Haumea is a filesystem-based module system for Nix that allows you to import Nix files without any boilerplate. Haumea v0.2.2 was just released with a new [book](https://nix-community.github.io/haumea/) and support for [matchers](https://nix-community.github.io/haumea/api/matchers.html), which allows you to load non-Nix files.
"Hey Neon, Talk to ChatGPT" - Mark II Voice Assistant - Update May 2023
**New** Neon AI Voice Assistant Update For Your Mycroft Mark II Includes Pre-Release ChatGPT Skills!
[Neon AI](https://neon.ai/) has released the latest Neon AI Voice Assistant for the Mycroft Mark II (and other platforms) which enables Neon AI users to converse with ChatGPT, simply by saying "Hey Neon, I want to talk to ChatGPT".
To get started, tell your Mycroft Mark II device:
1. "Hey Neon, enable pre-release updates"
2. "Hey Neon, check for updates" and "Yes" to update
3. "Hey Neon, update configuration"
4. Once it's finished updating, you'll be able to say "Hey Neon, talk to ChatGPT"
[Neon AI is the most advanced Open Source conversational personal assistant.](https://preview.redd.it/fsujnz59e30b1.jpg?width=600&format=pjpg&auto=webp&v=enabled&s=9e8f6556e3442ea98bcae131d020dce4d2db843a)
The Neon AI private voice assistant now responds to hundreds of natural language commands (see below).
**Upgrade Offer - Serious Storage! Free to Mark II Community Member Contributors**
Mark II’s have their best performance with an add-on 256GB SSD memory. Visit the Neon [Square.com](https://neonai.square.site/product/neon-ai-bootable-ssd-drive-240-gb-/3) shop and use coupon code " MycroftRedditReader " to pre-order one for the discount price of $29 with free shipping\*. Active community contributors can receive one for free - email me for a code \~[Clary](mailto:email@example.com).
\*Limited offer. Orders will be mailed out in about 4 weeks.
[\\"The speed increase of running Neon AI OS off the SSD instead of a USB stick is immediately noticeable.\\" \~Mike S.](https://preview.redd.it/qbypbqfce30b1.jpg?width=600&format=pjpg&auto=webp&v=enabled&s=c03f221a533b61b0dfbd8aa61ee3463273747c32)
* "Hey Neon, Increase the volume"
* Change the homescreen wallpaper in the system menu.
Swipe down for the menu, choose Settings → Display → Wallpaper Settings
* "Hey Neon, Talk to me faster"
* "Hey Neon, Change my units to metric"
* To leave the pre-release updates track, say: “Hey Neon, Enable stable update”.
* "Hey Neon, Create a support ticket" to generate and email a log of recent activity.
* If you need to, you can say: “Hey Neon, Restart"
**\***[Quick Reference](https://docs.google.com/document/d/1pG6msUTgecm4oGzE4_4sU8YRaKSamGPacu69NXd-aMU) & [Quick Start](https://docs.google.com/document/d/1FAGoXZQwwbKQrGH-bR9kYv1w2ClY5AbxtSiivPS0brk/edit?usp=sharing) guides.
\*GitHub documentation at: [https://neongeckocom.github.io/neon-docs/](https://neongeckocom.github.io/neon-docs/)
\*Advanced Neon developer updates are posted on [our GitHub Discussions page](https://github.com/NeonGeckoCom/NeonCore/discussions/333)
Please visit our [Matrix](https://matrix.to/#/#neon-ai-community:matrix.org) community to continue the conversation and read more about the Neon OS.
Wishing you success with your private personal digital assistant,
Neon AI Projects
Community Testers wanted: Visit the new [Matrix](https://matrix.to/#/#TestersForNeonMarkIIOS:matrix.org) chat room for testing requests. Developers working on advanced skills for the Neon OS will benefit from your testing and commenting on new features before release. To run advanced versions you can say: “Hey Neon, Enable pre-release updates”.
Community Developers wanted: Bounties available for skills, applications and documentation development. The Neon AI team is available to assist community developers.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with your ideas and suggestions.
**Need a Mark II?**
We've confirmed this morning with Michael Lewis that MycroftAI is still fulfilling all the orders placed \[here on their website\](https://mycroft.ai/product/mark-ii/). He'll be updating the order page soon, and you can also order one from us \[here on Square\]([https://neonai.square.site/product/mycroft-ai-mark-ii-with-neon-os-256gb-ssd-/1?cs=true](https://neonai.square.site/product/mycroft-ai-mark-ii-with-neon-os-256gb-ssd-/1?cs=true)).
**We welcome proposals from content creators, reviewers, and developers for projects that you would like to take on with a Mark II as a "bounty" from us.**
The people there are full of potential, they only need guidance.
Unfortunately I don't have a reddit account to do so myself, but I hope that someone is interested in teaching them about open source softwares like bookwyrm and even the open source philosophy in general.
>FerretDB, an open-source MongoDB alternative database, recently announced its general availability. Released under the Apache 2.0 license, the project allows developers to use existing PostgreSQL infra to run MongoDB workloads.
Basically I want to have a computer to experiment with that is 100% free and open source and that doesn't break the bank. My current idea is to use a RISCV board like the mango pi and use FreeBSD on it. I only use terminal applications expect for the browser so I'm not too worried about performance. But also I have never done anything like this before, this is really just to mess around and learn. But I'm looking for some advice what are the best RISCV boards and is it even worth it? Plus is it even possible to build a 100% free and open source computer with a RISCV board? I am currently doing research into this and this is part of my research lol, thank you.
[previous blog post](https://libranet.de/display/0b6b25a8-6164-28d4-b990-f02895952899)
I have a lot of proprietary apps on my Android phone, and I'm not able to get rid of every single one. I'm also But there are a lot of apps I have that I don't need anymore. So for the [#30DayFOSSChallenge](https://libranet.de/search?tag=30DayFOSSChallenge) I decided to go through and uninstall proprietary things I don't need. There's too many to discuss every single one, so I'll make note of the apps I found replacements for and the ones I couldn't get rid of.
Apps I had to keep
Some of the pre-installed Google apps can't be removed, so these will have to stick around until I buy a new phone or re-flash this one (which is likely soon because the Pixel 5 is not far from end-of-life): Android Auto, Calculator, Calendar, Camera, Chrome (ugh), Contacts, Files, Gmail (really?), Maps, Messages, Phone, Photos, Pixel Tips, Play Store, Settings. There seems to be very little logic as to which apps are and are not essential.
I rely on Discord to access a lot of communities, so I opted to keep it. Unfortunately, F-Droid does not have any clients for Discord.
I opted to keep Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, and Drive because I still often find myself opening documents and files in them. I could use the web UIs, but that's not much better, and doesn't work as well. I hesitated a bit about uninstalling Google Wallet as well, but I never use it.
There's a MIDI player I have installed on my phone, that I still occasionally use. It's just an entertainment app and I could just record all the MIDIs I want to OGGs, but I'm keeping it installed for now anyway. Nothing in F-Droid seems to be a good alternative, though I could potentially make one. It's probably the least essential app I'm keeping.
Some classes at my university require iClicker, so I kept that.
Microsoft Teams and Zoom are apps I regularly need for school and work meetings. I removed Google Meet, which oddly had two separate apps, because I hadn't used it in a while, but I may have to reinstall it.
I used Google Stacks as a document scanner in a pinch, and it was commonly needed. Open Note Scanner from F-Droid would seem to be an alternative, but it freezes on startup. Oh well.
I routinely use the Bandcamp app, and Spotify for songs I can't find on Bandcamp, so I've left those alone. Spotify Stations however, was not something I used at all. I'm not sure why I installed it.
I had a COVID exposure notification app installed, but I'd never been notified by it, which surprises me. Turns out, I never enabled it. I've opted to enable it, and keep it, for the sake of safety. My bank and hospital have a proprietary phone apps, which are necessary for obvious reasons. (Though, maybe they have a web UI?) I rely on ridesharing to go long distances, so I opted to keep Uber and Lyft, and several local transportation services have apps of their own, which I need once in a while. Seems my local community hasn't gotten fully on the open-source bandwagon like I have.
Apps I found replacements for!
It might be odd to worry about proprietary games, but I found [Antimine](https://f-droid.org/en/packages/dev.lucanlm.antimine/) to be a perfect alternative to the Minesweeper implementation I was using. Last time I tried installing it, it crashed on startup, but it works almost perfectly now and it's very pretty!
I had Google Authenticator, Authy, and Duo installed for 2FA with GitLab, Twitch, and my job respectively. I can't get rid of the latter two, because I still need those accounts and they don't seem to support other authentication methods. GitLab can be used with a variety of authenticator apps, though, so I went looking on F-Droid to see if there's something I can use to replace Google Authenticator. The first app I tried was [Mauth](https://f-droid.org/en/packages/com.xinto.mauth/) and it worked pretty much perfectly as a drop-in replacement. I even like some of its choices a little more. I haven't used GitLab in a while, though, so I'm not sure how much I'll use.
To replace Google Translate, I installed [Translate You](https://f-droid.org/en/packages/com.bnyro.translate/). I might have to reinstall GTranslate later if it doesn't work well enough, this is probably the boldest replacement I am making.
Hopefully I can further improve the FOSS proportions on my phone after this. For now, I've made some great progress in that direction in just the past hour!
A rough draft about ChromeOS structure (containing some errors probably)