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*youlysses just started the beginnings of a general wireless.scm file -- where he's currently working on writing expressions for libnl and wpa_supplicant.
<youlysses>mark_weaver: I also would ideally want to move all truetype-fonts to one centralized file, but yeah I've surprisingly been a bit productive ... hopefully I'll be even more-so this weekend. :^)
<civodul>Hello Guix!
*civodul struggles with the HTTP client
<Steap>What's the matter with http client ?
<civodul>it's damn slow, for reasons i can't understand
<civodul>so we've been thinking that has poor bandwidth, when in fact the problem is Guile's HTTP client
<civodul>( is at MIT...)
<davexunit>oh it is? cool.
<davexunit>little did I know that I was so close to the Guix build-farm. :P
<civodul>oh you're in Boston?
<civodul>so you'll be at the celebration? :-)
<civodul>make sure to advertise Guile & Guix around you ;-)
<davexunit>oh I sure will.
<Steap>civodul: so, are we using public funds ?
<davexunit>I want to spend some time with Guix beforehand so I can participate in the hackathon.
<civodul>Steap: no, it's an FSF machine, and i think MIT is private
<civodul>davexunit: that'd be great
<Steap>civodul: oh
<Steap>civodul: how come we got machines there ?
<Steap>civodul: did some guy just manage to plus some GNU machines, or does the MIT support GNU ?
<civodul>Steap: rms is from MIT, so i guess he's always kept ties with them
<civodul>and the FSF is in Boston, etc.
<mark_weaver>I plan to be at the GNU 30th as well.
<mark_weaver>RMS has had an office at MIT since before the GNU project started.
<jxself>And he still does to this day, right?
<mark_weaver>yes. and he's officially listed as a "Visiting Scientist".
<mark_weaver>and MIT professors Hal Abelson and Gerry Sussman (co-authors of SICP) have supported him from the beginning, and are both on the board of directors of the FSF (and have been since the beginning I think).
<mark_weaver>civodul: I replied to your http-slow bug report.
<davexunit>mark_weaver: oh wow I didn't know that he had an office at MIT. neat.
<mark_weaver>he was a system programmer at the MIT AI lab when he decided to quit that job to work on the GNU system. the profs decided to let him keep his office anyway :)
<civodul>i just saw what mark_weaver wrote ~3 hours ago
<civodul>so two Guix people will be in Boston for the anniversary
<civodul>it's almost going to be a physical hackaton ;-)
<youlysses>civodul: How goes everything?
<civodul>not working much these days for family reasons
<civodul>on Guix, i mean
<civodul>speaking of which, good night/day!
<youlysses>civodul: Positive reasons, I hope?