advent of code 2019 

i wanna finish day 6 but :/
its taking way too long, i think ill leave it for now...

ive spent more than enough time trying to solve it today already, its probably time to stop :(

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advent of code 2019 day 5 

@EclecticEclipse hmm, ill look into it. thanks :)

advent of code 2019 day 5 

unit testing is nice, actually

(im probably doing it wrong, ive never done unit testing before :p)

advent of code 

everyone finishing aoc challenges like an hour after they are released and i cant even start them until the evening

gmt is a pain :(

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installing nixos on a usb external hdd is taking longer than i anticipated...

@hund whats wrong with the other search engines you listed?

i'm trying to use algo ( ) on nixos but i get stuck at the setting up virtualenv stage. here's the error i'm getting:

anyone got any idea how i could fix this?

@Ninjatrappeur @kmicu it turns out updating my entire system didn't actually take that long, i am back to loving nixos!

ok so when did firefox for linux add touchpad scroll coasting support? this is great!

@kmicu ok. i knew about the disk usage, thats mentioned somewhere easy to find on but i didnt know about the amount of recompiling and network usage until i experienced it myself.

so i agree that nixos and guix should make that more prominent.

if the recompiles and full system re-download are as often as once a month, i might consider intalling a traditional distro instead, thats a bit top often for me i think...

@kmicu hmm, ok. i guess ill leave it updating overnight tonight and see how it goes.

apart from this one issue, ive really liked nixos. but every now and then i wish i had chosen to use a more popular / lower maintenance distro...

why does nixos-rebuild switch --upgrade want to download literally _every single package_ i have again? even if there is no version upgrade???

this sort of stuff makes me want to just give up and install ubuntu...

i have a friend who would like to use xmpp for communication. has anyone got recommendations for servers i should suggest to them?

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