Recent Cachix downtime

under Nixos, Gentoo, Nix, Haskell, English, Cachix

Cachix - Nix binary cache as a service was down: On Aug 22nd from 16:55 until 18:55 UTC (120 minutes) On Aug 23rd from 20:01 until 20:09 UTC (8 minutes) On the 22nd there was no action from my side; the service recovered itself. I did have monitoring configured and I received email alerts, but I have not noticed them. I have spent most of the 23rd gathering data and evidence on what ...

Announcing Cachix - Binary Cache as a Service

under Nixos, Gentoo, Elm, Nix, Haskell, English

In the last 6 years working with Nix and mostly in last two years full-time, I've noticed a few patterns. These are mostly direct or indirect result of not having a "good enough" infrastructure to support how much Nix has grown (1600+ contributors, 1500 pull requests per month). Without further ado, I am announcing https://cachix.org - Binary Cache as a Service that is ready to be used after two months of work. The main ...

Reflecting on 2016

under Nixos, Gentoo, Elm, Nix, Haskell, English

Haven't blogged in 2016, but a lot has happened. A quick summary of highlighted events: with Luke Gorrie we've packaged OpenStack for NixOS and we ran a bunch of tests on top of the cluster with Luke we've deployed a benchmarking and testing cluster of machines for development of Snabb networking software Managed the release of NixOS 16.03 and 16.09 I've officially started Enlambda, Nix consulting Learned Elm functional language for frontend development and ...