I am Gianluca and this is the corner I cut for myself from the public internet.

I am a developer currently focused on databases and Rust. I consume, contribute and maintain many opensource projects. Check my GitHub account to know more.

I jump back and forth between operations and development. I write about my journey here on my blog. I speak at conferences time to time.

Drop me an email at ciao@gianarb.it or I am gianarb on libera.chat.

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24 Nov 2022 From Ubuntu to NixOS the story of a mastodon migration

Twitter is not at its best. Developers are looking for an alternative as many others. Mastodon with its decentralized and feel of ownership is raising in popularity. I started with a hands crafted self hosted Ubuntu server because I felt the pressure about joining as early as possible but the end goal was to use NixOS for that. This is the story of how I moved my Mastodon instance to NixOS

12 Sep 2022 My workflow with NixOS. How do I work with it

In the last two years I pick up NixOS as I tool I want to use. The learning curve is steep but I think I have a workflow that I like

17 Dec 2021 Website redesign and goodbye Bootstrap

I managed to remove Bootstrap from my website! You should not read this post

01 Oct 2021 How I started with NixOS

I played with NixOS for the last couple of months. This is a story about how I picked it up, or how I should have done it.

06 Apr 2021 How I tricked the cable mafia with PXE. Install OpenWRT on APU4d

No matter how many cables or dongle do you have they are never enough. The best you can do is to trick the system. I tried Pixiecore to PXE boot Alpine on my APU4d installing OpenWRT to it.

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