Goodbye, Guix

A Fond Farewell So for the last few weeks I’ve been exclusively using GuixSD on my X200s. It’s been an interesting experiment, and there are a good many things I really liked about the system. For now, though, I am going back to Parabola. Guix For those who don’t know, GNU Guix is a package manager which makes use of Guile to offer a really hackable and minutely controllable software management experience.
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Elementary OS Juno

Nota bene: I have contributed translations to the Elementary OS project and have been an active Patreon supporter since April 2018. I don’t think of myself as particularly biased, but it’s best to mention these things Summary (For Those Who Don’t Want to Read) I like Elementary OS. It does plenty right and offers a minimalist system with decent keyboard control, a healthy environment which encourages users to invest in developers, and it largely keeps out of my way while offering the power of Ubuntu under the hood.
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Personal Matters

This post is more of a rant than anything technical. In fact, it’s more of a moan born of recent frustrations. Nevertheless, this is my website. Where better to moan? I’ve recently started a new job working for a software company. My day-to-day work mostly includes rifling through SQL databases and making changes as well as searching for causes of issues faced by customers. This job has me using a work-issued MacBook Air and a copy of Windows 10 running in a virtual machine.
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Back to the Drawing Board

For the past couple of weeks I’ve been trying out new things. New to me, anyway. And as you might expect, I’m really bad at them. Let’s talk about that!

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A Reluctant Return to Windows

I have lived a Windows-free life for a good long while now, using the OS only at work and leaving my home setup free of Microsoft’s influence. However, with the upcoming shift to Windows 10 in my place of work (which I will be helping to develop) and my need to study PowerShell and Hyper-V for my 70-410 exam, I decided to bite the bullet and once again load Windows 10 Professional on to my machine. This is nothing more than a brain dump of my experience on returning. Let it be known that I do not hate Windows as many Linux enthusiasts do; indeed, I’ve been very impressed with many of the advances that Microsoft has been making across their product lines. However, my experiences with it have been patchy at best.

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