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Nix is just the greatest thing ever. Trying to get bcrypto built through node-gyp and it's missing a few deps (python, make, binutils).

Throw some `nix run` at the problem and it's working in about a minute. Put the resulting packages in a shell.nix file and I'll never have the problem again.

That would've taken me *much* longer without Nix. And this way I don't have one-off build tools clogging up my system.

God I love Nix.

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