You probably read my post about nixops a tool to remotly manage and provoision NixOs installs. Nixops has 2 distinict versions you can install, nixops and nixopsUnstable. Unstable as of writing is more or less nixops 2.0. It supports nix flakes, python 3 instead of 2, and a host of features including a plugin system. However migrating from nixops 1 to 2 is completely undocumented. My attempts to switch have failed miserably due to this very issue.Read More
Archlinux with secureboot on a nvidia machine
Many moons ago, when I first started using archlinux with secure boot, I always dreamed of running it on my desktop, a machine with an Nvidia graphics card. While the desktop has been leagues faster than my laptop, secure boot never worked with it. Enabling secure boot would result in a black screen with no output forcing me every time to reset the CMOS. For a while, I tried solving the problem, asking on Reddit and even reaching out to my motherboard and graphics card manufacturers, who pointed the blame at each other.Read More
Nixops the future of deploying applications?
After my last post I migrated the blog over to nixos, Over the past few weeks I discovered nixops a terraform like tool for orchestrating and managing vms, google cloud platforms, aws container, preconfigured nixos systems, and a large list of other vps providers. Nixops allows you to define and manage your infrastructure in nix, in function it is quite similar to terraform which allows you to define your infrastructure in HasiCorp lang.Read More