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Methinks my ADD has led to analysis paralysis. Today instead of trying to do everything all at the same time, I shall pick one task (hopefully the most important or critical) and neglect the other hundreds of things until the first is done. And then repeat.

I just had a thought. I can write an module to pick a random high priority task from my agenda. Then I don't have to waste time picking a task, I'll just let do it for me.

Wait, is this counter productive?

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What do with my blog? I've been trying (unsuccessfully) to blog for while. The last entry was almost 9 months ago. I've been using , which does what I need. I would rather much write on org-mode instead of markdown but find the current org-mode blogging tools lacking.

I came across framapiaf.org/@ambrevar/100660 by @ambrevar describes a blogging setup using (I think) only org-publish. It is missing a few features: comments, tags, and search.

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Yay, I have finally managed to sit down a build a Guix channel with the kernel.org kernel and iwlwifi firmware bits. Not the Guix would accept such and I now run non-free code on my laptop, but I do have wifi functional and can move on the other things.

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@freakazoid I am about 40 miles north of Charlotte. My daughter has 2 years left in High School so I don't particularly want to move across the country at this time. If you (and the corporate culture) are open to remote workers we can chat.

Thank you for reaching out!

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I have come to realization that is it time to start writing the next chapter of my professional life. The new CEO and his court seem[1] to be moving the company in a direction I don't like.

I am a Unix System engineer and software developer. I would like to move into more of a SRE type role.

I don't really know how to proceed. :thaenkin: :yikes:

1: I hear differing rhetoric from different levels, which is an issue in and of itself.

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@cadadr I tried using Guix system a while back (I think 0.12) without much success and went back to Debian, with the Guix package manager on top. I am moving all my web services to Guix on linode, which is actually working out better than expected. With verion 1.0 I gave another try with my primary laptop. I have everything working, except the yubi. I have one server left I won't migrate until lvm is supported.

Overall I am happy with Guix.

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