The #nixos community is a perfect fit for @matrix. Hosting a #matrix server is not very hard with #nixos. As of now, after 2 days, we have about 150 servers (for 380 users) participating in the chat. We essentially are now self-hosting our communication by the community as a whole. The level of decentralization and robustness that we have achieved after two days of #matrix is unparalleled by anything that we could achieve with any of the contenders. This is amazing!

When the iPhone launched, all the cool apps were on the desktop, and you had to live with shitty web apps on your mobile.

Nowadays all the cool apps are on the mobiles, and you get shitty web apps for the desktop.


NixOS is now on Matrix

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please join us there!



nixos user need help with X / wayland issue 

I'm using #NixOS unstable with gdm+gnome,

Can I force gnome/gdm to run on X instead of wayland? I want to run openmw but this program complain about wayland and instantly coredump.

I already have "services.xserver.enable = true; " in my configuration.nix, but in my session have "XDG_SESSION_TYPE=wayland" and WAYLAND_DISPLAY is set too which is wrong because I don't want wayland. I have nothing wayland related in my configuration.nix file

I’m really considering “making a functional personal site/wiki” a priority so I can start publishing things. Any hosting and domain options (preferably within Europe) that are fairly environmentally sound and respect my privacy and data when subscribing to their services?

Nokia Bell Labs has transferred Plan9 to the Plan9 Foundation. Editions 1, 2, 3 and 4 have now been released under MIT license by the foundation. Enjoy

#plan9 #9front #OpenSource #free #research #os #glenda #experimental #nonprofit

"Moxie Marlinspike On Decentralization" by David Rosenthal

The talk and blog post are both very interesting. I think advocates of decentralization (including myself!) should take these arguments seriously.

Really looking forward to this.

The trailer sounds great with all the headphones and mediocre speakers I have listened to it through.

Night walk down the central reservation of a newly pedestrianised street. Kelvin Way, Glasgow

Spent most of the day rearranging the furniture in our living room/home office. It's about 2/3 done. Every other room in our flat is now a bomb site including the bathroom which is full of books :)

Got #ghc 8.8.2 running on #FreeBSD. Had to bootstrap with 8.6.5 since there seems to be some issues with the build process but that's being worked on. 🎉 #Haskell


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