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Hi! I work on Spectrum — a compartmentalized operating system; Nixpkgs; and various related things. I have a strong upstream-first development philosophy, so I'll often end up working on various other projects used by Spectrum too — Cloud Hypervisor, crosvm, COSMIC, and so on.

I'm trying to start doing programming streams regularly on https://live.qyliss.net/, which should make it easier to keep up with and learn about the work I'm doing.

Donations through GitHub Sponsors and Liberapay are most of my income, so support from people following my work is critical to enabling me to keep doing it.

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Featured work

  1. NixOS/nixpkgs

    Nix Packages collection & NixOS

  2. Homebrew/brew

    🍺 The missing package manager for macOS (or Linux)

  3. mawww/kakoune

    mawww's experiment for a better code editor

  4. alyssais/dotfiles

    Everything in my home directory I want synced between machines. License:

    Shell 24
  5. alyssais/Sass-Web-Fonts

    A Sass mixin to allow easy, efficient usage of Google Web Fonts.

    CSS 306
  6. alyssais/memsocket

    An asynchronous in-memory socket-like interface for Rust

    Rust 35

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