Functional Package Management
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I just read a great paper about NixOS, a Linux distribution with a “purely functional” package manager. I’ve been thinking about the parallels between programming and system administration, and this is a brilliant use of the comparison. They created a package manager named Nix where all packages are built and maintained independently even of other versions of themselves.

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Clean Up Your Mess
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Too many sysadmins is a bad thing, especially if one of them doesn’t care about keeping the servers up.

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