2024's Devlog

1X,05

Bought myself a bike. Expłoring biking routes around Warsaw.

Watching:

  • Into the Wild (2005)
3X.04

Made a tiny contribution to Nixpkgs without making myself look like a complete fool (which happened at the previous try). Their documentation for contributors is likely the best piece of software documentation I have ever read.

Listening:

  • Snarky Puppy
Snarky Puppy and the absolutely top tier frypan solo.
2X.04

Reading:

  • Eelco Dolstra - The Purely Functional Software Deployment Model
1X.04
Attended the SynthJaw jam session. Incredibly friendly synth people, recommended!

Reading:

  • Liu Cixin - The Dark Forest

Watching:

  • The World's End (2013)
  • Poor Things (2023)

Listening:

  • Peter Gabriel - Scratch My Back
0X.04

Converted my home NixOs infrastructure to Nix Flakes. Pinning the entire OS configuration to a specific revision(s) of Nixpkgs and having it build/rollback without any fears is a breath of fresh air :)

Listening:

  • Sam Harris & Robert Sapolsky - We Really Don't Have Free Will?
2X.03

Watching:

  • Dune: Part Two
  • The Holy Mountain (1973)

Reading:

Listening:

  • Lor
The band Lor in Niebo, Warsaw
1X.03

Finally having some time to play around with the used Octatrack unit I bought a couple months ago. It still surprises me how much hardware-centered music making machines feel similar to terminal-based tools such as bash/zsh/nu and vim.

Still fiddling with NixOs, making tiny steps towards using it as a daily driver.

0X.03

Watching:

  • Crumb (1994)

Listening:

  • Ryuichi Sakamoto - Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence
  • Jacob Collier - Djesse Vol. 4

A pleasant surprise: Djesse Vol. 4 - Box Full Of Stars Pt. 2 contains a few words in Polish at 2.15

2X.02

Picked up an Arduino and started playing around with Rust for AVRs.

Watching:

  • Hayao Miyazaki - The Boy and the Heron
  • David Lynch - Dune

Listening:

  • Son Lux - Prophecy
  • Daft Punk - Infinity Repeating
1X.02

TODO: add note on making myself look like an idiot when attempting to contribute to nixpkgs.

Listening:

  • Daft Punk - Human After All
  • Alan Parsons Project - Ammonia Avenue
0X.02

Listening:

  • Robert Sapolsky - Human Behavioral Biology

Reading:

  • Peter Watts - Behemoth
2X.01

Done some optimisations of my infrastructure:

To my surprise, after 2 days I took a look at my monitoring charts and saw visible improvements in my metrics:

..all of that while the request rate reported by Caddy hasn't changed!

Metrics from Node Exporter. Light-blue line marks the moment when PostgreSQL tunings were applied.

Went back to my Invidious MR adding Prometheus metrics.

Listening:

  • Depeche Mode - Exciter

Watching:

  • Ennio (2021)
1X.01

Broke my whole IT infrastructure for 12+ hours due to a trivial mistake in static IP configuration. I haven't noticed it until late afternoon, the fix was rather easy but I learned a bit about nmcli. Funny adventure, worth it :)

Week 1 of going to the gym!

Bought a used Octatrack unit. I already have to hold myself back from tinkering with it instead of during house chores. Once I connect my piano to it I'm gonna be out for at least a few days :) The workflow is wonderful and the idea of having a single "macro knob" is both simple and effective.

Reading:

  • Peter Watts - Maelstrom

Listening:

  • Vulfpeck - Live at Madison Square Garden
  • David Bowie - Sound and Vision (the pure piano version)
0X.01

Finished migrating my cloud & home instrastructure to NixOs. It really feels like an improvement over Ansible playbooks (although I am still using them for copying files & running system rebuilds, it is the easiest solution for me), as I can merge custom software builds/packaging with the system setup & configuration. Learned a bit about nftables in the process.

Trying out some funky rhytms - learning how to play Beastly by Vulfpeck. Amazed to see that they've made an official tutorial on that song and some others.

Reading:

  • Peter Watts - Starfish

Listening:

  • Nicolas Jaar - Space Is Only Noise If You Can See
  • Jungle - For Ever
  • Kenny G - Sade
  • Lovage et al. - Music to Make Love to Your Old Lady by


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