Author: Jake Bauer <email@example.com>
Date: Thu, 30 Dec 2021 21:41:07 -0500
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diff --git a/pages/uses.md b/pages/uses.md
@@ -13,30 +13,41 @@ check out [how I name my computers](/hostnames), and the
+As far as workstation operating systems: I have previously used OpenBSD, Artix
+Linux, Alpine Linux (briefly), Gentoo (briefly), Debian, Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Linux
+Mint, MacOS, Windows, and have tried various others. On those systems I
+eventually began using a tiling window manager and a bunch of hand-picked
+applications—which you can check out on the [old software page](/software)—but
+have since moved on from that.
+Over time, my choice in software has shifted from a philosophy of idealist
+minimalism to one of pragmatism. These days, I prefer to use a tool that will
+work with minimal excess configuration over one that requires me to spend hours
+configuring it and learning keyboard shortcuts. I don't mind a bit of tinkering
+here and there, but I want a stable workstation and set of tools that let me get
+on with my work and don't impose unnecessary additional cognitive load.
> I want to _do work_ on my computer, not _work on_ my computer. Sorry Linux
> -- Alec Watson, Technology Connections (YouTube)
-Over time, my choice in software has shifted from a philosophy of idealism to
-one of pragmatism. These days, I prefer to use a tool that will work with
-minimal excess configuration over one that requires me to spend hours
-configuring and learning keyboard shortcuts.
-Previously, I used a tiling window manager setup and a bunch of hand-picked
-applications which you can check out on the [old software page](/software). I
-have also previously used OpenBSD, Artix Linux, Alpine Linux (briefly), Gentoo
-(briefly), Debian, Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Linux Mint, and have tried various others,
-but I got tired of fiddling with things and wanted my workstation to Just Work™.
-I don't mind a bit of tinkering here and there, but I want a stable workstation
-that lets me get on with my work and doesn't impose additional cognitive load.
-That being said, [Neovim](https://neovim.io/) is my editor of choice.
+These days, I use Linux Mint, [Neovim](https://neovim.io/) is my editor of
+choice since I've already put in the work to learn it and it's very comfortable
+for me, Ungoogled-Chromium is my browser of choice, and I run a very lean
+ksh-variant shell (typically without persistent history or command tab
On my servers I use OpenBSD wherever I can, though my NAS and primary home
server run FreeBSD to take advantage of ZFS and jails. I also use Debian when an
application doesn't work well or doesn't have straightforward installation steps
on the BSDs because it's typically the most well-supported option.
+Here is a screenshot of what my laptop looks like:
+<center><img src="/img/current-desktop.png" alt="A screenshot of my desktop on my
+MacBook running Linux Mint. Neofetch is displaying the hardware and software
+information of the system." width="533" height="300px"/></center>
#### My Main PC
@@ -44,7 +55,7 @@ on the BSDs because it's typically the most well-supported option.
Runs a [Fedora Linux spin](https://spins.fedoraproject.org). Usually Cinnamon
though I do try others. Windows 10 festers on this PC for playing games.
-* **CPU:** Ryzen 5 1600 w/ Stock Cooler
+* **CPU:** AMD Ryzen 5 1600 w/ Stock Cooler
* **RAM:** 2x8GB + 2x4GB (24GB) G.Skill Ripjaws V and Ripjaws 4 respectively
* **GPU:** PowerColor Red Dragon RX 580 4GB
* **PSU:** EVGA SuperNova G2 Gold 650W