I had this weird problem with bluetooth audio outputs in gnome-on-nixos where it paired fine but every time I would click "connect" it flicked straight back to "disconnected". Turned out to be due to a deficit of RTFW

``` hardware.pulseaudio = { enable = true; package = pkgs.pulseaudioFull; };


Surprised and pleased to find that I can download the WhatsApp android apk direct from their website to install on my Google-free phone, because neither yalp or raccoon seem to be working right now

(Would be even more pleased if I could avoid WhatsApp altogether, but Network Effects)

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Went to rebuild nixwrt on my usual build machine and it started by compiling readelf. I think this probably means I garbage-collected the #nix store since last time I built it and therefore must build the mips toolchain/world ab initio. This in turn implies it's time to go to bed

(Another data point consistent with the hypothesis: right now it's building gcc)

btw if anyone was wondering "have you actually switched to this account" the answer is "sort of". I check this account more often than mastodon.social, and I try to remember (not always successfully) to boost whatever I write so if appears on both, but I don't have microblog.pub running in what you might call a "production" config yet. Which is to say, it's running in a random docker container and has no backups.

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When Emily and I bought our house, one of the first things we decided we needed to do was to sort out a doorbell. We also had to paint that wall and pull up this carpet and fix that toilet and change these knobs and put down laminate and shine the roof and comb the grass and mop the cats and soothe the books and the million other things that happen when you buy a house, so I decided to buy a wireless doorbell because it was one less job than doing it properly.

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@climagic have you seen "beets"? it's like notmuch for music. My music archive is on a machine called loaclhost, so to download tracks for local playback eslewhere I can do

ssh loaclhost "beet ls -f \\\$path playlist:oct2019 | cpio --no-absolute-filenames -o --format=ustar " | tar --strip-components=3 -xvf