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.
Another Funkwhale Update After a little bit of frustration on my side due to not following the directions properly, Tanuki Tunes is now running Funkwhale 0.18.1. The changes in this version will be mostly invisible to end-users, but include important bugfixes such as one that prevented the editing of tracks in the Django admin panel. This update has also made me aware that the site was previously running an out-of-date version of Postgresql.
Technical Updates So it’s been a bit of a busy month for Baku Social. The server experienced some minor downtime at the end of December owing to high memory usage, however there doesn’t seem to have been anything breeching the limits since then so fingers crossed there is no need yet to upgrade the specs of the VPS itself. I’m continuing to monitor it to ensure that nothing goes overboard, but given the low traffic both it and Tanuki Tunes seem to be managing fine for the moment.
I’ve been looking for a project recently to teach me some more about various technologies, specifically public cloud stuff like AWS and container tech like Docker. I have been looking to get into this stuff for a little while and even previously hosted on of my blogs on a container OS, but that was shortlived due to too many headaches with Wordpress containers. For the last few months I had also been looking for a way to replace Spotify - which I had left behind due to privacy concerns, costs, and library limitations (I listen to some… weird stuff).
So I’ve been saying for a number of years that I’d really like to get into app development, but have never really had a project to work on. This is usually my struggle. I am the sort of person who learns by doing, but until I have a need to do something I can’t bring myself to learn. Following on from my previous post I have been using the latest release of elementaryOS for the last few days and having a poke around at their documentation.