nixos-config

General purpose Nix configuration for macOS / NixOS with starter templates, step-by-step guides, and more ✨ (by dustinlyons)

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  • Going declarative on macOS with Nix and Nix-Darwin
    7 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 15 Jan 2024
    I’ve been using Nix directly on MacOS with minimal issues for a few years now. Works great.

    I hate using docker on Mac and have since replaced it with flakes and devenv.

    My configuration with a step by step guide (600+ stars): https://github.com/dustinlyons/nixos-config

  • Flakes aren't real and cannot hurt you: using Nix flakes the non-flake way
    6 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 9 Jan 2024
    I tried to make Nix as easy to adopt as possible by creating Nix commands and a step by step guide: https://github.com/dustinlyons/nixos-config

    I love Nix. I use it every day to manage multiple local dev environments. And I use devenv instead of docker for sharing project-specific environments with others.

  • 2024-01-01 Emacs News
    3 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 5 Jan 2024
    Felt (still am, actually) this problem too. Started with the same approach (Vanilla Emacs) a few years back in order to really learn the ins-and-outs after giving DOOM and others a shot and feeling like I didn't have the faintest what was really going on with all the magic. I somehow did end up falling in love with Emacs again[^1].

    Won't lie... there was a fair amount of cursing involved and, despite the love, I wouldn't recommend many to venture down this road[^2].

    Now I have gone the literate config way in my dotfiles https://github.com/vidbina/dotfiles/tree/main/emacs and I jump between Cursor (vscode-based), Neovim and Emacs for different tasks on a daily. I also found dustinlyons/nixos-config (https://github.com/dustinlyons/nixos-config/blob/main/module...) just a few days ago and figured that could be a fun resource when you're building yours up.

    Take it as a hobby. There are a bunch of nice things that I picked up from Emacs (a. literate configs, b. comfort around working with LISPs, c. bigger appreciation for parts of the GNU ecosystem, d. more in-depth understanding of how my editor works which helps me debug issues in Neovim or vscode when I see them) but I still think that I'm cursed by wanting to go down this road so badly. Wish I could just vscode my way through live and build dope stuff, unencumbered.

    1: Used Emacs heavily in college over 12 years ago when I would boot the Windows + Novell groupware school computers into my own Ubuntu config with my Emacs and embedded dev toolchain from my pendrive.

    2: The single-threaded-ness and related ocassional unresponsiveness/hangups still grind my gears.

  • Adding a Mac to my flake
    2 projects | /r/NixOS | 8 Dec 2023
    Here is my flake using home manager on Mac: https://github.com/dustinlyons/nixos-config
  • Show HN: You can try my unified Nix environment for macOS/NixOS
    1 project | news.ycombinator.com | 13 Nov 2023
    1 project | news.ycombinator.com | 13 Nov 2023
  • Nix Survival Mode: macOS upgrades won't break Nix anymore
    12 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 25 Oct 2023
    What do I need to do to switch from an official Nix install to using nix-installer on macOS? Just uninstall the current nix and install using nix-installer?

    My config is loosely based off https://github.com/dustinlyons/nixos-config if this matters. Using nix-darwin.

  • Nix configuration for MacOS and NixOS w/ starter templates + step-by-step guides
    1 project | /r/developers | 19 Oct 2023
  • Thinking about buying a macbook, does Emacs work well?
    6 projects | /r/emacs | 8 Jul 2023
    My configuration uses Nix.
  • Ask HN: Could you show your personal blog here?
    55 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 4 Jul 2023
    Not my personal notes, but how I do my writing and organize my thoughts. This is my Nix configuration that powers my Macbook, Linux PC, and home lab server. Emacs + org-roam to capture everything. https://github.com/dustinlyons/nixos-config
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