp!) and XMonad (very small codebase and... Haskell, why not?).

This slide deck about overbloated web tech is from 2015 and still so so relevant these days idlewords.com/talks/website_ob

Went back uptown today for some casual walk and shopping for what it feels like the first time in 10 years! It's great to be fully jabbed! I wish more people were wearing a face mask though...

We're hiring additional software engineers to join the SecureDrop team!

Full-time, fully remote. Help us protect journalists & whistleblowers by writing free and open source software. Here's what we're looking for:


There is unexplored potential to create guild software which would not be libre in a universalist sense, but would still be free enough not to prevent use/study/sharing/remixing by average users. You would be using the software under the terms of the guild, which might forbid certain sorts of activities and ban uses by megacorps.

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